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Jewish woman joins accompaniers

At presstime in December, Ecumenical News International reported that the first Jewish participant joined the ecumenical accompaniers.

A volunteer from Britain, she will spend three months in Younen, where a permanent international presence protects Palestinians from attacks by militant Jewish settlers.

“She will live in the village, be with the people and help with things like the sheepherding,” says Larry Fatah, a spokesperson for the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.

Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan (and Palestine), said he was pleased to have “a Jewish participant in the EAPPI who joins in the human chain working for peace and justice in the Holy Land.”


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