People in Gaza are being subjected to a horrific aerial bombardment. Neighbourhoods are being destroyed and entire families have been killed.
This is an enormous humanitarian crisis. People are trapped in one of the most densely populated areas in the world with missiles raining down on them.
But you can do something to do help.
Visit Trócaire’s website where you can directly support their work https://www.trocaire.org/gaza-in-crisis/
Trócaire is meeting with the Irish Government tomorrow about the crisis. You might like to sign their online petition, and share widely – https://www.trocaire.org/gaza-in-crisis/
Here is an article written by one of Trócaire’s partners in Gaza, Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei who leads the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme – https://www.trocaire.org/news/this-must-end/.
You are also encouraged to gather in prayer from your home
How to participate
Light a candle and hold space in any way that feels right for you, for an hour this week. You may sit in quiet reflection, play some gentle music, read a little about the Palestinian people and their plight for justice, draw, write, pray, meditate. There is no right or wrong way, simply the intentional moving into connectedness with people in Gaza.
If you would like to share an image from your space or a message of support, we will collate these at the end of the week and share them with our colleagues and friends in Gaza, and with all of us who are offering solidarity and support.
If you can offer some time, please email Janet Twomey, Trócaire [email protected] and let her know the night and time that suits you.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the people of Palestine.