The Communist Party USA strongly and unequivocally condemns the violence by the Israeli government against the Palestinian people. The capitalist world stays silent in the face of the many crimes being committed by the Israeli regime, but we must speak up.
These crimes are numerous and range from the eviction of Palestinians from their homes based solely on their ethnic and religious background, toattacks om al-Aqsa Mosque, to the killing of innocent civilians in Gaza. Communists and freedom loving people must speak up. We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
As this statement is being issued, the Israeli government is announcing an even further escalation of its current military operations. Israeli military officials are on Israeli TV talking about punishing the people of Gaza and raining terror down on the densely populated Gaza Strip. This cannot be allowed to happen. The US government’s unquestioned funding of these military operations makes the US government equally culpable for the crimes being committed by the Israeli military.
To quote the great revolutionary Nelson Mandela, “We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians”.