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[Today's Prayer] Even in Ramadan, in the end there is a bloody conflict... Boy shot dead in East Jerusalem

A day after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan began, bloody clashes broke out in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, and a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead.

According to AFP on the 12th (local time), the Israeli border police announced that residents and police clashed at the Shu’fat Refugee Camp in East Jerusalem that day, and firearms were used in the suppression process.

"During tonight's violent disturbance, Border Police officers fired one round at the suspect who was causing danger by shooting fireworks in their direction," police said in a statement.

He added that Rami Hamdan al-Halhouli, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy who was shooting fireworks, was arrested after being shot and taken to the hospital.

However, Rami was confirmed dead shortly after. This is the first case of a Palestinian being killed by Israeli gunfire in East Jerusalem since Ramadan began the day before this year.

Shu’fat Refugee Camp is an area adjacent to the separation wall that separates East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel, and the West Bank, an area under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority (PA), and Israeli border police were stationed there.

To coincide with the start of Ramadan, Israel deployed hundreds of additional police officers to the Old City of East Jerusalem, where sacred sites for Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are concentrated.

Meanwhile, the war between Israel and Hamas continues in the Gaza Strip, Palestine, the stronghold of the Palestinian armed political faction Hamas.


While both sides are drawing lines, the United States and neighboring countries are trying to keep the spark of negotiations alive by continuing to persuade so that a ceasefire agreement can be reached even during Ramadan, but the results are minimal.

“Sadly, we cannot give any timetable at the moment. The situation on the ground is very complex. We are not close to an agreement,” Qatar Foreign Ministry spokesman Majed al-Ansari said at a press briefing on the 12th.

He said there are no signs of narrowing the differences between Israel and Hamas, but "we remain hopeful and are continuing to press for an agreement to be reached in the near future."

Source: Yonhap News

If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:6-7)

Heavenly Father of all nations, Ramadan has begun where 2 billion people fast and pray, and bloody conflicts continue to occur with many Muslims dying without knowing the truth.

We heard of bloody clashes also occurred in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem and that a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead.

Negotiations on an agreement to release prisoners before Ramadan failed, and the war between Israel and Hamas continues in the Gaza Strip, Palestine, the stronghold of the Palestinian armed faction Hamas.

God who hears the groaning in tribulation, help them find Jesus Christ and be saved through this tribulation.

As bloody conflicts and wars continue during Ramadan, please meet thirsty souls seeking true peace and true truth and provide them with true hope.

When Korean churches stand to pray together during Ramadan, let us see the works of many Muslims returning to Jesus.


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