Linking together for human rights

Wonderful concert to raise money for Abu Dis Health Centre

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Very big thanks to our wonderful performers from across Britain and Palestine who joined in the Songs for Palestine evening.  Each performance was a highlight! We were happy too to hear from Dr Abdullah from Abu Dis health centre, who told us about the difficult Covid situation in Palestine. He explained why they had put out an appeal for oxygen concentrators for Covid sufferers who were unable to be treated … Read More →

This is not right – Please write.

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 In late January,  a seventeen-year-old Palestinian youth was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier in Haris village in the West Bank), leaving a family and a village heart-broken, but (because this has often happened before) with no expectation that Israel will take any serious action in relation to this incident or to prevent the next one.  Palestinian families are always frightened about their  young people, because incidents like this … Read More →

Vaccine apartheid

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Vaccine apartheid – Please sign, share, write etc. COVAX have now promised Palestine about 20% of the vaccine it needs, some time during February – and Israel has at last agreed to supply vaccine for health workers – but Palestine needs more vaccine. The world’s current vaccine wars are shocking but nowhere underlines the situation of haves / have-nots as much as Palestine where the Israelis including the West Bank … Read More →

A happy picture and a sad memory.

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A group of young people from Abu Dis at Dar Assadaqa during their dabkeh training session in 2017, training as a dabkeh team called Jaffa and hoping that CADFA would be able to take them to dance in London. At the front is Ahmed Eriqat الله يرحمه who was their dabkeh trainer. The photo is from Ahmed’s Facebook and says he is in Camden Town – They were actually at … Read More →

Rest in peace Ahmed Eriqat | The Occupation is Deadly

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Rest in peace Ahmed Eriqat | The Occupation is Deadly (long read) Written 23rd June 2020 Ahmed, we will miss you. Many of us in CADFA who have been in Abu Dis over the past years remember you and your energy and your beautiful smile. We are angry and upset by your early death and the manner of your going. We will take your murder as a renewed reason to … Read More →

Oppose the annexation of the West Bank

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Also see our resources page on annexation here. The dispossession of the Palestinians is a clear human rights issue. Since it began, Israel has been expanding further on to Palestinian land and ignoring the rights of the Palestinian people.  For many years, there has been a confusion between the hopes of “two staters” who thought that one day there might be a Palestinian state next to an Israeli one and … Read More →