CP of Sri Lanka, Communist party statement on the Israel - Palestine conflict

10/23/23 2:04 PM
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Communist party statement on the Israel - Palestine conflict

 

The Communist Party of Sri Lanka expresses unwavering solidarity with the Palestinian people during this period of increased resistance to Israel's criminal occupation of Palestinian territory.

The CPSL place the full responsibility on the fascist right-wing government of Israel for the sharp and dangerous escalation that resulted in losing lives of many innocent civilians. At the end of a shocking week in early October, in which the settlers ran amok throughout the occupied territories under the auspices of Israel government and incidents around the Al-Aqsa Mosque lead to the very serious escalation.

The deaths of civilians and crimes against them on both sides must be avoided and condemned. However, it must be clearly understood that horrific crimes are perpetrated against the Palestinian people on daily basis by the Israeli military and state backed settlers.

The Communist Party of Sri Lanka strongly and unequivocally condemn the continued military bombardment upon Gaza which has resulted in the killing of scores of Palestinian civilians and injuring of hundreds more including children. Collective punishment of the people of Gaza is a war crime and must cease immediately.

Israel’s brazen violation of international humanitarian law and international law has continued for decades now, with the full support of imperialist forces, and without any meaningful intervention to address the core issue of the conflict.

The CPSL would like to emphasize that the core issue of the conflict will only be resolved by implementing the resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council. The CPSL demands to end the criminal occupation and racial apartheid and implement a two-state solution. The CPSL express full and unwavering solidarity with the just struggle of the Palestinian people to establish an independent state within the recognized borders as they stood on June 4th 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the right of return for all Palestinian refugees according to the relevant UN resolutions.

We condemn the imperialist forces in the West for not only justifying Israeli actions against Palestinians, but also for deliberately escalating the situation.

The Communist Party of Sri Lanka urges both parties to deescalate the situation and end the current conflict.

The Communist Party of Sri Lanka declares that it will always stand by the Palestinian people and their legitimate demands for independence and sovereignty.

The occupiers will lose, the Palestinian people will win!