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Gaza events cause consternation amongst believers

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“The killing of the bookstore owner who’s associated with the Bible Society has led actually to all the related staff to that shop being evacuated from Gaza . There’s just one person left who could not yet receive permission from the Israeli authorities to cross out of Gaza .”

14 November, 2007 Palestine (MNN)-The relationship between Hamas and Christians in the Gaza Strip appears to be deteriorating. First, a brutal murder of 30-year-old Rami Ayyad, Christian bookstore owner, took place last month.

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There’s now word that militant Hamas member, Ashraf Abu Layla, is connected to Ayyad’s death. And SAT-7’s Terry Ascott says there’s been a report indicating that Christians were forced to support a speech urging the spread of Islam.

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That means ministry continues, although the other impact of this, he explains, is the disruption of ministry. “The killing of the bookstore owner who’s associated with the Bible Society has led actually to all the related staff to that shop being evacuated from Gaza . There’s just one person left who could not yet receive permission from the Israeli authorities to cross out of Gaza .”

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