Linking together for human rights

Students’ visit to the UK!

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CADFA now has dates for the next Palestinian university students’ visit to the UK – end of Jan to early February. We’re working with students and others in the UK and our friends in the Bedford-Al Walaja group and looking forward to another exciting student exchange. Here is a short film made by students in both countries attached to a crowdfunder: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/students-together If you are from a university in the … Read More →

Brilliant visit – thank you to everyone who supported it!

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After so long in the planning, the Football 4 Freedom girls’ football visit from Palestine to the UK was wonderful. Thank you so much to hundreds of people who supported in donations, arrangements, attending matches and in so many other ways.  There were so many activities  in so many places – 13 schools, 8 public meetings, 2 football tournaments and many other matches, special meals, visits to all sorts of … Read More →

Warm welcome to the football visit

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  Now six days in to the Football 4 Freedom visit and what a packed programme. We’re very proud of the young visitors who have made a great start to their visit and equally grateful to our many, great friends who have helped in so many practical ways. There has been great football, some very interesting meetings with people young and old in schools and public meetings as well as a chance … Read More →

Football 4 Freedom girls coming next week!

A last week of preparations in both countries for the girl footballers from Abu Dis . In Abu Dis, they are preparing for travel and trying to imagine what we mean by ‘cold’… In London and the other places in England and Wales that the group will be visiting, plans for public meetings, football matches, school visits and more.. We do hope you have the chance to see them – … Read More →

A hundred days of hunger strike

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Ismail Khalaf  from Abu Dis has now been on hunger strike in Israeli jail for *100 days* protesting against administrative detention (imprisonment without trial).  He was put in jail for six months with no trial, and then when the Israelis renewed the term, still with no trial, he went on hunger strike in July. His parents and community are extremely worried – he has been living on salt water and taken … Read More →

Off to get their visas ..

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Wish it was as simple as that!  It would be if they were Israeli… NO… if they were Israeli they wouldn’t have to do all this working, paying, fingerprinting, waiting…. The  UK wouldn’t even ask them for a visa!! Meanwhile, our football girls are involved in the long process of getting a UK visa.  We were sent this photo yesterday when the girl footballers and coaches and their Abu Dis … Read More →