|Leader||President Mahmoud Abbas|
|Population||4 928 000|
|Government||Federal Parliamentary Republic|
The dynamics of Christian persecution in the Palestinian Territories are complex. Christians are squeezed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, their ethnicity causing many restrictions from the Israeli side and their religion putting them in a minority position within the Palestinian community. The territories are effectively under different governments. The West Bank’s ruling Fatah party is formally based on secular principles and Christians enjoy several rights. Though Christians are largely tolerated by Islamist Hamas, the rights of Christians are neither upheld nor protected in Gaza. The total number of Christians has been decreasing in both areas over time due to emigration and lower birth rates.
You can pray Luke 2:14:
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favour rests.”