MembersIDF says it did not target Christians in Gaza

After Catholic officials accuse Israeli troops of effectively declaring war on local churches.

By Ryan Jones | | Topics: CHRISTIANS, Gaza
Worshippers take part in a special prayer for peace, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, October 22, 2023. Phoot by Jamal Awad/FLASH90
Worshippers take part in a special prayer for peace, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, October 22, 2023. Phoot by Jamal Awad/FLASH90

Catholic Church officials in Jerusalem claimed on Saturday that Israeli forces in Gaza had intentionally targeted and murdered local Christians. The IDF Spokesperson told Israel Today this is patently false.

In its statement, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem reported that “a sniper of the IDF murdered two Christian women inside the Holy Family Parish in Gaza, where the majority of Christian families has taken refuge since the start of the war.”

It identified the victims as a woman named Nahida and her daughter, Samar. According to the patriarch, Israeli troops then opened fire on other Christians inside the compound, wounding seven.

Church officials insisted there were no belligerents inside the compound, and that the victims were “shot in cold blood.”

The statement went on to claim that earlier that same day, the IDF fired shells at another Christian facility, the Convent of the Sisters of Mother Theresa (Missionaries of Charity), where disabled Christians are taking shelter.

And hours before that, three Christians were reportedly wounded and solar panels providing electricity to Christian facilities were irreparably damaged in Israeli...

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3 responses to “IDF says it did not target Christians in Gaza”

  1. G. Ian Goodson says:

    Cui Bono? Who benefits? Israel? No. If Israel did such a thing, all support would vanish overnight. Committed Christian Zionists would be in despair.

    Hamas? They don’t like Christians any more than Jews. If they can blame Jews, all the better, from their point of view.

  2. psalm100al says:

    Catholicism has nothing to do with true Christianity! The Catholic Church is just as much an enemy of Israel as well as true Christians and their past history is testament to the same atrocities being carried out by them as does Hamas and their proxies. Read Foxes Book of Martyrs and Revelation 17-18 to see the truth of what Almighty God tells us of her, the great whore, Mystery Babylon.

    • Robert Barbour says:

      Agree with Psalm100al. The Crusades was just one glaring escapade of the Holy Roman Empire. Their engagement in WW2 much more more subtle. Their intrigue and subtle diplomacy is embedded in nations, religions, cultures and governments all over the world. Well named the great whore and Mystery Babylon.

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