GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The attack on the Church of the Latin Convent in Gaza City at dawn Feb. 26 was bolder than previous attacks that have targeted Christian sites in the Gaza Strip. Unknown assailants placed a bomb inside the walls of the compound, which includes a church, school, nursery, a rectory and a nunnery.
Al-Monitor visited the church and saw the location of the bomb, which left a small hole in the ground near the church's main gate. A source from the church told Al-Monitor that they heard a strange noise coming from the direction of the abandoned cemetery before the blast. Perhaps the attackers crossed the cemetery and then entered into the gated area, the source noted.