At the general audience, the Pope prayed for the victims of the war between Israel and Palestine and asked for the immediate release of the hostages: “It is the right of those who are attacked to defend themselves, but I am very concerned about the complete siege under which the Palestinians live in Gaza, where there are also many innocent victims”.
Extremism does not help in achieving a solution to the conflict, but rather incites hatred, violence and revenge and causes suffering for two peoples. Pope Francis’ call for peace, which he made after a catechesis at a general audience on Wednesday, October 11, for a region that is experiencing a renewed brutal outbreak of war.
The Pope continues to follow – as he said – with sorrow and anxiety what is happening in Israel and Palestine, and in the face of so many killed and injured people, he prays for the families who experienced that the day of celebration turns into a day of mourning. At the same time, he requested that the hostages be released immediately.
Terrorism and extremism do not help, the Holy Father is also concerned about those who live in the Gaza Strip. It is the right of those who are attacked to defend themselves, but I am very concerned about the complete siege that the Palestinians in Gaza live under, where there have also been many innocent victims.
Terrorism and extremism do not help to achieve a solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, but rather incite hatred, violence and revenge and only cause suffering to both.
At least forty children killed in a kibbutz While Pope Francis in his catechesis in St. Peter’s Square mentions the population living in war – speaking of St. Josephine Bakhita, he also mentioned the situation in Sudan, and even today he did not forget the tortured Ukraine – from Israel and Palestine and beyond news of death and destruction is coming.
Therefore, in preparation for a total offensive on Gaza, that country deployed 300,000 soldiers on the border, today a meeting between Netanyahu and Gantz is expected to form a government of national unity. Great damage was done to the headquarters of the United Nations Organization for Palestinian refugees in Gaza.
Thirty people died overnight in attacks on Gaza During the night, 450 targets of Hamas and other Palestinian factions were hit.
In Beit Hanoun alone, a military spokesman said, in the north of the Strip, 80 targets were hit, including two banks used by Hamas, one tunnel and two operational centers. At least 30 people were killed during the night in Israeli attacks on Gaza – reported by Hamas and reported by the media. In total, the death toll in Gaza from Israeli attacks has risen to 950 with around 5,000 wounded, the Hamas health ministry in the Gaza Strip announced.