Palestinian Arabs are considered Levant Arabs. Levant Arabs are originally from an area between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean; they are comprised of Jordanian, Iraqi, Chaldean, Syrian Arabs. Palestinian Arabs live in villages or settlements yet hold onto their tribal roots. Palestinian tribesmen are known for their distinct clothing which separates them from other villagers. Palestinian Arabs are usually led by sheiks, religious experts. Community and social life are important to the Palestinian Arabs, as they enjoy daily coffee breaks where they will sit on the ground and drink coffee together from cups without handles.
Most Palestinian Arabs are devout followers of Islam. There are over 10.7 million Palestinian Arabs in Eurasia, with very little Christian presence among them. The Evangelical presence is around 0.3% among the Palestinian Arabs, with most having never heard the gospel message in their lives.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
When Palestinian Arabs choose to follow Jesus, they must count the cost and may lose family, employment, and even their lives. Faces of Eurasia shares a story in which a woman, Khawla, was caught by her husband listening to an audio Bible. Her husband attempted to kill her and slashed her chest with a knife. Khawla survived and many hospital patients heard the message of the gospel for the first time. She was able to forgive her husband and a very miraculous event took place. To read the full story visit: Faces of Eurasia: Audio Bibles for Palestinians.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
The goal of Live Dead is to plant churches among unreached people groups. They advocate for those without access and mobilize students, families, and adults to reach those with least access.
To join in reaching Palestinian Arabs visit Live Dead Origins.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- Pray for Muslim women like Khawla, who upon hearing the Gospel find hope, love, and redemption.
- Pray for boldness and wisdom for the few Palestinian believers in Eurasia.
- Pray for God to call more workers to plant churches among Palestinian Arabs and to disciple Palestinian Arabs.
- Pray for the establishment of a strong national church among the Palestinian Arabs in Eurasia, where discipleship and evangelism are strong and where the gospel spreads to neighboring countries and people groups.
Interested in more opportunities? Visit the Wide Open website.