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Israeli Airstrikes Kills Children in their Home

May 20, 2021

Relentless bombardment continues in the besieged Gaza strip, where two-thirds of the population are Palestinian refugees. With no place to escape, the indiscriminate bombing has seen the death toll climb hourly. This has included the elderly, children and the disabled. Israeli warplanes have destroyed hospitals, schools, and more recently, the only COVID-19 medical facility in the coastal enclave. The Israeli attacks have resulted in over…

The Human Story Of Gaza

May 20, 2021

In this mayhem, I want to share a story about my dearest friend Duaa’ Hitta, 38 years old. She was an architect who had three sweet young children. On Monday night 17 May, while she and her family were sleeping, the Israeli occupation forces, without warning, struck their home and neighbouring residential buildings with missiles. The Israel bombing killed 42 people. These bodies were dragged…

What can I do for Palestine?

May 14, 2021

1. Lobby Government A] Sign our petition calling on the British government to stop issuing military Arms equipment sales license to Israeli companies. Take Action: Click here B] Write to your MP to condemn and impose sanctions on Israel for the attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque. Take Action: Click here 2. Support protests taking place around the country. For the next Protest: Click here Follow Friends…

Gaza – Social media becomes an Emergency network

May 14, 2021

“Guys, pray for my mum! pray for  my mom! our house has been bombed” – this voice message in tremor and panic will never leave my memory. It was a message left by our friend Rewa to our students WhatsApp group. Since May 10, our group of 212 friends on WhatsApp has been transformed from discussing academic matters, to a source of information about bombings,…

Nowhere To Go But The Sidewalk: Sheikh Jarrah Evictions

May 6, 2021

With a tired face and tearful eyes, 60-year-old Maryam Al Ghawi stands in front of her home in which she spent the most beautiful years of her life. Sadly, she looks at the house from the outside and re-lives her past filled with beautiful memories and painful events. She holds a sign saying “This is my house, the Ghawi’s house”. This is all she can…

PETITION: Starmer Stop Undermining Muslims and Freedom for Palestine

April 24, 2021

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PRESS RELEASE: Campaign launched to Boycott Israeli Dates

April 1, 2021

Two weeks before Ramadan begins, Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA) has launched a social media drive to encourage Muslim’s boycott Dates from Israel. There are around 3 million Muslims in the UK and thus it is not surprising the sales of Dates are particularly high during Ramadan.  Israel exports nearly £28million of dates to the UK making  it the second largest importer. Most popular is the Medjoul…

Job Vacancy: Research and Digital Communications Assistant

March 31, 2021

A position has become available within FOA, a leading NGO working for the human rights of Palestinians and promoting the sacredness of Al-Aqsa Sanctuary. This is initially for a 1-year period. The right candidate will be dynamic and conscientious, and able to take the initiative to help us continue campaigning successfully. Research and Digital Communications Assistant Our team requires a research assistant who will be…

Support #CheckTheLabel Campaign

March 30, 2021

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PRESS RELEASE: Aqsa Week Goes Global

March 13, 2021

Aqsa Week launched by UK NGO Friends of Al-Aqsa  received world wide support including from government departments and prominent institutions . Aqsa Week was held between 6 to12 March 2021 to coincide with the Night Journey (al-Isra Wal-Miraj on 11th March) to encourage the love of Masjid Al-Aqsa and bring attention to the Palestinian cause.   This year FOA partnered with AMP (American Muslims for Palestine)…

Women in Palestine Rising up to the Challenge of Defending Al-Aqsa Sanctuary

March 8, 2021

With severe restrictions on men to enter Jerusalem and the Holy Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa, Palestinian women are gallantly taking their places in protecting it from extremist Israelis. The extremist routinely and regularly enter Al-Aqsa Sanctuary with the protection of Israeli security services. On occasions these trespassing has resulted in the defiling of the Holy Sanctuary and even physical attacks. To safeguard the Aqsa Sanctuary, Palestinian…

The Struggle for Freedom by those Disabled by Israel Continues

February 17, 2021

Palestinians show relentless resilience to the brutality of occupation and even after being handicap their aspirations for justice and freedom continues. The long years of Israeli occupation that is marked by aggression and violence have left thousands of Palestinians physically disabled in one way or another. However, despite the tragedy what is notable is that the spirits of these Palestinians for the struggle to free…