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Patriarchate of Jerusalem decries raid on Catholic school in Gaza

(Lisa Zengarini. Vatican News).

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has strongly condemned a raid launched by Israeli forces against its Holy Family School in Gaza City on Sunday morning, which reportedly killed at least four people.   The air strike targeted two classrooms on the ground floor of the school sheltering a large number of displaced Palestinian families.  Among those killed was a senior Hamas administration official, Ihab al-Ghusain, the group’s deputy labour minister. The Israeli army claims that the complex was used as a militant hideout and housed “a Hamas weapons manufacturing facility”. Tsahal said that it took steps to minimise the risk of civilians being harmed.