martedì 18 maggio 2021

Gaza’s Only Catholic Priest Calls Israel-Gaza Violence ‘Extremely Serious’

(Blanca Ruiz - CNA)
The sole Catholic priest in the Gaza Strip has warned of the severity of the recent violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. More than 200 people have died in Gaza, 59 of whom are children, the BBC reports. In Israel, 10 have died, of whom two are children. Israel is conducting air strikes on Gaza, while militants from Hamas, the Islamist movement which has ruled the territory since 2007, are firing rockets at Israel. Tens of thousands of Gaza residents have been displaced by the violence, and both hospitals and schools have been destroyed in the territory. Fr. Gabriel Romanelli is the pastor of Holy Family parish, the only Catholic parish in the Gaza Strip. The priest told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language news partner, “the situation in the Gaza Strip is very bad. Day and night we’re bombarded. The bombing usually only takes place at night and during the day life is more or less (...)