Israeli Air Strike Hits Gaza Church Compound, Sparks Global Outcry

21 October 2023
Israeli Air Strike Hits Gaza Church Compound, Sparks Global Outcry

In a tragic incident that has sent shockwaves across the world, an Israeli air attack has claimed the lives and caused injuries to a significant number of displaced individuals who had sought refuge at the Greek Orthodox Saint Porphyrius Church compound in Gaza City, according to the Gazan interior ministry.

The devastating strike, which unfolded on Thursday night, resulted in what the ministry described as a "large number of martyrs and injured." The compound, a sanctuary for those fleeing the escalating violence in the region, had provided solace and shelter for numerous Palestinians who were caught in the midst of the conflict.

As news of this devastating event spread, it has provoked widespread outrage and sorrow, particularly among Christian church leaders around the globe. Even the Pope issued a heartfelt plea for an immediate end to the violence and an urgent resolution to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Leaders from various Christian denominations have joined their voices to express their collective grief and anguish, calling for an end to the violence and urging international authorities to intervene and work towards a lasting peace in the region.

Meanwhile Israel has defended its actions by stating that it wasn't actually targeting the church. Recent attacks by Israel, including on the Al Ahli Hospital, suggest otherwise.