This year’s theme is, ‘Faith, Hope, and Love in Action: Towards Justice in Israel Palestine’.
The week of prayer takes place against a background of demolitions, attacks on Palestinian communities and continuing expansion of illegal Israeli settlements on stolen Palestinian land. A recent BBC Report highlights the demolitions near the southern West Bank city of Yatta. An Israeli High Court decision has given the go-ahead for Israeli soldiers to remove over 1,200 Palestinians from a designated ‘Firing Zone’ (military training area).
Our event includes eyewitness reports by Billy Vaughan (Belfast) and Sophie Gregg (Dublin), who have recently served a second term as human rights monitors with the WCC Ecumenical accompaniment programme (eappi). There will also be a comment from an advocacy officer with the Palestinian Human Rights organisation Al-Haq. Together with other Palestinian Non-Government Organizations Al-Haq documents human rights abuses in the occupied territories. Last month Israeli soldiers raided the offices of six human rights organisations, confiscated files and equipment and ordered them to stop their work.
Please join us for this year’s online event by registering on Eventbrite
Image at top of page: Church of the Ascension, as seen from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC