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PalExpo is Back!

February 24, 2019

FOA are really excited to announce the return of PalExpo! We will be delivering another spectacular and groundbreaking experience set to be even more innovative and immersive than last time. The conference floor will host 5 rooms and over 50 leading speakers including, musicians, authors, prominent campaigners, scholars and political figures. You will see a few favourites from our first #PalestineExpo along with lots of…

The Launch Of Our Eurovision Campaign

February 13, 2019

The Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to take place in May and Britain is ready to take part. Eurovision is typically a festivity which introduces up-and-coming talent and brings people together to enjoy music. Eurovision has long been an event which ‘celebrates inclusion and tolerance’. However, this year the contest risks actively discouraging those principles. Eurovision 2019 is due to be hosted by Israel against a backdrop…

Online Booking Companies Still Involved In Settlement Activity

February 1, 2019

This week Amnesty International reported several booking websites have been facilitating business for illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Amnesty investigators have found the online companies are making profits from ‘war crimes’. The report further states this is ‘fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians’ which ‘perpetuate immense suffering’. Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor all allow tourists to book accommodation built on Palestinian territory online.…

Eviction Of Palestinians In East Jerusalem Continues

January 30, 2019

A Palestinian family in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem are facing eviction after their appeals for the eviction process to be frozen were rejected by Israel’s courts. The Sabbagh family moved to East Jerusalem in the 1950s after Israel expelled them from their homes in what is called the Nakba. The Sabbagh family are part of the over 70% of the Palestinian population that was displaced…

Terror Attack By Israeli Settlers Kills Hamdi Naasan

January 28, 2019

Hamdi Naasan a 38 year old Palestinian was killed on Saturday in an attack by Israeli settlers in the West Bank village of al-Mugheir. The rampage by the armed Israeli settlers led to the murder of Naasan who was shot in the back and the wounding of thirty other Palestinians. Ataf Naasan, a cousin of the murdered victim described the settlers as “firing randomly” with the intent…

UN: Settlements Are Crushing Hopes For A Viable Palestine

January 25, 2019

Israel’s illegal occupation has become more entrenched in the last year according to statements from the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov. Mladenov warned against the continued attempts to completely annex Palestinian territory in the West Bank. Israel’s Economy Minister, Eli Cohen, has recently publicly argued for this kind of annexation in the West Bank. The Special Coordinator also…

The Effects Of The Blockade On Gaza Are Worsening

January 22, 2019

Gaza’s health ministry has warned that hundreds of patients in the blockaded strip are in danger as Israel is continuing to block humanitarian funding from Qatar. The health ministry described a ‘catastrophic situation’ as fuel shortages left Gaza’s hospitals close to being unable to function. The Israeli state is currently imposing a blockade by air, land and sea of the Gaza Strip. The blockade involves…

Israel Continuing To Force Palestinians Out Of Jerusalem

January 15, 2019

More than 45 Palestinians are facing eviction from Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem as part of the continued displacement of Palestinians in the illegally occupied city. Settlers groups began to claim ownership of the land on which the Palestinian families had long lived after the 1967 war, registering the lands in their names in 1972, despite the Palestinian’s residency. This is despite Israel having no…

IDF Kills Two Palestinian Protesters In Gaza

January 14, 2019

Israeli military forces have killed two Palestinians protesting near the Gaza strip’s perimeter fence on the 11th January 2019, which prevents Palestinians from leaving the confines of the illegal blockade. After protests to the east of Gaza City, Israeli forces unleashed tear gas and gunfire on protesters, killing 43-year-old Amal al-Taramsi and fatally wounding 14-year-old Abed al-Raouf Ismail Salha. At least 25 other Palestinians were…

Israel’s Economy Minister Calls For Demolition To Be Accelerated

January 11, 2019

Israel’s Economy Minister, Eli Cohen, has called for the process of demolishing the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar to be accelerated. He also called for Area C, 61% of the Palestinian West Bank, to be annexed by Israel. The West Bank has already been under military occupation for over 50 years. The Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar lies in the West Bank, which is already…

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