Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted in Caritative action, Diocese, Local news, Parishes in Jerusalem and Palestine, Politics and society, Slide

Christmas gifts for Gaza’s Christians

Christmas gifts for Gaza’s Christians

Gaza – Caritas Jerusalem has launched a fundraising campaign in order to buy Christmas gifts for Christian families in Gaza.

Christmas celebrations are generally a festive time, an occasion to gather in joy and have a good quality time with our relatives. But for lots of families with financial difficulties, especially Christians in Gaza, this joy is missed.

There are about 350 Christian families living on this overpopulated piece of land, devastated by wars and constant blockade. Caritas Jerusalem has decided to launch a fundraising campaign entitled “From one family to another: Christmas gifts for Gaza” in order to give families the chance to live the festivity of Christmas. The organization hopes to raise an amount of 50 000 dollars, with which they will be able to buy gifts and distribute them on the 20th of December, after the mass which His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, will preside over.

Caritas Jerusalem has called people to show their solidarity and generosity in order for Gaza’s Christians to experience “the true spirit of Christmas”.

Manuella Affejee


Below you can find the bank details of Caritas, transfers can be made in euros and US dollars. Donations must be accompanied by the phrase “Christmas Gifts to Gaza families”.

For transfers in Euros:

BANK OF PALESTINE PLC. –BETHLEHEM BRANCH

P.O.BOX: 765 BETHLEHEM ‐WEST BANK VIA ISRAEL

BANK NO.: 89

BANK BRANCH NO: 450

SWIFT CODE: PALSPS 22

ACCOUNT NO.: 1379000

BENEFICIARY ACCOUNT: CARITAS JERUSALEM

IBAN No.: PS03PALS045013790000333000000 (EUR)

TEL: 972‐02‐2756300

FAX: 972‐02‐2765517

E‐MAIL: info@bankofpalestine.com

OUR CORRESPONDENT

EUR: DEUTSCHE BANK AG ‐ SWIFT CODE: DEUTDEFF

For transfers in US dollars:

BANK OF PALESTINE PLC. –BETHLEHEM BRANCH

P.O.BOX: 765 BETHLEHEM ‐WEST BANK VIA ISRAEL

BANK NO.: 89

BANK BRANCH NO: 450

SWIFT CODE: PALSPS 22

ACCOUNT NO.: 1379000

BENEFICIARY ACCOUNT: CARITAS JERUSALEM

IBAN No.: PS95PALS045013790000013000000 (USD)

TEL: 972‐02‐2756300

FAX: 972‐02‐2765517

E‐MAIL: info@bankofpalestine.com

OUR CORRESPONDENT

USD: CITI BANK N.A. ‐ SWIFT CODE: CITIUS33