For more than ten days, the Palestinian people have been exposed to one of the most deadly attacks. It is to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the occupation of East Jerusalem that the Zionist savage hordes, support¬ed by the occupation army, have attacked the Palestinians residing in the city in a final attempt to expel them from their homes and land. It is the last bastion of resistance, the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, adjacent to the Islamic and Christian holy places of the city that is targeted by these attacks. This is a new campaign of ethnic cleansing aimed at the Judaization of the city and its final annexation to the Zionist state. At the same time, other parts of East Jerusalem and the whole of the West Bank are undergoing an unprecedented expansion of settlements under the complicit gaze of the imperialist countries and the United Nations institutions.
No sooner had these murderous attacks been initiated by the fascist gangs of Zionist settlers than they were relayed by the war machine of the Zionist state, which, as usual, indiscriminately targets the civilian population: old people, children, men, women, perpetrating a veritable genocide and causing massive destruction in all the occupied territories. The Zionist objective is to force these populations to leave their land to join the ranks of the six million Palestinians, refugees in neighbouring countries and scattered in the diaspora.
These are truly crimes against humanity that are being committed against the Palestinian people and that must call upon the entire pro¬gressive community of the world as well as all peace and justice loving men and women to express their support for this people who, alone, are facing the Zionist war machine and the imperialist plans, including the “Deal of the Century” of the US administration, which aim to maintain the imperialist stranglehold on the region and its wealth.
The ICMLPO, while strongly condemning the war against the Pales¬tinian people, addresses itself to the world working class, its parties and mass organizations, to all the peoples of the world to stand up against the Zionist barbarism and to demand the immediate end of this war and express their support for its just cause.
The Coordinating Committee of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations