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Palestine: Resource and Activism Guide

by in Palestine on 20th October, 2023

With the situation in Palestine deteriorating daily, a global cry for action has emerged to demonstrate unwavering solidarity with Palestinians. Their voices must be amplified, and the world needs to be made acutely aware of their daily battle for liberation. To heed this urgent call, we’ve assembled an extensive resource hub, linking you to invaluable resources and directing you toward impactful avenues for making a difference.

From protests around the world to essential social media accounts delivering real-time updates, thought-provoking reading lists, and eye-opening documentaries, to information for those seeking clarity and legal support for activists on the ground, workplace guidance, and reliable charities to contribute to – we’ve got you covered. Together, we can make a difference and call upon our governments to advocate for a ceasefire that will allow humanitarian aid to reach the people of Gaza. Stand with us, and stand for Palestine.

 Du’as for Palestine and the Muslim Ummah

 10 Things You Can Do to Show Solidarity With Palestine

Here’s a quick reference table:

Pro-Palestinian Protests Around the World

How to Protest for Palestine?

The Do’s

  1. Know your rights to peacefully assemble
  2. Check if there are any local legal support hotlines you can contact in case you end up in police custody
  3. Check in on your friends and the people around you. Make sure they’re okay
  4.  Respect the organizers
  5. It’s okay to take a step back, breathe/rest and come back. 

The Don’ts

  1. When you see a Zionist at a protest do NOT engage. They are there to provoke you and post about it, undermine our collective efforts
  2.  It’s never okay to say “yahood” or “Jews” to describe Zionists
  3.  Do not engage in anti-semitic behaviour, Show love and respect to all religions. Remember, Judaism does not equate to Zionism
  4.  If someone chants something disrespectful or antisemitic, please do not chant back, instead speak to them afterwards and show them this post


  1. 1,2, 3, 4 occupation no more, 5, 6, 7, 8, Israel is a terror state
  2. Free Free Palestine!
  3. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!
  4. In our thousands, in our millions, we are all Palestinians!
  5. The people united, will never be defeated!
  6. Gaza, Gaza don’t you cry, Palestine will never die
  7. Palestinians hold the key! To stolen democracy
  8. Yalla Yalla Falasteen! We know that you’re not a dream!
  9. Louder Louder, say it more! Not a conflict, not a war!
  10. No more hiding, no more fear! Genocide is crystal clear!
  11. Fight the mainstream, turn the tide! Our media stands with apartheid!
  12. What do we want? Justice, When do we want it? Now

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Your ID
  • Protest Signs
  • Palestinian Flags
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Snacks like granola bars to share
  • Good walking shoes

Good to Know:

BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions)

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led non-violent, peaceful movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity. It’s simple to get involved with the BDS movement today. Discover how to get involved.

URGENT ACTION ALERT for meaningful support for Palestinians

It is important to note that BDS been illegalised in different parts of the world through the efforts of Israel to criminalise it and associate it with anti-semitism which it is not.

Non-stop for almost two weeks now, Israel has been bombing homes, whole neighbourhoods, hospitals, schools, mosques and churches in Gaza, while cutting off electricity, fuel, water, medicine and food supplies to the 2.3 million Palestinians there. LET’S KEEP MOBILIZING TO STOP GENOCIDE: IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

5 more actions YOU can take to make this happen:

  1. Pressure parliaments and governments to call for a UNGA session to debate the US veto and call for a ceasefire; life-saving aid into Gaza; UN protection for Palestinians in Gaza; ICC and other investigations into Israel’s war crimes and crimes against humanity; and military embargo.

  2. Continue mobilising loud, creative and peaceful actions with a cross-section of civil society and bring with you our messaging cards to amplify Palestinian demands. Make sure your messaging is strategic and morally consistent.

  3. Call on influential writers, authors, sports and cultural figures to join the call for solidarity with the Palestinian people.

  4. Mobilise institutional pressure campaigns (including boycotts or divestment) against Israeli and international companies and banks that are complicit in Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity, including apartheid.

