Caritas appeal for Gaza
July 24, 2014
Caritas, the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies, has issued a $1.5-million appeal for aid to hospitals and families in Gaza.
“Most of the victims are children, women and old people,” said Father Raed Abusahlia, director of Caritas Jerusalem. “We strongly believe that the Church of Jesus Christ cannot remain silent; we cannot stand aside and do nothing.”
“We are also deeply concerned about the remaining small Christian community in Gaza who are also suffering like all the Palestinian people,” he added.
Caritas Jerusalem has provided shelter for over 1,000 civilians in Gaza, most of them Muslims, the Fides news agency reports. Hundreds of families have found temporary refuge in Orthodox and Catholic churches.
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