Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Communist Party of Malta participates in a Palestinian Conference in Cyprus

The Communist Party of Malta participated in an international conference organised by AKEL in Nicosia during last February. This address was delivered by Victor Degiovanni

Comrade Chairperson, Comrades

Firstly, please allow me, to thank the Progressive Party of the Working people of Cyprus (AKEL) for inviting the Communist Party of Malta to this fora dealing with “The Palestinian problem and the Solidarity of the Left to the Struggle of the Heroic People of Palestine”

Like all other people deprived of their homeland the Palestinian people had to endure endless hardships, sorrows and pain of seeing loved ones butchered in front of their eyes, the agony of being victims of Zionist aggressions all with the direct aid of US imperialism while the EU looks on silently approves.

UN resolutions when breached, it is a normal practice either for the UN to intervene militarily, or sanctions are used against that respective country that had not adhered to UN resolutions. However the Zionist state of Israel has been breaching all the resolutions put forward by the UN with regards to the Palestinian question. No actions were ever taken by the UN against Israel. This was always with the aid of a U.S. veto.

Israel is allowed to construct the wall of shame when even the International Court of Justice in The Hague advisory committee had declared this to be in breach of international law.
Palestinian Israeli talks are kept intentionally in a deadlock by Zionist policies and agendas that of refusing to give up occupied territories and using this as delay tactic against the setting up of the Palestinian state. Also the continued building of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, which is again contrary to UN resolution, has the explicit intention to deny the setting up of a Palestinian State.

The military aggressions by Israelis against Palestinians like the recent one’s in Gaza has brought about destruction in the region and deaths of thousands and thousands of innocent victims, amongst them women and children in different regions ranging from Lebanon to Gaza. This is genocide, yet we have not seen anybody answering for this crime in the Hague. The Mossad has carried out a policy of assassinations of Palestinian political leaders all over the world one such killing took place in Malta in the early 1990’s. Its not possible to mention all the war crimes perpetrated by the state of Israel, in such a limited space of time.

The present blockade against Gaza by Israel is criminal and goes against all the rules of human rights, yet Israeli commandos attack with impunity, in International waters, the Turkish “Mavi Marmara” which was carrying humanitarian aid to the population in Gaza, killing peace activists, and yet an Israeli court says that these actions were legal under the rules of war

We must unite in our condemnation of the Zionist state of Israel and pressure on our respective governments to act in defending the rights of the Palestinian people.
We must now show more then ever, more than solidarity towards the Palestinian cause

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