The brave people of Palestine have been fighting against the Zionist aggression for more than seven decades. They continue their struggle for national independence despite facing very brutal and armed to the teeth Israeli repressive forces. The Palestinian people have made enormous sacrifice for the cause of liberation of their homeland.
The struggle of the Palestinian people is not directed against a particular government of the Zionist occupier, but against the occupation itself. The Zionist regime means the occupation, means expulsion of millions of Palestinians from their homeland and their replacement by millions of Jewish immigrants and settlers brought from other countries to the occupied lands, it means armed attacks on refugee camps and Palestinian neighbourhood from Jenin to Sheikh Jarrah, it means assassination of journalists and press reporters, it means the expulsion of the Palestinians from their communities to build settlements for the Jewish immigrants, etc.
The Zionists have imposed an apartheid regime on millions of Palestinians whose land has been forcibly occupied. Israeli Zionism is synonymous with racism, war crimes and crimes against humanity, murder and imprisonment of Palestinian children. It means creating despair and distress, taking the lives and land of Palestinians and stealing the future of their children. Zionism also means military aggression against neighbouring countries, it means frequent attacks on Syria and constant threats and terrorist action against Iran. The Israeli Zionists have established military bases on the territory of Azerbaijan and have accumulated several hundred nuclear warheads.
The struggle of the communist and democratic forces in the world against Zionism means rejecting the illegitimate regime of Israel and ending the occupation and the policy of apartheid. It concerns all democrats in the world who love justice and freedom, including anti-Zionist Jews who are themselves persecuted by the state of Israel because they support the legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people. The land of Palestine is the common land of the indigenous peoples regardless of their religion, be they Jews, Christians, Muslims or others. Today, Zionism is the biggest source of organized anti-Semitism in the world, and seeks to falsify and distort history in order to divert attention from the systematic genocide of the Palestinians. The fight against Zionism is a fight against anti-Semitism today.
It is a well-recognized fact that all forms of struggle, including armed struggle, are considers legal for the colonized peoples. The struggle of the Palestinian people to liberate their homeland is legitimate and time has shown that peace through negotiations with the Zionists aggressors is an illusion. Only the valiant Palestinian people – not the imperialists, Zionists or reactionary Arab leaders – have the right to decide their fate.
We strongly condemn the repression and genocide perpetrated against the Palestinian people and strongly support their heroic resistance against the Zionists and their imperialist masters.
We strongly condemn the reactionary Arab governments that try to normalize, contrary to the will of Arab people, their relations with the occupying Israeli government.
We also support the struggle of all forces fighting on different fronts against the common enemy and for the expulsion of the aggressors. This support is not formal but a confirmation of the inalienable right of the Palestinians to end Zionist domination in the region, and it is the recognition of the right of the Palestinians to national liberation. The Jews of Palestine, as well as Palestinian Muslims and Christians, have the right to build and defend the democratic and secular State of Palestine, so that peace and prosperity can prevail in the region and the tension generated by more than half a century of illegal occupation and immoral Israeli hegemony can be brought to an end.
Long live solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people!
No to Zionism and the Zionist occupation of Arab lands!
27th Plenary Session of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations – ICMLPO