12 April 2017 | Press Release
The long awaited arrival of Jerusalem archaeologist, Abeer Zayyad, to South Africa is almost over. Her public programme is as follows:
Thursday 13 April 2017 – Pietermaritzburg, 13:00 – 15:00 contact Ayesha Karrim for tickets (R200) 083 379 9776.
Friday 14 April 2017 – Cape Town, Jumah Salaah, Awwal Masjid.
Saturday 15 April 2017 – Cape Town, Macassar – 14:00 – 19:00.
Tuesday 18 April 2017 – Durban, 20:00 Public Meeting, Al Ansaar Hall.
Wednesday 19 April 2017 – Wits, 13:15 – 14:15, Umtombo 10 Lecture Hall, East Campus.
Wednesday 19 April 2017 – Lenasia, 20:00, Public Meeting, Nurul Islam Hall.
Thursday 20 April 2017 – Pretoria, 16:00 – 18:00, Public Meeting, Kit Kat Convention Centre.
Friday 21 April 2017 – Roshnee, 14:30 – 16:30, Tea, contact Hawa Patel for tickets (R50) 0829200773
Friday 21 April 2017 – Benoni, 20:00, Public Meeting, Bazme Adab Hall
Saturday 22 April 2017 – Johannesburg, 9:00am, Lal Qila Restaurant brunch, contact Jo’hara Hassem for tickets (R150) 0829263226
29 March 2017 | Press Release
Jerusalem based archaeologist, Abeer Ahmed Zayyad, is set to visit South Africa on an educational and information tour hosted by Salaamedia.
Mrs Zayyad will be in South Africa from 13-22 April 2017 with programmes scheduled in Pietermaritzburg, Cape Town, Durban, Lenasia, Roshnee, Benoni, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
Holding a Masters Degree in Archaeology, Mrs Zayyad has been involved in the preservation of Masjidul Aqsa and its surrounding areas.
She has been deeply involved in exposing an Israeli narrative aimed at usurping the Noble Sanctuary for Zionist objectives.
“Most of the excavations are being done by settler organisations such as El Aad. Even UNESCO archaeologists are not allowed to do these diggings. They are trying to prove that Palestinians were not the original inhabitants of the area,” she told Salaamedia.
She has studied the pre-Islamic and post-Islamic periods of Jerusalem city going all the way back into Roman and Greek times.
“As an archaeologist I have faced a lot of opposition from the Israeli government. I have been placed on a kill list previously because of the importance of the information and archaeological evidence we are presenting.”
Various Palestinian solidarity groups, religious bodies, NGO’s, student groups and women forums will host a series of programmes that will include public lectures, private interactions and ticketed events.
Ebrahim Gangat, a presenter at Salaamedia and long time acquaintance of Mrs Zayyad said he was delighted at her decision to travel to South Africa. “I am so looking forward to this opportunity to once again place Masjidul Aqsa at the helm of the Palestinian discussion. Abeer will be accompanied by her brother and we will give her the full South African hospitality she deserves.”
Details of Mrs Abeer Zayyad’s full programme will be released in due course.
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