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“Massive Stories of Sorrow, Pain and Loss”

“Massive Stories of Sorrow, Pain and Loss”

Aug 06, 2014

6 August 2014 - “Every time I pass, the child is asleep but peeking (open) an eye on his dad to make sure that his dad is still next to him and alive. The child does not want to become an orphan and be left alone.” LWF medic reporting from a Gaza hospital

Lubna's flight for safety from the bombs raining on Gaza

Lubna's flight for safety from the bombs raining on Gaza

Aug 04, 2014

4 August, 2014 - A night time assault on Gaza by Israeli forces meant Luba, a staff member of the Near East Council of Churches, had to flee for her safety

Nduna calls for urgent support for Gaza, as death toll climbs

Nduna calls for urgent support for Gaza, as death toll climbs

Jul 31, 2014

31 July, 2014 - ACT members urgently need to support the appeal for assistance to the people of Gaza as the death toll after sustained bombing reaches nearly 1300 Palestians

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About Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Population: 4.1 mill. (6 mill. in diaspora)
  • Seat of government: Ramallah and Gaza are administrative centers, Jerusalem is the proclaimed capital of Palestine
  • Area: 6.000 sq km (Gaza 360 sq km, West Bank 5640 sq km.)
  • Major languages: Arabic, English, Hebrew,
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity, Judaism.
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men: 71, women 75)
  • Monetary unit: Jordanian dinar, Egyptian Pound, Israeli shekel
  • GNI per capita: US $2,900