#matchthefineforpalestine supporting Medical Aid for Palestinians!

Update: The #MatchTheFineForPalestine campaign has now passed £80,000. Thank you again to all who have contributed!

Medical Aid for Palestinians’ teams in the UK, the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon would like to send a huge ‘thank you’ for the generous support of all of those who have donated to the #matchthefineforpalestine crowdfunder launched by Celtic F.C. fans this week!

In less than 24 hours they have raised almost £30,000, half of which they have pledged to MAP, and the other half to the Lajee Centre in Bethlehem.

This initiative comes in the same week as we mark the two-year anniversary of the ceasefire which ended Israel’s devastating 51-day assault on Gaza in 2014. More than 2,000 Palestinians were killed – including 556 children – and approximately 11,000 were injured. Palestinians in Gaza are still struggling to recover from the attacks and reconstruction continues to be undermined by the ongoing nine year blockade and closure.

You can read about some of MAP’s work supporting those injured in the 2014 attacks here. The money raised by #matchthefineforpalestine will support projects like this which provide vital care for Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.

You can support the #matchthefineforpalestine fundraiser by clicking here!