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Bombing damages Gaza’s Catholic parish school

July 30, 2014

An Israeli army bombing has damaged the school of Gaza’s only Catholic parish, as well as the office of Gaza’s parish priest.

The target of the bombing was a nearby home, the Fides news agency reported.

“Everything happens around us,” said Father Jorge Hernandez, the parish priest. “The Hamas militants continue to fire rockets and then hide in the alleys. And we cannot do anything.”

“We cannot evacuate, it is impossible with children,” he added. “It is more dangerous to go out than stay here. We try to stay in safer places, always on the ground floor.”


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  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 30, 2014 10:24 AM ET USA

    This is the face of Hamas. They hide weapons in schools and hospitals, fire rockets into Israel from nearby and run away, fearing retaliation. Such brave fighters who hide behind women and children.