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SUPPORT AL-AWDA, A GREAT ORGANIZATION AND CAUSE!

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ACTION: SUPPORT
AL-AWDA, A GREAT ORGANIZATION AND CAUSE!

 

Dear Friends and Supporters,

 

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition needs
your support! We call on you to help implement the right of Palestinians to
return to their homes and land of origin.

 

The revelations of betrayal in the Palestine
Papers reported by Al-Jazeera and the Guardian make the work of Al-Awda
even more necessary now. There is a significantly heightened urgency to struggle
and demand our right to return to our homes and lands in historic
Palestine.

The sacrifices of our sisters
and brothers in the homeland are now greater than ever:

 

1. Israel carried out a 22-day massacre in 2008-2009
that claimed the lives of nearly 1500 Palestinians, permanently injured more
than 5300, and destroyed homes, health care facilities, schools, and farms.
Palestinians in the Gaza strip continue to live under a suffocating siege that
denies their basic rights as human beings and the fundamental right to return to
their original homes.

2. The attacks on our people in the West Bank have
continued unabated. In al-Khalil (Hebron) the state-armed colonial settler
movement has escalated its attacks against the unarmed Palestinian population.
Jerusalem is becoming further fractured by plans to build even more ‘Jewish
only’ enclaves and Palestinian residents of Silwan have been a target for
expulsion. 

 

3. The Zionist state also continues its colonial project
to ethnically cleanse Akka and Yaffa of its Palestinian residents. Additionally,
Palestinian villages in the Naqab region are being systematically destroyed.

4. The situation of Palestinians in the refugee camps in Lebanon has
continued to deteriorate and funding for the work of The United Nations Relief
and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has been cut back. Nahr El-Bared
refugee camp, home to more than 30,000 Palestinians in Lebanon, has yet to be
fully rebuilt.

5. Nineteen thousand Palestinians left Iraq as a direct
consequence of harassment, intimidation, torture, and murder soon after the US
occupation began in 2003. Several hundred families are now here in the US
struggling to make ends meet in a very bad economy.

 
Work Al-Awda
Accomplished

  • Maintained a program to provide humanitarian aid
    to Palestinian refugees
  • Recently launched a Palestine Child Rights
    Campaign that struggles and advocates for the human rights of Palestinian
    children who are subjected to systematic Israeli terrorism, detention, torture
    and violence.
  • Maintained a Palestine National Center with the
    goal of institutionalizing our work and a view to professionalize, promote and
    facilitate activism related to Al-Awda’s mission and goals.
  • Established an Educational Resource Center which
    continues to grow extending its collection of over three hundred books, a
    documentary film archive and journals.
  • Increased local organizing for the return with
    the establishment of new and the growth of existing chapters and action
    committees
  • Actively participated in Boycott, Divestment,
    and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns, and will continue to do so until Palestinian
    rights are restored in full.

The Challenges Ahead …

 

We are committed to our founding
principles
but the challenges to those of us living in forced
exile from our homeland, and to those who support us, are greater
than they have ever been
. Our task continues to be to provide
comprehensive public education on the rights of all Palestinian refugees to
return to their homes and lands of origin, and to full restitution of all their
confiscated and destroyed property in accordance with the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, International law and United Nations Resolutions upholding such
rights. We are all called upon to make greater efforts than ever before.
We depend on your support to continue our
work!

 

Here’s How You Can Help Us
Continue and Spread the Reach of Al-Awda’s Work
:

 

1. Join Al-Awda’s monthly or annual
sustainer
program
:

To become a Monthly
Sustainer
, go to:

http://www.al-awda.org/sustainers.html

To become an Annual
Sustainer
, go to:
http://www.al-awda.org/sustainers2.html

2. Make a one-time
contribution:

To make a One-Time
Contribution
, click on the PayPal Donate button at: http://www.al-awda.org/donate.html.
Alternatively, you can address your check or money order to PRRC, PO Box
131352, Carlsbad CA 92013, USA

3. You can also help by Shopping for
a Donation
at our website. We offer a variety of educational materials
including interesting and unique books, historical maps of Palestine (in Arabic
and English), educational films, flags of various sizes, and colorful greeting
cards created by Palestinian children. We also offer great looking T-shirts and
caps. To view our entire selection, see
http://al-awdacal.org/shop.html

 

Thank you for your support.

 

We depend on it!

 

 

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
(PRRC) is the largest network of grassroots activists and students dedicated to
Palestinian human rights. We are a not for profit tax-exempt educational and
charitable 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service
(IRS) of the United States of America. Under IRS guidelines, your donations to
PRRC are tax-deductible.

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