"Anglicans around the world were asked to offer special prayers on 30 September  for Palestinian Christians in East Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank, and for a lasting peace". The Episcopal Bishops in Jerusalem, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the World Council of Churches have all issued appeals for peace in the light of recent violence which has caused the death of more than 50 people in two days.
The planned Israeli settlement of Har Homa, on Abu Ghneim mountain, its adjoining by-pass road and an industrial/tourist complex, threaten to undermine the economic and social fabric of the Palestinian town of Bethlehem. The continuing process of confiscating land and settlement building in the Occupied Palestinian Territories violates the Israeli-Palestinian peace accords and poses a threat to peace. Virginia Woodward, of World Vision in Jerusalem, reports here about the experience of one Palestinian family earlier this year,"