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Gaza Update with Special Guest Tariq Abu Khdeir
August 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Institute for Policy Studies, Busboys & Poets, and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation invite you to this Gaza update and discussion.
Tariq Abu Khdeir is the 15-year-old Palestinian-American arrested and beaten by Israeli police in Jerusalem last month. Tariq’s cousin Mohammed Abu Khdeir was kidnapped and tortured to death by right-wing Israeli extremists the day before Tariq was detained. Tariq and his family will be visiting with members of Congress earlier in the day and will join us for this special Gaza discussion.
Following Tariq’s presentation, we will have a roundtable discussion featuring Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, Palestinian human rights attorney Noura Erekat, Retired Col. Ann Wright, Busboys’ own Andy Shallal, and others. We will talk about the context of the current assault, the consequences, the U.S. role and responsibility, and beyond.
Free and Open to the public – refreshments will be available during the event.