Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) condemns in strongest possible terms the continuous brutal military assault by the Israeli armed forces against the Palestinian people.
Gaza Strip which was under siege all this while is currently under attack again by Israel, since 10 May 2021 following the vicious attacks on the Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, including a plan to forcibly evict Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah and the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque. As of 16 May, at least 197 people, including children, have been killed in the Israeli attacks on Gaza. There are also a number of Palestinian killed in West Bank in the latest episode of violence committed by Israeli forces.
The systemic ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people has been going on since the Nakba, the Catastrophe, 73 years ago. From the day one until today, the Zionist state of Israel is built on the racism, land grabbing, occupation, repression, apartheid, colonialism and state terrorism against the Palestinian people, with the support from the US imperialism. The repressive Israel’s machinery of genocidal war against the Palestinian people is powered by billions dollar of annual grants from the US government.
The militarized state of Israel has turned Gaza Strip into the largest open-air prison in the world with over 2 million population live in a situation of permanent siege and blockade besides military attacks from the Israeli forces from time to time; while Palestinians who live under dire conditions in the occupied East Jerusalem and West Bank cannot travel without having to pass through military checkpoints daily. Palestinian villages and neighbourhoods are also facing increasing attacks by Israeli settler who are protected by Israeli armed forces and fuelled by far-right Zionist ideology. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have lost their lives because of the atrocities committed by the racist Israeli state since the Nakba, and millions still live as refugees today. We shall not forget the very fact that Israel is the root cause of the violence in the Question of Palestine all this while.
We are deeply concern over the latest round of military attack against the Palestinian people. The latest atrocities of Israeli racist war machine is a reminder to the people of the world that the Nakba has far from ended yet after 73 years.
We call for:
- An immediate end of Israeli military attack on Gaza;
- An end to the Israeli occupation in West Bank and Jerusalem;
- Lifting all blockade on Gaza;
- International sanction against Israel for its crime against humanity.
There can no lasting peace as long as the racist state of Israel continue its occupation in the Palestinian land.
We express our solidarity with the Palestinian people who are still fighting for their liberation and dignity. The struggle of the Palestinian people for liberation is a struggle against racism, colonialism and imperialism. Their struggle deserves the support and solidarity from everyone who committed to anti-racism, anti-colonialism and anti-imperialism.
FREE PALESTINE! END THE NAKBA NOW!
Choo Chon Kai
Central Committee Member / Coordinator of International Bureau
Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)