The World Peace Council (WPC) denounces to the international community today’s murderous military attack of Israel against Palestine in the Gaza Strip, during which more than 200 Palestinians lost their lives.

This criminal air strike against innocent civilians, against the same Palestinians who for weeks now have been under Israeli siege and blockade, is one more proof of the inhumanity and brutality of the Israeli regime.

The war policy of Israel is killing the Palestinians in a slow genocide, fully supported and endorsed by powerful imperialist forces in the USA and the EU.

The WPC calls upon all peace-loving forces in the world to express their protest against the Israeli regime, against the 60-year injustice against the Palestinian people.

The WPC underlines the timing of the Israeli aggression, only a few weeks before the Parliamentary elections in Israel, which shows once more the immoral character of a regime which does not hesitate to use hundreds of dead Palestinians for an internal electoral campaign.

The WPC reaffirms its support to the PLO, as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people to whom we express our firm solidarity and call for unity and resistance against the aggressions. The only just and viable solution can come with the establishment of an independent State of Palestine within the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The injustice against Palestine will not last for ever!

Free and Independent Palestine!

The Secretariat of WPC   Saturday 27th December 2008



The Communist Party of Israel Condemns Deadly Attacks on Gaza and Calls for International Mobilization

The Communist Party of Israel and Hadash (the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality) condemn today’s deadly attack by the Israeli Air Force on the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the killing of over 150 Palestinians. The CPI calls on Communist and Workers parties and social movements throughout the world to mobilize against these Israeli war crimes and demands that the international community implement sanctions against Israel and indict Tzipi Livni, Ehud Barak and other Israeli political and military leaders for these blatant war crimes, committed as part of Israel’s election process.

Today’s Israel’s military attack is part of the ongoing siege of the Gaza Strip. Israel is exploiting the last moments of the Bush administration to implement the deadly but ineffective imperialist policy of utilizing military force to effect political change. Demonstrations against the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip are planned for Israel’s major cities, and demonstrations will be conducted tonight in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Nazareth. Yesterday (Friday), hundreds demonstrators attended a rally in central Tel Aviv to protest the expected Israeli military operation against Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza. The rally was organized by the Coalition against the Gaza Siege and Hadash.

December 27, 2008