Sunday, February 4, 2007
A urgent appeal from Al Awda
Due to the extreme situation of Palestinians caught in the US war and occupation of Iraq, Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, is conducting an unprecedented emergency fund raising campaign to aid our sisters and brothers stranded in the refugee camps on the borders with Syria and Jordan.
These camps are becoming overwhelmed with Palestinians, now twice made refugees as a result of the Zionist theft and occupation of Palestine beginning in 1948. The harm done to their persons, with threats of more to come if they do not leave Iraq, is creating an untenable situation which cannot wait while UN assisted aid becomes a political football.
Border countries such as Syria and Jordan are already overburdened with the several million Iraqis fleeing the US war.
We cannot wait! Al-Awda is asking all our activists, members and supporters to contribute a minimum of Ten Dollars each within the next five days. In this way we can raise a minimum of Ten Thousand Dollars for our people. We know it will be more.
For the next few days, we will be sending this notice to all our lists and contacts at various times of the day. The situation is grave. We must do all we can. With your help, as always, we can do something to alleviate the suffering and situation in the camps.
Please donate today!
Address your tax-deductible donation via check or money order to:
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Please note on the memo line of the check "Iraq Emergency".
Alternatively, please donate online using your credit card. Go to http://www.al-awda.org/donate.html and follow the simple instructions.
Please indicate that your donation is for the "Iraq Emergency" with your submission.
UPDATE In the weeks since our first alert, the situation of the Palestinian refugees stranded on the border has fast deteriorated. According to a recentUN press release, one person died due to lack of the simplest care. Children are without the most basic health care and the situation for the sick is dire.
See http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0701/S00424.htm For a factsheet on the current situation of Palestinian refugees stranded on the Iraq borders, please see http://al-awdacal.org/iraq-facts.html
For a factsheet on the rights of Palestinian refugees to return their homes and lands of origin in Palestine, please go to
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING GENEROUS SUPPORT