Haifa – Home of the infamous Haifa Street, this central Sunni district has been the scene of heavy sectarian violence since the early days of the war. Dubbed “Purple Heart Boulevard” by American soldiers because of its many car bombs, the street and its surrounding area may be, aside from Sadr City, Baghdad’s most contested and violent neighborhood. *
Jan 2008 Update-
Prayer is working!!!
Excerpt from “World & News Report” article Posted January 10, 2008
For Haifa Street, a Welcome Calm
BAGHDAD – One year ago, Haifa Street’s high-rise apartments were the scene of some of the Iraqi capital’s heaviest fighting. Today, …In the Alawi market, a teahouse is still missing part of its roof, but locals are back playing dominoes and billiards. Three elderly men, their heads swathed in traditional red-checked scarves, sit drinking chai and discussing the day’s news. One of them says he feels “100 percent safe” in his neighborhood…
It’s not “Purple Heart Boulevard” anymore. Because prayer changes things!
Now we need to pray that the peace-loving Iraqis can hold on to what the troops have given them.
Touch this map and bless the people of Haifa in Jesus name,
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*Copy from the Council on Foreign Relations