Occupied Palestinian Territories

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A Hamas police officer inspects damaged materials inside a pharmaceutical warehouse in the Jabalya refugee camp that was hit during February 9, 2011, airstrikes by U.S.-made Israeli war planes. The bombings, which the Israeli military claimed came in response to rocket attacks from inside Gaza, injured eight people..
26 Jul 2015

“Personally I feel that what we do is like a drop in the ocean. But when I see the smiles on the faces of the people we try to assist, I realise how important this drop in the ocean is…” a statement by Azzam Alsaqqa, from ACT member Christian Aid, which has for years been […]

ACT News advocating in conflict situations
03 Dec 2014

2014 in particular has arguably been a year characterised by conflict. The beginning of 2014 saw violence in South Sudan internally displacing an estimated 575,000 people and more than 100,000 fleeing to neighbouring countries. In addition to its relief response ACT came together with the All Africa Conference of Churches and the World Council of […]

Present and past: the destruction in Gaza today is reminiscent of that left by the February 2011 air strikes (pictured above) on the area
ACT/Paul Jeffrey
11 Jul 2014

Press Release – International humanitarian and development organisation ACT Alliance has condemned the attacks on civilians and called on the international community to act immediately to stop the escalating violence between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. The Alliance is calling for an urgent ceasefire, followed by intensive diplomatic intervention involving all parties including the […]

Ten-year old Saad Abukhussa helps cover strawberry beds for the night on his familiy's farm in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza strip. After several years of blocking strawberry exports, in late 2010 Israel began permitting limited exports of strawberries from the Gaza strip, destined for European markets.
08 Dec 2013

In 2012, the European Union announced that future agreements with Israel must exclude settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). In 2013, it issued guidelines to exclude settlements’ participation in EU programmes. These steps were welcomed by several ACT members, who have long advocated for the EU not to participate in Israel’s violations of international […]