Category - gaza

  • 21 Jan 2009

    Churches for Middle East Peace have called on President Barack Obama to fulfill his recent statements to engage in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts from day one of his administration.

  • 21 Jan 2009

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is sending emergency funds to its partner organisations in Gaza to help them respond to the humanitarian crisis.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    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.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    Christian Aid is sending emergency funds to its partner organisations in Gaza to help them respond to the humanitarian crisis. The Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) plans to distribute emergency food baskets

  • 19 Jan 2009

    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.

  • 19 Jan 2009

    Hamas has announced a ceasefire of its rocket attacks on Israel, in a move it said was independent of the Israeli earlier on Sunday. The truce is fragile but there are hopes it can be consolidated.

  • 18 Jan 2009

    A missile and rocket exchange between Hamas militants and Israeli forces has immediately challenged the partial Gaza ceasefire announced unilaterally by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Saturday night.

  • 18 Jan 2009

    Amid the the violence, tragedy and politics of Gaza, there are deep forces of destruction at work, says Gene Stoltzfus. But there may also be sparks of hope which require prayerful discernment out of which a different quality of action can come.

  • 18 Jan 2009

    Following a huge barrage the night before, Israel yesterday announced that it is to halt the main part of its three-week military offensive in the Gaza Strip, but without bilateral agreement or withdrawal.

  • 17 Jan 2009

    Following reports that the headquarters of the UN aid agency in Gaza have been hit by white phosphorous fired by Israeli forces, the UK government is being asked to push for an explanation.