Day 31

MAY | 2022

West Bank

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

It is unfortunate that Palestinians are trying to vandalize Biblical sites of importance. There are already existing terrific tensions between West Bank and Israel. Adding to woes, the tomb of Joseph the Biblical figure was destroyed by an attack. This has escalated further tensions between Israelis, and Palestinians Israeli forces have carried out fresh raids in the West Bank. Sadly, there has been a spate of Israeli and Palestinian deaths in recent days, including deadly attacks which have caused shock across Israel.

Pray for God who rules and reigns in His mightiness to subdue the wicked and the violent. Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup. Pray for God’s power to enforce calmness in Jerusalem and the West Bank and eliminate unrest and the current violence between Palestinians and the Israeli security forces (The Bible, Psalm 11:4-5).

Sources:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-61040362

https://indianexpress.com/article/world/israel-army-raids-west-bank-town-as-tensions-soar-7862972/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Mahmoud Abbas is the president and Mohammad Shtayyeh is the Prime Minister of the West Bank. Israel’s army said it was extending the closure on the West Bank and Gaza due to a manhunt for six Palestinian escapees who tunneled their way out of jail. To locate the escaped prisoners, it has been decided to extend the general closure. However, all of the other crossings will remain closed, and Palestinians could pass through them only under special or medical circumstances and on a humanitarian basis. The closure has been imposed right before the Jewish New Year. Israel considers the main Jewish holidays as prone to attacks by Palestinian militants and regularly closes off the occupied territories during these times. The increased violence has brought grief as there was the loss of Palestinian and Israeli lives that could, and should, have been avoided.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mahmoud Abbas
HEAD OF GOV.
POPULATION
2,785,000
CHRISTIANS
1.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
750,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.87 yrs
LITERACY RATE
96.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
18%