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May 24th , 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 […]

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May 17th 2018 Friday May 11th, marked the seventh week of the ‘Great March of Return’ protest in Gaza. Thousands of Palestinians are demonstrating at the borders with Israel to call for the right of refugees to return to their homeland. At least forty eight Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the protests […]

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May 10th, 2018 According to U.N. documentation there have been one hundred and fifty nine raids carried out by the Israeli military forces in the Occupied West Bank between March 27th and April 9th. Before dawn on Friday, March 30th, a Palestinian mother in Hebron was assaulted by Israeli soldiers as she tried to prevent […]

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May 3rd, 2018 Last Monday a young deaf man,Tahrir Mahmoud Wahba, (18 years old),died of the injuries he sustained during the ‘Great March of Return’ protest in the besieged Gaza Strip. The protest has continued for five weeks so far and during that time forty five Palestinians have been killed and five thousand five hundred […]

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April 26th, 2018 Israeli settlers physically attacked a number of Palestinian students and ‘used foul language against them,’ as they were leaving school last Wednesday in the al-Salaymeh neighbourhood of the Old City of Hebron. On Saturday, a group of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian family and attempted to take over two homes in the […]

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April 19th, 2018  Since the protests of the ‘Great March of Return’ began on the 30th of March, thirty six Palestinians have been killed and over two thousand have been injured in Gaza  by the Israeli occupation forces. Lord, we give thanks for the Palestinian people. We are grieved by those who lose their lives […]

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April 12th, 2018  Last Friday in Gaza, tens of thousands of protesters took part in the second mass protest of the ‘Great March of Return’. This protest calls for the right of Palestinian refugees to reclaim the land they were driven out of by Israel during the 1948 war, known as the Nakba. At the […]

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April 5th, 2018 It is now official that the United States of America has ceased to fund the Palestinian Authority (PA). This decision will not affect the budget which the United States provides for the Palestinian Authority’s security and intelligence forces, which is distinct from the funding which goes towards dealing with civilian issues within […]

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March 29th, 2018  Land Day, on the 30th of March, marks an annual day of commemoration for Palestinians. In 1976 there was a general strike in Galilee in response to the Israeli government’s plan to expropriate thousands of acres of Palestinian land for “security” and “settlement” purposes. In subsequent clashes with the Israeli army and […]

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March 22, 2018 Last Friday, Sabeel hosted a community Easter egg hunt in Bethlehem for children living in orphanages with over ninety children taking part in the event. God, we thank you for this opportunity to share joy with children whose lives have been blighted with sadness. We give thanks for the presence of your […]

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March 15th,  2018 The Israeli parliament has passed a law that allows the minister of interior, Aryeh Deri,  to revoke the residency rights of any Palestinian in Jerusalem on grounds of “breach of loyalty” to Israel. Under the new measure, Deri, will be able to strip the residency of any Palestinian whom he deems a […]

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March 8th ,  2018 The darkness in Syria continues. Hundreds of thousands are dead, millions are displaced and refugees continue to seek safety from a land that once was their home. Lord, we pray for your spirit to move us as we have become apathetic to Syria. The storms of evil continue to blow in […]

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March 1st,  2018  Last Wednesday, Israeli forces demolished three structures and a home in the Shufat and Beit Hanina neighborhoods of occupied east Jerusalem, leaving a family of 6 homeless. Lord, we continue to pray for the people of Jerusalem as they live under Israeli occupation. We remember the family that has lost its home, […]

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February 22nd, 2018 Israeli authorities have completed the construction of a watchtower/checkpoint at the entrance of Damascus Gate, the main gate into occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. Lord, we pray that your spirit will watch over the people of Jerusalem as they make their daily visits in and out of the Old City of Jerusalem. […]

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February 15th,  2018 The blessed season of Lent has begun around the world. Last Friday, Sabeel hosted an event in Jericho that brought 101 people from Nazareth and Jerusalem to connect and reflect on the meaning of Lent in Palestine and Israel. We pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide participants of the […]

