CAIR-NJ to Hold Press Conference with NJ BOE Member Whose Family Members Were Killed in Gaza by Israeli Airstrikes

(NEWARK, NJ, 10/31/2023) – On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Council on American-Islamic Relations of New Jersey (CAIR-NJ) will hold a press conference to discuss Israel’s ongoing war on Gaza.

Israeli occupation forces killed nine family members of Franklin Township Board of Education Member, Sami Shaban. Another family member is in critical condition as he heals from white phosphorus burns caused by Israeli airstrikes.

WHERE: CAIR-NJ Office, 570 Broad Street, Suite 703, Newark, NJ 07102

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, at 11a.m.


CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed, 908-668-5900 ext. 103,

Israeli occupation forces killed 15 members of a New Jersey imam earlier this month.

SEE: This NJ imam was comforting bereaved. Then he saw on TV that 15 of his family were killed.

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has risen past 8,000, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects a ceasefire.

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CAIR-NJ continues to urge elected officials to push for a ceasefire in Gaza and across the West Bank as Israeli aggressions mount. The groups also mourns the loss of life in Palestine and stands firmly in unwavering solidarity with Palestinians and their right to freedom.