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SPECIAL REPORT: Families Separated at the Border
Three basic tenets allow Israel to both justify and ignore an occupation unprecedented in modern times in terms of its length and oppression.
The 50-day war in Gaza a year ago cost the lives of more than 2,250 Palestinians, 66 percent of them civilians and the lives of 66 Israeli soldiers, along with six civilians.
Catholic Relief Services is building hundreds of what it calls "transitional houses" throughout Gaza, where more than 10,000 homes were destroyed in last year's conflict.
Eco Catholic: Since 1681, Franciscan fathers have tended to eight of what are believed to be the oldest olive trees in the Holy Land.