Prayers for Peacemakers, August 12, 2015 Palestine.
Pray for all the Palestinians who live in and around the Abu Rajeb house in Hebron and the children and teachers who must pass it to attend school in the neighborhood. If settlers succeed in taking over the house, Palestinian children and adults will be at significantly increased risk of soldier and settler attack.
*Epixel for Sunday, August 16, 2015
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. Psalm 39:14
*epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches related to and appearing with a text from the upcoming Sunday's Revised Common Lectionary readings.
â€śRecognizing that, in all countries in the world, there are children living in exceptionally difficult conditions, and that such children need special considerationâ€¦â€ť from the Preamble of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
In the past two weeks, CPT has witnessed a significant increase
in the targeting of Palestinian children by Israeli occupying forces. From soldiers
confiscating their bicycles to chasing them down in the street, the Israeli
occupying forces are stripping children of their fundamental right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational
These are the stories that CPT has documented in Hebronâ€™s Old
City, but many more stories of boys and girls remain invisible.
Sunday 19 July â€“ A six-year-old boy was swarmed by the heavily
armed Israeli military, forced
to empty his pockets, and aggressively interrogated.