𝗥𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗹 𝗨𝗹𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘀 – 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 – 𝙎𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙋𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙚.
We stand with the Palestinian people in their struggle against the Israeli occupation and its crimes. The people of Palestine suffer daily under inhumane conditions, with their human rights denied. We condemn the support for Israel’s actions by the USA, NATO, and the EU, as well as the hypocrisy of Arab regimes subservient to imperialism.
The responsibility for the escalation of violence lies with the occupation, including settlements. Recent actions by the occupying army and settlers have increased tensions in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. The Israeli state’s aggression now affects its own people. People of various origins, ethnicities, and religious beliefs.
Civilians are suffering in Palestinian territories, for decades now. Living under conditions of mass confinement, movement restrictions and human rights abuses; that have surpassed the point of genocide.
We reject attempts to equate aggressors with victims and condemn all violence against civilians, regardless of their nationality or religion. We also denounce anti-Semitism and all forms of racism, while opposing Zionism, religious fundamentalism, and their associated crimes.
Islamists, like other reactionary forces, exploit populism without regard for the true interests of the Palestinian people. Their actions are often fuelled by occupation crimes and religious tensions. We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and secular forces within the PLO, but we strongly oppose Islamist groups like Hamas and their obscurantism and crimes.
Even though we staunchly disagree with Islamic fundamentalism, we still extend our unwavering support for the Palestinians’ right to resist the occupation and its crimes.
We would like to note, that nations who advocate for Israel’s ‘right to self-defence’ have, in the past, supported jihadists and Islamists for their own interests, later using them as pretexts for further interventions. Dear comrades, this has been a modus operandi of Imperialism, for decades.
We condemn the Nazi crime committed against the Jews during World War II; however, we must emphasize that this cannot serve as an alibi for the corresponding genocidal crime of the state of Israel against the Palestinians.
We express our solidarity with the Palestinian peoples difficult struggle, as well as with the peace-loving, class-based movements within Israel and beyond, that are fighting for peoples rights within Israel and for an end to the occupation in Palestinian territories. This movement also opposes the escalating racist measures of the Tel Aviv government against Arab citizens of Israel.
Simultaneously, we strongly denounce the indifference, and, in cases, outright support shown by certain ‘Antifascist’ groups, both within Israel, Central Europe and elsewhere, towards the brutal treatment of defenceless Palestinian civilians. Your recent conduct will carry with it a sense of shame, haunted by the silent cries of countless innocent souls.
We salute the courageous stance of the Communists in Israel, who from the very beginning have made it clear that the responsibility for the recent escalation of bloodshed lies with the fascist government of Israel and the armed settlers.
We also salute the Arabs in Israel, who are being fired, threatened, and imprisoned by the fascist state of Israel simply because, as citizens of Arab origin, they are provocatively labelled as potential ‘terrorists’ by the Israeli government.
We salute you both, because you have shown the way for years—the path of brotherhood and harmony among people.
In conclusion, the Palestinian struggle for justice, freedom, and human rights is a cause that demands unwavering support from the global Antifascist community. The Palestinian people have endured decades of suffering, facing inhumane conditions, human rights violations, and the relentless expansion of settlements that have left them with little hope for a peaceful future.
It is our moral obligation to stand firmly with the Palestinian people in their quest for self-determination and an end to the Israeli occupation. Antifascism, must vehemently condemn any support for Israel’s actions by powerful nations and organizations, recognizing that such support perpetuates the cycle of oppression.
We must recognize that the responsibility for the ongoing violence lies squarely with the occupation and its policies. The Palestinian people have endured immense suffering, and their struggle is a fight against imperialism, a fight against genocide, and a fight for the basic human rights and dignity that every person deserves.
As we express our solidarity with the Palestinian people, we also extend our support to those within Israel who are working tirelessly for a just and peaceful resolution to this conflict. Let us unite in the cause of justice, equality, and peace, and work together to ensure that the Palestinian people can finally live in a safe world where their rights are also respected, and their aspirations for a better future also realized.