  5. Mobilise your community, trade union, association, church, social network, student government/union, city council, cultural centre, or other organisations to declare themselves Apartheid Free Zones (AFZ), ending all relations with apartheid Israel and companies/institutions that are complicit in its system of oppression, as was done against apartheid South Africa.

Who To Follow For Updates

Journalists reporting from Gaza

Ahmed Hijazi

Hind Khoury

Plestia Alaqad

Afaf Ahmed 

Solmaq Shaheen 

Refaat Alareer 

Doaa Rouqa

Yara Eid (Posting from London)

Photo and Video Journalists

Mohammed Zaanoun 

Motaz Azaiza

Wissam Nassar

Motasem Mortaja

Belal Khaled


Jewish Voice For Peace

Palestine Solidarity UK

We Are Not Numbers




Sisters Uncut

Filmmakers/Content Creators


Ahmed Aborjelaa 

Salma Shurrab 

Roshidi Sarraj 

Mahmoud Afana 

Artists in Gaza

Rahaf Shamaly 

Meera Adnan  

Abedelkhleem Abu Rash 

Fares M Anbar 

Ali Jadallah 

Doctors & Nurses

Yousef Mema 

Sara Al Saqqa  

Gaza Medic Voices 

Ghassan Abu Sitta

Call On Your Government to Take Action

As the crisis in Gaza continues to deteriorate, Islamic Relief are calling on their supporters to demand their governments take action.

Here are a few examples for any other members to replicate:

In the UK, supporters can contact their MP to pressure the Foreign Secretary to protect civilians and ensure aid delivery.

In Canada, supporters can contact their local representative to call for an immediate humanitarian corridor for aid.

In the US, supporters can contact their representative with a call for an immediate ceasefire and humanitarian aid.

Know Your Rights as A Pro Palestine Advocate

What Should I Do If I Am Arrested? – UK

Before arresting you the police should explain that you’re being arrested and why. If you’re arrested, say “NO COMMENT” to all questions and do NOT accept a caution until you have legal advice. Seek advice from a solicitor with expertise in protest law (see below). You have the right to:

  • tell someone about your arrest
  • an interpreter if English isn’t your first language
  • an appropriate adult if you’re under 18 or a vulnerable person

You are NOT legally required to share your nationality or immigration status when arrested, although police may check this if they suspect you are not a British citizen. 

Solicitors Offering Free 24-hour Advice & Legal Observers:

ITN SOLICITORS 020 3909 8100

COMMONS 020 3865 5403

HODGE JONES & ALLEN 0844 848 0222

BINDMANS 020 7305 5638

KELLYS 01273 674 898 / 0800 387 463

MTC 07956 308 127

BPLS @bikprotestlegal /

GBC @GBCLegal / 07946 541 511/

Do I Have to Answer Police’s Questions?

If you are stopped and questioned by the police, or they talk to you at a protest, you have the right NOT to respond, unless you are engaging in “anti-social” behaviour (causing, or likely to cause “harassment, alarm or distress”). You shouldn’t provide false information to the police, as this is a criminal offence. You can’t be searched or arrested just because you lawfully refused to answer police questions.

Do I Have the Right To Protest?

Yes. Your right to protest is protected by the Human Rights Act and can only be lawfully restricted by the police for certain specified purposes (such as preventing crime or disorder) and in a way that is proportionate.

For more information and guidance on organising a protest, police powers to restrict or prohibit protests, and your rights if arrested, go to and select the topic of ‘protest’.

Charities You can Donate to

  1. Islamic Relief
  2. Medical Aid for Palestine
  3. Restless Beings

Documentaries and Films to Watch on Palestine

1. 1948: Creation & Catastrophe

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. But rather than being a history lesson, this documentary is a primer for the present. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening today without an understanding of 1948. 

2. Gaza Film – A heartfelt chronicle of life under political siege

Gaza brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict.

3. Tantura

In 1948, hundreds of Palestinian villages were depopulated and erased. The film investigates the massacre at the Palestinian village of Tantura in the 1948 Nakba and the dogged work of one Israeli researcher to expose the truth.

4. Gaza Fights For Freedom

Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests, it features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians have been killed by Israeli snipers since March 30, 2018. 

