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Gaza’s Only Catholic Priest Calls Israel-Gaza Violence ‘Extremely Serious’

MAHMUD HAMSRockets are launched toward Israel from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 18. Heavy air strikes and rocket fire in the Israel-Gaza conflict claimed more lives on both sides as tensions flared.

The Gaza Strip is home to about 2 million people. There are about 1,000 Christians in the territory; most of these are Eastern Orthodox, and about 100 are Catholics.