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AMP board member, Dr. Osama Abu Irshaid, left,
|Dr. Osama Abu Irshaid, AMP board member
and national coordinator, speaks at
the National March on Washington DC
on Aug. 2, 2014.
The American Muslims for Palestine, as part of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, convened a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss Israel's violations of international law and its violence against American Tarek Abu Khdeir, a Florida high school student who was severely beated and held without charge by Israeli Occupation Forces on July 3.
Tarek testifed at the hearing. In an unprecedented move, organizers had to hold two briefings to accommodate all staffers, elected officials and media who wanted to attend.
National March on Washington
Members of several chapters of the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) convened in Washington DC on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, to take part in the National March on Washington, co-organized by AMP, the Council of American Islamic Relations and other organizations.
Busloads of AMP volunteers from Minnesota, Chicago, New York and New Jersey were among the tens of thousands who marched and rallied, delivering symbolic coffins to the White House to commemorate the more than 1,800 Palestinians killed by Israel's bombardment of Gaza.
National Board member Dr. Osama Abu Irshaid, AMP National Coordinator, spoke during the rally, calling upon President Barack Obama and his administration to end US aid to Israel, to hold Israel accountable for its indiscriminate killing of civilians and to put the interests of the United States and its citizens first, instead of succumbing to pressure by the pro-Israel lobby.