Eid Mubarak! Please take action for Gaza!

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Worshipers sign the Postcard to Obama Monday at Eid al Fitr prayers at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, while a camerman from NBC films.
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 Find out more about the march and how to get involved!

The American Muslims for Palestine wishes everyone Eid Mubarak! Please keep our brothers and sisters in Gaza in your dua' during these dark days. Take action to help pressure the United States to force Israel to stop the killing of Palestinians. 

postcardIt is not too late to download the Postcard to Obama, sign and send back to us at 10101 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL 60465 by Friday, Aug. 1. We will send all the cards to President Obama in one mailing.

Ask your children to write a personal message to President Obama, asking him to make Israel stop killing Palestinian children. Mail the letter to President Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500

Make plans to attend the National March on Washington DC, on Aug. 2. 

 Get more ideas and action items!

 Israeli Occupation Forces have  killed more than 1,200 Palestinians in Gaza since July 8, according to the Ministry of Health. They have also demolished at least 5,000 homes and have wiped out entire families. The United Nations is reporting that more than 20 percent of the dead are children. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has said that Israel may have committed war crimes by targeting civilians.

Please take action to help education Americans, to apply pressure on President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry and Congress to tell them that we as Americans do not accept the United States's unconditional support of Israel and we demand that Israel's killing of Palestinians must end immediately. 

 

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

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.

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

#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. 

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.

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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