The United Church of Christ’s General Synod and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly recently honored Al-Ahli Arab Hospital with a Global Ministries Award of Affirmation for its continuing work and commitment, even under extreme duress.
Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Gaza, provides health care in one of the most densely populated and de-developed places in the world – almost 2 million Palestinians, nearly three-quarters of whom are refugees, living with blockades and frequent military assaults.
Al-Ahli hospital has continued to serve the Muslims and fewer numbers of Christians in Gaza with medical care (often free of charge) in the most trying of circumstances, with frequent electricity outages and fuel shortages, depleted medical supplies, and even structural damage that is not easily repaired due to the denial of permission of construction materials entering Gaza. The courageous medical and professional staff persevere, remaining committed to their calling to provide care and hope, “delivered in a spirit of love and service.”
Anglican Missions has supported this hospital on several occasions over the years, the most recent being via our Emergency Appeal in 2018