Port Louis, 20 November, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius have condemned the ongoing violence in the Holy Land, which they say includes “ethnic cleansing”.
In a statement issued Monday, November 20, members of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius urge that those behind the violence be held accountable, and advocate for a “two state solution” in the conflict.
“At the Council of Religions in Mauritius, we seek to promote the universal values of peace and justice and therefore condemn all violence against civilians, and against children in particular,” the leaders say in their statement obtained by ACI Africa.
They add, “We reject in the strongest terms all calls for ethnic cleansing, forced displacement or the permanent displacement of people.”
Members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius continue, “Perpetrators of violence should be held accountable, whether the violence took place in the West Bank, Israel or Gaza.”