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Salam everyone,

This has been a very eventful week here at IHRC. Upon hearing of Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, IHRC announced a snap demonstration that was held last night outside the Israeli Embassy in London at 12.30am

We’re encouraging you to show your support for the people of Palestine by being visible. We’re asking people to download and print a flag of Palestine. Then stick it to your car or the outside of your home to show where public sympathies lie. You can read more about our ‘Fly A Flag’ campaign below.

Fortunately there has been some good news this week. Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan will be coming home to the UK soon InshaAllah (though even that is tempered by the sheer injustice of their situations to begin with)

There is also news of IHRC Legal’s recent success as well as a “terror suspect” who won an undisclosed sum from the police.

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FLY A FLAG FOR PALESTINE

IHRC is calling on you to fly a Palestinian flag outside your house or display a Palestinian flag in your window, on your car or on the walls of your shop.

Watch a promo for the campaign HERE and read our press release on it HERE.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Palestinian flag. Hang it up somewhere visible and then take a picture! Tweet @IHRC or post on Facebook but don’t forget to use #FlyAFlag to help raise awareness

We’re also encouraging people to take action by protesting. HERE is a list of demonstrations happening around the world. The list will be continuously updated.

MORE ON PALESTINE

LATEST PRESS RELEASE:

ISRAELIS COMMITTING WAR CRIMES WITH IMPUNITY 

Murderous attack by Israeli forces on innocent children playing football on a Gaza beach fully exposes the real horror of the current onslaught on the population of the beleaguered region.

LATEST COMMENT PIECE:

GAZA: A SYMBOL OF GLOBAL DISPOSSESSION by Hatem Bazian

Gaza and Palestine have become the touch stone struggle for a dispossessed global community that sees its freedom, dignity and livelihood constantly under attack by the few holding power over them. From the streets of San Francisco to the alleyways and block buildings across the vast world people see a small Palestine and Gaza in their daily lives…

LATEST MEDIA:

ISRAEL TRIES TO ETHNICALLY CLEANSE PALESTINE 

Watch a Press TV interview with Massoud Shadjareh about Israel’s continuing onslaught on Gaza

LATEST ALERT:

FIVE REASONS WHY WASHINGTON MUST ANSWER FOR ISRAELI ATROCITIES 

And why you should join the annual Al-Quds Day demonstration for Palestine in London on 25 July 2014.

PRESS RELEASES

TERRORISM SENTENCES EXPOSE BRITISH INJUSTICE

The sentencing today of Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan by a US court after they pleaded guilty under plea bargain agreements to charges of terrorism is a damning indictment of the British justice system, its subservience to American interests and its differential treatment of Muslim suspects.

IHRC LEGAL NOTCHES UP IMPORTANT VICTORY

IHRC’s recently launched legal department has secured a major victory in a discrimination case involving a Muslim employee. The department assisted a lecturer at a London university who had complained about racial discrimination to reach an out of court settlement with his employer.

GOVERNMENT WRONG TO IMPOSE SNOOPING LAWS 

Parliament must resist any attempts by the coalition government to circumvent EU safeguards on the collection of personal data by internet and telephone companies.

ALERTS

APPEAL FOR IMAM JAMIL’S IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION DUE TO LIFE THREATENING HEALTH CONDITION 

Imam Jamil has been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition and needs to be moved to a medical facility immediately to receive proper treatment.

Please help him by writing a quick and simple email.

IHRC IN MEDIA

‘TERROR SUSPECT’ WINS PAYOUT FROM TRANSPORT POLICE 

IHRC’s Taher Gulamhussein has won an undisclosed sum from two police forces for being detained unlawfully under terror laws

UPCOMING EVENTS

AL-QUDS DAY 2014 

WHAT: A major national event with thousands of people coming from all over the country to show their solidarity with the people of Palestine and oppressed people everywhere.

WHEN: Friday 25 July from 3pm – 7pm

WHERE: Assembling at Duchess Street (near BBC Radio)

UNITE4PALESTINE IFTAR 

WHAT: Its time for the ummah to unite and raise money for Palestine! There’ll be entertainment, food, nasheeds and much more.

WHEN: Sunday 20 July from 7pm – 10pm

WHERE: Islamia School, 129 Salusbury Road, London, NW6 6PE

SHOP

Please click the title if you’d like to purchase or look at a copy. There is a 15% OFF DISCOUNT currently available – enter the code EID2014 at Checkout.

NEW: Rogue State: A massively popular book, Rogue State is an essential guide to the crimes and misdemeanours of the United States, those that were popular and those that you may never have heard of. Covering the gamut of political intrigue, Blum sheds light on the United States tactics including everything from war theory and US intervention to counterintelligence and CIA Black Ops. Spanning the time from the decades of the Cold War through to the current War on Terror, Blum accurately details each of the USA’s crimes diligently with plenty of firsthand evidence. A must read for anyone interested in politics.

My Father was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story: Ramzy Baroud tells his father’s fascinating story. Driven out of his village to a refugee camp, he took up arms and fought the occupation at the same time raising a family and trying to do the best for his children. Baroud’s vivid and honest account reveals the revolutionaries, parents, lovers and comedians that make Gaza so much more than just a disputed territory.

Ali and Sumaya ‘Lets Pray’ DVD: This great DVD is sure to take your children on a journey of discovery; explaining step by step why and how to pray in fun and simple way. With beautiful recitation that will inspire your kids with the love of prayer.

Check out the online shop for what else is currently in stock and get regular updates on twitter by following @ihrcbookshop

‘ANOTHER DAY’ EXHIBITION

The exhibition features the documentation of Sara Russell’s recent trip to Palestine – she travelled there as part of a delegation last year.

The exhibition runs until 30 September 2014 and entry is free. IHRC Bookshop and Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am – 6pm. Make sure you stop by!

You can also buy EXCLUSIVE prints of Sara’s work at our shop. Click here to have a browse.