Statement of the International Alliance In Support of Workers in Iran on the brutal attacks of the Israeli Government and the killing of the Palestinian people
International Alliance in support of Workers in Iran strongly condemns the massacre of the Palestinian people by the Israeli regime
The workers’ organizations and independent civil and human rights organizations in Palestine, including the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions, University Teachers’ Association in Palestine, General Union of Palestinian Women, General Union of Palestine Workers, General Union for Agricultural Workers, General Union for Petrochemical and Gas Workers, Union of Women’s Work Committees, Union of Women’s Struggle Committees, Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (PSCABI), and several other organizations in a joint and well extended statement on 12 July 2014, have announced “We Palestinians trapped inside the bloodied and besieged Gaza Strip call on conscientious people all over the world to act, protest and intensify the boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel until it ends this murderous attack on our people and is held to account”( http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/1009.php#continue).
To this date, about 200 Palestinians, as the result of more than 1,200 Israeli troops’ air strikes, have been killed. More than 1,000 people have been wounded, reportedly about three-fourth of them are women, children, ordinary people, and civilians. According to reports received, Hamas’ rocket attacks against Israel so far have left one dead. We strongly condemn Hamas’ rocket attacks and generally view Hamas as a reactionary trend. But the bloody and the naked truth is that the genocide of the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupying regime has not begun with Hamas and on the pretext of its rocket attacks. The Israeli regime was formed from the very beginning with the massacre of the Palestinian people and the occupation of their territories. The history of this racist and repressive regime is the history of continuous occupation of the Palestinian territories, the massacre of Palestinians with or without any pretexts, repression of the most basic Palestinian people’s human rights, and in General it has been the history of killing, destruction, and crimes against the Palestinian people. The bloody and criminal siege of the Gaza Strip and now the bombardment and the killing of the people for the pretext of Hamas rocket firings is the continuing policy of the genocide of the Palestinians by the criminal Israeli regime. The global capitalist governments, and the United States as the hegemonic power, are equally responsible for the continued killing of the Palestine people, violation of their human rights, and in continuation and advancement of the policy of apartheid by the Israeli Government.
These massacres must be stopped; the voice of the people of conscience, labour organizations, progressive organizations and institutions, and the declaration of solidarity with the working class and the disadvantaged people of Palestine must reverberate in four corners of the world against the crimes of the Israeli regime.
As we have declared in our previous statements surrounding the issue of Palestine, the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI), as a campaign in support of the struggles and the rights of the working class in Iran, is a staunch defender and propagator of full independence of the labour organizations from all governments and the capitalist forces not only in Iran but throughout the world. The IASWI considers its efforts for the working class international unity and self-determination to be its prime responsibility. We strongly condemn the mascara of the people of Gaza by the oppressive regime of Israel and at the same time pronounce our solidarity with the working class, workers’ organizations, and progressive forces in Palestine. We believe that, as part of the Middle East and the global working class, we need to increase our efforts more than ever in creating a powerful working class solidarity movement against the entire capitalist system; such international solidarity can help with achieving progressive and advanced social changes and the possibility of bringing about a real and lasting peace that serves the interests of the working-class and the deprived people.
International Alliance in support of workers in Iran (IASWI)
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15 July 2014