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FOA Jerusalem conference

January 30, 2018

London Jerusalem conference reiterates Muslim spiritual attachment to the holy city The Jerusalem conference which took place on Friday 27 January in London, organised by Friends of Al-Aqsa, sent out a resounding message Jerusalem is not negotiable by any Arab or Palestinian leader. Held in the wake of Donald trumps disastrous intervention on the status of Jersualem, wholly rejected by the international community at the…

Volunteer with FOA London

October 5, 2017

Get involved, Get active and Get campaigning! Want to volunteer for an NGO that campaigns for the human rights of Palestinians and freedom of Al-Aqsa? Maybe you love writing, designing or event organising and want to utilise your skills to build campaigns and raise awareness? Are you passionate about the Palestinian cause? Do you want to get involved in raising awareness of what’s going on…

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…

In Response to Questions from the Daily Telegraph

July 7, 2017

Dear Harry Yorke, Thank you for your questions. Before responding, I would like to make some points, which will also be posted up as an open letter on our website. If you take a cursory look at the Palestine Expo Schedule, you will see a list of speakers who span an international remit. Our speakers are Palestinian and Israeli; Jewish, Muslim, Christian and atheist, amongst…

In Response to Questions from the Daily Telegraph

July 7, 2017

Dear Harry Yorke, Thank you for your questions. Before responding, I would like to make some points, which will also be posted up as an open letter on our website. If you take a cursory look at the Palestine Expo Schedule, you will see a list of speakers who span an international remit. Our speakers are Palestinian and Israeli; Jewish, Muslim, Christian and atheist, amongst…