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By Aci Prensa (ACI/EWTN Noticias)

12/3/2013 (1 year ago)

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El embajador de Palestina en Espa艅a, Musa Amer Odeh, se ha ofrecido este martes como reh茅n para lograr la liberaci贸n de doce religiosas greco-ortodoxas de la ciudad cristiana de Malula, en el sur de Siria, que est谩n retenidas al norte de esta localidad.

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By Aci Prensa (ACI/EWTN Noticias)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/3/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: church, spanish


MADRID (ACI/Europa Press) - Amer ha manifestado su preocupaci贸n por las religiosas retenidas "no como pol铆tico sino como humano", durante un encuentro con la prensa en la sede de la legaci贸n diplom谩tica. Asimismo, ha hecho un llamamiento a los secuestradores, "sin saber qui茅nes son, de qu茅 partido o de qu茅 religi贸n", para que salven sus vidas y "cuiden su dignidad".

"No he podido dormir desde que me enter茅 de la noticia", ha manifestado el embajador. "No existe ninguna religi贸n en el mundo que permita el secuestro de monjas que ayudan a los m谩s necesitados", ha a艅adido.

Asimismo, Amer ha asegurado que, "como representante de la Tierra Santa", est谩 a disposici贸n de las monjas secuestradas. "Estoy dispuesto a trasladarme a Siria y a intercambiarme con ellas: que me lleven a m铆 como reh茅n", ha afirmado.

Combatientes islamistas del Frente al Nusra, vinculado a Al Qaeda, tomaron este lunes el casco antiguo de Malula despu茅s de luchar contra las fuerzas leales al presidente sirio, Bashar al Assad. El embajador de la Santa Sede, Mario Zenari, afirm贸 que las monjas hab铆an sido trasladadas a una localidad a 20 kil贸metros al norte, aunque no ha confirmado si se trata de un secuestro o de una evacuaci贸n.

"Quiero que mi voz llegue a los secuestradores", ha explicado. "Estoy dispuesto a intercambiarme por ellas para abrir un camino hacia el encuentro en medio de un absurdo conflicto lleno de sangre, odio y destrucci贸n", ha a艅adido.

El embajador ha aprovechado para pedir la liberaci贸n de otros dos obispos ortodoxos secuestrados el pasado mes de abril en la ciudad de Alepo. "En Palestina tenemos debilidad por aquellos que se sacrifican por los m谩s necesitados, porque nosotros sabemos qu茅 es lo que significa", ha explicado Amer.

Durante el encuentro, el representante palestino tambi茅n ha instado a Siria a que libere a todos los menores de edad y a las mujeres retenidos durante el conflicto. Asimismo, ha aprovechado la ocasi贸n para pedir al Gobierno israel铆 que haga lo mismo con los cerca 350 menores palestinos que se encuentran detenidos en sus prisiones.

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