Islamic Groups Unite Against Israeli Apartheid

Islamic Groups Unite Against Israeli Apartheid


Islamic Human Rights Commission

For Immediate Release

21st December 2000
Islamic Groups Unite Against Israeli Apartheid

Outraged Muslims rally for Palestine in Annual London march

A massive march in protest against Israeli violence and occupation in Palestine is set to take place this Saturday. The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is supporting the London rally, organised by a coalition of leading Muslim organisations to demonstrate Muslim outrage at Israeli atrocities against Palestinian children, women and men on Al-Quds Day.

To date, 10,000 Palestinian civilians have been seriously injured under the hail of Israeli rifle fire and anti-tank missiles. 300 Palestinian civilians have been shot dead. An estimated 40% of Palestinians wounded by Israeli occupation forces are under 18.

IHRC is calling on all Muslims to support what is set to be the biggest protest rally against Israeli atrocities this year. IHRC Chairman Massoud Shadjareh said that the purpose of the rally is “to voice our solidarity with occupied Palestine; to raise awareness of the plight of the Palestinian victims of Israeli violence and apartheid.”

Date: Saturday, 23rd December 2000

Time: 1PM

Venue: Hyde Park, Speaker’s Corner

Organised and supported by:

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC)
Islamic Human Rights Commission
Friends of Al-Aqsa
Muslim Association of Britain
The Islamic Centre (Maida Vale)
Islamic Cultural Centre
Islamic Forum Europe
The Muslim College
World Ahl al Bayt Islamic League
SOAS Palestinian League
UK Islamic Mission
The Muslim Council of Britain
Wembley Islamic Centre
Islamic Guardian Society
Muslim Welfare House
Islamic Unity Society
United Islamic Students Association
London Mosque
Interfaith International
Maktab-e Rasool
Jama’eya ahl al Din
Ballam Mosque
Ahl al Bayt Society – Scotland
Muslim Association of Nigeria
Mayfair Islamic Center
Hussaini Islamic Trust
Iqra Trust
Majlis al Ulama as Sunniya
Jama’at Ulama al Muslimin
For more information on the above, please contact the IHRC Press Office on (+44) 20 8902 0888, (+44) 958 522 196, e-mail:, web:

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