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Israel-Hamas Conflict Escalates: Catholic Aid Groups Face Daunting Challenge in Gaza

Abed Khaled
Nuns comfort a Palestinian woman as she mourns the death of a relative, killed in Israeli airstrikes that hit a church, during a funeral service in Gaza City, Friday, Oct. 20, 2023.

ANALYSIS: The escalation of the conflict between Israel and Islamic militants of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad underscores the growing vulnerability of local civilians and Church institutions.