Worcester to be twinned with Gaza?

Councillors in Worcester are considering twinning the Midlands city with Gaza as a "gesture of solidarity". The cathedral city in the heart of England has been conflict-free since the Civil War ended. Compare that to Gaza where 1,300 people were killed just last month as fresh conflict with Israel flared. The two may seem like places with little in common, but that has not stopped the Conservative-run council unanimously passing a motion to consider "twinning" the two towns. Councillors say it would be more than just a gesture and they are not doing it to support Hamas. But if the people of Gaza City think they are special by having this honour bestowed upon them by the people of Worcester, they need to think again - Worcester is already partnered up with Kleve in Germany, Rheims in France and its namesake, Worcester in Massachusetts.