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New Communist Party of Britain

Joint Statement of Communist and Workers’ Parties - Solidarity with Palestinian and Lebanese people

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:

The immediate cessation of the attacks and withdrawal of the Israeli army.

The respect of national sovereignty and territorial integrity against any imperialist intervention under any pretext.

The immediate release of the political prisoners.

The complete dismantling of the settlements and withdrawal of the Israeli army from the territories occupied in 1967, the establishment of a Palestinian state (Gaza Strip and the West Bank) with its capital in East Jerusalem, alongside Israel. The solution of the refugee question. The return of all Palestinian refugees should be based on the resolution of UN General Assembly No. 194 and according also to the other UN resolutions.

Only pulling out Israeli soldiers from Gaza and Lebanon and a just and viable peace would put an end to the bloodshed and guarantee the security for all peoples of the Middle East. 20 July 2006

  1. Communist Party of Albania
  2. Communist Party of Argentina
  3. Communist Party of Australia
  4. Communist Party of Bangladesh
  5. Communist Party of Belarus
  6. Workers’ Party of Belgium
  7. Communist Party of Brazil
  8. Communist Party of Britain
  9. New Communist Party of Britain
  10. Workers’ Communist Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  11. Communist Party of Bulgaria
  12. Party of Bulgarian Communists (former Bulgarian Communist Party “Georgi Dimitrov”)
  13. Communist Party of Canada
  14. Communist Party of Chile
  15. Communist Party of Cuba
  16. Communist Party of Bohemia & Moravia
  17. AKEL, Cyprus
  18. Communist Party in Denmark
  19. Communist Party of Denmark
  20. Communist Party of Equador
  21. Communist Party of Egypt
  22. Communist Party of Estonia
  23. Communist Party of Finland
  24. Communist Party of Macedonia
  25. Unified Communist Party of Georgia
  26. German Communist Party
  27. Communist Party of Greece
  28. Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party
  29. Communist Party of India
  30. Tudeh Party of Iran
  31. Communist Party of Ireland
  32. Workers’ Party of Ireland
  33. Communist Party of Israel
  34. Party of the Italian Communists
  35. Jordanian Communist Party
  36. Socialist Party of Latvia
  37. Lebanese Communist Party
  38. Socialist Party of Lithuania
  39. Communist Party of Luxembourg
  40. Communist Party of Malta
  41. Party of the Communists, Mexico
  42. Popular Socialist Party of Mexico
  43. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  44. Communist Party of Norway
  45. Palestinian People’s Party
  46. Party of the People of Panama
  47. Paraguayan Communist Party
  48. Peruan Communist Party
  49. Phillipine Communist Party (PKP-1930)
  50. Communist Party of Poland
  51. Portuguese Communist Party
  52. Communist Party of Romania
  53. Socialist Alliance Party, Romania
  54. Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  55. Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  56. Russian Communist Working Party — Russian Party of Communists
  57. New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
  58. Communist Party of Slovakia
  59. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
  60. Communist Party of Spain
  61. Sudanese Communist Party
  62. Syrian Communist Party
  63. Syrian Communist Party
  64. Communist Party of Turkey
  65. The Party of Labour, EMEP, Turkey
  66. Communist Party of the Ukraine
  67. Union of Communists of Ukraine
  68. Communist Party, USA
  69. Communist Party of Venezuela
Other endorsements
  1. Party of Popular Vanguard of Costa Rica
  2. Peoples Liberation Front in Sri Lanka (JVP)
  3. Communist Party, Sweden