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Solidarity with Palestinian and Lebanese people

Joint statement by communist and workers' parties

We strongly condemn all aggressive acts by the Israeli army in Gaza and Lebanon with tragically consequences for the live of the Palestinian, Lebanese and Israeli people but also for people from other countries.

We reject and condemn the blames and threats by U.S and Israeli government addressed toward Syria and Iran and against other countries of the region. These threats reveal that the real aggressive and expansive force in the region is Israel.

We strongly protest the US policy which encourages the Israeli aggressiveness. We reject the hypocrisy shown by the G8 leaders and the "equal distance" policy pursued today by certain forces.

We are highly concerned about and warn of the great dangers for a general spread of the crisis in the Middle East, for a new civil war and for a massive imperialist intervention in Lebanon under the pretext of "peace building measures".

The bombings against Lebanon follow the fierce offensive in the Gaza Strip, the kidnapping of Palestinian political figures, the attempt to eliminate the Palestinian National Authority, to destroy the infrastructure and to sink the Palestinian society into a state of chaos.

The raids in Gaza and Lebanon constitute new steps of the "Greater Middle East" US and NATO policy which is directed against the legitimate rights of the peoples, the popular resistance, the progressive and peace loving forces.

The Israeli government, the only military nuclear power in the region, demonstratively ignores UN Security Council resolutions, violates agreements with the Palestinian Liberation Organization, undermines the agreements by the Palestinian organizations regarding the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, and rejects the ceasefire proposals. It is also in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, an international law that prohibits collective punishment, "targeted" assassinations, and destruction of the infrastructure of an occupied territory.

We call upon all peace loving forces to strengthen their solidarity with the Palestinian and Lebanese peoples, with the progressive forces fighting for peace in Israel and to intensify the struggle for a political solution based on:

20 July 2006

The parties:

  1. Communist Party of Albania
  2. Communist Party of Australia
  3. Communist Party of Belarus
  4. Workers' Party of Belgium
  5. Communist Party of Brazil
  6. Communist Party of Britain
  7. New Communist Party of Britain
  8. Workers' Communist Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  9. Communist Party of Bulgaria
  10. Party of Bulgarian Communists (former Bulgarian Communist Party "Georgi Dimitrov")
  11. Communist Party of Canada
  12. Communist Party of Chile
  13. Communist Party of Cuba
  14. Communist Party of Bohemia & Moravia
  15. AKEL, Cyprus
  16. Communist Party in Denmark
  17. Communist Party of Denmark
  18. Communist Party of Equador
  19. Communist Party of Estonia
  20. Communist Party of Finland
  21. Unified Communist Party of Georgia
  22. German Communist Party
  23. Communist Party of Greece
  24. Communist Party of Ireland
  25. Workers' Party of Ireland
  26. Communist Party of Israel
  27. Socialist Party of Latvia
  28. Lebanese Communist Party
  29. Socialist Party of Lithuania
  30. Communist Party of Luxembourg
  31. Communist Party of Malta
  32. Party of the Communists, Mexico
  33. Popular Socialist Party of Mexico
  34. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  35. Palestinian People's Party
  36. Portuguese Communist Party
  37. Communist Party of Romania
  38. Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  39. Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  40. Russian Communist Working Party - Russian Party of Communists
  41. New Communist Party of Serbia & Montenegro
  42. Communist Party of Slovakia
  43. Communist Party of Peoples of Spain
  44. Sudanese Communist Party
  45. Syrian Communist Party
  46. Syrian Communist Party
  47. Communist Party of Turkey
  48. The Party of Labour, EMEP, Turkey
  49. Communist Party of the Ukraine
  50. Union of Communists of Ukraine
  51. Communist Party, USA