The presiding bishop and Conference of Bishops of the ELCA, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church on behalf of its House of Bishops, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committees on International Justice and Peace and Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs have issued a joint statement addressing the Trump Administration’s apparent decision to halt further U.S. humanitarian assistance to hospitals in East Jerusalem.

“The four medical institutions associated with us include: Augusta Victoria Hospital (Lutheran) St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital and Princess Basma Rehabilitation Centre (both Anglican/Episcopal), as well as St. Joseph’s Hospital (Catholic), together with Makassed Islamic Charitable Hospital, and Red Crescent Maternity Hospital, are providing invaluable medical care for the most vulnerable populations, including Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank,” the statement reads, in part.

Read the full statement here.

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