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Pope Francis calls for immediate release of hostages, worried about Gaza siege

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Pope Francis referred to as Wednesday for the speedy launch of hostages taken in combating between Hamas and Israel, and expressed his concern over the siege of Gaza.

“I ask that the hostages be released immediately,” the 86-year-old head of the worldwide Catholic Church mentioned on the finish of his weekly viewers on the Vatican.

He added: “It is the right of those who are attacked to defend themselves, but I am very worried about the total siege in which the Palestinians live in Gaza, where there have also been many innocent victims.”

“Terrorism and extremism do not help reach a solution to the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, but fuel hatred, violence, revenge and only make both sides suffer.”

“The Middle East does not need war but peace, a peace built on justice, dialogue and the courage of fraternity.”

The demise toll from 5 days of ferocious combating between Hamas and Israel rose sharply in a single day as Israel saved up its bombardment of Gaza Wednesday.

In Israel, the demise toll from Saturday’s shock cross-border assault by Hamas militants rose to 1,200, making it the deadliest assault within the nation’s 75-year historical past.

In the meantime Gaza officers reported greater than 900 folks killed as Israel pounded the territory with air strikes.

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