Πέμπτη, 10 Μαΐου 2007

40 years after 1967 – Boycott Israel

INTIFADA Solidarity Association

to the Palestinian People

Website: http://www.intifada.gr http://greece-palestine.blogspot.com

e-mail: victory@intifada.gr

40 years after 1967 – Boycott Israel

On 7:10 of the 5th June 1967 Israel unleashes an unannounced attack against Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Within a few hours the Israeli air force demolishes almost the entire Egyptian airplanes before they even manage to take off. The destruction of the Egyptian air force opens the road for the onward march of the Israeli army. The next 6 days, until the 10th of June, Israel will crush the Arab armies. The intervention of the Security Council of the United Nations and the diktat of the ceasefire will find Israel having annexed the West Bank of Jordan river and East Jerusalem from Jordan, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, and the Golan Heights from Syria. Hundreds of thousands Palestinians are forced to become refugees for the second time after 1948, when in the Arab-Israeli war the 40% of the Palestinian land was occupied.

Forty years after 1967 the only thing that has changed is that after the Camp David agreement between Israel and Egypt (guaranteed by the USA of course), the Israeli army has withdrawn from the Sinai Peninsula.

In the Gaza Strip, the withdrawal of the Israeli army and the settlers, though is righteously granted to the victories of the resistance, has turned the area in one vast concentration camp. Without having the control of the borders and freedom of movement, in the face of constant Israeli raids, the people of Gaza are condemned to annihilation and starvation.

Today the Palestinians still live under the barbarian Israeli occupation and the exertion of their expulsion from the West Bank continues on unrelentingly. The construction of the Wall of Shame and the perpetual expansion of the Israeli settlements are fragmenting it into an archipelago of Bantustans and drive the Palestinians into a new refugee wave. At the same time the final annexation of East Jerusalem is attempted. The Golan Heights are still under the Israeli occupation, but it is Syria that is reproached as a pariah state and as a terrorist.

The depositaries of the international law are demonstrably in the Palestinian side, plethora of resolutions call Israel to withdraw to the 1967 borders, to dismantle the settlements, to respect the right of return for the refugees in their homeland and to demolish the illegal Wall. In the ground, the same depositaries hobble the Palestinian people and sacrifice it to the altar of the American-Israeli interests in the region.

The institutions of imperialism may forbear and spark injustice, but the peoples of the world do not forget, do not surrender and do honor their solidarity to the oppressed and occupied nations.

This May and June we urge every association, local group, union of workers, student association, every thinking human being, to undertake and support initiatives all over Greece that will highlight, educate and cry “Freedom to Palestine – Boycott Israel” and will honor the steadfast resistance of the heroic Palestinian people.

We urge every entity to adopt in its resolution the call of the Palestinian society for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. We call every person separately not to buy Israeli products –“I don’t buy 729” (the initial barcode for the Israeli products) – and that is a small something everyone can do.

The peoples were victoriously united in the boycott against the Apartheid regime of South Africa. 40 years after 1967, they should do the same for Palestine.

Athens, 10 May 2007

Communication:

Giannis Albanis – 6932576886

Giorgos Tzaferis – 6974307864

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