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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 19th July 2018

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 19th July 2018 The ‘Great March of Return’ protests continue for the fourth month as Palestinians call for the right of return. On Friday the 13th of July, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Othman Halas, a Palestinian teenager, who had been taking part in the border protests. Lord, we pray for the family of Othman…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 12th July 2018

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 12th July 2018 On the 4th of July Mahmoud al-Gharableh, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy, died of his wounds after being shot by Israeli snipers last month. Thousands of Palestinians continue to take part in the ‘Great March of Return’ calling for their right of return to their homeland and for lifting the oppressive Israeli…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 5th July 2018

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 5th July 2018 Sadly Yaser Abu al-Naja was the sixteenth Palestinian child to be killed by Israeli forces in Gaza. Since the beginning of the ‘Great March of Return’ 134 Palestinians have died, and 17,000 have needed medical attention. The World Methodist Council has called for a week of prayer for Gaza and the Holy…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 28th June 2018

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 28th June 2018 Last Friday marked the eighty fifth day of the ‘Great March of Return’. It has been named officially as the ‘Friday of the Wounded’. Since the Gaza protests began on the 30th of March, at least 133 Palestinians have been killed and 14,600 wounded by the Israeli forces. Last week Israeli war…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 21st June 2018

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 21st June 2018 The ‘Great March of Return’ continues in Gaza.  Tens of thousands of Palestinians attended morning prayers for Eid-el-Fitr, the celebration which marks the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. Lord we continue to pray for the Palestinian demonstrators and their commitment to non-violence. We pray that the Israeli government would abide…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 14th June 2018

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 14th June 2018 On Friday, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a 15-year-old boy, Haitham al-Jamal and three other Palestinians, while 92 others were wounded. Over the last eleven weeks more than a hundred Palestinians have been killed  in demonstrations along the Gaza border. Lord, we pray that there may be an end to this dreadful loss…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 7th June 2018

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 7th June 2018 An Israeli sniper shot and killed a 21-year-old Palestinian female paramedic, Razan Ashraf al-Najjar, as she was treating injured protesters during the demonstrations along the Gaza border with Israel. Since the ‘Great March of Return’ began in Gaza on March 30th, 119 Palestinians have been killed, including children and journalists, and thousands…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 31st May 2018

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 31st May 2018 During the ninth consecutive week of the ‘Great March of Return’ more than 100 Palestinians, including seven children were wounded by Israeli snipers along the border in Gaza. There is a desperate shortage of drugs and medication for the treatment of the wounded in Gaza as a result of the ten year Israeli…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 24th May 2018

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 24th May 2018 A massacre occurred in Palestine on Monday, the 14th of May. Sixty one Palestinians were killed by the Israeli forces in one day, as reported by the Gaza Ministry of Health. Among those who died were eight children. Over the period of two days of protest, 2771 Palestinians were injured by the…

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Kairos Statement on Gaza and Jerusalem

Kairos Statement on Gaza and Jerusalem ‘If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.‘ (Ecclesiastes 5:8) On Monday, May 14th 2018, in Gaza, 60 people were killed and 2771 wounded…

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