FONSA

Friends of Nablus and Surrounding Areas
جمعية اصدقاء نابلس وما حولها ״فونسا״

Nablus in Need – please help

Mixed food tins in boxes

Israel is not just attacking Gaza, the West Bank, including Nablus, is also affected. Many businesses in Nablus are reduced to working half time and paying staff 50% of their wages. Many restaurants are closed, with staff laid off. Government workers (teachers, social workers, etc.) are unpaid because of a lack of funds. On advice […]

Ceasefire Now!

Text: Ceasefire now

FONSA has joined with other organisations to call for a focus on humanitarian concerns. Stopping violence is an immediate need. Current events are having a profound effect on people in and around Nablus; we call for a de-escalation to avoid further tragedy for everyone in the region.   #CeasefireNow: Open Call by 290 organisations from […]

Midwives in training

Six female student midwives stand in a group with medical equipment behind them

Some of the Nursing and Midwivery students being supported by FONSA. sent us these photos of their training. As you see, they have access to modern medical technology .  This is ideal because we want them to provide the very best care for their patients and for the people of Nablus. We are pleased to […]

Visiting our Olive trees

Group photo in a field with Palestinian and Scottish flags

A short video showing the delegation visiting Witness Centre, olive trees in Deir Sharaf and planting olive trees in Sabastiya. November 2022.

FONSA Web site

web page

Happy to announce that our new website is live.  The old one served us well for many years but it was hard work to add new items.  This one is based on WordPress; harder to set up the site but far easier to maintain (we hope). Thanks very much to 34SP for hosting our site.  […]

Schoolbags

Children

FONSA was asked to contribute to schoolbags filled with stationery.  These were to be given to children in the Old City of Nablus who were about to start Primary School. The Old City is a mostly poor area with amazing stone streets and buildings but has been under attack.  Its narrow streets are a maze […]

Nablus visit report 2022

People standing on a track beside a stony field in bright sunshine

Report for FONSA In November last year, three FONSA trustees, Mike Whitehead, David Collison and myself,  visited Nablus as part of a delegation from Dundee-Nablus Twinning Association (DNTA). As part of the delegation’s trip, it was an opportunity for both DNTA and FONSA to assess the situation on the ground and meet with friends and […]

Midwifery student Reem

Dear scholarship donor Fonsa, My name is Reem Shehada, and l was a recipient of one of the scholarships this year. l want to personally thank each of you for helping make it possible for me to pursue my dream of becoming a midwife practitioner. Your contribution to my education is so genius and will […]

Nablus visit 2022

people walking

Four trustees of FONSA visited Nablus in November 2022 to meet our partners and to review current activities. Two FONSA trustees were leaders of the nine-strong Dundee-Nablus Twinning Association delegation.  The group met many significant members of the Nablus community.  Masa from the Witness Centre listed and described their work to deliver FONSA projects. She […]

Olive trees in Majdal Bani Fadel and Beit Dajan

4 April 2021 Both these villages have settlements built very close to their lands which are therefore under threat of takeover. Keeping the land in use with trees helps to avoid land seizure. Beit Dajan Beit Dajan is a troubled village with much of its land under full Israeli control. There are illegal settlements nearby […]