Welby laments Israeli bombardment of civilian facilities used by Hamas as human shields


(11 Nov 2023) The relentless bombardment of hospitals and civilians in Gaza is intolerable. It’s against international humanitarian law – it must stop and stop now. The misuse of hospitals by Hamas does not justify attacks by Israel. Two wrongs don’t make a right.  

The situation facing staff and patients in Gaza’s hospitals is catastrophic. Everything must be done to restore its healthcare system and protect those in desperate need.    I pray especially for the courageous staff and the patients of the Anglican-run Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza.   

Please hold our Anglican sisters and brothers, and all the civilians of Gaza, in your prayers.