One of the aims of THJFA is to promote awareness of the situation in Jenin, and in Palestine as a whole, in our local community of Tower Hamlets. We run a wide range of creative awareness-raising and fundraising events to try and do this, and try to raise the profile of Jenin and Palestine in the local media. Click on the blue text to see the relevant articles in the press.
Here you can find information about some of what we have been up to over the years by reading our local press coverage! You can find a variety of our own pictures of events on our Pictures Page.
THJFA’s campaign with Tower Hamlets PSC to disqualify G4S from bidding for contracts from Tower Hamlets Council got some great publicity in the East London News.
ّIn the summer of 2013, THJFA was very proud to take a delegation of Tower Hamlets Councillors to visit Palestine, where they spent several days learning about the situation in Jenin and Palestine as a whole. The Councillors were Deputy Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Ohid Ahmed, Shahed Ali, Rania Khan and Lutfa Begum. You can read about the press coverage of their visit by following the links below:
Learning About Life in Palestine. A full page report in East End Life 9th-15th September.
Building New Links. East End Life 12th-18th August (See Page 5)
Tower Hamlets Palestine Delegation Held Up At Israeli Airport. East London Advertiser. 16th August.
Delegation Visiting Palestine from Tower Hamlets. East London Advertiser. 7th August.
In the same summer… 12 hour Quiz-a-thon completed in Bethnal Green for Palestine A report on THJFA’s Guy Shennan’s amazing feat!
In February 2011, one of our members, Guy Shennan, played backgammon non-stop for 12 hours in the Camel Pub on Globe Road as part of THJFA’s fundraising efforts for a mobile health centre.
October 2007 saw dozens racing down Brick Lane in THJFA’s 3 legged race, raising about £2,000 for the people of Jenin. The race received extensive coverage in the local press, including in the Tower Hamlets Recorder both before and after the event, and in the East London Advertiser.
In November 2006, a Jenin delegation including musicians and a Jenin city councillor visited Tower Hamlets, to talk about the situation in Palestine and their life under occupation. Read THJFA’s letter in the East London Advertiser about the visit.