Crisis in Gaza as power cuts threatens Palestinian lives

June 23rd, 2017|

For many Palestinians, living with limited electricity has become an everyday norm. However, recent news of further electricity cuts would have a disastrous impact on the lives of Gazans. Gaza currently receives on average four hours of electricity per day. A further reduction requested by the president of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA), Mahmoud Abbas, [...]

This month, Palestinians mark 50 years of occupation and 10 years of siege

June 21st, 2017|

  This month, Palestinians are marking 50 years of the Israeli occupation and a ten year siege on the Gaza Strip. The occupation Over the decades, Palestinians have witnessed failed peace talks, Intifadas, settlement building, bombardments and an ongoing erosion of their human rights. They have seen thousands killed, thousands more arrested and detained and [...]

Who wants to be a millionaire?

June 20th, 2017|

    The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, (i.e. 83 years and 4 months). –Quran - Al-Qadr (Power) 97-3   1,000 Months = 30,416 Days   Akhira (Yourself) – 1 Million £33 = £1,003,751.10 (33 x [...]

World Refugee Day 2017-The Palestinian Refugee Crisis 69 years on

June 20th, 2017|

  Each year, 20th June marks World Refugee day; a day in which we commemorate the courageous spirit of refugees everywhere whilst highlighting their plight and advocating for their rights.   Refugees worldwide Conflict, persecution and natural disasters forcibly displace families each year and force many to seek refuge in neighbouring or distant countries. Worldwide, [...]

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. [...]

World Day against Child Labour 2017: ‘In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour’

June 12th, 2017|

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) established the World Day against Child Labour, to be commemorated each year on 12th June, more than 15 years ago. This year, the theme of the day is: ‘In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour’. This day serves to highlight the issue of child labour and put forward [...]

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 [...]

Interpal raises over £70,000 in aid of Palestinians on 69th anniversary of the Nakba

May 17th, 2017|

On 13th May, Interpal held its annual Nakba Narratives Dinner at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, to commemorate the Palestinian Nakba which began 69 years ago in 1948. Hosted by Faraz Yousufzai, the event was attended by our amazing partners, supporters and donors. Guests were treated to a surprise performance by Isam Bachiri of Outlandish [...]

The Nakba Crossword

May 8th, 2017|   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 [...]

Interpal Delegation to Jordan

May 4th, 2017|

Early in April, An Interpal delegation visited its Field Office staff in Jordan to showcase the work they are continuing to carry out to help displaced Palestinian families. The delegation visited various Interpal supported organisations that help both Palestinian and Syrian refugees, including schools, orphanages, medical clinics and a local women’s organisation. The delegation found that [...]

Hala’s Fun Day

April 28th, 2017|

"My name is Hala and I’m 9 years old. I live in Gaza City and I’m in 7th grade. I’m excellent at my studies, last semester I got 98%. I want to study to become a teacher one day. I live with my parents, my brother and my two sisters in a rented house. The [...]