5. The Iron Wall

The Iron Wall documentary examines the effects of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. It follows the timeline, size, population of the settlements, and its impact on the peace process. This film also touches on the latest project to make the settlements a permanent fact on the ground – the wall that Israel is building in the West Bank and its impact on the Palestinian people. 

6. Five Broken Cameras

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer’s chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

7. Jenin, Jenin

Jenin Jenin, directed and co-produced by Palestinian actor and director Mohamed Bakri, includes testimony from Jenin residents after the Israeli army’s attack on Jenin refugee camp in April 2002. The operation ended with Jenin flattened and scores of Palestinians dead. Palestinians as well as numerous human rights groups accused Israel of committing war crimes on the camp. Jenin Jenin shows the extent to which the prolonged oppression and terror have affected the state of mind of the Palestinian inhabitants of Jenin. 

8. Born in Gaza

Filmed shortly after the 2014 Gaza war, this documentary examines how violence has transformed the lives of 10 Palestinian children. Available on Netflix.

9. The Law in These Parts

The Law in These Parts is an unprecedented exploration of the evolving and little-known legal framework that Israel has employed to administer its military occupation of Palestine. Israeli filmmaker Ra’anan Alexandrowicz elicits this story from the very military judges, prosecutors and legal advisors who were responsible for carrying out the orders of the military commanders.

10. Naila & The Uprising

In “Naila and the Uprising”, follow the inspiring journey of Naila Ayesh during the First Intifada in the late 1980s. Through animation, interviews, and exclusive footage, this documentary shines a light on the courageous women who led a nonviolent movement for Palestinian self-determination, a side of history often overlooked.

11. Arna’s Children

Arna’s Children is a 2004 Dutch-Israeli documentary film directed by Juliano Mer Khamis and Danniel Danniel. The film’s story revolves around a children’s theatre group in Jenin in the Palestinian territories established by Arna Mer-Khamis, the director’s mother, an Israeli Jewish political and human rights activist.

12. Roof Knocking

This harrowing, acclaimed short set in Gaza follows a woman as she prepares a meal for her family to break the fast in the month of Ramadan when a phone call by an Israeli soldier alerts her that her building will be bombed in 10 minutes.

13. The Present

Powerful short film (available on Netflix): Yusuf and his daughter set out to buy his wife an anniversary gift, a gesture demanding much patience and negotiation skills in the West Bank.

14. Is Israel an Apartheid State

Produced by Al Jazeera, this documentary looks at what “Apartheid” means and whether it truly applies to Israel or not.

15. The Israel-Palestine conflict

A brief animated introduction to the history of Israel settling in Palestine. Produced by Jewish Voice for Peace.

16. Prof. Ilan Pappe on the History of Israel and Palestine

A one-hour talk about the history of Palestine by Ilan Pappe, an Israeli historian and peace activist.

17. Inside the Battle for Jerusalem

Embedded with protesters in Sheikh Jarrah who face losing their homes as they wait to hear their fate in a case that’s gone all the way to the Supreme Court.

18. The Empire Files: How Palestine Became Colonized

Previewing Abby Martin’s on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants. Giving critical historical context to the occupation today, this timeline explores the creation of the state of Israel and how it came to cover so much land. From the early settlements to the Nakba to its conquest of the West Bank, Abby Martin reveals the brutally honest root of what is behind the so-called “Israel-Palestine conflict.”

Podcasts on Palestine

1. The Killing Fields of Gaza

Mehdi Hasan’s incredible conversation with Israeli activists from B’Tselem who document human rights violations and Breaking the Silence who document stories of IDF soldiers who served in occupied territories.

2. What You Can’t Say about Israel (with Marc Lamont Hill)

Mehdi Hasan’s conversation with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill who was fired from CNN because he gave a speech at the UN calling for a free Palestine “from the river to the sea.”

3. This Is Palestine

A podcast that highlights people, issues, and events around Palestine. A project of the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU), this podcast brings you stories from the ground in Palestine, introducing unique perspectives and analysis about Palestine by experts and activists from across the world.

