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Financial Aid to Gaza Restricted by Israel

July 15, 2021

The Israeli military blockade of Gaza started in 2007. In practice, this means all imports and exports of goods, services and people are regulated. The Israeli siege has had a devastating effect on the region’s economy. The UN reports that over one million people in Gaza suffer from poverty and at least 65% of Palestinians under the age of thirty are unemployed. The people of…

Starmer’s Response is ‘Disappointing’

June 23, 2021

Dear Sir Keir Starmer MP, Whilst we are thankful for your reply to our letter, we remain nonetheless disappointed. You said you do not ‘’take our votes for granted’’ and you say that you’ll ‘’ensure that the interests of the community are respected and visible.’’ Yet you have failed to go beyond rhetoric in your reply to the two policy areas we identified as essential…

Nafisa Khuwais love for al-Aqsa as Resistance

June 23, 2021

“I just want to go to Aqsa. No matter how, I just want to go Aqsa.” These are the words of Nafisa Khuwais, a 68 years lady from Jerusalem. Since 2019, Israeli authorities banned Nafisa from praying in the al-Aqsa mosque, the holiest Muslim site in Jerusalem. Raised within the Holy City, Nafisa recalls how her “love for al-Aqsa mosque” started as a girl with…

The British Government’s response to Sanctions on Israel is woefully inadequate.

June 17, 2021

The government has, once again, demonstrated its failure to stand for the human rights of Palestinians. A petition calling on the government to introduce sanctions against Israel has passed 386,000 signatures at the time of writing. Unfortunately, instead of acknowledging the strong public support for sanctions against Israel, our government has instead attempted to justify its support for Israel. The response from the government to…

Press Release: Batley and Spen open letter to Keir Starmer

June 16, 2021

Dear Sir Keir Starmer MP, For over 40 years Muslim communities throughout the United Kingdom have supported the Labour Party loyally. In Batley and Spen particularly, through different leaders, times and political climates, our community has been amongst the most steadfast Labour voters anywhere in the country. We are writing to you today as representatives from different Mosques and Muslim organisations across Batley and Spen…

Flag March

June 15, 2021

Today is the annual, ‘Flag March’ when Israel celebrates its 1967 capture of East Jerusalem. Hundreds, if not thousands of right-wing Israeli citizens will parade with Israeli flags throughout the occupied East Jerusalem. The demonstrators will, march by Sultan Suleiman Road, before arriving at Damascus Gate. Demonstrators will chant, dance and sing patriotic songs in front of Damascus Gate walking into the Muslim Quarter. Initially,…

JOB: Palestine-Israel History Content Writer

June 9, 2021

Resources for Teachers and Children The position is project-based employment to last approx. 6 months.  Salary £14 to 18,000 [depending on expertise, qualifications and subject to meeting deadlines].  It can be remote but will need regular visits to the office in Leicester.     The role We are looking for a creative individual with strong writing skills to join us as a text, graphic and digital…

Films On Palestine

June 1, 2021

Films on Palestine for the summer holidays – we will be adding to this so please look back for more films. The Present (12) Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift on their wedding anniversary, but when living under occupation even a simple task is difficult.  Watch: Click Here 2. 5 Broken Cameras (15) Palestinian…

Volunteer with #TeamFOA

May 28, 2021

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Palestine: An Introduction and Your Role

May 28, 2021

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Time for British Government to listen to the 200,000 – the largest Palestinian Solidarity Demonstration in British History.

May 24, 2021

On Saturday, 200,000 people joined Friends of Al Aqsa in London for a historic national demo in support of the people of Palestine. A fortnight of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza led to the deaths of 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, with more than 1910 people injured. Widespread outrage across the world led to hundreds of demonstrations. In the UK, there have been over 80 protests…

Invite to set up Friends of Al-Aqsa Branch

May 24, 2021

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