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Yaakov "Jack" Teitel
Photo from Shin Bet

A suspect has finally been arrested for the March 2008 bomb attack in the Jewish settlement town of Ariel that severely injured Ami Ortiz, the teenage son of a Messianic pastor (read the story). Yaakov "Jack" Teitel (37), an American-born man reportedly behind a number of other deadly terror attacks over the past decade, was arrested on October 7. Leah Ortiz, Ami's mother, told the Jerusalem Post, "We are relieved that a suspect has been arrested for the attempted murder which took place in our home a year and a half ago. As a family the past year and a half has been a struggle in every way."

Please pray for Ami as he continues to heal from the brutal bomb attack. For more information on the opposition facing Christians in Palestine, click here.

Country Information

Population
4,906,308 (July 2021 est.)

Religion (%)
Islam (88), Jewish (7.8), Christian (1.5), other (2.7)

Leadership
President Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank
Hamas in the Gaza Strip

Statistics: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Palestine

Pray not only for the peace of the land, but also for both Jewish Israelis and Palestinian Arabs to meet the Prince of Peace, as it is through Him alone that any meaningful reconciliation will come.

Pray Palestinian Christians who remain will stay strong in both their Christian faith and in their commitment to live out the gospel in very difficult conditions.

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