Current Action: Palestinian Schoolchildren

Sadaka Children's Campaign Banner 2021

"The soldiers make me very scared. When I come to the school, I don’t know if I will make it back home. Maybe they will kill me for no reason or maybe they will take me to jail. Whenever I see the Israeli soldiers, I am frightened"

Abdul, 16 years old Burin Community School, West Bank, Palestine

Palestinian children are routinely harassed by Israeli military and illegal settlers as they try to get to their classrooms.

Sadaka, The Ireland Palestine Alliance, in partnership with Defence for Children International, is mounting a campaign to highlight the extraordinary difficulties faced by Palestinian children as they try to safely get to their classrooms. 'A Different Kind of School Run' will run from August 23rd to September 6th, 2021. More on this on our Children's Campaign page.


Recent Media Items

Israel seeks revenge after Palestinian Great Escape (Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada, 8 September 2021)

Families forced apart (Isra Saleh el-Namey, Electronic Intifada, 7 September 2021)

Syria says it has shot down Israeli missiles near capital (AP, 3 September 2021)

Bennett rejects peace process with Abbas, focuses on Palestinians' practical needs (Jonathan Lis, Haaretz, 1 September 2021)

Biden confirms he will reopen US consulate in Jerusalem, calls for an end to the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements (The Cradle, 30 August 2021)

Gaza child shot in neck by Israeli sniper dies (Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada, 30 August 2021)

Shackled, beaten, strung up on a tree: Palestinian teen brutally attacked by settlers (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 26 August 2021)

Israel kills 15-year-old in night attack on refugee camp (Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada, 25 August 2021)

Human Rights Watch: Israel attacks on high rises in Gaza violated international laws of war (Middle East Monitor, 23 August 2021)

Lebanon files complaint with UN over Israel's use of its airspace to strike Syria (Middle East Monitor, 20 August 2021)

West Bank demolitions and displacements (UN OCHA, July 2021)

Displaced by Israeli aggression, families angry at UN response (Electronic Intifada, 2 September 2021)

Israel feels alone without U.S. in Afghanistan (MSN News, 3 September 2021)

New Israeli President, darling of liberal Zionists, says violent religious settlement is in ‘my DNA’ (Mondoweiss, 2 September 2021)

Jewish Chronicle’s Libel Payouts were a Small Price to Pay for Smearing Corbyn and the Left (Palestine Chronicle, 2 September 2021)

WATCH: Jewish Settler Rams Vehicle into Palestinian Child, Injures Him (Palestine Chronicle, 2 September 2021)

JNF Approves West Bank, Jerusalem Plan That Could Lead to Palestinian Evictions (Haaretz, 2 September 2021)

Israel warns US over plan to reopen Jerusalem consulate (Al Jazeera, 1 September 2021)

I have fought for justice my whole life and I will continue that fight (Mondoweiss, 1 September 2021)

President Herzog's Merry Visit to Israel's Apartheid Schools (Haaretz, 1 September 2021)

Defunding nonprofit racism, from New York to Palestine (Middle East Eye, 1 September 2021)

The double injustice of climate change in Occupied Palestine (Al Araby, 2 September 2021)

A Different Kind of School Run (PP18-19) (INTO Ireland, September 2021)

The Irish Times view on Israel-Palestine: deadlock by default (Irish Times, 31 August 2021)

How Palestinian resistance inspired a new generation of labor activism (+972mag, 31 August 2021)

Israel must probe 'heinous' settler attack on Palestinian teen - UN Envoy (Jerusalem Post, 31 August 2021)

Every Palestinian story is worth being told (Mondoweiss, 31 August 2021)

Afghanistan withdrawal is a shock to the Israel lobby (Mondoweiss, 31 August 2021)

How Beita became a model of Palestinian resistance against Israel (Middle East Eye, 31 August 2021)

On Israel’s History of Targeting Pregnant Palestinian Women (Palestine Chronicle, 31 August 2021)

Palestinian president, Israeli defence minister hold rare talks (Al Jazeera, 30 August 2021)

Dreams crushed by trauma (Mondoweiss, 30 August 2021)

Israel’s crimes against children (Irish Examiner, 30 August 2021)

State of Palestine Calls for ‘Responsible and Serious’ General Assembly Action to End Occupation, as Palestinian Rights Committee Approves its Annual Report (Relief Web, 30 August 2021)

Five Days in the Life of a Palestinian, Erased (Haaretz, 30 August 2021)

Israel's phony construction permits don't fool anyone, least of all Palestinian (Al Araby, 31 August 2021)

The fire this time (Mondoweiss, 29 August 2021)

