Pope Francis calls for ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and release hostages.


Pope Francis calls for ceasefire, 29 October. Pope Francis on Sunday called for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas, repeating his call for the release of hostages held by the Palestinian militant group in Gaza. “Let no one abandon the possibility of a cessation of arms,” ​​he said during the weekly blessing in St. Peter’s Square.

“A cease-fire,” he said, referring to a recent televised call by Father Ibrahim Faltas, one of the Vatican’s representatives in the Holy Land. He then added in his own words: “We say ‘truce, truce’. Brothers and sisters, stop! War is always defeat, always”. Referring to the “serious situation in Palestine and Israel,” he said, “Especially in Gaza, space must be left to guarantee humanitarian aid and hope for the immediate release of the hostages,” and spoke of the situation of the Israeli hostages. Posted by Hamas on October 7th. The United Nations refugee agency for Palestine (UNRWA) said on Sunday that thousands of desperate Gazans had broken into its warehouses and distribution centers, grabbing flour and “basic survival items”.

Pope Francis calls for ceasefire
Palestinians gather at the site of Israeli strikes on houses and a mosque in the central Gaza Strip October 29, 2023. photo credit:REUTERS/Mohammed Fayq Abu Mostafa Acquire Licensing Rights

Francis spoke as Israeli forces began a ground operation against Hamas in Gaza, in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said was the second phase of a three-week war aimed at destroying the group.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:




More like this

PRO Palestinian protests in London , Five people have been arrested.

PRO Palestinian protests in London Five people have been...

G7 called for immediate lifting of the Japanese food embargo and put pressure on China.

Japanese food : TOKYO, October 29 (Reuters). The Group...

Opposition activists protest police killings in Bangladesh.

Opposition activists protest police killings in Bangladesh.DHAKA, Oct 29...