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Press release: IHRC launches Palestine flag campaign

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The 'fly a flag' campaign is designed to show solidarity with the Palestinians and demonstrate the strength of support their cause enjoys across Britain.


IHRC is calling on all supporters of justice to fly the flag of Palestine from their cars, homes or properties as a show of support for the beleaguered inhabitants of the Gaza Strip.

Almost 200 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed since Israel began a brutal military assault on the occupied territory last month. Hundreds more have been injured. The international response to this new wave of Israeli war crimes has once again been characteristically muted.

The 'fly a flag' campaign is designed to show solidarity with the Palestinians and in doing so demonstrate the strength and breadth of support that their cause enjoys across Britain and which is not being reflected in mainstream media reporting of recent events.

IHRC is asking people to download and print a flag of Palestine and stick it to their car or properties in order to show where public sympathies lie. You can download a flag by visiting this link.

IHRC is also urging to join this year's Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day protest march in central London. The annual commemmoration of the dispossession and oppression of the Palestinian people will take place on 25 July and end in a rally outside the US embassy, chosen as a rallying point because of Washington's enormous and unflinching support for the Israeli regime.

IHRC chair Massoud Shadjareh said: "Since politicians and media are ignoring the injustice of brutal war crimes being committed against innocent civilians in Gaza it is incumbent upon us to support for the victims by placing a Palestinian flags on our cars, properties and anywhere else we can and show them they are not forgotten."

For media enquiries please email media@ihrc.org or call 4420 8904 4222 or 447958 522196

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IHRC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Islamic Human Rights Commission

PO Box 598

Wembley

HA9 7XH

United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222

Email: info@ihrc.org

Web: www.ihrc.org

Twitter @ihrc

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