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Palestinian Catastrophe Nears Completion in 2019

December 21, 2019

Palestinians marked the 71st anniversary of the Nakba in 2019. Seven decades of catastrophe, that has resulted in nearly wiping Palestinians out from the map. This year has seen the killing of 150 Palestinians and over 15,000 injured. Most of these injuries have incurred in Gaza, where Israel has been target shooting peaceful protestors in the legs. The result of the Israeli strategy has been…

US Congress Rejects to Support Deal of The Century

December 18, 2019

On Monday, the US Congress rejected a request from the Trump administration to release $175 million for his Deal of the Century. Earlier this year in July, the Palestinians boycotted the first conference held in Bahrain to discuss the Deal of the Century. The deal is seen to entice leadership with investment funds in exchange for relinquishing the right to self determination. This rejection by…

Israel imposes administrative detention on 4 Young Palestinian women.

December 17, 2019

Alaa Basher, Bushra al-Tawil, Shatha Hassan and Shuruq AlBaden arrested in the last week are being held by Israeli forces without charge or trial. Israel uses the label of Administrative detention to hold Palestinians as prisoners without informing them why they are being held or allowing them to stand trial. Further, being under administrative detention means the review of the cases of 4 women will…

Israeli Bulldozers Demolish a Paralyzed Palestinian Home in Issawiya

December 17, 2019

Hatem Abu Riala, was paralyzed when his his house was first demolished in 2009. In the early morning of Tuesday 17 December the Israeli forces re-demolished his home. The house in the neighborhood of Issawiya in eastern Jerusalem came under the attack of Israeli bulldozers. Palestinians living in Issawiya have been suffering Israeli police harassment, with regular checks and control of entry to their neighbourhood.…

Is Tory Election Rhetoric Stoking Islamophobia

December 6, 2019

Rhetoric around race and racism during elections in the victory of Donald Trump and the 24 June 2016 Brexit referendum has taught us a few things that should ring alarm bells for those concerned with race relations and the plight of minority communities. The 2016 referendum has brought to the fore that divisive rhetoric has material repercussions on minorities. The framing of Brexit debate was…

Make History – FOA Voter Registration Drive

November 7, 2019

The most important General Election for decades will take place on 12 December. With economic uncertainty, cuts to social services, a rise in Islamophobia and increasing censorship over holding Israel to account, it is important that you vote for the right candidate. To be able to vote you must be registered by 26 November. Let people in your community know this by distributing our Register…

Order your Freshers pack today!

September 27, 2019

Calling PalSocs… Get ready for Freshers with FOA’s Fresher’s packs! The pack includes Palestine badges, pens, wristbands stickers and Injustice Illustrated booklets. We also have merchandise for you to sell at your stall. Please email if you are interested in receiving these packs or merchandise, free of charge!

Palestine Expo 2019 Review

September 4, 2019

Palestine Expo 2019 was the biggest Palestine Event in Europe! Over 10,000 visitors attending this year’s expo to celebrate Palestine and show their solidarity against the occupation. Read our recap of Palestine Expo 2019 here

UK Lawyers for Israel’s attempt to stop “Palestine Expo”

July 2, 2019

Press Release: UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) claims on its website that Friends of al Aqsa has been “pressed to curb BDS content” at this weekend’s Palestine Expo. Friends of al Aqsa wish to make it clear that we have not received any such communication from any institutes, authorities or companies. Palestine Expo will take place on 6&7 July Olympia. UKLFI have made no attempt…

Palestine campaigning groups respond to bombing of Gaza

March 26, 2019

Palestine campaigning groups respond to bombing of Gaza and call for mass protests this Saturday 30 March Groups condemn the latest assault on the besieged Gaza strip as a “serious attack on the most densely populated area in the world” and call for support for a national day of action Campaigners highlight the string of bombardments on the Gaza strip that have taken place over…