Prayers also continued for a long-term ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians. Faith-based groups are raising money for humanitarian aid in Gaza, where officials say the impact of the conflict has been devastating. Muslim leaders said more than 60 mosques were destroyed in the past month by Israeli airstrikes. Israel says Hamas was using them to stockpile weapons and rocket launchers, but the Muslim leaders accused Israel of waging a war against Islam. This week, the Anti-Defamation League released a new report documenting a dramatic upsurge in violence and vitriol against Jews around the world since the Gaza conflict began.
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