Anti-Christian violence has increased, mostly caused by Islamic extremists, although Muslim-background believers face pressure from family, too. The authorities fail to uphold the rights of individual Christians, causing some to flee to safer areas. In Gaza, Christians are enticed into becoming Muslims, especially during Ramadan, with the offers of jobs, houses, wives and diplomas. Sometimes the approach is more violent. A Greek Orthodox monastery in Bethany, West Bank, was the repeated target of attacks, forcing the nuns to ask President Abbas to intervene.
- That churches will support vulnerable Muslim-background believers.
- For long-lasting relationships to be built through the reconciliation ministry, Musalaha, which brings together Palestinian and Messianic believers.
- For students at the Bethlehem Bible College preparing for Christian ministry and leadership.