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Three Christian Fatalities Inside Gaza

Total death toll exceeds 600 since Dec. 27 as Hamas rockets and IDF "Cast Lead" operations continue.

Update: Wed, Jan. 7, noon, Chicago time.

Christianity Today news staff has received reliable reports that three Gazan Christians have been killed inside Gaza since Israel began a new military offensive starting Dec. 27.

Sources report the three Christians are:

Christine Turok, 14. Click here for a full account of her death.

Jiryis Al-Amash, approx. 40 years. Further details unavailable at this time.

Naseem Saba, age unknown. Saba is the first Christian reportedly killed directly due to Israeli military action. His famly recovered his body at Shifa hospital in Gaza City, according to a Wednesday morning report.

Meanwhile, Christian leaders worldwide have been monitoring the situation inside Gaza, especially the Gaza Baptist church building, a six-story structure. According to a report from Open Doors:

"Everybody suffers, but I feel especially bad for the children who are going through a very tough time," is what one Christian church leader shares with Open Doors about the chaotic situation in ...
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