(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 7/24/06) – On Tuesday, July 25, the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philly) will hold a news conference with members of the local Muslim and Arab-American communities who have relatives under attack in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
At the news conference, community members will ask President Bush to call for an immediate cease-fire by all parties in the Middle East conflict and urge that humanitarian relief be sent to areas devastated by Israel’s bombing campaigns.
WHAT: CAIR-Philly News Conference with Those Who Have Relatives in Lebanon, Gaza
WHEN: 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2006
WHERE: Liberty Bell
CONTACT: CAIR-Philly Communications Director, Adeeba Al-Zaman, 215-592-0509
There were an estimated 25,000 American citizens in Lebanon, and many American citizens, both Christian and Muslim, have relatives in Lebanon and Gaza. Despite the fact that many civilians have already been killed in Israeli attacks on the civilian infrastructures of both areas, President Bush has rejected calls for a cease-fire.
ADDITIONAL CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: email@example.com