Quick Guides to Share 


On Palestine: 10 Fiction and Non-Fiction Book Recommendations

More Books to Read on Palestine

Articles on Palestine

Books to Read on Palestine 


  1. The Question of Palestine by Edward W. Said
  2. The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 by Rashid Khalidi 
  3. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe
  4. 10 Myths About Israel by Ilan Pappe (Free eBook here)


  1. Rediscovering Palestine: merchants and peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700–1900 by Beshara Doumani
  2. Revolt in Palestine in the Eighteenth Century: The Era of Shaykh Zahir al-‘Umar by Ahmad Hasan Joudah
  3. The 1936-39 revolt in Palestine. Committee for Democratic Palestine by Ghassan Kanafani 
  4. Palestinian identity: The construction of modern national consciousness. Columbia University Press by Rashid Khalidi
  5. Before their diaspora: a photographic history of the Palestinians, 1876-1948. Institute for Palestine Studies by Walid Khalidi
  6. The Balfour Declaration: empire, the mandate and resistance in Palestine by Bernard Regan


  1. An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba by Nahla Abdo and Nur Masalha
  2. Palestine Rising: How I Survived the 1948 Deir Yasin Massacre by Dawud Assad
  3. All that remains: The Palestinian villages occupied and depopulated by Israel in 1948. Institute for Palestine Studies by Walid Khalidi, Sharif S. Elmusa, and Muhammad Ali Khalidi
  4. Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the claims of memory by Ahmad H. Sa’di and Lila Abu-Lughod

Post Nakba

  1. The Politics of Dispossession: The struggle for Palestinian self-determination, 1969-1994 by Edward W. Said
  2. Beyond Occupation: Apartheid, colonialism and international law in the occupied Palestinian territories by Virginia Tilley 
  3. Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s war against the Palestinians by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe

Activism and Social Movements

  1. BDS: Boycott, divestment, sanctions: The global struggle for Palestinian rights by Omar Barghouti  
  2. In our power: US students organize for justice in Palestine by Nora Barrows-Friedman
  3. Freedom is a constant struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement by Angela Y. Davis 
  4. Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics by Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick

Autobiographies and Memoirs

  1. I saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti
  2. In search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story by Ghada Karmi 
  3. My people shall live: The autobiography of a revolutionary by Leila Khaled and George Hajjar
  4. Out of place: A Memoir by Edward W. Said 

Novels and Fiction

  1. Minor Detail by Adania Shibli (Free eBook here)
  2. The Woman from Tantoura by Raḍwa Ashur 
  3. The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist by Imil Habibi 
  4. Palestine’s children: returning to Haifa & other stories by Ghassan Kanafani and Barbara Harlow
  5. Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury
  6. A little piece of ground by Elizabeth Laird and Sonia Nimr
  7. In My Mother’s Footsteps by Mona Hajer Halaby
  8. My First And Only Love by Sahar Khalifeh
  9. The Parisian by Isabella Hammad
  10. Enter Ghost by Isabella Hammad
  11. Men in the Sun by Ghassan Kanafani

Additional Resources

Curated by the Popular University of the Palestinian Youth Movement – All the Walls Will Fall: 2023 Palestine Liberation Resource List

Actionable Ways to Support the End to Genocide in Palestine

Palestine Pack – How to Help

Reports and Articles on Palestine

Mobilising for Change and Safe Social Activism

In the wake of the recent escalation of violence in Palestine, it is important that communities are best equipped to respond and advocate, sensibly and safely.

Download MCB Guidance on Palestine 2023 here which has advice on:

  • How you can help – Lobbying, Protesting, Supporting 
  • Reporting Hate Crime
  • Posting on social media
  • Read this info from Liberty about your rights on a Palestine protest
  • Have a bustcard with you whenever you go to a protest to protect your rights!
  • DON’T SEE IT, DON’T SAY IT – info on Sections 12 and 14 of the Public Order Act
  • If you, your group, organisation or otherwise have been intimidated, slandered, repressed, detained, censored or banned from speaking out for advocating for Palestine in any way, contact ELSC 
  • Organisations that can help you tackle Islamophobia – MEND





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