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Anti-War Committee honored for Palestine solidarity

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May 17, 2015
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 Sabry Wazwaz and Meredith Aby-Keirstead receiving award.
Sabry Wazwaz and Meredith Aby-Keirstead receiving award on behalf of the Anti-War Committee. (Fight Back! News/Randa Alherbawi)

Spring Lake Park, MN - On May 16, the Minnesota Chapter of American Muslims for Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Institute of Minnesota recognized the Minnesota-based Anti-War Committee for their Palestine solidarity work at “The Return is our Destiny,” which was the theme of the 14th Annual Palestine Day.

The award said, “Al Aqsa Institute and the Palestinian Community of Minnesota present this award to the Anti-War Committee in recognition of their support and commitment to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people -- Palestine Day 2015.”

Sabry Wazwaz and Meredith Aby-Keirstead received the award on behalf of the Anti-War Committee. They got a standing ovation from the crowd when Wazwaz addressed the crowd, “She and other activists were raided in 2010 because of the work they do for Palestine. They organized nine buses to go to D.C. for the Iraq war. They have been subpoenaed by the FBI simply because they are doing work for Palestine so stand up and give them some applause!”

The all day event was at Spring Lake Park High School and included speeches by Sabry Wazwaz and Tarek Abu Khudeir, debka dancing, spoken word and poetry.

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