PRESS RELEASE: Annual Al-Quds Day, London, UK, Sunday 22nd October

Justice for Palestine Committee

22 October 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Annual Al-Quds Day, London, UK, Sunday 22 October

Time: 12 00 march proceeds from Marble Arch and then ends at American Embassy for a rally

Speakers Include: Azzam Tamimi, Daud Abdullah, George Galloway, Ismail Patel, Rabbi Ahron Cohen, Yvonne Ridley

The Annual Al-Quds Day March and Rally is a time to reflect on the oppression of millions world-wide through the symbolism of Palestine and the Palestinian struggle for justice.

This year’s march will be held with a special focus on the rights of the Lebanese people who underwent brutal and inhumane treatment at the hands of Israeli artillery.

This year we have an unprecedented number of organizations taking part in the rally, namely, British Muslim Initiative, Crescent International, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Islamic Forum Europe, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Islamic Student Association UK, Islamic Centre of England, Innovative Minds, International Muslims Organization, Lebanese Communities, Muslim Association of Britain, Neturei Karta, Palestine Return Centre, Palestine Internationalist, Respect Party, Stop the War and 1990 Trust.

Speaking on behalf of the Committee, Massoud Shadjareh said:

“Those protesting Israeli aggression will attend to show their commitment to peace based on justice for all oppressed peoples of the world. At a time when Israeli atrocities are being defended world-wide in the name of self-determination, this event makes clear that people of conscience object to all forms of racism – including racist states – and wish to see them eliminated. It is no less or different than the struggle for justice in South Africa or ‘Rhodesia’. To claim otherwise is simply mischievous.”

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