The Palestinian city that mimics its colonizers (+972mag, 29 August 2021)

Israeli Warplanes Attack Two Locations in Gaza (Palestine Chronicle, 29 August 2021)

As Irish schools reopen, consider children in Palestine who face horrendous hardship (The Journal, 28 August 2021)

Palestinian boy shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes on Gaza border dies (Guardian, 28 August 2021)

Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish Their Own Home in Silwan (Palestine Chronicle, 27 August 2021)

Scores of Palestinians wounded at anti-settlement rallies in occupied West Bank (Al Araby, 28 August 2021)

Israeli settlers storm Palestinian home in Hebron at night, harass family (Al Araby, 28 August 2021)

Home Invasions and False Arrests: What Happens to a Palestinian Who Protects His Land (Haaretz, 28 August 2021)

'Israeli apartheid' protest tent set up in Tel Aviv (Jerusalem Post, 26 August 2021)

The Irish Times view on Israel and the US: Pressing reset (Irish Times, 26 August 2021)

Gazan shares realities of poverty via TikTok (Al Monitor, 25 August 2021)

Israeli Parents Protest after School Hires Palestinian Teacher (Palestine Chronicle, 25 August 2021)

Israeli army fires live bullets and tear gas at Gaza demonstration (Middle East Eye, 25 August 2021)

Adding Fuel to Fire: The Politics of Power Outages in Gaza (Politics Today, 20 August 2021)

On Colonialism and Solidarity: The Decisive Israel-Palestine Battle under way in Africa (Politics Today, 15 August 2021)

Israeli Forces Injure 14 Palestinian Protesters in Gaza (Palestine Chronicle, 26 August 2021)

As Israel shoots protesters, Egypt helps tighten Gaza noose (Electronic Intifada, 26 August 2021)

Israel’s War on Children: The Continuous Trauma of Gaza (Code Pink, 26 August 2021)

Blinken tells Israel PM Bennett 'Palestinians deserve freedom' ahead of Biden encounter (PAl Araby, 26 August 2021)

Activists protest Naftali Bennett’s White House visit (Mondoweiss, 26 August 2021)

Israel ‘quietly’ allows Jews to pray in Al-Aqsa compound: Report (Al Jazeera, 24 August 2021)

Israeli Military Orders 'More Aggressive' Response to Planned Gaza Border Protest (Haaretz, 24 August 2021)

Israel’s nukes make US aid illegal (Mondoweiss, 24 August 2021)

HRW: Israel attacks on high rises in Gaza violated international laws of war (Middle East Monitor, 23 August 2021)

West Bank church stands with unjustly incarcerated parishioner Layan Nasir (Mondoweiss, 23 August 2021)

Israel’s killing of Palestinian children (Toys Matrix, 24 August 2021)

Egypt Closes Rafah Crossing with Gaza (Palestine Chronicle, 23 August 2021)

Goliath and the Gazan Pistol (Haaretz, 23 August 2021)

4,000 Gaza students displaced after Israel attacks (Al Jazeera, 20 August 2021)

It’s back to school for 1.2 million children in Palestine: they deserve security, safety, and hope (UN OCHA, 15 August 2021)

Israeli efforts to repress human rights work must fail (Mondoweiss, 20 August 2021)

Our art deals with real injustices, some in Palestine: no wonder we faced opposition (Guardian, 20 August 2021)

For Israeli Soldiers, Every Arab Is an Arab, Even a Lawmaker (Haaretz, 22 August 2021)

British government 'snubs' request for help to get humanitarian aid to Gaza (Middle East Monitor, 20 August 2021)

Gaza: Egypt to close Rafah crossing as tensions build in besieged enclave (Middle East Eye, 22 August 2021)

Qatar, Israel announce agreement on stalled aid money for Gaza families (Jack Khoury & Jonathan Lis, Haaretz, 19 August 2021)

A short drive from Tel Aviv, hundreds live without power or water (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 19 August 2021)

53 House Democrats push Biden administration to ensure Israel lets aid enter Gaza (Ben Samuels, Haaretz, August 2021)

To stave off opposition to settlement expansion, Bennett gives rare approval for 800 Palestinian homes (Jonathan Lis& Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz, 11 August 2021)

785 Palestinians married to Israelis apply for residency since ban expired (Bar Peleg & Chen Maanit, Haaretz, 9 August 2021)

First the army killed his son, then Israel took his work permit (Haaretz Editorial, 9 August 2021)

Israeli soldiers kill an 11-year-old Palestinian, and his brother still hears the shooting (Amira Hass, Haaretz, 8 August 2021)

