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July 2018

What We Do

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What We Do

Advocacy and Awareness

From female-led exchange visits in the West Bank, to supporting the Russell Tribunal on human rights abuses against Palestinians, Interpal continues its advocacy projects to raise awareness of the worsening situation for Palestinians. Interpal’s aim is to continue to build a durable foundation for Palestinian human rights.

As one of the leading British charities working on the Palestine issue, we recognise the importance of increasing awareness of the injustice suffered by Palestinians, promoting Palestinian voices and supporting advocacy that benefits people on the ground. Interpal has supported an array of projects that highlight various issues. From supporting campaigns tackling ethnic cleansing to funding school competitions; Interpal has been at the heart of raising awareness for the plight of the Palestinian people.

In February 2013, a cross party delegation of MPs and staff visited the Gaza Strip to bear witness to the situation on the ground. Jeremy Corbyn MP, Philip Hollobone MP and Sarah Teather MP visited Interpal projects, met with beneficiaries and spoke to our field office about the needs and interventions carried out by Interpal. We organised the visit to highlight the dire situation caused by the ongoing siege and violence, as well as to allow British MPs to speak directly with Palestinians and hear about their lives.


Interpal’s call to action

There are many ways you can advocate for the rights of Palestinians.

  • You can start by joining our mailing list to stay up-to-date on recent events in the Occupied Territories and surrounding refugee camps, as well as Interpal’s upcoming advocacy or awareness raising projects.
  • You can also check out the following links for the latest campaigns and advocacy projects across the web.
    Interpal is not responsible for the content of external websites.
1. War on want

“War on Want fights poverty in developing countries in partnership with people affected by globalisation. We campaign for human rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice”

2. Palestine Solidarity Campaign

“The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) campaigns for peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of international law and human rights & against all racism”

3. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

“The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is a human rights and peace organization established in 1997 to end Israel’s Occupation over the Palestinians”

4. Al-Haq

“Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation based in Ramallah, West Bank. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)”

5. Addameer- Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

“Addameer (Arabic for conscience) Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution that works to support Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons”

You can write a letter to your MP and encourage them to support the rights of Palestinians at the policy level.
For a template letter about the current situation in Gaza click here.


Interpal’s supports the following projects

Contributing towards an advocacy campaign aimed at tackling the ethnic cleansing and home demolitions happening in Silwan, occupied East Jerusalem.

Supporting twinning activities and cultural exchange visits to strengthen links between places in the occupied Palestinian territories and Britain.

Funding the Annual Al-Quds Forum Schools’ Competition in Jordan, which aims to raise awareness and promote a better understanding of the position of Jerusalem from cultural and human rights perspectives.

Contributing to the Russell Tribunal which was set up to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine and advocate for the respect of human rights and international law by Israel.

Supporting greater understanding through our ‘Bearing Witness Programme’ to encourage visits to the field and view the situation first hand for interested parties.