Gaza church overflows with refugees

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Gaza church overflows with refugees

For the first time in years, Gaza City’s Greek Orthodox church is packed to overflowing, having offered refuge to hundreds of Palestinians who fled their homes under Israeli bombardment. Around 600 people, mostly women and children, are sheltering in the church compound in the old sector of Gaza City, after escaping the inferno of neighboring areas like Shejaiya. More than 70 people were killed July 20 in Shejaiya, many buried under the rubble of their homes. Hamas, meanwhile, said the suspension of international flights to and from Israel over security concerns about Gaza rocket fire was a “great victory.”

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