Day 31

DECEMBER | 2021

Gaza Strip

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In Gaza, there are thousands of homeless displaced refugees. Gaza’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing is charged with rebuilding homes for them. May the Lord cause aid for reconstruction to reach those who desperately need it. We pray for leaders to wisely find a solution for the water crisis in the Gaza Strip affecting all the coastal enclave’s two million inhabitants. Pray for compassionate care for the people of Gaza. May the Lord reveal to the people that He is so rich in mercy, and He loved them so much, that even though they were dead because of their sins, He offers them grace and salvation (The Bible, Ephesians 2:4-5).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The Gaza Strip is a narrow strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea in the Middle East, bordered by Egypt to the southwest and Israel to the north and east. Ismail Haniyeh is the president and Mohammad Shtayyeh is the Prime Minister in Gaza. The Gaza Strip residents are severely constrained by political rights and civil liberties. Blockade of the territory, periodic military incursions by Israel have imposed serious hardship on the civilian population. The Islamist political and militant group Hamas gained control of Gaza following its victory in the legislative elections and a subsequent conflict with Fatah, the ruling party in the West Bank. The subsequent schism between Hamas and the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority has contributed to legal confusion and repeated postponement of elections, which have not been held in Gaza. Israel launched a month-long air campaign against sites in Gaza in early August 2021, in response to a rocket attack launched from the territory. Israeli authorities tightened restrictions on the flow of materials, including fuel and construction materials, into Gaza

CHIEF OF STATE
Ruled de Facto by Hamas
HEAD OF GOV.
Ruled de Facto by Hamas
POPULATION
1,869,000
CHRISTIANS
1.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
500,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.87 yrs
LITERACY RATE
96.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
39%