We are deeply saddened and concerned by the latest escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel. Events began just as Oasis of Peace UK joined delegations from all over the world for Neve Shalom-Wahat al-Salam’s (NSWaS) AGM, where we discussed the community’s vital work promoting peace and co-existence between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. We welcome the announced ceasefire and call on all parties to follow NSWaS’s lead and commit to a peaceful and negotiated future.