Vatican City, Nov 21, 2012 / 11:02 am
Pope Benedict XVI is warning violence could spread through the region, after Israel continued bombing Gaza and a suicide bomb rocked Tel Aviv.
The Pope appealed for a halt to violence in his Nov. 21 general audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, as the fighting between the Palestinians and Israelis continued for the eighth day.
"I am following with great concern the escalation of violence between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip," said Pope Benedict.
"Along with my prayerful recollection of the victims and for all those who are suffering, I feel the duty to reiterate, once again, that hatred and violence are not the solution to problems."