Day 31

DECEMBER | 2021

West Bank

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Israeli has a plan to build homes for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. These people also need help with economic development. We declare the forgiving, lifesaving Gospel of Jesus Christ over the people in the West Bank. May they turn to Christ for peace and rest in their souls. We pray He will turn them towards the Living Savior and away from those who will draw them into evil and violence. We pray Christian Believers in the West Bank to understand that He cares about the anguish of their soul. Let them become strong in His unfailing love (The Bible, Psalm 31:7).

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 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%