Friends of Al-Aqsa

Friends of Al-Aqsa is a UK based non-profit making NGO concerned with defending the human rights of Palestinians and protecting the sacred al-Aqsa Sanctuary in Jerusalem. This vision is supported by various international groups and organisations. Friends of Al-Aqsa was first established in 1997 and now has an international support base.
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Global Aqsa Week returns to trend #LoveAqsa worldwide

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Join #AqsaWeek with children as young as five and use the #LoveAqsa hashtag to show your love for al-Aqsa.


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Israel bombs Gaza because of Hamas rockets?? 490 Palestinians in Gaza killed by Israel since the END of OPERATION CAST LEAD in 2009 Who is the Aggressor? Israel has said that it is stepping up its military assault on Gaza in 'response' to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. This is the lead into the story in every major newspaper and news channel, providing a justification for Israel's disproportionate violent attack on the Gaza Strip. Dozens of Palestinians have been killed from the last few days' air strikes. Cycle of Violence "There is a cycle of violence in which the Palestinians

Who cares about murdered Palestinian teenagers?

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Where is the condemnation for the killing of Palestinian teenagers? The discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenage settlers is deeply saddening and our thoughts and prayers are with their families. These deaths have been rightly condemned by the world. FOA calls on the global community and governments in particular to also condemn the killing of Palestinian teenagers by the Israeli army, many of whom have been killed with impunity. In the last month alone, these include: 18 year old Yusuf Abu Zagher, killed today (Tuesday 1 July) in the Jenin Refugee Camp 14 year old Mahmoud Dudeen, killed by Israeli

Shaykh Raed Salah Arrested in London

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Shaykh Raed Salaah, the most prominent Arab political leader from Jerusalem and defender of Masjid Al-Aqsa was arrested in London last night at the request of the Home Secretary Theresa May. He may now be deported. Shaykh Raed has worked tirelessly for years championing the rights of Palestinians both within Israel and the Occupied Territories. He has faced arrest and imprisonment on numerous occasions despite engaging in peaceful activities promoting Arab-Israeli and Palestinian human rights. TAKE ACTION Please call/email the Home Secretary Theresa May and request that she reconsider the deportation order. Please raise the following points: 1. Shaykh Raed

Nakbah Day 2011

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As Palestinians commemorated the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba, Israeli forces opened fire at several demonstrations killing at least 14 unarmed people. The Nakba of 1948 marks the loss of Palestinian land to the Zionist militia who then set up the state of Israel on Palestinian land. Ismail Patel, Chair of Friends of Al-Aqsa stated: “The use of such brutal force by Israel is a disgrace. This is no different to the brutal repression we have witnessed by other dictators in the region. The international community needs to ensure that it responds appropriately.” He further stated: “The Nakba marks the