A senior Welsh church leader has joined worldwide questioning of an Israeli missile attack on a church-run health clinic in Gaza four days ago and has called on the international community to act for a just-peace.
The escalating conflict in Gaza frays all well-intended political and faith-based efforts at peacemaking in the Middle East, says Wilson Tan. But Christian peacemaking is still a viable and necessary option.
A ‘mercy’ ship carrying European Parliamentarians arrives at Gaza today on an emergency mission, carrying desperately needed medical supplies. The Free Gaza Movement ship, Spirit of Humanity, left Larnaca Port yesterday.
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has renewed his appeal to Israel and Hamas to halt the fighting in Gaza immediately and show respect for civilians and the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.
As Israel threatens to escalate its military action even further, entering the most densely populated parts of Gaza, war resisters in the region and internationally have said that violence offers no solution.