Seven Questions – Three Voices – One Message

In view of the terrible events in Israel and Palestine, it is not easy to find appropriate words that do justice to the suffering on both sides. HEKS would therefore like to give space to the very personal voices of people with whom we are connected through our work. The voice of Avi Dabush, director of the HEKS partner organisation "Rabbis for Human Rights", who survived the Hamas attack in a shelter on his kibbutz. The voice of former HEKS staff member Amal Shanty, who lives with her family in the Gaza Strip. And the voice of Grossmünster pastor and HEKS Board member Christoph Sigrist, who promotes dialogue and prayer with Jewish and Muslim people.

We asked all three of them the same seven questions in November 2023. The answers show that the first weeks after 7 October 2023 were experienced in very different ways, and yet sometimes gave rise to similar concerns, but also to hopes. And they show that there are still voices between the increasingly hardened fronts.  


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After weeks of bombardment, the supply of drinking water, electricity, fuel, food and other basic necessities to the people of the Gaza Strip remains extremely precarious. HEKS/EPER is supporting the civilian population in need.


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