CAIR-NJ, AMP-NJ, PACC to Address NJ Elected Officials’ Responses to Calls for a Ceasefire in Gaza and West Bank
(NEWARK, NJ, 11/20/2023) – On Tuesday, Nov. 21, the Council on American-Islamic Relations of New Jersey (CAIR-NJ) will hold a joint press conference with the American Muslims for Palestine’s New Jersey chapter and the Palestinian American Community Center to address New Jersey elected officials’ responses to calls for a ceasefire in Gaza and the West Bank.
WHERE: CAIR-NJ Office, 570 Broad Street, Suite 703, Newark, NJ 07102
WHEN: Tuesday, November 21, 11 a.m.
LIVESTREAM: CAIR-NJ Facebook
CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed, 908-668-5900 ext. 103, firstname.lastname@example.org; American Muslims for Palestine-NJ Chairperson Wassim Kanaan, 973-856-0180, email@example.com; Palestine Education Director Basma Bsharat, 973-253-6145, firstname.lastname@example.org
The three groups have met with several New Jersey congressmembers since October 7, calling on them to support a ceasefire in Gaza and to address the root causes of violence and aggression in Palestine. The groups will highlight each official’s response to their calls at Tuesday’s press conference.
The Israeli government has killed more than 13,000 Palestinians since its raid of Gaza on October 7. The Israeli government has also doubled its number of Palestinian captives and prisoners.
In New Jersey, American Muslims and Palestinian Americans are experiencing unprecedented levels of bigotry. Many have faced retaliation in their workplaces and academic settings for speaking up in support of Palestine.
The three groups have consistently called on New Jersey elected officials to take action and condemn the root cause of violence in Gaza, which is Israel’s ongoing siege and blockade of the strip.
Together, CAIR-NJ, AMP-NJ, and PACC continue to stand in unwavering solidarity with Palestinians and their right to freedom.