UCSD student group holding teach-in about Gaza


Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) will hold a teach-in Wednesday at UCSD for anyone interested in learning about the situation surrounding Gaza.

In late 2008-early 2009, Israel carried out a 22-day military assault on the Gaza Strip which killed over 1,400 people, injured over 5,000 and left approximately 50,000 people homeless, the students press release noted. Only 26 miles long, 6 miles wide, Gaza is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Although the Israeli tanks have rolled out of Gaza, the devastation and illegal blockade continues to this day.

Reem Salahi, an attorney specializing in national security and civil rights, will speak at the event from 6 to 8 p.m. at the UCSD Cross Cultural Center: Art Space Room. She is a member of the National Lawyers Guild and was among the first delegations to enter Gaza less than a month after the Israeli bombings last year.

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