This Eastertide your generosity will restore critically needed surgical care at St. Luke’s Hospital in Palestine

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
Posted Apr 11, 2022

Palestinian families living under occupation in the West Bank face daily struggles and indignities – finding steady work in a weak economy, securing an adequate education for their children, dealing with checkpoints and barriers that restrict movement, avoiding conflicts with Jewish settlers, accessing quality healthcare.

A bright spot of hope in the northern West Bank city of Nablus is St. Luke’s Hospital, the hospital owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

Every suffering family in Nablus knows that St. Luke’s welcomes everyone. They seek out this Christian hospital, knowing they’ll receive expert care and be treated with dignity, regardless of their ability to pay.

In December 2021 the failure of a 20-year-old anesthesia machine in one of the hospital’s two major surgery suites cut its capacity to perform operations in half. Doctors at St. Luke’s now are forced to delay crucial surgeries for people who do not have the means to obtain care elsewhere, placing their lives and their families in peril.

This Eastertide American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) invites you to help to raise $42,000, the full cost of a new anesthesia machine.

Dr. Walid Kerry, general director of St. Luke’s, is passionate about the hospital’s responsibility to care for its neighbors, “We are the only church hospital in the West Bank and give medical care to everyone who asks regardless of religion or ability to pay. We are proud that we are here — 600 Christians out of 300,000 people in the greater Nablus region. We hope and pray our American friends can provide our hands with the tools to help us heal our community.”

A gift of any amount will expand St. Luke’s capacity to heal some of the world’s most vulnerable families.

Learn more about the ministry of caring performed by our brothers and sisters at St. Luke’s Hospital at

Your gift will make a difference in the lives of those who live where Jesus himself healed so many. Click here to make a secure online gift.

AFEDJ is a nonpolitical, nonsectarian 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to transforming lives of the vulnerable and displaced in the Middle East through support of the schools, hospitals, and centers for children with disabilities that are owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Syria and Lebanon. Learn more at