‘RCCG stands with Israel’ — Adeboye reacts to conflict with Hamas


Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has reacted to the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict which broke out on Saturday.

Information Nigeria reports that as the war enters its fifth day, scores of innocent civilian lives have been reported dead.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Israeli strikes had since destroyed more than 22,600 residential units and 10 health facilities and damaged 48 schools.

Hamas, formally the Islamic Resistance Movement, is an Islamist political and military organization currently governing the Gaza Strip of the Palestinian territories, headquartered in Gaza City.

Mohammed Deif, Hamas military commander, had said the attacks were a reprisal for Israel’s “desecration” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Deif alleged that Israel killed and wounded hundreds of Palestinians this year.

Reacting via X, the renowned cleric, who noted that his prayers are with the people of Israel, said,

“Hello my beloved brothers in Israel, I want you to know that we are praying for you, that all members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God all over the world are standing by you at this critical moment.

“The almighty God, the only one of Israel, will give you absolute victory and give you permanent peace from now on in the mighty name of Jesus.

“It is my prayer for all our brethren in Israel that the Almighty will grant YOUR absolute peace from now on in Jesus name. #Israel #peace.”

Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine has raised concerns about the safety and well-being of Nigerian pilgrims.

In a statement signed by the CAN President, Daniel Okoh, on Wednesday in Abuja, the Christian body advised that the airlifting of Pilgrims be suspended until normalcy returns in the area.

“Furthermore, the ongoing war holds significant implications for Nigeria’s faith communities.

It is crucial for religious leaders and communities in Nigeria to actively promote understanding, compassion, and peaceful coexistence among diverse religious groups.

“We must resist the temptation to allow this conflict to deepen divisions or inflame religious tensions within our nation, Nigeria,” he said.

Okoh also appealed for an immediate cessation of hostilities and violence between Israel and Palestine, appealing to both parties to embrace dialogue and diplomatic solutions to end the war.