‘No return’ for Palestine, says Bethlehem University vice chancellor Br Peter Bray

Source: Catholic Weekly

By Marilyn Rodrigues November 15, 2023

The New Zealand-born vice chancellor of Bethlehem University, Br Peter Bray FSC, says a climate of fear has enveloped the West Bank as violence there threatens to explode in addition to the war on Gaza.

“In my 15 years living here I’ve never experienced Palestinians being so frightened,” he told The Catholic Weekly in an interview by Zoom from Bethlehem, which is under lockdown.

“They are just so conscious of the brutality underway in Gaza and the lack of any respect for life there.

“And the thinking is, ok once they’ve finished with Gaza, what’s going to happen on the West Bank?”

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