Palestine

Praise the Lord that Christian Aid is reaching the nations!

— Donna K., PA

The letters we get from Christian Aid keep us informed of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you so much.

— Charles and Susana C., KY

Thank God for the good work you are doing.

— David E., NY

I praise God for the GREAT and MARVELOUS work He is doing through your ministries to our Brethren.

— DonnElise K.

Thank you for the letters included with our receipts. They help me understand your work. They remind me to pray for you….because you are missionaries too.

— Janet H., MT

Praise God for your ministry! Many others need to do missions this way.

— Sonja K., ME

Praying for each of you every day!

— Kenneth S., FL

God bless everyone involved in Christian Aid.

— Sheila B., CA

Top 5 People Groups

Palestinian Arab: 4,284,000

Israeli Jew: 335,000

Syrian Arab: 25,000

Egyptian Arab: 24,000

Levantine Bedouin: 20,000

Religion

Muslim: 87.4%

Jew: 8.7%

Christian: 1.7%

Evangelical: 0.1%

Reference:

Operation World

CIA Factbook

Joshua Project

About Palestine

Palestine is composed of two non-adjacent areas called the West Bank which borders Jordan, and the Gaza Strip to the south which borders Egypt. When the British withdrew from Palestine after World War II, the United Nations partitioned the land into Arab and Jewish states. The Jewish state officially became the nation of Israel in 1948. Since then, tensions have remained intense between Israelis and Palestinians.

In 1994, the Palestinian National Authority was appointed as an administrative body in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The West Bank is controlled by the Fatah party, while Gaza is controlled by Hamas.

Christian Aid supports indigenous missionaries who are training Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of their own people. In Gaza City Christian Aid Mission supports the only evangelical church, a congregation of committed believers who find themselves with few friends outside their own group.

Operation World states: “Palestinian Christians find themselves attacked or betrayed from all sides. They are regarded as Arab Palestinians by Israel and as Western collaborators by extremist Muslims, and they are generally ignored or abandoned by the global Church. Yet they trace their roots back to pre-Islamic times. Their numbers in Palestine itself have declined at an accelerating rate, due to emigration. The pull to leave is strong, with a vastly greater quality of life available elsewhere, and with increasing pressures from Israel on one side and Islamists on the other.”

An estimated 1.7 percent of the population in Palestine is Christian, with only one-tenth of one percent listed as evangelical. Most of the Arab evangelicals live in the West Bank.

Recent Prayerline Posts

PALESTINE. The Shepherd Society, a ministry outreach of Bethlehem Bible College, responds to the needs of poor Palestinian families throughout the year. For $60 per month, a family can receive assistance for food, utility bills, medical care and school fees. As the situation declines in the region, the requests for assistance have increased. ...

PALESTINE. In a land torn by conflict, Tabitha Ministries has opened a new kindergarten in northern Palestine. Leaders hope this school will bring Muslim and Christian children together, even as teachers share the gospel. A $50 gift helps to educate a child. Pray opposition would subside ...

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