We welcome the news that a deal has been agreed for a four-day ceasefire allowing for the release of 50 hostages and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
CAFOD is working with Christian, Jewish, Muslim and secular partners in occupied Palestinian territory and Israel to mitigate disruption to Palestinian families’ daily lives in the West Bank, help poor families in Gaza meet basic needs and support Arab Israeli women to secure fair employment.
During his visit to the Holy Land, Pope Francis spoke of the “insecurity, the violation of rights, isolation and the flight of entire communities” and declared that “the time has come to put an end to this situation which has become increasingly unacceptable.” At the same time he strongly condemned violence and terrorism, and called for peaceful coexistence between Jews, Christians and Muslims, and an end to all forms of discrimination based on race or religion.
CAFOD in occupied Palestinian territory and Israel
CAFOD is working with Christian, Jewish, Muslim and secular partners in occupied Palestinian territory and Israel to:
mitigate disruption to Palestinian families’ daily lives in the West Bank, especially through legal challenges to house demolition, land confiscation and violent attacks
help poor families in Gaza meet basic needs and improve their coping strategies
defend the human dignity of migrant workers and asylum seekers
support Arab Israeli women to secure fair employment and lift their families out of poverty
support young people to develop their talents, engage actively in society, and work confidently and constructively to promote freedom of expression and respectful dialogue
stand in solidarity with all Israelis and Palestinians working for peace with justice.
News about our work in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel
We are devastated to share the tragic news that several staff members at one of our local partners operating within Gaza have been killed.
Our local partners are actively responding and providing urgent humanitarian aid to those in need. Your donation today will make a massive difference to those caught up in the conflict.
Calls from thousands of CAFOD supporters for the UK government to push for a ceasefire have been shared with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
CAFOD has joined Christian Aid and Church leaders to call for an immediate end to the violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.
Today Pope Francis is holding a second day of prayer, fasting and penance for world peace, as the situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continues to escalate.
We are shocked to hear from our partner at Caritas Jerusalem that a staff member along with her child and husband were killed when the hall adjacent to the St Porphyrios Church in Gaza was struck.
CAFOD launches appeal for crisis in Israel and occupied Palestinian territory and urges civilians to be put first
CAFOD has launched an appeal following the escalation of violence in Israel and occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), and the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
We, at CAFOD, are joining the calls of faith leaders from around the world, including Pope Francis, who have called for an immediate cessation of all violence.
At a kindergarten in northern Israel, experienced teacher Nijme helps children with language delay to care for our common home.