Gaza’s churches provide families with shelter but they remain a possible target
Gaza City – Gaza’s Greek Orthodox Archbishop Alexios, has not had much sleep in the past few days. He has been busy ensuring that scores of Palestinian families that sought refuge in his church, the Church of Saint Prophyrius, are getting all the help they need.
“People did not know where to go. We had to help by opening the church’s doors for women, babies, young and old people,” Alexios told Al Jazeera.
On Sunday, a few hundred people, mostly families escaping the death and destruction of Shujayea, came to the church, soaring the number of those sheltered in the church and the neighbouring mosque to at least 1,000.