Israeli Airstrike Hits Gaza Church Compound, Causing Casualties

Israeli Airstrike Hits Gaza Church Compound, Causing Casualties

According to reports, an Israeli military strike on a church property in Gaza resulted in an undetermined number of deaths in an attempt to apprehend Hamas terrorists.

The Israeli military’s most recent strike was confirmed by the Hamas-controlled interior ministry, which said that the attack on Thursday had an impact on a number of displaced individuals taking refuge at the prayer centre.

According to a press release from the ministry, the attack at the Greek Orthodox Saint Porphyrius Church compound in Gaza City resulted in a “large number of martyrs and injured.”

Witnesses told AFP that the attack appeared to have been targeted at a spot next to the mosque, which has turned into a haven for many Gaza residents during the continuous fighting in the Palestinian territory.

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) informed the media that their fighter jets had struck a command and control facility that was in charge of firing mortars and rockets against Israel after they were contacted.

It stated, “We are aware of reports on casualties. A church wall in the area was damaged as a result of the IDF strike.”

The event is being investigated.

It was also learned that the Israeli attack destroyed the church’s front and brought down a nearby structure, resulting in the hospitalisation of numerous injured individuals.

Patriarchy Disapproves of War

Since then, the Jerusalem-based Orthodox Patriarchate has issued a statement expressing its “strongest condemnation” of the strike at the church complex.

“Targeting churches and their institutions, along with the shelters they provide to protect innocent citizens, especially children and women who have lost their homes due to Israeli airstrikes on residential areas over the past 13 days, constitutes a war crime that cannot be ignored,” the Patriarchate said in a statement made available to the media.

The church is close to the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, which was the target of a devastating bombing on Tuesday, according to the report.

Although Israel and Hamas both bear some of the blame for the horrific destruction.

In the meantime, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met on Thursday to talk about the ongoing conflict with Hamas.

Sunak travelled to Israel to meet with Netanyahu over the current conflict between Israel and the terrorist organisation Hamas in Palestine.

Sunak gave Netanyahu the reassurance that Britain supports Israel and wants Israel to win the fight against Hamas during their meeting in Tel Aviv.

Remember that Israel declared a few days ago that it had launched an aggressive ground campaign into Gaza with the goal of apprehending Hamas terrorists operating in the area?

In a conversation with Netanyahu today, Sunak restated that the UK fully supported Israel’s legal authority to “go after Hamas terrorists,” as guaranteed by international law.

Nonetheless, the prime minister of Britain said that Israel’s decision to send some humanitarian aid into Gaza from Egypt is welcome and that the Palestinian people are also victims of Hamas.

“I’m really sad to be here under such awful conditions.

This nation has witnessed things over the past two weeks that no nation or people should ever have to go through, least of all Israel, which he claimed had endured “violence and terrorism every day of its existence.”

“In a video released by BBC News, Sunak was heard saying to Netanyahu, “I want to share the deep condolences of the British people and stress that we absolutely support Israel’s right to defend itself in line with international law, to go after Hamas, to take back hostages… and to strengthen your security for the long term.”

“I am aware that, in stark contrast to the Hamas militants, you are doing everything in your power to protect people and keep them hidden in their houses.

“I would also like to express my gratitude to your government for providing support to the families of British nationals involved in this tragedy, as well as for your efforts in securing the release of the released hostages.”

I am confident that we will keep working together, especially in regards to the British citizens who were implicated.

“Let me also add that we have witnessed some very shocking incidents in the last several days, especially at the hospital.

The British prime minister said, “We mourn the loss of every innocent life – civilians of every faith and every nationality who have been killed.”

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