Day 31

DECEMBER | 2022

Gaza Strip

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Karem Shalom crossing post is at the junction of the Gaza Strip-Israel border from where Israel sends humanitarian aid like food, oil, cooking gas, medicines, and fruits to the Gaza Strip. It continues to face attacks from Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Despite the attacks, Israel will continue their humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip at the Karem Shalom crossing. The crossing has witnessed rocket fires, suicide attacks, mortars, and shrapnel, but despite adverse situations, several soldiers and workers are facilitating humanitarian aid to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Pray that attacks from Hamas and Islamic Jihad will not make damage and disturb the supply for Gazans. Pray for Israel to continue to provide humanitarian aid and for the people in the Gaza Strip to call upon the name of Jesus for their desperate needs (The Bible, Psalms 31:14-15).

Source:

https://theprint.in/world/despite-attacks-israel-continues-humanitarian-aid-to-gaza-strip-from-karem-shalom-crossing/1208433/

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. On 14 June 2021, Hamas announced that Issam al-Da’alis was the new prime minister of the Hamas government in Gaza. The Gaza Strip residents are severely constrained by political rights and civil liberties. Blockades of the territory and 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. Israel launched a month-long air campaign against sites in Gaza in early August 2021. Israeli authorities tightened restrictions on the flow of materials, including fuel and construction materials, into Gaza. The violence of extremism is rampant and has become a dangerous part of everyday life for Palestinian Christians.

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%