A group of bishops from across Europe and North America have voiced their deep concerns over Israel’s occupation of Palestine, describing the grim situation in the occupied territory, Middle East Monitor reported.

“Every year we come to encounter and hear the people of the Holy Land. We are inspired by their enduring resilience and faith in a worsening situation,”

announced the 15-member group in a statement.

They described that they had: “Witnessed this reality first-hand, particularly how construction of settlements and the separation wall is destroying any prospect of two states existing in peace.”

“This is painfully clear in the West Bank where our sisters and brothers are denied even basic rights including freedom of movement,” explained the group.

“In Gaza the political decisions of all sides have resulted in the creation of an open-air prison, human rights abuses and a profound humanitarian crisis,” the group added.

The delegation called on the international community to “help build a new political solution, rooted in human dignity and international law.”

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Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam