|Leader||President Mahmoud Abbas|
|Population||5 053 000|
|Government||Federal Parliamentary Republic|
Christians have lived in the Palestinian Territories (Gaza Strip and the West Bank) since the first century AD. They now make up 1% of the population. Traditional churches are hesitant to accept new Christians who have left Islam to follow Jesus as it could upset the Islamic community. The struggling economy and the fear of Islamic extremism has caused many Christians to leave.
Pray: For jobs so that Christians can remain in the Palestinian Territories and be a witness.