From a message to the church by Tyler Knowles
Today (5/21/21), I received an email from the Executive Director, John Lent, of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem thanking donors for what has been contributed during the past eleven days of fighting in Gaza and in Jerusalem. He writes that more than 230 Palestinians in Gaza are dead, 65 of these are children. More than 2,000 Gazans are injured. In Israel, he writes, 12 are dead and hundreds more are injured from missile attacks.
The director of Ahli Hospital, Suhaila Tarazi, reports that the destruction in Gaza seems worse even than in 2014. He says 'Gaza is disappearing. The destruction is unimaginable.'
Almost 200 residential buildings have been destroyed and over 70,000 Gazans have lost their homes.
You can see why the purchase of each bottle of olive oil helps a little bit. If you want to do more, let me know and I will make sure it gets to the hospital. All that is given goes 100% directly to Ahli Hospital.
If you would like to buy a bottle of delicious olive oil (from Canaan, Palestine), let me know by email:
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or by text or a call to my cell phone (617-852-5765).