On Wednesday, an Israeli parade re-ignited violence in the Gaza Strip. Militants floated fire balloons towards Israel, while Israeli aircraft launched missiles into Gaza. It’s the first violence since the 11-day war in May.
That conflict destroyed over 16,000 homes, as well as many schools and hospitals. Forty percent of those hurt in the fighting were women and children. Read more here.
Gaza is boxed in by borders, with no seaport or airport. Joe Willey of SAT-7 USA says, “During hostilities, there’s literally nowhere to run. But children are emotionally and spiritually vulnerable as well. They see destruction all around them. And they’re angry. They’re frightened. And that fear and anger it, it can be nurtured into hatred.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray the Holy Spirit would break the cycle of pain and violence in this region.