Latest news from HAFSA

See our latest HAFSA mailing:  Sabastiya update -Christmas 2023

Please find below the current HAFSA schedule and fund-raising events –  so do  join us if you can!

  •  What is happening in Sabastiya ??? –  Wed, Jan 31st at 6pm UK time  

    Join us for our next 30 minute Zoom session. You will hear from Abu Yasser, this time joined by his son, Yasser. They will be speaking directly from Sabastiya, the village which HAFSA supports through all your donations. Click here to register

  •  HAFSA 13th AGM  – Sat, Feb 24th (2-4 pm)  – St Thomas Church Hall, 180 Boston Road, Hanwell, W7 2AD  

    You are most welcome to join HAFSA members and friends at this event.  There will be Palestinian guest speakers from Sabastiya and others now living locally.  Zaytoun products will be on sale (olive oil, almonds, dates etc).  You can also treat yourself to a genuine Palestinian keffiyeh (made in Hebron).  The refreshments are provided by renowned local Palestinan caterer, Khittam Attallah

  •  Visit Palestine with HAFSA – when possible  HAFSA plans to  organis a visit to Sabastiya and other parts of Palestine for members and friends when we can. Dates will be confirmed nearer the time. If you are interested please contact us and we will invite you to a planning meeting over the summer. We usually visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem as well as other places of particular interest to our group. If you are keen to visit Palestine at a different time then Travel2Palestine is an option.

This may also be of interest :

  • Previous HAFSA bulletins: 

     Spring 2023

  • You can also look here at our archive of news bulletins going back over more than 10 years.
  • The Crafting of the News: the British media and the Israel-Palestine Question  Click here to hear a recording of this Balfour Project event.   
  • Mapping Palestine: An online exhibition: The majority of British people today do not know about Britain’s colonial role in Palestine and its impact on the current reality. This is one of the key reasons why some people are simply unaware of this issue.  The Balfour Project launched its first ever virtual art exhibition exploring the theme of mapping in order to raise awareness of the ongoing occupation and pressure the British Government to take responsibility for their historic role. Click here to learn more.

Please contact us with your suggestions for items of news, links or events which may be of relevance and helpful for HAFSA friends – any of your ideas as to how we can continue to fund-raise are very much appreciated.