Christians in Gaza may have to close their schools

Christians in Gaza face a new threat as the Hamas government has decided to ban coeducational schools.

This means the five Christian schools on the strip, two Catholic and three Protestant, may have to close — even though they serve a largely Muslim population.

National Catholic Reporter correspondent John Allen points out that the distorting effect of politics makes it difficult to tell the full story of anti-Christian persecution, especially in the Holy Land.

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