Join National March on Washington DC Aug. 2

Stop the Massacre in Gaza!

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1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2
Gather at the White House
Transportation organized
from throughout the country

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 We will be carrying symbolic coffins draped in 
Palestinian flags to the doorstep
of the White House, representing the large
number of civilians killed by Israeli airstrikes.

Join thousands of people in a National March on the White House on Saturday, August 2 at 1:00pm to condemn the Israeli massacre in Gaza.

We have been in the streets every day in cities around the country. What is needed now is a massive National March on Washington.

The United States gives Israel more than $3.1 billion in military aid each year. This money is being used to commit war crimes against the Palestinian people in Gaza. We are demanding that all U.S aid to Israel be ended now!

More than 200 people in Gaza have been killed and more than 1,500 have been wounded from Israeli bombs and missiles. This has to end!

Join us to demand:
End the massacre in Gaza! End the blockade of Gaza!
End all U.S. aid to Israel!
End the colonial occupation!


Co-sponsors:
- ANSWER Coalition
- American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
- American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
- Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition
- Muslim Legal Fund of America
- MAS Immigrant Justice Center
- Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
- Code Pink

#2DC4Gaza #LetGazaLive #FreePalestine #Protest4Palestine

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#PrayforGaza

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Israel wipes out families as it indiscriminately attacks civilians

On Saturday, Israeli forces committed "a new massacre" in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City. Images of dead chlidren, women and men huddled together lying on the streets is reminiscent of the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon in 1982. Israeli forces killed 66 people in the Shujaiyya neighborhood, according to media reports. 

Israeli Occupation Forces have killed 410 Palestinians and wounded more than 3,000 since Israel began its assault on July 8. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency has said more than 61,000 people have sought safe haven in UNRWA facilities - more than the number of people seeking shelter throughout all of Operation Cast Lead, Israel's three-week assault in 2008-'09 that killed 1,409 Palestinians. 

Israeli officials have not hidden the fact they are targeting families. Israeli Major Gen. (res.) Oren Shachor was quoted in Haaretz as saying, “If we kill their families, that will frighten them (Hamas).” Israeli media have quoted other officials saying Israel will destroy homes, even if there are people inside. 

The American Muslims for Palestine decries this abhorent targeting of civilians and US complicity in allowing Israel to act with impunity. AMP calls for an immediate end to Israeli aggression, for an end to the siege on Gaza, and end to the occupation and an end to US military aid to Israel.

AMP calls on its supporters and all people of conscience to take action on Monday and call and email the White House and the Egyptian embassy to demand an end to Israel's assault and for Egypt to open the Rafah border crossing to Palestinians. 

HANDBOOK: Talking points and context for Israeli assault on Gaza

gaza2Given the pervasive and one-sided Israeli narrative regarding “Operation Protective Edge,” Israel’s current assault on Gaza, AMP wishes to contextualize the issues in efforts to break through biased media reporting and Israeli propaganda. We hope this framework helps your discussions within your mosques, Islamic centers and with the media. The report is organized into two parts. Part I will be a list of brief talking points about Gaza. Part II will offer the historical and political context to the issue for those who want a deeper understanding.

ACTION ALERT: Dedicate this weekend to Gaza!

rally boyTake action to stop Israel’s deadly assault!

(CHICAGO 07/18/2014) – The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), is asking everyone to dedicate this weekend to the people of Gaza.

  • ORGANIZE OR ATTEND A RALLY IN YOUR CITY
  • CALL AND EMAIL THE WHITE HOUSE
  • CALL, FAX OR EMAIL THE EGYPTIAN EMBASSY

Early on Thursday, Israeli forces unleashed a ground invasion into Gaza, after warning the residents to evacuate. Gaza is an open air prison. All the borders are closed and the residents have nowhere to turn. Israel is indiscriminately targeting civilians by bombing houses, hospitals and mosques. The United Nations and human rights groups report that 80 percent of the more than 240 dead are civilians

Additionally, Egypt has closed the Rafah border crossing, opening it only sporadically and for short periods of time. There are also unconfirmed reports Egypt has amassed troops on the Rafah border.

As people of conscience, we are called upon to fight injustice and oppression. The Palestinians in Gaza desperately need us to raise our voices and demand Israel’s deadly aggression ends immediately.

Get talking points, contact info, emails by clicking below.

UPDATED: #GazaWeKnowYourNames - Martyrs from Shuja'eyya

 AMP is updating the list of Palestinians killed in Israeli aggression in Gaza as they are announced by the Gaza Ministry of Health and posted on Al Jazeera. Today, we are listing the names of the martyrs from the Shuja'eyya neighborhood massacre.

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Photo/Amnesty International

 FROM SHUJA'EEYA

1. Ibrahim Khalil Abed Ammar, 13, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

2. Ibrahim Salem Jom’a as-Sahbani, 20, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

3. ‘Aref Ibrahim al-Ghalyeeni, 26, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

4. Osama Khalil Ismael al-Hayya, 30, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

5. Rebhi Shehta ‘Ayyad, 31, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

6. Yasser Ateyya Hamdiyya, 28, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

7. Esra’ Ateyya Hamdiyya, 28, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

8. Akram Mohammad Shkafy, 63, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

9. Eman Khalil Abed ‘Ammar, 9, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

10. Eman Mohammad Ibrahim Hamada, 40, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

11. Ahmad Ishaq Yousef Ramlawy, 33, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

12. Ahmad Sami Diab ‘Ayyad, 27, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

13. Fida’ Rafiq Diab ‘Ayyad, 24, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

14. Narmin Rafiw Diab Ayyad, 20, Shuja’eyya - Gaza.

15. Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad Abu Za’nouna, 28.

Empowerment Through Education and Action

The American Muslims for Palestine firmly believes that educating the American public is key to bringing about change in the Middle East. Because once Americans know what is truly happening on the ground in Palestine, they will no longer allow their tax dollars to be used to support Israel's military occupation of Palestine, the world's last and longest-lasting occupation. We are all empowered to act for justice when we know the truth.

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