Orthodox Cultural Centre destroyed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza

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The Orthodox Cultural Centre in Gaza was completely destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on the Tel Al-Hawa region on Tuesday, October 31.

According to Anadolu, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem strongly condemned the attack on the Orthodox Cultural Centre, saying it was a clear sign of Israel’s determination to destroy civilian infrastructure and shelters for those trapped in the enclave.

A view from debris of Orthodox Cultural Center at Tel Al Hawa neighborhood after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Gaza on October 31, 2023. Photo: Anadolu.
A view from debris of Orthodox Cultural Center at Tel Al Hawa neighborhood after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Gaza on October 31, 2023. Photo: Anadolu.

“Such attacks on civilians, particularly children, cannot be justified on rational or humanitarian grounds,” the Patriarchate said.

In response to the attack, the Israeli government has imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip, cutting off fuel, electricity, and water, and reducing aid deliveries, MEMO reported.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, rejected growing calls for a cease-fire by the Patriarchate and world leaders, saying it would be a “surrender” to Hamas.

Source: Anadolu and MEMO

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