Day 31

SEPTEMBER | 2022

West Bank

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Tensions have remained high in the West Bank, as Israeli security forces stepped up arrest raids and operations following a deadly wave of terror attacks against Israelis.

The aim was to arrest and question Palestinians with ties to Hamas and others who were involved in alleged terror activities. Israeli troops raided the homes of 39 Palestinians with alleged ties to the Hamas terror group and 13 wanted Palestinians were detained during the raids. Last week, two Palestinian gunmen were killed in an Israeli military raid in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Pray that Palestinians refrain from violent activities and break ties with terrorist groups. Pray for the people to shun evil ways and accept God for new relationship with Him (The Bible, 1 John 1:1).

Source:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-raids-39-homes-of-palestinians-with-alleged-hamas-ties-arrests-13/

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%