Gaza church takes in displaced Muslim Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — As the war in Gaza continues, some internally displaced Muslim Palestinians are being given refuge in a Greek Orthodox church in Gaza City.

Nahed Al- Sarfaw says she fled her home in Gaza when Israel warned that it would be destroyed. She says a UN refugee center was too crowded, so she and her children went to the church, which opened its doors to them.

Gaza's Greek Orthodox Archbishop Alexios says the displaced Palestinians arrive with nothing but their children and the clothes on their backs, so he and his neighbors are helping them as much as possible. Some of the refugees are sleeping on the church floor.

Alexios says he and his priests are providing food and water, milk for the children and medicines to those who are ill.

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