I hope you and your loved ones are safe in this very worrying time.
Despite the extremely restrictive reality in which we are now working, HaMoked answers calls every day from Palestinians who face new restrictions due to the Israeli government's COVID-19 response, in addition to the usual injustices of occupation. In the past few weeks, we've advocated for the rights of the most vulnerable groups, including Palestinians in Israeli prisons with no contact with the outside world; families living in East Jerusalem without residency status; and those who live in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods behind the Separation Wall.
In addition, HaMoked’s Arabic Facebook page serves as a key source of information for members of the Palestinian public. We are now posting daily updates on Israel's COVID-19 response and its implications for Palestinians. In just one example, a recent post provided information on how to receive assistance in Arabic with filling out the forms in order to be granted unemployment benefits during the crisis.
We are committed to continuing our work, but we need your help.
We realize this is a difficult time for many of you too. If you are able to support our work, your donation will help us protect the rights of Palestinians during this crisis, allowing us to continue responding to urgent needs as they arise.
Wishing a happy Passover and Easter to those celebrating, and hoping for better news before long,
Executive Director of HaMoked