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PFLP: Arrests of our leaders will not deter us from continuing resistance

Posted in Ahmad Sa’adat, Alex McGuigan, Anti-Zionism, Armed Struggle, cadre, Gaza, Human Rights, Hunger Strikes, Imperialism, Internationalism, Palestine, PFLP, PFLP/IRSP Solidarity, Political prisoners, Solidarity, Statements, zionism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2017 by The Plough & The Stars

Source: PFLP

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine confirmed that the Zionist occupation forces launched a pre-dawn campaign of raids across the occupied West Bank of Palestine on Sunday, arresting a number of leaders and activists of the Front, led by the Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar, feminist activist Khitam Saafin and former prisoner Ihab Massoud, as well as a number of activists in al-Khalil. The Front declared that these attacks will not stop it from continuing its role in resistance to occupation and confronting the crimes and projects that attempt to liquidate the Palestinian cause.

The Front emphasized that these arrests only underline the futility of the choices of the Palestinian Authority to continue to bet on settlements, “peace process” and security coordination. It also confirms the correctness of the Front’s position and its continuing struggle to build the resistance and the primary contradiction with the occupation as a major feature of its approach and political positions.

The Front further stated that these arrests have come after the major campaign of incitement launched by the Zionist entity and its prime minister, the war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu, against the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the resistance factions.

The PFLP urged the Palestinian masses to escalate the popular movement to support the struggle of the brave prisoners in Israeli jails, for Jarrar and Saafin and the prisoner Muhammad Allan, on hunger strike for 25 days.

The Front promised to continue to defend the rights and principles of the Palestinian people. Continued targeting by the occupation only emphasizes the importance of continuing the path to return and liberation.

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Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
July 2, 2017

PFLP calls for broad participation in days of action to free Ahmad Sa’adat, Georges Abdallah

Posted in Ahmad Sa’adat, Anti-Zionism, Palestine, PFLP, PFLP/IRSP Solidarity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by The Plough & The Stars

 

Source: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Posted: 12 Oct 2014 07:04 AM PDT

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine calls upon all to participate in the activities and campaigns that have been launched to support the Palestinian prisoners in occupation prisons and demand their freedom. Events, organized by the Palestinian prisoners’ movement, the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, and organizations around the world supporting Palestine, will take place on October 17-25, demanding freedom for Palestinian prisoners and focusing on the case of imprisoned General Secretary Ahmad Sa’adat, denied family visits by occupation forces, and imprisoned Arab struggler Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, held in French prisons for 30 years.

The Front praised Sa’adat for rejecting the denial of family visits, refusing to sign the order denying him visits with his family, and noted that he is planning to launch an open hunger strike if the prison authorities do not cancel the order denying family visits and end the ongoing policy of depriving hundreds and thousands of prisoners of their most basic human rights. It urged all to raise their action and commitment to meet this challenge and stand with Sa’adat and his fellow Palestinian political prisoners as they demand their rights, especially the most basic right to family visits.

The Front said that the denial of family visits is being imposed in order to isolate Palestinian prisoners from the national movement, and a desperate measure aimed at breaking the will of the leadership of the prisoners’ movement. It noted that this is a new form of isolation, recalling that Sa’adat has been denied access to most of his family members since being kidnapped from Jericho prison on March 14, 2006 by invading occupation forces, and was held in isolation with no family visits at all for three years. It noted also that there are a large number of prisoners who are suffering from these unjust orders which escalated against them during the Zionist aggression against Gaza.

The Front demanded that Palestinian official institutions, especially embassies and missions around the world, uphold their responsibilities to their people on the issue of the prisoners, and called on international human rights bodies to take responsibility and expose and act against these violations of prisoners’ rights, saying that there is a need for concerted effort to “bang on the walls of the tank” and expose the struggles of the prisoners’ and their oppression inside the enemy prisons, in particular the orders of occupation authorities prohibiting family visits.

The Front also saluted and urged additional events in solidarity with Arab struggler Comrade Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, held in French prisons for 30 years, to put pressure on French authorities for his release. The struggle to free him is an extension of the struggle against the policy of imprisonment and isolation by the Zionist occupation against our Palestinian and Arab prisoners.

PFLP: War criminal Netanyahu should be in front of the Hague, not the United Nations

Posted in Anti-Zionism, Palestine, PFLP with tags , , , on October 3, 2014 by The Plough & The Stars

The criminal Benjamin Netanyahu is now using the arena of the United Nations to continue his deception, lies, threats, intimidation and misdirection, attempting to cover up his and his army’s terror massacres against Palestinian civilians, children and elders, who are still being killed in cold blood in full view of the world, said the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in response to Netanyahu’s speech at the UN General Assembly.

