PACC, CAIR-NJ to Hold Joint Press Conference to Address Rising Anti-Palestinian and Anti-Muslim Bigotry 

(Clifton, NJ, 10/13/2023) – The Palestinian American Community Center (PACC) of Clifton New Jersey, and the Council on American Islamic Relations of New Jersey (CAIR-NJ) will hold a press conference on Monday, October 16 to address the rise in anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim bigotry unfolding in New Jersey in response to Israel’s war on Gaza.

WHERE: Palestinian American Community Center at 388 Lakeview Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011

WHEN: Monday, October 16, 2023 at 1p.m.

LIVESTREAM: PACC Facebook LivePACC Youtube Live 

CONTACT: Palestine Education Director Basma Bsharat, 973-253-6145,; CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed, 908-668-5900 ext. 103,

The Israeli government has called on nearly half of the population in Gaza to evacuate as it continues its war on the 140.9-square mile strip. Since launching its war earlier this week, the Israeli military has killed at least 1,537 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza strip, including 500 children and 276 women. An additional 6,612 Palestinian civilians have been wounded in Israeli air strikes on the blockaded enclave.

SEE: Palestinians killed in Israeli strike on Gaza refugee camp

Palestinian Americans and Muslims in New Jersey have since endured a wide range of bigoted attacks, from the physical to the verbal. Together, PACC and CAIR-NJ will address these incidents and release a joint action plan.

Together, the two groups have 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

PACC and CAIR-NJ continue to mourn the loss of innocent life and stand firmly in unwavering solidarity with Palestinians and their right to freedom.