Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society raising funds for humanitarian aid for Gaza

Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society raising funds for humanitarian aid for Gaza

Moscow, August 11, Interfax - The Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society (IOPS) has urged Russians to provide whatever help they can to the blockaded residents of the Gaza Strip. “Funds raised will be used to buy and send medication, baby food and foodstuffs to the Gaza Strip,” the IOPS said on its website. According to the organization, more ...

Gazans find sanctuary in ancient church

AL Monitor - 23/7/14 Gaza’s only Greek Orthodox Church canceled its Sunday prayers and opened its doors to hundreds fleeing the Israeli bombardment of the Shajaiya neighborhood. On July 19, Greek Orthodox Archbishop Alexius was reciting prayers to a small congregation in the only Greek Orthodox Church in the Gaza Strip. He was surrounded by the Byzantine-style icons hung ...

Egypt thwarts bid to attack Coptic church

7/1/13 The Egyptian army foiled a bid to attack a Coptic church in the Rafah border town with Gaza as the minority Christian community began celebrating its Christmas. Army units foiled the attack against the Rafah church, seizing a car packed with explosives and weapons, according to MENA news. Another car carrying masked men sped away as the ...

Gaza Christians long for days before Hamas cancelled Christmas

Christians in Gaza say they face intimidation and arrest over Christmas celebrations since Hamas took charge in 2007. Photograph: APAimages/Rex Features

Phoebe Greenwood in Gaza City 23/12/2011 Since the Palestinian Authority left the Gaza Strip, festive celebrations and displays of crucifixes have become taboo. When the Latin patriarch came to Gaza's Holy Family church to celebrate Christmas mass last week, he instructed a full house of Catholic and Orthodox families to pray for reconciliation. As the archbishop, Fouad Twal, ...

Israeli army to ease Christmas travel

20/12/2011 Jerusalem: The Israeli army announced special measures, on Monday, to ease the movement of Palestinian Christians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip from now till into January to allow for seasonal celebrations. The West Bank Christians will be allowed to visit Israel without any age limitations, the army said without saying how many would ...

IDF and COGAT to Make Accommodations for Christian Palestinians During the Christmas Holiday

Archive: Civil Admininstration Officer Meets With Dar-Almalkh Council Heads

14/12/2011 Today, head of the Bethlehem District Coordination and Liaison Office (DCL), Lt. Col. Iyad Sarhan, will host representatives of the Jerusalem and Bethlehem patriarchates. The visit is a part of the traditional conference for heads of Christian communities that occurs each year ahead of the Christmas holidays. The representatives that will participate in the conference are ...

IOCC Delivers Emergency Food Supplies to Children in Gaza

Baltimore, MD — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is providing fortified biscuits and milk for about 23,000 children in Gaza. IOCC expects to deliver these supplies by Saturday to the southern areas of Khan Yunis and Rafah. The conflict, now in its second week, has displaced more than 20,000 people from their homes.IOCC will also ...

IOCC Activities in Gaza

Baltimore, MD — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is providing fortified biscuits and milk for about 23,000 children in Gaza. IOCC expects to deliver these supplies by Saturday to the southern areas of Khan Yunis and Rafah. The conflict, now in its second week, has displaced more than 20,000 people from their homes.IOCC will also ...