Deaf in West Bank / Gaza

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People Name: Deaf
Country: West Bank / Gaza
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 37,000
World Population: 46,967,960
Primary Language: Language unknown
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 1.61 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Deaf
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

In the West Bank, the social stigma of being Deaf is a lot less than it once was. Education has improved for Deaf children and when they learn they learn well. Deaf schools are usually funded by NGOs and charities. More well-trained staff is needed.

There are more opportunities for education for the Deaf in Gaza than in the West Bank. The Mustafa Sadeq School gives free education and travelling help for the Deaf in Gaza.

Opportunities for education in primary and secondary schools are improving but university education and finding work is very difficult for the Deaf. Employment chances are improving however and there are now workshops for the Deaf.

Arabic Sign Language is used in Palestine. Islam is the main religion.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Deaf in Palestine are well looked after.
* Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.

Text Source:   Anonymous