On Sunday, Pope Francis expressed his sorrow at the deaths of two ladies in a shooting and bombing incident that occurred in a Gaza Catholic parish, citing “defenseless civilians” as the target.
“At the conclusion of the Angelus prayer, I am still receiving very painful and serious news from Gaza,” he stated. “A mother and her daughter… were killed and other people injured by sniper fire.”
“This happened even inside the parish of the Holy Family where there are no terrorists, but families, children, sick or disabled people,” the pontiff stated. Follow satiknews for latest updates…
The sole Catholic church in the Gaza Strip was the scene of an Israeli soldier’s shooting death of a Christian woman and her daughter on Saturday, according to the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
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The patriarchate released a statement saying, At around noon (1000 GMT) today… a sniper of the IDF (Israeli army) murdered two Christian women inside the Holy Family Parish in Gaza. Where Christian families have sought refuge since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
“On their way to the Sister’s Convent, Nahida and her daughter Samar were shot and died. It continued, “One was slain while she attempted to carry the other to safety.
The statement added that seven further people were injured by gunshots while attempting to shield others.
The pope declared, “Some say it’s war, some say it’s terrorism.” “Yes, it’s war, it’s terrorism…. let us pray to the Lord for peace,” he said.
Citing Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin patriarch of the Vatican Press Agency The patriarchate said that they were “shot in cold blood” and that there had been no prior notice before the shooting began.
Since Hamas’ historic onslaught on Israeli territory on October 7, the Israeli army has heavily bombarded the Gaza strip and conducted ground operations.
The Israeli authorities have released numbers from the operation that show that roughly 1,140 people were murdered, most of them civilians, and that 250 were taken captive. 18,800 Palestinians have died in Israel’s retaliatory onslaught in Gaza, primarily women and children, according to Hamas.