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Ecumenical Accompaniment in Palestine and Israel

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Programme Data Last Updated: 14/07/2022

IATI Identifier: GB-CHC-285776-PAL051


The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) was organised in response to a request by the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem (including the Latin Patriarch, the Custos of the Holy Land, and several other Catholic leaders), through the World Council of Churches, to ensure an international presence within Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank. Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) co-ordinates EAPPI in the UK and Ireland. Each year a number of Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) from Britain and Ireland are recruited and given training in non-violence, personal safety, and how to document human rights abuses. They then serve in Israel-Palestine for three months. Their presence provides some protection to vulnerable communities, and while in post they do what they can to monitor and report human rights abuses, and support Palestinians and Israelis working together for peace. A large part of their work is just to enable people to go about the daily routines of everyday life without disruption: hold-ups and lengthy delays at checkpoints apply even to patients going to hospital and teachers travelling to schools, but the intervention of an EA can often resolve the difficulty. On their return to this country the EAs undertake speaking tours to give a first-hand account of their experiences, and to advocate a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict through an end to the occupation, respect for international law, and implementation of UN resolutions.

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  • Quaker Peace and Social Witness

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