Palestinians argue with Israeli soldiers during a June 19, 2020, protest near Hebron, West Bank. (CNS photo/Mussa Qawasma, Reuters) 
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Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service June 23, 2020
"It is time to act in order to extinguish the destructive fires raging in the Holy Land.... Only a just peace will put end to hatred, to oppression and the suffering of so many."
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Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service May 28, 2020
For the first time in over two months, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem reopens, despite the uncertainty some people still have about the effects of the pandemic on public health and the local economy.
An Israeli soldier guards at the Gush Etzon Settlements junction near Bethlehem, West Bank, May 10, 2020. The settlements in the Gush Etzon region would be included in the proposed annexation plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) 
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Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service May 12, 2020
Catholic leaders in the Holy Land believe that continued Israeli annexation of West Bank land could end any hope of Palestinian-Israeli rapprochement.
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Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service April 23, 2020
The Vatican is providing ventilators and monetary assistance to the Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Gaza as they try to grapple with the pandemic.
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Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service April 07, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Palm Sunday is celebrated in Jerusalem, with surgical masks, social distancing, and livestreaming services.
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Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service March 05, 2020
The affected areas were in the West Bank: Bethlehem, Beit Jala, Beit Sahour and Jericho for 14 days following seven reported cases of the coronavirus in the Bethlehem and Beit Jala area.
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Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service February 04, 2020
Trump proposed the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over West Bank settlements, creating Israeli enclave communities in the heart of the West Bank while promising the possibility of a future independent Palestinian state under certain conditions.
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Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service January 29, 2020
The church leaders said Trump's plan endorses "almost all" the demands and the political agenda of the Israelis while ignoring the demands of the Palestinian side.
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Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service January 14, 2020
The Gaza Strip has been under an air, land and sea blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt in 2007.
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Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service December 11, 2019
Unlike many other Christian families in the Bethlehem area, none of the Hosh siblings have moved abroad.