[Marxism] Palestinians, solidarity activists condemn Israeli's mass slaughter, call for protests and sanctions | Links

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Sat Dec 27 15:35:43 MST 2008

By the *Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee*

Occupied Ramallah, Palestine -- December 27, 2008 -- Today, the Israeli 
occupation army committed a new massacre in Gaza, causing the death and 
injury of hundreds of Palestinian civilians [latest reports place the 
death toll at more than 200], including a yet unknown number of 
schoolchildren who were headed home from school when the first Israeli 
military strikes started. This latest bloodbath, although far more 
ruthless than all its predecessors, is not Israel's first. It culminates 
months of an Israeli siege of Gaza that should be widely condemned and 
prosecuted as an act of genocide against the 1.5 million Palestinians in 
the occupied coastal strip.

Israel seems intent to mark the end of its 60th year of existence the 
same way it has established itself -- perpetrating massacres against the 
Palestinian people. In 1948, the majority of the indigenous Palestinian 
people were ethnically cleansed from their homes and land, partly 
through massacres like Deir Yassin; today, the Palestinians in Gaza, 
most of whom are refugees, do not even have the choice to seek refuge 
elsewhere. Incarcerated behind ghetto walls and brought to the brink of 
starvation by the siege, they are easy targets for Israel's 
indiscriminate bombing.

Full statement (and others) at http://links.org.au/node/823

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