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Tuesday 15th May 2018 was Nakba Day and the killing fields of Gaza where 58 Palestinians were shot dead, make every Palestinian remember what this means more acutely than ever. 70 years ago 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes, creating the world’s longest-running refugee problem.
Israel declared statehood amid this violence and ethnic cleansing. Palestinians were forced out of their cities, town and villages, 400 of which were utterly destroyed. 4 million acres of land was stolen. The protestors who were shot dead and maimed in Gaza recently are a product of this injustice.
80% of the 2 million Palestinians in Gaza are refugees and their descendants from 1948 as well as from Israel’s invasion and occupation of what was left of historic Palestine in 1967. They live in a 25-mile long piece of land. It is known as the biggest prison in the world.
Young people in Gaza have been the innocent victims of three wars since 2009 and many have experienced acute trauma. The ongoing Israeli blockade, dense overcrowding, a shattered infrastructure and high unemployment means that many lack any real hope for the future.
Open The Borders
Under blockade since 2007, 1.8m people live in Gaza – a besieged strip of land where there have been three wars in 6 years, where 50% of the population are children, where unemployment runs at 40% and where 80% of the population are dependent on humanitarian aid to survive.
Please watch our short film — 'Open The Borders'
Money raised from this appeal will go to our partners NECC and Al Ahli Hospital’s psychosocial work which supports children and young people, helping them to address their trauma and despair, to help them channel their anger in constructive activities that promote life, while still calling for an end to the blockade.
Please give what you can.
We work alongside grass-roots partners in Palestine, South Africa, Nicaragua, Burundi, India and Tanzania.
Reaching children on the streets, addressing their trauma, working with them and their families to reintegrate them into their homes, to realise their rights and recover their future.
Working with local and international peace activists, and partnering with grass-roots projects, to call for a just peace, reconciliation and full equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis.
Addressing the impact of climate change and the causes of extreme poverty, building sustainable rural communities and empowering them to realise their rights.
Bringing people together to meet our partners from around the world, visiting the communities they work in and seeing their projects in action – building solidarity and lasting friendships.
At the core of Amos Trust’s work are the individuals who support us. Our work is made possible by you. Large or small, your donation makes a real difference.
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