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04 August 2006

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There is weeping and suffering among the people…

In 1998 David Gray from Woodbrooke and Michael Thompson arranged a party of twenty Quakers for a nature study tour of the Middle East


  • On 23 March, Phillippa Neave, who was working in Beirut for QPS, led us to the southern border of Lebanon with Israel, an area controlled then, as now, by Hezbollah and targeted by Israel


  • We visited Qana, the site of the first miracle of Jesus, where he turned water into wine for a wedding
  • In 1996 this had been the site of an international UNIFIL observer mission which suffered an Israeli military attack in which 118 people lost their lives
  • The village created a marble sarcophagus for each of the dead
  • Our party found some chairs and settled into prayerful worship

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