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ICC Note:  Christians in Gaza face severe persecution in Gaza, where they cannot even leave or enjoy any type of freedom. The Christian population continues to decline under the Islamist movement Hamas and the economy of the region has also been affected as a result of the same power.

4/11/2018 Gaza (Christian Post) – A Roman Catholic priest in the Gaza Strip has said that the Christian population there has dwindled to its last 1,000 inhabitants, and he’s asking the global Church to pray for them as believers face threats from Islamic radicals and harsh living conditions.

Gazans “live like it’s an open air prison since we can’t leave. We can’t visit relatives, look for work, medicine or good hospitals on the outside,” Fr. Mario da Silva told ACI Prensa, according to a translation by the Catholic News Agency on Tuesday.

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