Letters from Palestine
Gill served on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) with colleagues from Sweden, France and Germany. They lived in the Palestinian controlled section of the ancient city of Hebron.
Their main role was to accompany Palestinian children attending Cordoba school, which is located in the Israeli controlled section of the city, on their way to and from the school. The children and teachers have frequently been physically attacked by extremist Jewish settlers who want to take over the city.
The team also spent two days a week providing protection by presence to the people of Susiya who also come under frequent attack by settlers. Susiya is a village in the South Hebron hills consisting of tents erected after the Israelis demolished their homes in 1986 because it was next to an archaelogical site.