Following an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza, Palestinians are only beginning to realise the scope of their losses from a three-week Israeli onslaught, says the director of the Anglican Al Ahli Arab Hospital.
Poverty, violence and war are among the challenges representatives of member churches of the World Council of Churches in the USA have pointed out to President Barack Obama on the occasion of his inauguration.
Churches should back concerted efforts to establish secure everyday living for Palestinians and Israelis after the Gaza ceasefire, says the moderator of the Northern Synod of the United Reformed Church.
All crossings into Gaza must be immediately opened to deal with the ‘devastating humanitarian disaster’ following the ceasefire, Christian Aid has said. The need for humanitarian assistance cannot be overstated, said the aid agency.