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a' J PAGE ! 3 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC SEPTEMBER | 6, 1990 i l[ef the U.S. against making decisions based I l~i0n Ttrk.v on inadequate knowledge of the situa dir~i" am a thing now, a dirty Arab a ------- soviet tion in the Middle East. "Americans do vague entity," he said. '%Ve are like the tinu.e not always see the evil their friends do, Jews once were for America - not indi- li/I Persian Gulf il / and thus participate in that evil," he said. viduals, just vague and dirty." Sansour is an assistant to Latin-rite Patri- Paiestinian Christians warn that by ig- . Wttshington (CNS) - Catholic relief Kuw arch Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem. noting the Israeli government's violation Chacour, principal of Prophet Elias of Arab human rights, the U.S. is fueling g cies are spending $105,000 on tents High School in Ibillin, said that Arab anti-American fervor in the Middle East. "; !o.t SOme of the 28,000 refugees living Christians view the Iraq-Kuwait crisis dif- thout shelter in a camp in Jordan ~ludl --/ ferenfly than Western Christians. Many withdrawBY refusingfrom thet demandoccupied thatterritories, Israel Uear the Iraqi border. Arabia ~nm, ^ .O ..tholicReliefServices, according to >= the U.S. is encouraging support for ~Jacials at the international relief and ~ We don't want the U.S. to Saddam Hussein's bid to drive American C eVelopment a ency's headquarters in v *n abandon Israel or the Jews. interests from the Middle East, they say. :LY~ Sansour said that it s very important t0attimre'buy tents.has wired $25,000 to Jordan We just want the U.S. to be that Americans open their eyes not only b The Pontifical Mission for Palestine, to their friends, but also to the enemies Sled in New York and funded by the just and fair. of their friends, he cited an apparent U.S.-Israeli alliance against Arab popula- r tholic Near East Welfare Association, the refugees. Arabs disdain Kuwait because of its open tions, particularly the worldwide dispersal las Used $25,000 of its $1.8 million Home countries of the refugees aredisplays of affluence, largely fed,up for- of Palestinians, estimated to reach 5 nUal budget for Jordan to buy tents responsible for keeping them alive until eign oil consumption, he said. Kuwait mil!ion around the world. or the refuge:SnelI of New York, According to news accounts, condi- His high school, serving Palestinianhave wrongly, you become his enemy,' p kseph Do y "they can get them back," she told CNS. has $80 billion in U.S. banks," he said. 'If you encourage your friend to bo,, esrnan for Catholic Near East tions in the camps were criticized by students, is located near the Sea of Ga- Sansour said. _ elfare Association, said that, alto- Prince Hassan, brother of King Hussein lilee and the various lines separating the Achmed Qatanani, a staff member of ether, $105,000 was being used for of Jordan, after he visited some of the Occupied Territories from Israeli com- the Foreign affairs Department for the ents in a collaborative effort, camps, munities. An Israeli citizen, Chacour is Palestini,an,,s, in the government of Jor- in.Als involved, he said, was Caritas "The plight of these people," the author of Blood Brothers, an autobio- dan, said Arabs want more understand- . ,. nationalis, the Catholic charity and prince said, "has only evoked the graphical history of the Palestinian-Israeli ing, by peop!e in the U.S. rfher organization He had no break- faintest of responses from the worldconflict, and We Belong To the Land, aWe area t camel riders anymore," he u0Wrl of how the funding was dividedcommunity and from a world press second book scheduled for fall publica- said. ' Ne are physicians and scientists. the Catholic groups, however,more interested in war scenarios than tion. We want human rights," he added. ' Ne U~o " - th -,o is channeling its funds through in humanitarian r, elief." He said that Arabs suffer under the don't want the U.S. to abandon Israel or e Pontifical Mission for Palestine. Outbreaks of typhus and cholera same image once assigned to Jews and the Jews. We just want the U.S. to be just ' " " ' to f0An_ ther $15,000 has gone to buy were feared because of bad sanitation, spoke of the Nazi ideas about trying and fair." r thousands of Egyptians arrivingOther organizations were taking care o. port ofNuweba, Egypt, CRS said.of food for the refugees, she said. i' Oince IraQi Pres Saddam HusseinAmong the agencies involved, said UVaded ". " ~Kuwaxthundreds of thousands Donnelly, were the United Nations Relief and works Agency for Palestine The Arkansas Inter-Faith Hunger Help End Hunger... "The plight of these Refugees in the Near East, the Red Task Force needs a second representative from e0ple, has only evoked the Cross,CatholicSaVecommunities,theChildren,and Mennonites.Greek the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock. airttest of responses from CRS was buying food packages con- Thepurposeofthetaskforceistocreateaware- World community and raining juices, biscuits, bread and cheese hess and understanding of the problem of hun- for distribution at Nuweba. ger locally and worldwide, and generate sup- ~l'Ol'l'll- a -- port for programs that help alleviate hunger. : world press more Donations for refugees can be sent terested in war scenarios to the Pontifical Mission for Palestine, c/o Catholic Near East Welfare Asso- Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month from 10AM to 12 noon in Little Rock. " rt in humanitarian relief." clarion, 1011 First Ave., New York, NY, Annual eventsincludeWorldFoodDay(Oct.),Ark.In-Gathering(Nov.)andTheHungerHike ~f. ~ 10022, or to Catholic Relief Services, (Apr.).Mi~eage&~ut-~f-~~cketexpensesarereimbursed.Representativessh~uldhaveadeep ~fPePle, mostly Arabs, have fled for concern for hunger issues and need not be from the Little Rock area. 209 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD, ~ety ~. ~ To volunteer, write Dennis Lee, Dir Catholic Social Services, P O Box 7239 IrMi ut those, more than 100,000 212013403 Tk.alas, Sri Lankans, Ban ladeshis, Little Rock, AR 72217 or call 664-0340. ,a;._ g I stra i and Filipinos are believed .. aed in desert camps with little food au lWater and almost'no shelter. hint Arabs have been repatriated [i Parish secretaries: [ the Others await held from their 'verrl larnents in returning home. II Remember to send I 'nnelly said the Amman, Jordan, t~Ice o" t the Pntifical Missin says ll'l your a co. py.of .parish Ill, i UMEN S I^ e 300,000 -ees have entered JUrdarL ofw "fub II bulletin II i , ! [: :~ m 4 m[mm ....... :mi4 ........ : :im:: ':'N F:: ............. m ........ !i.i:::::m: m ............ . hmh 150,000 are still in the -II II refu zeesreprtSentefin have aSsincemanYearlaS i : :: iii!i 0 0 Mid! an + e l,000Weste ersarebelieved II P.O. Box 7417 thded in Iraq and Kuwait in additin I I Little Rock [[ '3- 3103 Chil hundreds of detainees - women, Permitted to leave. Donovan, spokeswoman for ii i .said that the zovernment of Saudi "ma has provide l $60 million to help Li