CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—July 21, 2017. The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a national education organization based in Bridgeview, IL, views with great concern new developments by the Israeli military at the Al Aqsa sanctuary in Jerusalem. Closing the mosque to worshipers as well as placing metal detectors and checkpoints at the third holiest site in Islam contravene international law, restricts freedom of religion and violates the internationally agreed upon status quo of the Al Aqsa compound. A coalition of organizations are joining in prayer and solidarity, calling on Israel to abide by the status quo and international law.
On Friday, July 21 from noon to 2 p.m., join us for a sermon, prayer and rally in support of Al Aqsa mosque. The event will take place on Michigan and Congress in Downtown Chicago.
Additional information can be found at the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2344881772402713??ti=ia
For more information on Jerusalem, visit: www.ampalestine.org/projects/Jerusalem
The American Muslims for Palestine is a national, grassroots organization whose mission is to educate the public about issues related to Palestine and its rich cultural and historical heritage. For more information, go to www.ampalestine.org.