Bulletins

HAFSA Bulletin – April 2016

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 in Bulletins, News

HAFSA AGM The AGM held in January was well attended with excellent presentations from the speakers Vincent Fean, former British Consul-General to Jerusalem, Huda Sameer, a former student of Jean’s in Nablus now studying landscaping in Greenwich and Birgit, a young German woman who was in Palestine helping with the olive harvest when her group was attacked by settlers. New Committee: At the first committee meeting in February elected officers were: Chair: Monika Eady Vice Chair: Jean Fitzpatrick Treasurer: Cathie Bjarnson Secretary: Lynne Ringuet Membership and Minutes Secretary: Marjorie...

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HAFSA Bulletin – August 2015

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 in Bulletins, News

News from Sabastiya An unusual heatwave has hit Palestine since the beginning of August with temperatures reaching 40C. People are struggling to keep cool. There are few tourists visiting at the moment. A group of us visited Sabastiya in the spring. We found the Al Kayed Guest House (which HAFSA has supported) busy and increasingly popular with tourists. We found the usual wonderful hospitality, nothing was too much trouble for Abu Yasser, his wife Samah and the team. It continues to receive great feedback and has maintained a 5-star rating on Trip Advisor. The Women’s Union have...

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Mini Bulletin – Winter 2015

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Bulletins, Meetings, News

The winter bulletin will be out soon. In the meantime here is a mini-bulletin with our latest news! Our AGM was on the 5th January and was highly successful on both the administrative and social fronts. The committee was appointed, our progress in 2014 and future projects were discussed, and we heard from we several interesting speakers. You can read more in Monika’s report. At our first committee meeting after the AGM, we appointed officers and co-opted two new members to the committee. Our members have been emailed the full list of new officers. So now business has been attended to,...

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Hanwell Friends of Sabastiya Bulletin 9 Autumn 2014

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Bulletins

Hanwell Friends of Sabastiya Bulletin 9 Autumn 2014

We hope you all had a good summer. It was not so good for Gaza or the West Bank, where the oppression by the Israeli army and the aggression from the illegal settlers increased greatly. In Sabastiya things were quieter, although two young men were shot at a demonstration in support of Gaza organised by the villagers. Both were admitted to hospital but are now back home. Our main project in 2014, populating Sabastiya with hens and cockerels, was a great success. With your help, we managed to buy 420 hens and 30 cockerels for 84 families. Although around 20 died, many have produced...

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Hanwell Friends of Sabastiya – Bulletin 8 Autumn 2013

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 in Bulletins

  Summer is festival season and we had our usual two stalls at the Hanwell Carnival and the Brentford Festival. Sale of cupcakes and olive oil was brisk! Our Abu Santa Grotto on the 1st of December was very well attended. A jolly time was had by all, there were cakes galore, lots of bargains to be had, and it raised £345. We have developed links with our neighbours, Hounslow Ramallah Twinning Association, who shared the Brentford stall with us and whom we supported in their successful event “Football and Falafels”. Mark Devlin, CEO of Brentford FC attended briefly...

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Twinning network Conference in Al Bireh, Palestine 4th May 2013

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in Bulletins

Twinning network Conference in Al Bireh, Palestine 4th May 2013 Report by Andree Ryan (Chair of the Britain Palestine Twinning Network) This is as accurate as possible; apologies if I forgot anyone or anything (please let me know) About 45 people gathered in the Al Bireh Municipality to attend the above. Al Bireh is just on the outskirts of Ramallah and the Mayor kindly offered the venue for this year’s conference.   There were 19 Palestinian groups represented:   Al Bireh  (Northampton) Abu Dis   (Camden) Arura (Faringdon) Assawiya (Llandiloes) Azzoun (Knighton) Bili’n...

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