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War with Israel and Palestine

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine is influenced by historical conflicts, territorial disputes, political tensions, and differing religious beliefs, creating an intricate situation that is difficult to fully grasp. As the conflict continues to unfold, individuals are enduring the devastating consequences that no human being should ever have to face. Tragically, innocent lives are being taken, leaving a trail of unimaginable pain and suffering in its wake giving us who are safe a reason to share empathy with those who are suffering. Heartbreakingly, even the most vulnerable among us, the innocent babies, are being subjected to the horrors of violence, their lives tragically cut short before they even have a chance to experience the world. 

Lillian Dubisar, a student at Marshfield, believes that with the help of our community we can support those in Israel. 

“There are many ways we can spread the word, but the best way is to follow and support Palestinian journalists in Gaza,” said Dubisar. “They are being targeted and murdered for showing the truth, and we need to spread awareness. Another way to support is to donate to legit relief organizations and funds, as Palestinians are in need of urgent aid.” 

Dubisar wanted to make it clear that Israel has stolen Palestinian land, murdered entire bloodlines, and has targeted hospitals and homes over the difference in beliefs. Children are being recovered from rubble, left either traumatized or killed. It reinforces the shared belief that every individual  deserves to be treated with respect, dignity and fairness. It is important to stand up against injustice and work towards creating a world where everyone is valued and treated with kindness. 

Daniel and Anna Fox, Riverview Christian Fellowship lead pastor and his wife, had a personal experience with this ongoing conflict. 

“On October 3rd, 2023, my wife Anna and I were in Tel Aviv Israel starting a 14-day tour of Israel and Jordan,” said Daniel. “We were staying in Tel Aviv one day before the attacks happened. We witnessed a heaviness and heart ache from the Israelis and were able to pray for many while we traveled through Israel.”

The tour bus the Foxes were on was called the ‘prayer bus.’ There was a constant awareness of war and potential danger as they saw military tanks driving with soldiers to the Gaza Strip and also to the Syria border. 

“We heard jets flying overhead all night long while staying at the Sea of Galilee,” said Daniel. “It was an eerie experience.” 


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Maya Aguirre
Maya Aguirre, Distribution Manager
Sophomore Maya Aguirre is a second-year member of the 2023-2024 Journalism staff. She is also involved in the Marshfield softball teams, The Marshfield Upbeats, the largest 4-H club in Coos County, and participates in many clubs within school. Her love for church is her greatest passion, she enjoys meeting new people and building relationships with those around her. She enjoys photography almost as much as her church, she takes photography classes guided by professional photographers to get a taste of what it's like as a career. After high school, she plans to attend OSU for her love of agricultural engineering, as well as play college softball. She is very excited to be involved with the journalism staff and plans to continue throughout the rest of her high school years.
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