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World Humanitarian Day 2017 – Palestinians are #NotATarget

August 19th, 2017|

Each year we mark 19th August as World Humanitarian Day to pay tribute to humanitarian workers who risk-and often lose-their lives in service of others, as well as to garner support for those affected by crises taking place around the world. This year the focus is conflicts and the effects they have on the lives [...]

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. Enter Now 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 [...]

International Youth Day 2017-Youth Building Peace

August 11th, 2017|

12th August marks International Youth Day, of which the theme this year is ‘Youth Building Peace’. The day is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.   Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, there is an increased understanding that youth [...]

Interpal Qurbani: How it works

August 10th, 2017|

Eid Al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, is celebrated during the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, also known as Dhul Hijjah.  It is enjoined upon every Muslim who has the financial means to commemorate the action (of sacrifice) that Prophet Ibrahim (as) was prepared to carry out in the name of Allah (swt). This [...]

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2017

August 9th, 2017|

Each year, 9th August marks International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples-the theme of which this year is the celebration of its tenth year anniversary of observation. Indigenous peoples are at the forefront of struggles against oppression, corporate greed and climate change. Throughout history and across continents, indigenous peoples have been displaced, ethnically cleansed, and [...]

Al Aqsa Mosque and Palestinians’ right to religious freedom

July 24th, 2017|

Many of us have been watching and reading about the recent violence and insecurity in Jerusalem with heavy hearts. Jerusalem, known in Arabic as Al-Quds, is one of the oldest cities in the world, with a shared history between Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. For Palestinians, the spiritual and cultural significance of Jerusalem cannot be overstated. Al-Quds [...]

Nelson Mandela Day 2017

July 18th, 2017|

Remembering a legend-Continuing a legacy   “We know all too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians”-Nelson Mandela   It is almost four years since the death of Nelson Mandela, yet his legacy and message of tolerance and peace continue to resonate with millions across the world. Nelson Mandela Day, [...]

Gaza Blackout: How you can help

July 17th, 2017|

Gaza’s sole power plant was shut down on Wednesday due to a severe shortage in fuel, leaving its 2 million residents under complete blackouts for more than 30 hours at a time. The Gaza Strip requires 500 megawatts of power a day to keep its infrastructure and public health sector functioning. With 70 megawatts available [...]

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, [...]