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Call for Peace

World Student Christian Federation - Europe Region
July 28, 2006, Budapest
Call for Peace

On the 12th of July, Hisbollah killed eight and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers. Since Israel withdrew from South-Lebanon in 2000, after 18 years of occupation, Hisbollah has fired further rockets into Israel, but this is the first time that Israel has responded in this way.

As of today there have been two weeks of war. Hundreds of Lebanese have been killed, thousands are injured and 750.000 people are refugees. People are dying in Israel as well, thousands of people have taken refuge or are staying in bunkers.

Meanwhile, 1 in 5 Lebanese is a refugee, food, accommodation and medicines are missing. Humanitarian aid organisations have no possibility to help the victims of the war. A humanitarian catastrophe is escalating.

The international community has to seek for an immediate cease fire!

“There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.” (Dr. Hans Kung)

Therefore, we call together with our brothers and sisters of the WSCF Middle East Region upon all partners, churches, youth organizations, NGOs and people of faith in the world at large: