Like Gaza, Jenin in the Occupied West Bank has become a symbol of resistance, with attacks by occupier forces intensifying in recent years. The latest brutal invasion of the city’s densely-populated refugee camp – believed to be the biggest attack in two decades – began in the early hours of Monday morning, as hundreds of soldiers raided in, and drone attacks and missiles rained down, damaging homes and critical infrastructure.
The recent escalations at the Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank has left Palestinians devastated and in dire need of our assistance. Civilians, including children, were among those killed and wounded – leaving 13 dead, hundreds injured and thousands displaced, forced to flee their homes on foot.
This includes the tragic death of a young, unarmed, 17-year-old Abdulrahman who was shot in the head by a sniper, as well as the death of 15-year-old Sadeel Naghniyeh who succumbed to her injuries following the attacks. The echoes of terror reverberate throughout the city, leaving behind a trail of destruction and despair.
Islamic Relief appeals to your generosity and humanity to stand with the people of Jenin. They urgently need your help and support to provide shelter, food, emergency medical care, and psychosocial support. Your donation has the power to save lives. Make an immediate impact today, help us restore hope during this trying time. Donate Now.
Recent months have seen some of the deadliest attacks on civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for many years.
More Israeli bombing has been reported this week, killing 21 Palestinians, and wounding 64 people, according to latest reports. Palestinian factions fired rockets into Israel following this afternoon’s bombings, with no casualties reported so far.
“The streets are otherwise eerily empty as people are terrified of what the next hours and days will bring. Banks, businesses and schools are shut and the crossings with Israel are closed so no goods or people are coming in or out.”
“This afternoon the bombing started again and I heard intense bombing around the city.” – Muneeb Abu-Ghazaleh, Islamic Relief Country Director in Gaza
Our teams on the ground are currently preparing to respond by working through local partners to provide urgently needed medical supplies, as well as food provision, and ready-to-eat meals for displaced families. Donate Now!
🔴 Violence in Palestine
Devastating violence in Palestine has left dozens injured and families in a state of uncertainty, fearing the aftermath. Your donation can help us provide urgent relief today. Help us save lives and reach more families in need.
Islamic Relief is appalled that Palestinian worshippers have yet again been injured by Israeli forces at Al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, during Ramadan.
On the night of the 4th of April, as hundreds of Palestinian worshippers inside Masjid Al-Aqsa were peacefully observing the holy month of Ramadan, Israeli forces raided the Masjid, fired stun grenades, beat up worshippers – including women – forcibly removed worshippers and arrested at least 400 innocent Muslims.
Escalations such as these can be terrifying for innocent civilians and worshippers, and eyewitness reports have suggested there was use of rubber-coated steel bullets.
Furthermore, the situation remained on edge following a short exchange of rockets and airstrikes between the two sides. Unfortunately, on the 6th of April, on eve of Jumu’ah the situation in Palestine escalated further with airstrikes taking place on the Gaza strip by the Israeli forces causing damage to Al Dorra Pediatric Hospital in Gaza city while horrifying families and children.
When crisis strikes, we are there, on the ground delivering life-saving, emergency aid. However, the people of Palestine need your urgent support today.
Islamic Relief has been working in Palestine since 1997, delivering vital life-saving aid. We will be working with partners to deliver urgent medical supplies to ensure the hospitals in the area are well equipped to help those wounded and seriously injured from this event, and future escalations.
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Palestinian territory, encompassing the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem, has been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967. An institutionalized regime of systematic racial oppression through a two-tiered legal and political system provides comprehensive rights for Jewish Israeli settlers while imposing military rule and control on Palestinians without any basic protections or rights under international law. The Israeli government has also engaged in regular inhumane acts, including extrajudicial killings, torture, denial of fundamental human rights, arbitrary detention, and collective punishment.
Years of conflict and the ongoing blockade have left 80% of the population dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. Families are battling for survival in a struggling economy, with unemployment reaching more than 24% and leaving more than one million people out of work. In addition, 95% of the population has no access to clean water, putting their livelihoods and the health of their local communities at risk. The ongoing power shortage affects essential services like health, water, and sanitation, intensifying the dire circumstances even further.
Islamic Relief has been working in Palestine since 1997, providing life-saving emergency aid and crucial nutritional, educational and psychosocial support to families in Palestine. Yet, this is only possible with your ongoing support.
Our teams are providing emergency medical assistance, bedding, food vouchers and other essential aid to displaced families and those in need. A donation of R 1100 can feed a family in need for a month.
We are calling for international aid to support, and rebuild damaged infrastructure, strengthen health and electricity networks and provide psychosocial support to the people suffering in Palestine. Your donations guarantee the upliftment of people who face uncertain futures and growing needs.
With your help, we can rebuild and save Palestine.
Islamic Relief began working in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 1997. Since then, we have:
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Families purchasing food at a supermarket in Gaza using food vouchers provided by Islamic Relief.
Islamic Relief has been present in Palestine since 1997, providing vital emergency aid and long-term developmental relief such as restoring homes, schools, and medical facilities. Through your contribution, we have supported and assisted Palestinians with crucial nutritional support, created access to quality education and provided psychosocial support to those suffering from post-traumatic experiences. A third of the people in Palestine live below the poverty line. With your donations, we continue to provide life-saving aid and create opportunities for self-sustainability and self-reliance.
We can only achieve this through your support.
Donate now and give hope to the people of Palestine.