A Palestinian plumber was shot dead by Israeli troops while trying to fix a water outage (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 6 August 2021)

One week, four Palestinian deaths, all in unjustified circumstances (Haaretz Editorial, 4 August 2021)

12 minutes and 46 seconds: When Israeli soldiers are thieves in the night (Amira Hass, Haaretz, 3 August 2021)

Artem brought Israel a historic gold medal. But Israel won't let him get married (Haaretz, 2 August 2021)

Biden administration approves $3.4B helicopter sale to Israel (The Hill, 30 July 2021)

The media yawns at the Israeli army's death squads (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 31 July 2021)

Israel kills child out shopping with his dad (Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada, 29 July 2021)

The wounds of occupation (Mondoweis, 19 August 2021)

CIA chief raised concerns to Israel over Chinese investment (Middle East Eye, 19 August 2021)

Qatar, Israel Announce Agreement on Stalled Aid Money for Gaza Families (Haaretz, 19 August 2021)

Israel approves resumption of Qatar aid to Gaza (Al Jazeera, 19 August 2021)

Israeli soldiers shot and killed Fadi Washahah, although he posed no risk, during a demonstration near al-Birah (B’Tselem, 15 August 2021)

Israel Must Investigate Its Army's Social Media Psyops (Haaretz, 19 August 2021)

Manchester University puts Palestinian solidarity statement back in gallery (Guardian, 18 August 2021)

The Quiet Rebellion: Why US Jews Turning against Israel is Good for Palestinians (Palestine Chronicle, 18 August 2021)

Britain's Palestine problem (National News, 15 August 2021)

Claiming the Bars Fund Hamas, Israel Mocked for Seizing Chocolate Bound for Gaza (Palestine Chronicle, 17 August 2021)

Sudan’s Normalization with Israel: In Whose Interests? (Arab Reform Initiative, 17 August 2021)

Biden administration and media hand occupied land to Israel (Electronic Intifada, 17 August 2021)

Palestine Action mounts blockade at Leicester 'drone factory' (Leicester Mercury, 17 August 2021)

Faulty, indiscriminate, lethal: Israel opts for Vietnam-era bombs in Gaza (Middle East Eye, 17 August 2021)

Israel implements Judaization project at Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron (Al Monitor, 16 August 2021)

Israel Prosecutor Reopens Case Against Officers Beating Palestinian Inmates After Haaretz Investigation (Haaretz, 16 August 2021)

Israeli Court Rejects Palestinians’ Claim to Beita Land (Palestine Chronicle, 16 August 2021)

A Lover from Palestine: A Stunning Musical Tribute to Palestinian Unity (Palestine Chronicle, 16 August 2021)

Return to Lifta (Mondoweiss, 16 August 2021)

Palestinian men 36 times more likely to be shot than Jewish men (Middle East Monitor, 16 August 2021)

Older Media Items

Occupied Territories Bill

Sadaka Campaigns

The Occupied Territories Bill, developed by Sadaka and tabled by Senator Frances Black, will prohibit the import of goods and services which are produced in illegal Israeli settlements. Settlements are a war crime under international law.

Visiting Speakers

Sadaka Visiting Speaker Programme

Sadaka organises high level speaking tours with invited guests, primarily from Palestine. They typically involve meetings with the Minister, political party leaders, leading NGOs, trade unions and presentations to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Political Meetings

Sadaka Political Meetings

Political meetings are core business for Sadaka as we attempt to shift Irish foreign policy towards the achievement of political self –determination and human rights for the Palestinian people.

Other Campaigns

Sadaka Campaigns

Sadaka runs targeted campaigns on an annual basis, each one aimed at achieving a particular goal such as Irish Government Recognition of Palestine, pre General Election commitments on Palestine and similar goals.


Conferences & Public Meetings

High Level Fora and meetings are used to get particular messages to selected audiences. We focus on high profile speakers to attract key decision makers and people of influence.

Education Resources

Sadaka Education Resources

In partnership with the Curriculum Development Unit, Sadaka produced an education resource on Palestine available on the Irish secondary school curriculum. More resources also available.

Palestinian Churches

Sadaka, the Churches and Palestine

Sadaka has hosted lengthy speaking tours with leading Christian church leaders from Palestine to encourage the Irish churches to develop pro-active positions on the plight of their brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.

Trade Unions

Sadaka and Irish Trades Unions

Sadaka has worked closely with trade unions since our formation building on their strong pro-active positions on Palestine.

Contact us

Sadaka - the Ireland Palestine Alliance
PO BOX 110
Ballyshannon PO
Co. Donegal

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