Remembering Sabra and Shatila in the context of the Gaza massacre

(SEPT. 16, 2014) -- Today marks one of history’s most tragic commemorations – the 1982 Israeli-backed massacre of thousands of innocent Palestinians in the Lebanese refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila.



As the American Muslims for Palestine marks this event, we also prayerfully think upon the nearly 2,200 Palestinians in Gaza who died in Israel’s incomprehensible attack on Gaza this summer. As images from residential neighborhoods like Shujayea rolled out of Gaza on July 20, 2014, which showed women, children and the elderly lying crumbled in the streets where Israeli forces had gunned them down, it was impossible not to draw parallels to Sabra and Shatila. 



AMP hails truce in Gaza; vows to continue work to end the occupation

(CHICAGO 08/26/2014) – The American Muslims for Palestine, a national education and advocacy organization, today welcomes with relief and joy the truce agreement in Gaza that will end Israel’s nearly two-month long assault on 1.8 million Palestinians. Yet, AMP reminds the public that while the border will be open for certain items, Israel’s siege on Gaza and it’s occupation of Palestinians are still in effect.

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Don't forget the
International Day of Action
on Sept. 23!

School is back in session and we know that pro-Israel organizations are making a concerted effort to whitewash Israel's crimes that occurred this summer.

The tragedy that unfolded in Gaza  is unparalleled - Israeli strikes killed more than 2,000 Palestinians, including more than 500 children. The aggression caused the largest mass displacement of people since the Six Day War in 1967.

Don't get caught unprepared! You can help your colleagues understand Palestine and Gaza by holding workshops and lectures. AMP has free materials, speakers, and other support available for your student group! Check out the Campus Activism page on our website! 

Hold Israel Accountable!

hold israel accountableAfter nearly two months of a brutal attack, we have word of a ceasefire. We are happy Israel's assault on Gaza will stop.But we must not forget the seige and the occupation continue!

The American Muslims for Palestine, together with the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Code Pink: Women for Peace, and our friends at Roots Action are launching a nationwide petition drive, calling for an end to US aid to Israel, an end to US arms to Israeland to bring Israel before the International Criminal Court.

Sign the petition today and forward widely to your networks!

Here's why we need your help:

After nearly two months of Israel's brutal assault, the devastation is staggering. More than 2,100 Palestinians killed, at least 80 percent civilians. Nearly 500 children massacred. More than 17,000homes destroyed or damaged. At least 65 mosques - some of them hundreds of years old - destroyed or damaged. More than one-fourth of Gaza’s population, most of whom are refugees ethnically cleansed from their homes by Israel in 1948, turned into internally displaced persons.

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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