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Palestinians Defend Al-Aqsa Against all odds

July 28, 2017

Fourteen days after Palestinians reacted to the occupying Israeli forces draconian measures around Al-Aqsa, the Islamic Waqf have given their approval for Palestinians to enter the Al-Aqsa sanctuary. There is no doubt the Palestinians were not only in the forefront, but alone in confronting the Israeli measures. Israel used the shooting in the sanctuary as an excuse to further humiliate Palestinians by first demanding they…

#HandsOffAlAqsa Update

July 20, 2017

The continued draconian measures by the Israeli occupation resulted in shooting taking place within Al-Aqsa sanctuary. This resulted in the killing of 3 Palestinians and 2 Israeli security officers. Israel used the pretext of the shooting to deny access to the Al Aqsa sanctuary. For the first time since 1969 Al-Aqsa was shut for Friday prayers. Further, in order to create greater control over Al-Aqsa,…

Grave Concerns over Closure of Masjid Al-Aqsa

July 15, 2017

Following on from the Friday’s deadly shooting at Masjid al-Aqsa during which two Israeli police men, and three Palestinians were killed, Masjid al-Aqsa was closed off for Friday prayers. The closure has continued on Saturday, in what appears to be a form of collective punishment against all Palestinians and international visitors to the city. ‘We offer our condolences to the families of those killed. The…

Over 15,000 attend to begin new era for the Free Palestine Movement

July 14, 2017

Palestine Expo marks the beginning of a new era for the Free Palestine movement. Last weekend, Friends of Al Aqsa welcomed over 15,000 guests to the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in the heart of Westminster, London, for Palestine Expo. The biggest celebration of Palestinian life, culture and cuisine to ever take place in Europe. The feedback from speakers and guests alike has been phenomenally…

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PRESS RELEASE: Palestine Expo

July 8, 2017

Press Release Saturday 8 July 17 Palestine Expo arrives at the heart of London Friends of Al-Aqsa is extremely pleased to be hosting Palestine Expo at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster this weekend! We look forward to welcoming 7,000 people over two days, to celebrate all things Palestinian. Our dozens of speakers come from all walks of life. We have Palestinians, Israelis,…

Response to Jewish Chronicle Article

July 7, 2017

Jewish Chronicle’s desperate last attempt to undermine Palestine Expo, by falsely attributing a quote to a speaker. The Jewish Chronicle has made a last minute attempt to undermine Palestine Expo, the two-day event due to take place in central London this weekend. In the latest edition of the paper, South African speaker Shaykh Bham is falsely accused of saying ‘Jews are fleas’ in a lecture…

Jewish Chronicle’s desperate last attempt to undermine Palestine Expo, by falsely attributing quote to speaker

July 7, 2017

Jewish Chronicle’s desperate last attempt to undermine Palestine Expo, by falsely attributing quote to speaker The Jewish Chronicle has made a last minute attempt to undermine Palestine Expo, the two-day event due to take place in central London this weekend. In the latest edition of the paper, South African speaker Shaykh Bham is falsely accused of saying ‘Jews are fleas’ in a lecture available online.…

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Palestine Expo

June 27, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Department of Community of Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed Palestine Expo can take place at the Queen Elizabeth Centre on 8-9 July. We thank all our supporters for their assistance and look forward to welcoming you at the Queen Elizabeth Centre. Buy your ticket NOW. Use code FOA50 to receive 50% off.

Palestine Expo – The Show Will Go Ahead

June 26, 2017

Palestine Expo – The Show Will Go Ahead  On 8th and 9th July the Queen Elizabeth II Centre is due to host the biggest Palestine Event in Europe. FOA booked the venue in January 2017. But Mr Sajid Javid Minister for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) waited until 16th June 2017, to write to us to say he ‘is minded’ to restrict…

Support Palestine Expo!

June 17, 2017

Join Thousands to Support the Right to Help Palestinians Since Friends of Al-Aqsa launched Palestine Expo, thousands of people have come forward to support us. Palestine Expo on 8 – 9 July in London will be the biggest Palestine social, culture, and entertainment event to be held in Europe. However, we are facing a barrage of false and defamatory claims against us and need your…

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