By Rev Steve Berube
Posted April 4, 2018
The most solemn day for Christian’s is Good Friday, the day when a brutally oppressive occupying force executed Jesus under the pretense that he was a threat.
This Good Friday, another brutally oppressive occupying force killed 18 and wounded hundreds of Palestinians under the pretense that they were a threat.
There is strong evidence that the Israelis were itching for the Palestinians to do something so they could retaliate. On Maundy Thursday, an Israeli tank fired on and killed a Palestinian farmer who was working in his fields near the border. An innocent man harvesting parsley, as he did every day, literally became cannon fodder for the Israelis. They knew his death would trigger violence at the protest the next day. The die was cast for this Good Friday just as it was when Judas kissed Jesus in the Garden the night before his execution.
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The United Church of Canada is deeply saddened about the Good Friday killings of 18 Palestinian protestors. As people of the resurrection, the United Church supports Palestinian and Israeli partners united in their desire to claim life over death, to end to the Israeli occupation, and to realize a just and lasting peace for both peoples.
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See also the Letter to the Prime Minister and other Leaders