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Catholic Church Wrestles With Response to Hamas’ Atrocities

Alexi J. Rosenfeld
The mother and immediate family of Valentin (Eli) Ghnassia, 23, who was killed in a battle with Hamas militants at Kibbutz Be’eeri near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, grieve during his funeral on Oct. 12 at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem.
Israel has sealed off Gaza and launched sustained retaliatory air strikes in response to the large-scale attack Oct. 7 by the Palestinian militant group, which killed more than 1,300 people with more than 300,000 displaced.