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Israeli airstrikes on Christmas Eve killed 78 people in Gaza, with even Pope Francis lamenting that the Prince of Peace had been rejected by the futile logic of war.

Israel’s latest attacks on Christmas Eve killed at least 78 people in the Gaza Strip, making it one of the enclave’s deadliest nights in the 11 weeks since Israel launched its offensive against Hamas rule here. Started, Reuters reported, citing Palestinian health officials. The strikes began a few hours before midnight and continued until Christmas Day on Monday. Local residents and Palestinian media said the Jewish State had increased air and ground shelling against al-Burez in central Gaza, the report said.

Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said at least 70 people were killed in an Israeli airstrike targeting Maghazi in central Gaza. He said that many women and children were also included in the dead.

Pope Francis expressed deep sorrow over the latest attack and said: “Tonight, our hearts are in Bethlehem, where the Prince of Peace has once again been rejected by the futile logic of war, by the clash of weapons that continues today (Christmas ) stops them.” By finding a place in the world.”

Meanwhile, medics said a separate Israeli airstrike killed eight Palestinians in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military said it was reviewing reports of the Maghaji incident and was committed to minimizing harm to civilians. However, the Palestinian Red Crescent published video of wounded being taken to hospitals and said Israeli warplanes bombed main roads through central Gaza, blocking the passage of ambulances and emergency vehicles, Reuters reported. Said further.

Due to the bloodshed, the priest canceled the ceremony in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem. Earlier, Palestinian Christians celebrated Christmas here with hymns and prayers by lighting candles for peace in the war-torn region instead of the usual celebrations.

The report said that no large tree was part of the usual centerpiece of Bethlehem’s Christmas celebrations.

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