Statement from the CP of Israel
July 20, 2014
The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (HADASH) express their rage and anguish at the brutal, criminal and inhuman assault conducted by Israel at the people of Gaza. We are herewith conveying our deep sympathy and solidarity to the people of Gaza who are killed and injured by a vicious government whose all intention is to keep the occupation and colonization of the occupied Palestinian Territories and to pursue the siege of Gaza.
Since the assault on Gaza began, CPI and HADASH have been organizing and leading a series of demonstrations and activities against that assault, calling to immediate ceasefire and to keep all civilians, Palestinians and Israelis alike, out of this bloody conflict. Throughout our activities and initiatives, fascist and racist mobs attacked us verbally and physically, while the Israeli police has hardly done anything to stop that. Those violent attacks were practically promoted by Israeli neo-fascist government that continuously incites against all progressive and democratic forces in Israel, especially against CPI and HADASH and even more so against the Arab-Palestinian population that resides within the state of Israel proper.
Yesterday (Saturday 19th of July), hundreds of us – Jews and Arab-Palestinians together – demonstrated in the city of Haifa against Israeli aggression. We have got beaten and persecuted by Jewish Neo-Nazi mob, some of us were injured by stones and bottles that were thrown on us. The police arrested 13 of our members, although none of them was involved in any violent action.
Comrades, we shall continue! We will never surrender to intimidation and violence. Gaza, we at CPI and HADASH, Jews and Arabs alike, will be keeping our struggle for the liberation of the Palestinian people!
Jews and Arabs are not enemies but comrades – brothers and sisters!
Down with the occupation!
Long live independent Palestine!