CAIR Urges Support for White House Candlelight Vigil on Gaza Killings

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/29/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, calls on all citizens of conscience to take part in a silent candlelight vigil in front of the White House on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in memory of the Palestinians who have lost their lives in Israel’s brutal assault against the people of Gaza.

Facebook Event Page: Candlelight Vigil for Gaza

CAIR, in conjunction with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Arab American Institute American Federation of Ramallah Palestine, Bethlehem Association, Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations, and Network of Arab American Professionals, DC, we will read the names of the civilians killed by Israel’s indiscriminate attacks.

Since Israel launched its campaign on Gaza, more than 1,100 Palestinians have been killed and wounded more than 6,500 wound, Some 170,000 people have been displaced and thousands of buildings including homes, schools, hospitals, and houses of worship have been destroyed.

UN reports indicate that 80 percent of those killed in Gaza have been civilians, raising serious concerns about Israel’s disregard for international and humanitarian law.

If you are unable to attend, we will be tweeting using the hashtag #LetChildrenLive

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw, 202-999-8292,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,