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The Pax Christi International World Assembly opened in Bethlehem yesterday. More than 160 people from around the world gathered to celebrate 70 years of the movement.
The international community must urgently change its approach to Gaza and deliver on promises of reconstruction, 46 agencies said today in a new report.
Quakers in Britain are responding to the recently escalating cycles of violence and retribution in Palestine and Israel, with a new initiative to support those seeking peace.
Quakers in Britain have welcomed the House of Commons’ emphatic support for Palestinian statehood.
The UN Secretary-General has urged all parties to the war in Gaza to address the root causes of the conflict to break the “cycle of building and destroying”.
On UN International Day of Peace, 21 September, Quakers will say that building peace is about tough choices and will challenge the stereotype of peace as the soft option.
Amnesty International says the Israeli authorities’ plan to expropriate nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank as 'outrageous' and illegal and that it must be rescinded immediately.
Christian Aid partner in Gaza, the Agricultural Development Association, estimates that the recent conflict has cost the agricultural and fisheries sectors more than US$100 million.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza and expressed hopes for a political process towards a durable peace.
As hostilities in Gaza and Israel resumed after the collapse of the ceasefire earlier this week, Amnesty International has renewed its call on the UK government to suspend all arms export licences for Israel.