Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is pleased to announce its 15th annual Genocide Memorial Day, which will be held on Sunday, January 21st, 2024!
Genocide Memorial Day (GMD) is a day given to remember man’s inhumanity to man in the perpetration of genocides and genocidal acts. IHRC has been holding GMD commemorations since 2010 and has attracted a variety of speakers, diverse audiences and activists of all political, religious and ethnic backgrounds in highlighting the genocidal acts that are given insufficient exposure by the mainstream media.
About the GMD event
The topic of this year’s event will be Gaza: A Case Study of Genocide.
There is a dark irony in the fact that IHRC is addressing an unfolding genocide in the same place that was the focus of attention for the first-ever GMD in 2010.
Then, as now, a besieged, occupied people were subjected to indiscriminate bombardment by one of the world’s most powerful armies seeking to extinguish its physical presence as well as its spirit of resistance.
At the start of the Israeli bombardment, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu invoked a biblical passage that talks of slaying “every man and woman, child and infant”. One Israeli minister even recommended “nuking” Gaza. Others Israeli politicians and pundits have publicly talked about expelling the Palestinian population from Gaza. In their pursuit of these ends, Israeli jets have repeatedly bombed and attacked hospitals, ambulances, schools, mosques, churches, residential buildings and roads full of fleeing civilians.
After 15 years, we have come full circle. While Israel continues to prosecute its genocidal attack on Gaza with the approval and support of many international powers, we are left asking why the lessons of history are being ignored, not only in Gaza but elsewhere, too.
Genocide Memorial Day event, London
Date: 21st January 2024
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm, GMT. Free lunch at 12 noon
Venue: P21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton St, London NW1 1JD
Free entry. No registration required
Prof Richard Falk
Prof Ilan Pappe
Prof Haim Bresheeth
Rabbi Ahron Cohen
Mizan The Poet
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