Day 31

MAY | 2022

Gaza Strip

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Gaza Strip is controlled by Hamas and Islamic Jihad and they are coordinating policies and activities there. The aggression of the Islamic Jihad movement against Israel is said to be contained by Hamas. Islamic Jihad is trying to escalate conflict for fresh fighting but it is prevented by its ally. As Israeli soldiers were wounded during the recent clashes, the situation is tense and new reinforcements are set along the border with the Gaza Strip. Palestinian farmers in the area are forced to leave for fear of being injured or killed. Pray that God with His mightiness makes wars cease to the ends of the earth and breaks the bow and shatters the spear and burns the shields with fire, and stops the escalation of attacks by the Gaza Strip and Israel. Pray for the Palestinians to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and believe in His mighty deeds. They can be still and know that He is God exalted in their nation (The Bible, Psalm 46:9-10).

Sources:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/04/hamas-stops-islamic-jihad-military-escalation-israel-gaza

http://english.wafa.ps/Pages/Details/128759

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%