World Evangelical Alliance 'expresses deep concerns' over Israel's West Bank annexation plans

By The Christian Post

A general view shows the Israeli settlement of Ramot in an area of the West Bank that Israel annexed to Jerusalem, Israel, January 22, 2017. | REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

One of the world’s largest networks of evangelical churches has expressed concerns over Israel’s plans to claim sovereignty over large areas of the West Bank, a territory that is home to millions of Palestinian Arabs and over 400,000 Jewish Israelis. 

The World Evangelical Alliance, a global organization of evangelical churches that represents more than 600 million evangelicals worldwide, has joined a chorus of critics from across the globe who are speaking out against Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank. 

Bishop Efraim Tendero, secretary general of the World Evangelical Alliance, speaks at the WEA General Assembly in Indonesia, Nov. 7, 2019. | Photo: WEA

WEA issued a statement Tuesday saying that while the organization recognizes the right of “self-determination by any nation and the right of any nation to defend itself from harm,” WEA “expresses deep concerns over plans for Israel to annex large areas of the West Bank.”

Source:The Christian Post