The Front noted that Netanyahu tried and failed to assume the role of the victim, marketing the Zionist narrative and attempting to discredit the Palestinian resistance factions by putting it in one basket with terror organizations created and supported by the U.S. and Western powers.

Netanyahu has no place speaking before the General Assembly of the United Nations, said the Front – instead, the only place he should be speaking is before the International Criminal Court in the Hague and charged with war crimes, genocide, incitement to genocide and responsibility for the horrific massacres against the Palestinian people.

Once again, the Front emphasized the importance of prosecuting the Zionist war criminals in international courts for their crimes against the Palestinian people, which requires Palestinian officials to urgently sign the Rome Statute and join the International Criminal Court, and immediately file to prosecute the leaders of the occupier as war criminals.

The Front also reiterated that the solution for Palestine does not lie in the adoption of the so-called “Arab peace initiative” or the notorious negotiations, but in the use of all means of resistance – political, diplomatic, popular and armed – to secure our legitimate rights.

Unity of the Palestinian position behind our national constants, the resistance and the rights of our people is the path forward to end the division and restore unity, and must include ending negotiations and security coordination with the occupier, said the Front.

Source: PFLP

PSF Doublespeak On Support For Palestine

Posted in Anti-Zionism, Internationalism, Palestine, PFLP on August 26, 2014 by The Plough & The Stars

As Gaza still bleeds from Israeli massacres, solidarity with the cause of Palestinian freedom has soared in Ireland from grassroots members of all Republican and socialist parties, trades unions, humanitarian organisations and all freedom-loving people.  In a recent communique the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine , it commended international solidarity action in support of the besieged people of Gaza, including the sterling efforts by pro-Palestinian groups in Ireland.

However, despite many Provisional Sinn Fein grassroot members’ support for the Palestinian people, opposing Zionist apartheid and protesting over the most recent massacres in Gaza, one only has to recall that party’s leadership’s cordial and despicable meetings with Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor who is also a Major in the Israeli Occupational Force.  To add insult to injury, Martin McGuiness working in tandem with Peter Robinson agreed to send a trade mission to apartheid Israel, an imperialist  state whose hands have dripped with Palestinian blood since it’s creation.   To quote Derry journalist, socialist and civil rights leader Eamonn McCann:

Party loyalists argue that Executive Ministers have no choice but to fulfil functions that go against the grain. This is a dubious argument at the best of times. In the case of the visit of the Israeli ambassador, it’s irrelevant. This wasn’t a formal constitutional event. Martin McGuinness could easily have said that he wasn’t attending, and left Robinson to shake hands with Zionism.  DUP Ministers do it all the time when they are scheduled to take meetings they don’t fancy.”

To put thing in perspective, it is just another example of a pro-establishment party’s doublespeak, strikingly similar to Stormont Deputy First Minister McGuinness’ cozying up to war criminal George W Bush at Stormont Castle, while grassroots party activists were engaged in highly controlled and well documented contradictory protests at the same  USA’s Presidential visit.

Adams shaking hands with Israeli Ambassador  and Israeli Army Major, Ron Ron Prosor

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams shaking hands with Israeli Ambassador and Israeli Army Major, Ron Prosor

Martin McGuinnes and Peter Robinson's meeting with Israeli Ambassador & IOF Major, Ron Prosor.

Martin McGuinnes and Peter Robinson’s meeting with Israeli Ambassador & IOF Major, Ron Prosor.

By Martin Alexander

How Zionists View Irish Solidarity With Gaza?

Posted in Gaza, Palestine, Strabane, zionism on August 10, 2014 by The Plough & The Stars

Photo #1 source: WSM Facebook

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How Irish “heathens hordes” view Israeli massacres in Gaza..

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..meanwhile in “heathen” Strabane (Strabanistan?)

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Palestine Under Attack! Urgent Call for International Solidarity

Posted in Anti-Zionism, Palestine, PFLP on July 8, 2014 by The Plough & The Stars

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The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine issued this call for international solidarity on June 20. Since that time hundreds of Palestinians have been arrested in mass raids; 20 Palestinians have been killed by occupation soldiers and settlers, including the child martyr Mohammad Abu Khdeir, burned alive at the hands of settlers; Palestinian workers mowed down by settlers; and 9 martyrs who fell in airstrikes on Gaza July 7; occupation forces continue to invade and attack Palestinian towns, villages and refugee camps in all areas of Palestine; Gaza is under heavy bombardment from the occupation air force. The situation is increasingly critical.

