The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine denounced the Palestinian Authority security apparatus’ suppression and attacks of marches held in the occupied West Bank in support of our people in occupied Jerusalem, including the beating of a child in Bethlehem with batons and feet, as a crime violating all national principles.
The Front stated that all justifications, excuses, and even security agencies’ stated “recognition of error” or apologies are insufficient and do not justify the continued suppression of protest.
Furthermore, said the Front, such attacks are not isolated cases or behavior by a few individuals of the security services, but instead represent an authoritarian approach that oppresses the Palestinian people and violates their rights in the service of the occupation project, whether directly or indirectly.
The Front emphasized the need to end once and for all the burden of the Oslo project on the Palestinian people on the political, security and economic levels, saying that these security agencies must be converted to provide defense of the Palestinian people and confront the attacks of the occupation and settlers, rather than to work hand in hand with the occupation to suppress Palestinian resistance while attacking Palestinian civilians.
PFLP: Occupation must pay a heavy price for its ongoing crimes
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes and mourns the martyr, Diaa Abdul Halim Talahmeh, who was killed by Israeli occupation army fire at Kharsa crossroads at southern Dura, south of al-Khalil. This crime and all of the crimes of the occupation will not be allowed to pass without the occupation paying a heavy price.
Amid the ongoing shedding of Palestinian blood, the escalation of the mass uprising of youth with stones and Molotov cocktails in the streets of Jerusalem and across the West Bank is a brilliant symbol of the continuing struggle of our people despite the vast sacrifices they have given, amid the escalation of Zionist terror. At this time it is particularly important to reemphasize the armed resistance to inflict serious losses upon the soldiers, settlers and the infrastructure of occupation.
The increase in the shooting of Palestinians at roadblocks and checkpoints which has led to the killing and wounding of many Palestinian civilians, is the practical manifestation of the resolutions and statements of the fascist occupation regime expanding its soldiers’ targeting and aggresion against our people. It requires urgent action at the international level to move beyond condemnation of these crimes and act to stop the ongoing war crimes against our people throughout occupied Palestine.