The repercussions are still felt today — millions of Palestinians are living with human rights abuse and in dire poverty under occupation or as refugees.
This suffering is not due to a natural disaster such as drought or famine. It is man-made, a widely accepted result of Israel's occupation, an occupation which is supported by countries around the world — including the UK.
You can help us to make a difference. War on Want fights for justice for Palestinians in two ways: we campaign in the UK to pressure the government to defend the rights of Palestinians, and we support grassroots local groups like Stop the Wall, which work to meet the needs of Palestinians.
Just as the causes of poverty in Palestine are man-made, so are the solutions. Become part of the solution.
War on Want is in urgent need of funds to continue and expand its work helping the Palestinian people in their time of need. Here's what you can do:
We are trying to raise £25,000 - please help. Your donation could help families made homeless by house demolitions, or help olive farmers make a living from their crops.
War on Want visited Palestine this summer to collect the stories of those whose lives have been shattered by the continuing Israeli occupation.These have been used in our Up Front magazine, to explain in detail the situation in Palestine and how you can help.