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Gaza Endowments: IOF destroyed more than 600 mosques, stole 1,000 bodies

Saturday 18-May-2024


The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in Gaza reported on Friday evening that Israeli occupation forces (IOF) completely destroyed 604 mosques and caused severe damage to 200 other mosques and three churches in the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry explained in a statement that the IOF targeted 60 cemeteries across the Gaza Strip, noting that they exhumed a number of graves and stole more than 1,000 bodies of martyrs who were brutally killed and mutilated.

The statement indicated that the IOF destroyed 15 headquarters of the Ministry, most notably its main headquarters as well as the headquarters of the Holy Quran Radio station, the Khan Yunis Endowments Directorate, the Center for Antiquities and Manuscripts, the Sharia Endowments School for Boys, and the Da’wa College in the north.

it highlighted that about 91 of its employees and preachers have been martyred since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry of Endowments held Israeli and its supporters, especially the United States, fully responsible for the policy of targeting mosques and places of worship, calling on the countries of the free world, international organizations, and Islamic institutions to intervene immediately and urgently to stop the genocidal war in the Strip.

Since October 7, 2023, the Israeli occupation has launched a brutal aggression against the Gaza Strip, resulting in killing, injuring, and displacing tens of thousands of people in addition to thousands of the missing, mostly children and women.

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