Gaza’s border slowly being resealed

By January 30, 2008

Gaza (MNN) — Israel's aid shipments are resuming into Gaza this week as Egypt reseals the border with Gaza. Under a 2005 international agreement, the Egypt-Gaza border was controlled jointly by Israel, Abbas' Palestinian Authority and European monitors.

Frustrations mounted when, combined with Israel's embargo, shipments of food, medicine and gas to Gaza were cut off in retaliation for hundreds of rockets being fired from the Palestinian area. Hamas supporters toppled the wall last week, allowing thousands to cross into Egypt and buy needed supplies for the first time in two years. 

SAT 7's David Harder notes that during this time, response from this region to their broadcasts has been steady. "There are people who are suffering and people who are spiritually thirsty and looking for answers. We know that when people are thirsty, often they cry out to God. We're thankful that we are able to bring answers from the Bible through our broadcasts, into not only Gaza, but into other places where people are suffering."

Harder says there are many obstacles to peace, but pray "for those of us that are serving these Christians, that we would have wisdom in the programs that we create, that we would be able to say the things that the Lord wants us to say not only to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in these very difficult locations, but also bring words of Christ's hope and love to those who are seeking peace."

SAT-7 works to provide the churches and Christians of the Middle East and North Africa an opportunity to witness to Jesus Christ through inspirational, informative, and educational television services.

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