Since start of Israel-Hamas war, 3% of Gaza’s Christians dead

At least 30 Christians living in the Gaza Strip have died since October 7 and the start of the Israel-Hamas war, according to the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) organization, citing the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The 30 include 17 who were killed when an Israeli missile hit the Greek Orthodox Church […]

Israel-Hamas war: IDF drone downs RPG-carrying terrorist in Gaza tunnel

Israeli forces continued operations across the Gaza Strip on Thursday, clashing with Hamas terrorists in raids on the Jabaliya refugee camp and the southern city of Khan Yunis, the IDF said. In Khan Yunis, a Hamas terrorist was seen escaping the ruin of a tunnel destroyed by an IDF drone while holding a rocket-propelled […]

Israel-Hamas War: Finding a Hanukkah menorah amid the massacre ruins

In the light of the Hanukkah menorah, a haunting story unfolds of unshakable resilience and a ray of hope in the midst of darkness. The hanukkiah, with its eight flames, symbolizes a miracle from ancient times. In Jerusalem’s Holy Temple, a single day’s oil illuminated the darkness for eight days. But this year, the […]

Israel-Hamas hostage deal: Freeing captives between devastating Gaza

As the war against Hamas entered its seventh week at the end of November, the first major breakthrough occurred in the efforts to release the approximately 240 hostages who were seized on October 7 when 3,000 heavily armed terrorists stormed across the Gaza border, entering 22 Israeli communities and killing 1,200 people, mostly civilians. […]

Israel-Hamas war: IDF finds elevator in Gaza tunnel, weapons in school

Israeli Air Force fighter jets attacked and subsequently destroyed overnight several terrorist targets in Gaza, neutralizing terrorists from both air and ground operations, the IDF said Saturday morning, Kfir Brigade fighters were confronted by a terrorist squad near a school in Shejaia, in Gaza City. Fighters engaged in a firefight and killed the terrorists, […]

Israel-Hamas war: Artillery forces operating in Gaza in first – IDF

The IDF’s Artillery Corps entered the Gaza Strip for the first time in Operation Swords of Iron, aiding forces on the ground, the Israeli military announced on Sunday. The 282nd Artillery Division operated in the Shejaia neighborhood of Gaza City, in cooperation with the 188th Brigade, the IDF said. In its operations, the Division […]

Christmas in the crossfire: Visiting Bethlehem amid Israel-Hamas war

A small group of Roman Catholic priests clad in traditional black robes gathered in front of the Church of Nativity on Friday. Despite the brisk wind sweeping through the air and chilling the surroundings, their smiles remained warm as they captured a collective moment in a group photograph. On that Friday, the priests stood […]

Israel-Hamas War: IDF troops thwart Hamas ambush, destroy tunnel shaft

IDF combat soldiers thwarted an attempted Hamas ambush on their position in the Gaza Strip and destroyed a tunnel shaft, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit revealed Monday. The IDF troops, part of the Jerusalem Brigade, had received intelligence in advance warning them of the Hamas attack on their position. As such, they were able to […]

Israel-Hamas war: UN expects wave of Palestinian refugees after Gaza war

The United Nations refugee chief warned that the Gaza conflict could spur more displacement in the wider region as UN officials, politicians and aid groups gathered in Geneva on Wednesday to seek solutions to a global displacement crisis. A record 114 million people around the world have been driven from their homes, including about […]

Four in five US Christians see two-state solution to Israel-Hamas war

American Christians are strongly supportive of a two-state solution in which Israel and the Palestinians self-govern and enjoy national borders respected by all, a new survey published over the weekend has found. According to the survey, 81% of US Christians believe in a two-state solution, with 88% saying that Israelis have the right to […]