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West Bank

The West Bank and Gaza Strip are adjacent to the State of Israel and are inhabited by around 4.5 million Palestinians. The governing power is the Palestinian Authority. The major religion is Islam, and the official language is Arabic. There is also a small Christian minority, including evangelical Baptists. The Council of Local Evangelical Churches […] Read More

EAST JERUSALEM, West Bank – Heightened Israeli military restrictions on the movement of people within the West Bank are impeding humanitarian efforts for Palestinians, according to Mennonite Central Committee and other relief and development agencies. A statement released July 4 by 32 members of the Association of International Development Agencies, or AIDA, calls on the […] Read More

Baptist World Aid (BWAid) the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) has sent $10,000 to assist in food distribution in the West Bank and Gaza. BWAid is working with and through the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel (ABCI), who already have programs to assist those most in need. BWAid Director […] Read More

Unbelievable Destruction

I spent this evening with two dear friends whose lives are committed to peace and justice, and whose hearts are breaking over the horrific violence in the Middle East. Jean Zaru is a Palestinian Quaker whose daughter just told her on the telephone, “Mother, if you came back to Ramallah, you wouldn’t recognize it. The […] Read More