The Pope is planning to meet the The Palestinian Authority (PA) in the claimed to be a refugee camp in Aida. The PA have arranged for a photo session under the security fence set up in by the Israeli Government in 2002.
The PA authority is trying to set up a stage under the security fence, so that the International Press will get better pictures of the Pope. The israeli Government has objected to this Public Relation-stunt, and ordered the stage to be removed. The PA-authority has claimed it wants to «show the Pope how life is under the Israeli military occupation».
The Israeli Government has ordered the removal of this illegal construction, based on fear of a possibly security risk to the Pope, and people on a stage so close to the security fence. Ignoring this order, the PA Authority started to re-build the stage. The district Governor of i Bethlehem Salah Taameri explains:
– We have started to re-build the stage, and are determined to show the Pope what the suffering of the Palestinians is all about.
Source: Danish Christian Daily «Kristelig Dagblad».
Security fence brought an end to Islamic suicide bombers
I guess the PA Authority is not determined to tell the Pope about the suicide bombers that entered Israel from this area, before the security fence was set up. The PA Authority should also explain to the Pope that the security fence has put an effective end to such kind of terrorist activities. The Latin Bishop of Jerusalem claims that Jerusalem is an «occupied city».
The people who the Papal Bishop is claiming have «occupied» Jerusalem, will be slapped with a bill of millions of USD for looking after the security of the Pope on his May visit to Israel.