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A Celebration of Palestinian Culture November 20th to 29th 2015 To mark the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Nov 29th), we will be holding a Palestinian cultural festival featuring film, music, poetry, books, cooking, crafts and more...Read More
HAFSA is a twinning organisation set up to forge a link between the people of Hanwell and the people of Sabastiya in Palestine. Twinning brings friendship and understanding and encourages visits and grassroots educational and cultural links between the two communities. »
Sabastiya is a small Palestinian town set in a fertile valley where figs, olives, almonds, grapes and other fruits and vegetables are grown. It is a fascinating town with a long and rich history and where, to this day, ancient columns built in Roman times still stand. It has a population of a little over 3,000 people, all living under the weight of military occupation. »
HAFSA aims to promote and foster friendship and understanding between the people of Hanwell and those of Sabastiya.
We organise visits between the two linked villages in order to broaden mutual understanding of our various respective cultural, recreational, educational and commercial activities.
We also strive to raise awareness of the hardships suffered by the people of Sabastiya and frequently fundraise for various projects aimed at improving life in Sabastiya. »