Qatari mediators have held urgent calls with Hamas officials to try to negotiate freedom for Israeli women and children seized by the terrorist group and held in Gaza in exchange for the release of Palestinian women and children from Israel’s prisons. The United States is coordinating the negotiation process with Qatar. Qatar has been in touch with Hamas officials in Doha and Gaza after the terrorist group assaulted Israel from Gaza, storming into towns, killing hundreds of Israelis, and escaping with dozens of hostages. Pray for Qatar, a tiny but wealthy country, to succeed in mediating truces between the Islamist group and Israel. Pray that Qatari Christians will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their citizens and lead them to God’s saving grace(The Bible, John 11:45).
Seven months have passed since the rigged elections, which resulted in the predictable win of the former president’s son. Recently, the ODIHR, an election monitoring body of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, released a report stating that the election did not meet the requirements of a free and fair election. However, despite this report, no action has been taken by the international community to address the issue. It seems that nobody is willing to take steps to change the situation in this oppressive regime. We hope and pray that God will intervene and bring change in this land. We also pray that the Church will keep growing despite the spiritual and real opposition. (The Bible, 1 Thessalonians 2:2).