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Gaza in a state of emergency: The latest fuel and electricity crisis leads to the closure of 16 clinics

February 6th, 2018|

Gaza is suffering a healthcare emergency. Imagine being forced to endure suffering and illness without of medication or anywhere to go to seek treatment to ensure your comfort and recovery. This is now the reality for thousands of people across Gaza, who in addition to their besiegement and the intolerable suffering it brings, are being [...]

The West Bank water crisis: 5 things you should know

January 29th, 2018|

The right to clean water and sanitation is a fundamental human right. As an occupying power, Israel is obligated under international law to ensure Palestinians’ basic need for water is met. Despite this, Palestinians are facing a water crisis of catastrophic proportions. Here are five things you need to know about the water crisis in [...]

Palestinians face another winter without basic healthcare

January 9th, 2018|

Thousands of Palestinians living with life-threatening and chronic health conditions are bracing themselves for yet another winter without access to the most basic healthcare. From cancer patients and the elderly to those with long-term disabilities, the lives of those in urgent need of treatment will be at even more risk as the winter months set [...]

Interpal’s Top Ten Moments in 2017

December 28th, 2017|

    Supporting families during Ramadan Your donations enabled us to support over 15,000 families during our Ramadan and Qurbani campaigns with much needed financial aid, staple food items, access to fresh clean drinking water, and much more.       Improving access to water for over 10,000 refugees With your help, we have delivered clean, safe drinking [...]

Violence and its effect on mental health among Palestinian youths

December 22nd, 2017|

Since 1948, conflict has been part of everyday life for Palestinians, with conditions worsening daily as the situation has escalated over decades. Most recently, with the announcement of the US Israeli embassy moving to Jerusalem, violence and unrest has escalated. The ongoing violence and its threat have a devastating effect on mental health-particularly among youth [...]

Editorial: January 2018

December 22nd, 2017|

Following Donald Trump’s announcement regarding Jerusalem, and the subsequent US veto of the UN resolution confirming the status of the city as occupied territory, a new phase of violence and uncertainty is engulfing the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. On the 30th anniversary of the First Intifada, we were once again seeing [...]

Gaza’s fuel crisis causing unthinkable hardship during winter months

December 11th, 2017|

As winter storms begin to sweep across the occupied Gaza Strip, Palestinians will be relying on no more than 4 hours of electricity a day. Gaza’s longstanding fuel crisis causes unthinkable hardship for families during the winter months. With its only power plant relying on Egypt for imported fuel, it has not run at full [...]

Palestinians Face A Daily Struggle to Stay in Jerusalem

December 11th, 2017|

US President Donald Trump ‘s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city is yet another way to attempt to legitimise Israel’s ongoing human rights abuses against Palestinians. Israel unlawfully annexed East Jerusalem in 1967 and since then, its Palestinian residents have been subjected to 50 years of human rights abuses, from home demolitions to forced [...]

Interpal Winter Appeal 2017: Give With Love this Winter

December 4th, 2017|

The winter months will bring even more hardship for Palestinian refugees. Without adequate shelter to protect them from the cold, wind and rain, thousands of vulnerable lives are at risk. Three years on from the Israeli assault on Gaza, 65,000 Palestinians are still living in makeshift tents and shacks after losing their homes. In the [...]

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2017

November 29th, 2017|

  The 29th of November marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People; a day set aside to commemorate the adoption of UN resolution 181 (II) on 29th November 1947, which provided for the partition of Palestine into two States. Seventy years on, the state of Palestine is yet to come into existence, [...]

After Balfour: the legacy of British policy in Palestine

November 2nd, 2017|

The UK government is preparing to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration with “pride” today. For Palestinians, however, the Balfour Declaration left a lasting and brutal legacy on Palestine, paving the way for decades of violence, mass displacement and occupation. The Balfour Declaration was a statement in the form of a letter from the [...]

5 things you should know about the Balfour Declaration

October 24th, 2017|

The Balfour Declaration was a statement in the form of a letter from the British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leading figure in the British Zionist community, written on 2 November 1917. The letter made it clear that the British government backed the establishment of a ‘national home for the Jewish [...]

International Day of Peace

September 21st, 2017|

Today marks International Day of Peace, which is observed to strengthen the ideals of peace around the world, and this year, the respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life. Last year, a record 65.6 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced from their homes as a [...]

Remembering the Sabra & Shatila massacre

September 20th, 2017|

"Sabra and Shatila Massacres" 1982-83, by Dia Al-Azzawi Saturday 16th September 2017 marked the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, when hundreds of members of the Phalange party (a Lebanese Christian militia), under the approving eye of Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, entered Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut. Over 3,000 Palestinian [...]