Pray for the West Bank and Gaza

Learn about and pray for the West Bank and Gaza in just 5 minutes per week!

Receive one email per week for 13 weeks about their history, geography, persecution profile, and largest unreached people groups.

Specific prayer points are included in each email.

Introduction

Located west of Syria and Jordan, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank are some of the world’s most contested lands. The West Bank, situated between Israel and Jordan and bordering the Dead Sea, holds historical significance, with Jericho being one of the world’s oldest cities.

Since Israel’s formation in 1948, Palestinian life has been marked by conflicts, leading to mass displacement. Sixty-one percent of Palestinians live in exile, with only five million remaining in the region.

The Gaza Strip and West Bank have a complex history, from Ottoman rule to British Palestine. Violent confrontations between Jewish and Arab communities escalated, leading to the 1948 Israeli War of Independence. After the Six-Day War in 1967, both territories came under Israeli military occupation, resulting in high unemployment, poverty, and limited access to essentials.

Palestinian Christians face persecution from radical Islamists and Israelis, while their dwindling numbers reflect a challenging environment. The hope for peace and reconciliation remains amidst the strife, a prayer for all.

Read on to learn how you can pray for the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

 

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Map of the Middle East with a pin in Gaza

Fast Facts

Capital City: Jerusalem (claimed)

Population: 5.4 million (99% unreached)

People Groups: 12

Unreached People Groups: 8

Frontier People Groups: 2

10/40 Window: Yes

map of people groups in Palestine

Major People Groups: Palestinian Arab (89%), Israeli Jew (9%)

Major Religions: Islam (85%), Ethnic Religions (10%)

Language: Arabic, Hebrew, English

GDP Per Capita: $6,220

Literacy Rate: 98%

Did you know? The West Bank is home to Bethlehem and Jericho.

The Gaza Strip has 50% more people than Manhattan and is about 6 times the size of Manhattan.

Pray for the unreached people groups of the West Bank and Gaza

Below are the 8 unreached people groups of the West Bank and Gaza Strip:

 

Name Religion Population
Palestinian Arab Islam 4,753,000
Israeli Jew Ethnic 458,000
Deaf Islam 40,000
Levantine Bedouin Islam 29,000
Syrian Arab  Islam 15,000
Adyghe Islam 4,800
Samaritan Ethnic 1,100
Domari Romani Islam 700

 

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