Ali Morgan writes:
On Friday 23 March thousands of runners took part in the Bethlehem Marathon and a large team of HIRN runners completed the course to raise funds for – Hebron International Resources Network. The team included Veronica – one of eight Brits, including myself and other Quakers and Ecumenical Accompaniers who are trustees of a new proto-charity called Friends of HIRN UK. HIRNs founder, Hamed and his whole family were running, even Hamed’s 3 month old son Suhaib went along! And there were 20 Bedouin runners from Uhm al Khair, one of the West Bank villages that HIRN is supporting, which is threatened with complete displacement by the Israeli occupation authorities.
Hebron International Resources Network (HIRN) does amazing work to keep Palestinians on their land and resist the Israel’s policies of ethnic cleansing. HIRN provides practical solutions for threatened communities in and around Hebron and Bethlehem. We build and equip schools and homes, support community enterprises and individuals, provide solar electricity and other needs that might otherwise force people to leave their villages. Friends of HIRN UK was set up to support this work through fundraising. Currently we are being generously assisted by Amos Trust who provide financial services and facilitate the transfer funds to HIRN.
Friends of HIRN UK needs your support to help Palestinians stay on their land. Please donate via this link below. Better still become a regular by setting up a regular direct debit.