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"Palestinians in Gaza need the world to know what they are experiencing"

“Since 2007, the people of Gaza have had their land, sea and air illegally blockaded by Israel. The blockade constrains the movement of Palestinians outside of Gaza, impeding their access to basic necessities like healthcare. Additionally, unemployment sits at more than 40 percent, electricity is only available for about six hours per day, and 95 percent of the water is undrinkable,” says Nils von Kalm

Films & TV

The Idol

The Idol tells the story of how Mohammad Assaf travelled from the Khan Yunis refugee camp in Palestine’s Gaza strip to the Arab Idol competition in Beirut. Since the film is based on real life and the outcome is famously known, the artistic challenge for the filmmaker was to present the story in a fresh way that keeps the viewer engaged,” says The Rev’d Dr Greg Jenks, who is the former Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem

Features

Anglican Board of Mission nurturing babies and mothers in Gaza hospital

An inspiring example is the partnership between Anglicans in Development and Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, particularly their child nutrition program. If you were at the hospital today, you might see a nurse in the paediatric unit named Hanan. She’s weighing a baby girl named Manna, the pride and joy of her mum, Heba. In Gaza many babies are born underweight, which is why Heba has brought Manna to Ahli Arab Hospital,” says ABM’s Robert McLean, while inviting readers to ABM’s national Lent appeal launch when Archbishop Hosam Naoum from Jerusalem will speak