Palestinian Forum Coordinating Israel Embassy Protest In LondonBy
A Union of Good website is reporting that the Palestinian Forum of Britain (PFB) will be coordinating a protest in front of the Israeli Embassy in London in connection with the 2008-2009 Gaza War. According to the report:
The Palestinian Forum in London is coordinating with a number of UK solidarity institutions to organize a large protest in front of the Israeli embassy in London, on Tuesday 27th of December to commemorate the 3rd memory of the criminal war that was launched by the Israeli army on the coastal enclave, in the 27th of December 2008. The criminal Israeli war lasted till the 18th of January 2009, killed 1450 civilians including more than 280 children,wounded more than 5 thousands, and demolished thousands of homes. Zuhair Birawi, media and public relations spokesperson of the forum said that a mass public event would be also organized in the 18th of next January to commemorate the end of that heinous war, while a number of prominent British supporters would deliver during this event, speeches on liberation and independence. Birawi added that these events come to remind us of the that painful memory, and to remind the world community of the Zionist crime, and of the necessity to continue the efforts aiming at chasing and bringing the occupation leaders to international court , prosecute the offender, and punish him for his crime, even long it takes, stressing that any right would not be lost, if somebody seeks to recover it. These events also aim at reminding the world community of the necessity to end the oppressive and illegal ongoing Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip for the fifth consecutive year.
Zuhair Birawi, identified above as the PFB media and public relations spokesperson, is also a director of the Palestine Return Centere (PRC) which has strong ties to the Global Muslim Brotherhood. Two PRC directors are also directors of the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), generally regarded as part of the UK. Muslim Brotherhood. PRC director Ghassan Four is also a Trustee of INTERPAL, a key member of the Union of Good and part of the Global Muslim Brotherhood Hamas fund-raising network. The executive director of the PRC is Arafat Madi (aka Arafat Madi Shoukri) who is also the chairman of the European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza (ECESG) which is strongly tied to the PRC. The PRC has been the co-sponsor of several conferences in Europe associated with Hamas. For example, the PRC was the co-sponsor of the Sixth Palestinians In Europe Conference which featured Nihad Awad of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), former US. Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Akram Al-Adlouni, and Raed Salah, a leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel and close to Hamas. The 2009 conference was addressed via video link by Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.
Mr. Birawi is also head of programming for Al-Hiwar TV which frequently features MB/Hamas individuals and organizations and was founded by Azzam Al-Tamimi, a U.K Muslim Brotherhood leader and close to Hamas. An Israeli web site, known to be close to Israeli military intelligence, has reported that Mr. Birawi, along with another PRC Trustee are “past Hamas operatives who found refuge in Britain in the early nineties.” Mr. Birawi is also a Trustee of Education Aid for Palestine (EAP), a part of the Union of Good.