MEDIA ADVISORY

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, dsayedahmed@cair.com; American Muslims for Palestine-NJ Chairperson Wassim Kanaan, 973-856-0180, wkanaan@ampalestine.org; Palestine Education Director Basma Bsharat, 973-253-6145, bbsharat@paccusa.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.

SEE: Palestinian Death Toll in Gaza Tops 13,000 as Israel Repeatedly Strikes U.N. Schools Housing Refugees

SEE: Israel doubles number of Palestinian prisoners to 10,000 in two weeks

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.

SEE: Anti-Palestinian, anti-Muslim attacks on rise in NJ amid Israel-Gaza conflict, advocates say

SEE: New Jersey residents express overwhelming grief after learning Palestinian relatives were killed in Gaza

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.

SEE: CAIR-NJ Calls on NJ Elected Officials to Meet with Palestinian Human Rights Advocates, Stands in Solidarity with Gaza

SEE: Open Letter to New Jersey Elected Officials Address Root Cause of Violence: Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

Together, CAIR-NJ, AMP-NJ, and PACC continue to stand in unwavering solidarity with Palestinians and their right to freedom.

 

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