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February 8th, 2018 Last Wednesday, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report identifying 206 companies from around the world, that are doing business linked to Israeli settlements that are built in the occupied West Bank in violation of international law. Lord, we give thanks for all the righteous around the […]

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February 1st, 2018 A new book by Ronen Bergman, the intelligence correspondent for the Israeli Yediot Aharonot newspaper, chronicles Israel’s ‘2,700’ assassination operations. In his book, Mr Bergman raises moral and legal concerns provoked by state-sponsored killings. Lord, we remember all the people who have been condemned to death by the Israeli government without a […]

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January 25th, 2018 Last Wednesday, an Israeli military court ordered that Ahed al-Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian activist, remain in custody indefinitely, until she faces trial for charges relating to slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier after he refused to leave her house.   Lord, we pray for Ahed Tamimi, as she sits vulnerable in jail, […]

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January 18th, 2018 On Monday the 15th, Sabeel Jerusalem and Nazareth offices held a one day retreat in Bethlehem to strengthen fellowship among our staff and volunteers. Lord, we pray for the staff and volunteers of Sabeel Jerusalem and Sabeel Nazareth. We pray for the Sabeel Board of Directors, Executive Committee and the General Assembly. […]

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January 11th, 2018 A Palestinian teen, Musaab Firas al-Tamimi, was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Friday near the Deir Nitham village, northwest of Ramallah city. Musab’s killing makes him the first Palestinian to be shot dead by Israeli occupation forces in 2018. Lord, we remember the family of Musaab Firas Al-Tamimi as they […]

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January 4th, 2018 Nine people have been killed in two attacks on Coptic Christians in Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt. The so-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the church attack. ·         Lord, we cry out to you to strengthen the Church in Egypt as it continues to loose innocent lives by the […]

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December 28th, 2017   Last Thursday, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The world stood united and refused the bullying of the United States of America. […]

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December 21st, 2017   Mohammed Tamimi, a 14-year-old Palestinian boy, has been placed in a medically-induced coma after Israeli soldiers shot him in the face with a rubber bullet during a protest against a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Lord, we pray for a miracle that will heal the child Mohammed Tamimi. […]

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December 15th, 2017  This week marks thirty years since the beginning of the first Palestinian intifada. The Palestinian uprising, that was mostly nonviolent, which is considered  a model of grassroots resistance all over the world. Lord, we give thanks for the resilience and steadfastness of our Palestinianpeople. We pray that the people of Palestine continue […]

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December 7th, 2017 Last Sunday, offset the beginning of the blessed season of Advent around the world. Many Churches in Palestine started their preparations for Christmas. Lord we are reminded that this is the land you chose to come to, bringing your love and tidings of your Kingdom. We pray for the many Churches in […]

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November 30th, 2017 During Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula – Egypt, Islamic extremists attacked a crowded mosque settling off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing over 300 people in the deadliest ever attack on Egyptian civilians by Islamic extremists. Lord, death and violence continue to haunt the people in the Middle East. We […]

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November 23rd, 2017 The USA State Department has threatened to shut down the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s office in Washington DC. According to a State Department official, the decision follows moves by the Palestinians to bring Israel before the International Criminal Court. Lord, grant us the power not to surrender to the bullying of empire, but […]

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November 16th, 2017 26-year-old Mohammad Mousa left home in the small village of Deir Ballut, occupied West Bank, to renew his driver’s license and was shot in the back by Israeli soldiers, having unexpectedly met an Israeli “flying” checkpoint. Mohammad later died at Israel’s Beilinson Hospital. His sister, also with him, struck by a bullet […]

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Nov. 9th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayers A new report by Israeli rights groups B’Tselem and HaMoked,  accuses Israel of “systematic abuse” of young Palestinians arrested after attending protests in occupied East Jerusalem, ignoring laws to protect teenagers rights, detaining those accused of throwing stones at soldiers in the middle of the night and questioning without a lawyer […]

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November 2nd, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayers Thursday November 2nd, 2017 marks one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration was issued and set in motion the process which led to the displacement and dispossession of millions of Palestinians over the course of ten decades. A century later, the Palestinians continue to be denied their basic rights to peace […]

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