The past year has seen a series of revelations regarding what some Israeli media call the Gilboa “Pimping Affair,” a reference to widespread reports that male supervisors ordered female guards into situations where they were vulnerable to assault by inmates. A woman identifying herself as a former guard, anonymously posted her testimony online. She said she was repeatedly raped by a Palestinian prisoner. Israel Prime Minister Yair Lapid promised an investigation of the female former prison guard’s story that she was forced to work as a “sex slave” by her superiors. The guard also said that she was repeatedly raped by a Palestinian inmate. Israeli media for years has seen reports of female guards at Gilboa prison being abused by inmates. Pray for the affected woman to get justice and live in safety and for the wicked to be booked and punished (The Bible Psalm 141:10).
The World Food Program (WFP) has been involved in Tajikistan since 1999 primarily offering a school feeding program. The program has recently been extended until 2027. About 450,000 children in 2,000 schools across 52 districts receive daily hot meals. The program also invests in the development of school canteens, bakeries, and greenhouses, in order to transition to a nationally owned school feeding program. Praise God for this program and pray for all the children and families who benefit through it. Pray for a new beginning in Tajikistan to better provide adequate food for its population. Pray for the development of innovative solutions for food production at low costs. Praise God for his compassion to the poor (The Bible, 1 Samuel 2:8).