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Gaza: Catholic Church told to evacuate ahead of Israeli bombing
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Holy Family Church, Gaza


The Holy Family Latin Church in Gaza has just received an evacuation order warning them that Israei is planning to bomb their neighbourhood tonight.  In a message,  a priest writes: " The church of Gaza has received an order to evacuate.. they will bomb the Zeitun area and the people are already fleeing. The problem is that the priest Fr George and the three nuns of Mother Teresa have 29 handicapped children and nine old ladies who can't move.

"How will they manage to leave?? If anyone can intercede with someone in power, and pray, please do it. We are trying.. may our impotence be taken up by his Omnipotence!!"

The House of Christ in Gaza, is a care home dedicated to looking after disabled children. The disabled children were removed from the care home into the Holy Family Church recently because Israel was targeting the area.

The parish appeal for prayers.

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Members Opinions:
July 30, 2014 at 1:34am
Just an idea but: "Protocol III is a 2005 amendment protocol to the Geneva Conventions relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem. Under the protocol, the protective sign of the Red Crystal may be displayed by medical and religious personnel at times of war, instead of the traditional Red Cross or Red Crescent symbols. People displaying any of these protective emblems are performing a humanitarian service and must be protected by all parties to the conflict"
July 30, 2014 at 7:34pm
Any updates? How is everyone doing? I have been checking Google news but this is the most recent listed and it has been 36 hours.
July 30, 2014 at 8:06pm
I'm checking all the time but so far have found out nothing - except one person who said in a message that the people from Holy Family church are "alive and well" but not safe - because nowhere is safe. We must pray for them. As I soon as I hear anything I will post up.
July 31, 2014 at 12:11am
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August 01, 2014 at 2:16pm
I send my prayers to the christians in Gaza, especially to my friend Khalil. Please let me know if you are okay.

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