Eyewitness stories from the West Bank and Israel
Henley Quakers’ annual peace talk was held on 12 November. Some 25 people (Quakers, Henley townspeople and some from further afield) heard Nick Georges speak about his recent three months as a human rights monitor. Nick has recently returned from the West Bank and Israel, where he was a volunteer with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme of the World Council of Churches. After training, the volunteers accompany people in danger in occupied territories, and support Israelis and Palestinians pursuing a just peace. For example, Nick’s team witnessed demolitions of houses in the West Bank by the Israeli army, and spent time with a Jewish peace group in Israel.