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Pope Renews Call for Gaza Ceasefire

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Pope Renews Call for Gaza Ceasefire
"Let us not allow the current hostilities to continue to have grave repercussions on the civil population, by now at the limit of its endurance, and above all on the children," Pope Francis said while presiding over mass in a packed St Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Sunday.

"I appeal once again that access to humanitarian aid is ensured to Gaza, and call once more for the prompt release of the hostages seized on last October 7 and for an immediate ceasefire in the Strip,” he added.

It was on October 17 that the Israeli regime hit Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza; At least 500 people were killed and 600 injured in the Israeli airstrike the medical complex in central Gaza. 

At least 32,785 Palestinians have been killed and 75,190 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7.