GAZA CITY — Argentinian priest Father Jorge Hernandez, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the Gaza Strip, stayed with his parishioners, despite three missile strikes near his parish earlier this week.
“Crime is on the rise. Little children are getting sick from fear, stress, shockwaves and the continuous noise,” he said in an online statement. “Parents are doing everything possible to distract them so that this crude violence does not overwhelm them.”
Since July 7, Hamas militants in Gaza have fired more than 1,300 rockets on Israel, and the Israelis have responded with nearly 2,000 airstrikes. The recent escalation in violence between Israel and Hamas followed the June kidnapping and murder...READ MORE