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Interpal Annual Review 2016/17

October 11th, 2017|

2016/2017 has been a very busy time for us. Your support has made a difference to the lives of thousands of Palestinian refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Jordan. Thanks to your help, we’ve delivered financial aid, food aid, emergency relief and much needed medical equipment. You’ve enabled us to support students, improve [...]

All you need to know about Qurbani

August 15th, 2017|

What is Qurbani? Do I have to do it and why? Find out answers to the common Qurbani related questions below. Learn more about Interpal's Qurbani 2017 programme here. Gift your Qurbani to Palestine >> click on the questions below for the answers What is Qurbani? Qurbani means sacrifice. Every year during the Islamic month [...]

Win an exclusive Eid hamper!

August 14th, 2017|

Enter our free prize draw to win one of five bespoke Eid hampers by Mubarak London, the Muslim-friendly luxury hamper brand. Our exclusive Eid hampers contain: Cheese Wafers Mixed Nut Brittle Barfia Indian Sweets Cranberry and Raisin Toast Sarah Bunton Salted Caramel Bar Premium Box of English Breakfast Tea A Pack of Crystallised Sugar Swizzle [...]

Ticket giveaway for PalExpo

June 17th, 2017|

On the 8th & 9th of July, Friends of Al-Aqsa will be hosting Palestine Expo in London. The expo will be the biggest social, cultural and entertainment event on Palestine to ever take place in Europe. It will take place over 2 days and across 5 floors at the award winning Queen Elizabeth II Centre. [...]

Bearing Witness: The Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

June 7th, 2017|

Interpal’s ‘Bearing Witness’ Programme sends delegates, volunteers and staff members to its areas of operation in order to witness for themselves the humanitarian situation on the ground and the impact of Interpal’s projects in the region. In line with this, Interpal organised a women’s delegation to Lebanon from 14th-19th February 2016. The delegates included Abeda [...]

The Nakba Crossword

May 8th, 2017|

https://www.facebook.com/InterpalUK/videos/1690074417676061/   Which country hosts 2.7 million Palestinian refugees? What's the name of the UN body set up to aid Palestinians? What's the name of the savoury chickpea dip? Test your knowledge of the Nakba and the Palestinian people with our crossword puzzle! Download it here. Stay tuned for the answers - to be revealed [...]

Winter Appeal Update

January 16th, 2017|

As part of our 2016/17 Winter Appeal we distributed 2,000 winter clothing kits for refugee children in Rashidiyeh and Borj Al Shamali camps. Thanks to your generous donations we are able to continue distributing aid to school children in Lebanese refugee camps. To donate, call 0208 961 9993 or click the ‘Donate’ button [...]

Editorial: January 2017

January 9th, 2017|

The turn of the year is always a time for rest, reflection and resolution. As 2016 passes I would like to thank you personally for your support over the past twelve months and longer. Looking forward, the year ahead brings with it both challenges and opportunities for the international Palestine solidarity movement, not least because [...]

Madinah: City of Refuge

January 9th, 2017|

The Makkan Muslims were refugees. Our beloved Prophet ﷺ was also a refugee. Refugee crises continue across the Ummah today. The longest running refugee crisis in the world is that of the Palestinians. Their situation stands in stark contrast to that of the Makkan Muslims, who were welcomed into Madinah and given refuge, [...]

Cold hands, warm hearts

January 5th, 2017|

One of our Sponsorship Assistants reflects on the winter and her role in securing vital lifelines for children in need. It is mid-winter and the cold is the only thing on my mind. Before I make a start on my work for the day I notice an unusual flush creeping over my complexion. The hint [...]

Winter Aid Distribution – West Bekaa Refugee Camp

December 22nd, 2016|

On the 20th December 2016, staff from the Lebanon Field Office visited a Syrian refugee camp to deliver much needed humanitarian aid to those struggling to stay warm as the winter approaches. With thanks to Mrs. Parveen Tanvir and family, we were able to distribute aid to 70 families. We delivered mattresses, safe fuel, children’s [...]

Blacked Out

December 19th, 2016|

Power shortages and blackouts are common in Gaza, where outages can last for up to 12 hours a day. Without electricity, Gazans are effectively prohibited from carrying out basic functions at  school, at home and at work. Shrouded in darkness, the power outages are a constant reminder of the smothering effect that the occupation has [...]

Editorial: September 2016

December 14th, 2016|

As children in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan prepare for a new term, your kind generosity has provided school supplies, safe transport and fee support to struggling families. A regular school routine establishes stability and helps displaced and traumatised children feel a sense of community. However, with the occupation restricting the entry of 300,000 textbooks [...]

Editorial: October 2016

December 9th, 2016|

By Ibrahim Hewitt, Chairman of the Trustees As news that the latest attempt to break the illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip has, once again, been impeded by the might of the Israeli military, it is important to remember that the spirit of these women, and the Palestinians who eagerly awaited their arrival remains unbroken. [...]