I'm sure you are all aware of the new war efforts executed by the Israeli military in Palestine these last few days. As Christians, I believe it is our duty to speak out against violence and injustice, whether the perpetrator is a single person, or a militaristic, right-wing government such as Israel's.
Before anyone decides to defend the Israeli army's actions, consider this: Firstly, all humans are created by God, loved by God, and placed by God on earth for reasons only He knows.. Secondly, Palestinian Christians are equally targeted by the Israelis, who do not care to distinguish Muslims from Christians, terrorists from civilians, etc. Moreover, Copts residing in Palestine are also victims of brutal police oppression (the infamous 2018 incident at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre comes to mind).
So, what can we do about all of this? For Copts living in countries like the US, UK and Canada- write to your politicians and legislators, as your countries have the most impact in this matter!! For everyone else- attend meetings, protests, help spread information to change people's minds, donate to Palestinian charities, ask your priests and/or visiting bishops to speak on the matter, and alert as many people as possible as to what is going on. For far too long has the world (especially the West) turned a deaf ear to Palestinian cries for help.
The Coptic Church knows the meaning of oppression, martyrdom, and resilience like none other. For this reason, I plead with you to stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine in their long, painful struggle against aggression and annihilation.
As a conclusion, I will leave you with a quote by the late Pope Shenouda III: "We believe that the peace process must be reactivated, and that the Palestinian people must have its independent state and the right to return to its homeland."
May God bless you all