Lack of access to water has been a problem for Palestinians in the Jordan Valley since the Israeli occupation of the West Bank in 1967, says Doris Rachel. As she and other volunteers delivered bottles of water in the searing heat, they could understand better the point of view of those being occupied.
Peace activist Harmeet Singh Sooden has expressed dismay over the Canadian Government's failure to address an official complaint about his mistreatment by Israeli authorities, after taking more than a year to respond.
A group of Palestinian Christians representing a variety of churches and church-related organisations have issued an animated, prayerful and strongly theological call for an end to occupation of Palestine by Israel.
The World Council of Churches has criticised the construction of 900 new housing units in Israel's illegal Gilo settlement on traditionally Palestinian land in East Jerusalem, saying it further imperils peace and justice for all in the region.