Inside story from Gaza

For an on-the-ground feel for what the war in Gaza has wrought, I recommend the blog of Caritas Internationalis, the international Catholic relief organization. The site helps to fill gaps in the news coverage left by Israel's refusal to allow foreign correspondents in to Gaza. Among the posts: Caritas reported on Jan. 14 that one of its medical clinics was destroyed in an air attack, along with $10,000 worth of badly needed medical supplies.

Paul Moses, a contributing writer at Commonweal, is the author of The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace (Doubleday, 2009) and An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians (NYU Press, 2015). Follow him on Twitter @PaulBMoses. 

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