Fleeing Israeli Troops, Gaza Muslims Find Refuge in a Christian Church

At The Daily Beast, Jesse Rosenfeld reports on the many Gaza Muslims who have sought refuge in Saint Porphyrios Church, the only Greek Orthodox Church in Gaza City, in the wake of continued fighting in the area. Already, in 16 days of fightining, over 650 Palestinians and 35 Israelis have been killed, and whole neighborhoods—including about 50 mosques—have been bombed by Israeli forces. Echoing the sentiments of many of the nearly 1,000 people seeking sanctuary at the church, Etadil al Saerky said, “It’s for Christians so it won’t be target.”

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