And the Palestinian people are resisting mightily – Palestinian masses taking to the streets throughout occupied Palestine ’48 and confronting the occupier on all of the land of historic Palestine; rising youth in Jerusalem and the West Bank confronting settler terror and military invasions, dismantling the settler Light Rail project, protecting the land and people; heroic resistance in Gaza intensifying the armed struggle; Palestinians in exile and diaspora taking to the streets of refugee camps, and of the cities of the world. We reiterate our call and urge action around the world. Palestine is under attack – and Palestine is resisting, on the path of Intifada. It is the time to act! 

June 20, 2014 – The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine is calling urgently for all supporters and friends of Palestine and the Palestinian people around the world, and our Palestinian communities and people everywhere in exile and diaspora, to take to the streets and take action in response to the ongoing occupation attacks and atrocities against almost every city, town, refugee camp and village in the West Bank and Gaza. Everywhere the streets are filled with jeeps and armored vehicles and soldiers armed with killing machines, and the skies  filled with Apache helicopters and F-16s threatening to rain death upon our people. In the past week, occupation forces have escalated their war on the Palestinian people, including:

  • the killing, just today of 13-year-old Mahmoud Jihad Dudeen in Dura outside al-Khalil, shot in the chest; and the killing of Ahmad Sabarin, 20, in Jalazone refugee camp
  • the shooting and wounding of numerous Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Gaza, including shooting Palestinian youth Yazan Yacoub, 17 in the chest in Qalandiya refugee camp and shooting Amir Sa’dy Saleh, also 17, in Jenin.
  • the massive invasions and raids, sending thousands of occupation soldiers to al-Khalil, Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Qalqilya, Salfit regions, and besieging cities, towns and refugee camps, which have been particularly targeted for mass invasions and violent attacks
  • the mass arrests and violent home invasion of hundreds of Palestinians, including student activists, legislators, political leaders, and the targeting of former political prisoners for re-arrest and harassment, including the capture of 51 former prisoners freed in the 2011 prisoner exchange and a failed attempt to arrest Samer Issawi, former hunger striker
  • the demolition of Palestinian homes, leaving multiple families homeless
  • the rampant settler violence and attacks on Palestinians and Palestinian land throughout the West Bank
  • the bombing and shelling of Gaza by occupation warplanes
  • the closure, curfews, checkpoints and restrictions on movement imposed on Palestinians
  • the invasion of Bir Zeit University and arrests of students, invasions of civil society organizations and charities

This brutal violence at the hands of a settler colonial racist apartheid state, its armed forces and its settlers is increasing on a daily basis. Palestinian prisoners’ torture is officially sanctioned and Palestinian blood is running in the streets of Gaza and the West Bank, and Palestinian youth trod under the wheels of invading army jeeps.

These crimes have been met with overwhelming international silence and complicity. Palestinians are continuing to resist, to protest, to live, to struggle, despite the aggression that threatens their existence on a daily basis, despite the complicity and betrayal of Palestinian Authority officials who continue to engage in security cooperation with the occupier that is waging a war on Palestinian refugee camps, cities and towns.

The United States, Canada and the European Union have continued business as usual and have raised not a single cry of protest or concern – on the contrary, the U.S. continues to daily ship $10 million of mostly military aid to the occupation state. It is clear that they are full partners with the occupation in the ongoing war on the Palestinian people.

In a particularly absurd and insulting gesture, the occupation state was elected vice-chair of the UN’s Fourth Committee – addressing issues of decolonization and Palestinian refugees’ rights, which the occupier has denied for the past 66 years – while it is engaging in this all-out colonial assault on Palestinian lives.

This cannot be allowed to continue in silence. Little has been heard in international media. International organizations who seek to defend human rights – particularly the International Committee of the Red Cross which witnesses daily violations against Palestinian prisoners – must speak out and end their damaging silence. The voice of the people must be heard.

It is once again the time for the popular movements of the world to take to the streets, to express their solidarity with Palestine and demand an end to the ongoing international official complicity and support for the occupier. Palestinians are resisting – but the image of people around the world standing beside them will encourage and strengthen the Palestinian people as they confront a vicious occupier.

We call upon you to act now, today, urgently to support the Palestinian people under attack. The silence must end:

  1. Intensify the boycott! The critical weapon of international isolation of the occupier must be escalated. Boycott “Israel” on cultural, academic and economic levels. Expose and target the corporations – like G4S – whose technology is being used to wage war on the Palestinian people.
  2. Take the streets! March, demonstrate, break the silence in public space to demand an end to these attacks. Parliaments and governments must be held accountable for their complicity.
  3. Occupy and shut down occupation embassies and consulates. These embassies and consulates are freely operating around the world while Palestinians are suffering mass arrests, curfew, closure and killing. It should not be business as usual for the occupation state around the world!

The solidarity of the peoples of the world with Palestine and our collective struggles to confront Zionism and imperialism have always been a source of strength as we confront a brutal occupier. This is an emergency situation.

 It is time for action

 Source: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

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