Heinous crime in Paris is the responsibility of imperialism, colonialism and reactionary forces
Responsibility for the heinous massacre that took place in Paris last night, claiming the lives of at least 120 innocent people, lies primarily with colonialism, imperialism, and the murderous criminal takfiri forces, and particularly with the United States, the French state and their reactionary tools in the region, said Comrade Khaled Barakat, coordinator of the international Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat.
In an interview with the PFLP information department, Barakat said that “the fascist right wing and the Zionist enemy are the sole beneficiaries of this heinous crime, which is a net profit for them. Arabs, and in particular Palestinians, are and will pay the price of both the attacks that took place in Bourj al-Barajneh in south Beirut against innocent people, and those in Paris, also against civilians.” Barakat pointed to “a wave of racism that some are trying to incite in Lebanon against our Palestinian people, which is even more severe in colonial France, where we are witnessing rising waves of racism and hatred against migrants, refugees and poor citizens, particularly Arabs and Africans in Europe.”
Barakat pointed out that “France’s bloody colonial history in Algeria, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere in the Arab world is still fresh in the Arab popular memory, while France continues to this day to support the racist Zionist state and the reactionary Arab regimes with arms supplies and deals. The French state is hostile to the right of the Palestinian and Arab peoples to self-determination and liberation, while inside France, multiple forms of racism and oppression are practiced against poor and working-class Arabs and Muslims. All of these factors weaken Arab solidarity and can distort the image of the reality of this crime.”
“The way to hit U.S. and European imperialist interests today is not through crimes and bloody massacres against civilians in the streets of Paris, London and New York, but to challenge those interests by organizing popular Arab movements, strengthening solidarity campaigns and real revolutionary anti-imperialist movements, and confrontng the colonial policies of the West through mobilizing the masses – students at universities, workers in trade unions, members of churches and other public institutions and social sectors,” said Barakat. “We must normalize the people’s resistance and the forces of the resistance, and strengthen the role and the voice of Palestinian and Arab communities in the West,” particularly at this time of increased racist oppression and threats.
“The reactionary, obscurantist takfiri groups are a natural product of the current reality in the Arab world, amid massive underdevelopment and the power of vicious reactionary regimes and tools of imperialism, particularly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. We also note the destructive role played by countries such as Turkey and other NATO allies in the region,” said Barakat.
Barakat said that such entities as “Al-Qaeda,” “Al-Nusra,” “ISIS” and other obscurantist, reactionary takfiri forces will not last long as a force and are “in the process of disappearing, partially at the hands of those who have shaped them, after being used to achieve specific goals, employed in the creation of chaos, sabotage and sectarianism, and failing to achieve the objectives of imperialist and reactionary Arab forces in a number of regions and countries.”
Statement of PFLP Youth and Students on the Criminal Massacre in Beirut
Youth and student organizations of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Palestine and in diaspora strongly condemn the criminal bombings in the southern suburbs of Beirut, in the home of glory and resistance. This heinous massacre perpetrated by the hands of murder and crime against our people in Lebanon, is a massacre perpetrated against the people of the resistance that defeated the Zionist enemy and rubbed his nose in the dirt, is a massacre perpetrated against the Palestinian people, and is a massacre against all those who are committed to resistance until liberation as the only way to defeat the Zionist occupation and settler colonial project in Palestine and the Arab region.
The student and youth organizations of the PFLP reaffirm their solidarity with the Lebanese people and the Lebanese resistance, and emphasize that the fingerprints of the Zionist enemy and its collaborators are clearly visible on this bloody scene. The battle between the occupier and its tools on the one hand and between the forces of resistance and liberation on the other hand is a long and difficult fight, that will end with the achievement of victory for our people. The objective of this massacre is to divert once again the popular compass of the nation away from the Palestinian cause as a central issue, and to divert attention from the rising intifada in occupied Palestine.
The student and youth organizations of the PFLP call on all youth and students in the Arab nation, from the Atlantic to the Gulf, to be vigilant and aware and not misled and dragged by misinformation and deception from Washington, the Zionist entity and all their tools in the region.
Glory to the martyrs, healing to the wounded, victory to the resistance
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PFLP denounces horrific bombings in Beirut, stands with Lebanese people against killers
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine denounced the horrific criminal bombings in Bourj al-Barajneh, in southern Beirut on Thursday evening, which killed dozens and injured hundreds in a working-class neighborhood that has always been a home of dignity and resistance. Comrade Abu Ahmad Fuad, the Deputy General Secretary of the PFLP, sent his sincere condolences to the Lebanese people and to the Lebanese resistance in the face of this crime.
In an interview on Al-Mayadeen TV, Fuad said that the massacre bears the hallmarks of the Mossad and its tools that seek to weaken the resistance and divide the people, particularly in light of recent events in Lebanon and Syria, and in the context of the growing intifada in Palestine, which is turning the eyes and the hearts of the region once again to the central issue of Palestine. “This massacre also comes immediately following the exposure of Zionist espionage networks in Lebanon,” noted Fuad. He asserted his strongest confidence in the Lebanese people and the Lebanese resistance to overcome the Zionist criminals and the murderous extremist takfiri attacks.
The PFLP in Lebanon also saluted the strength of the Lebanese people and the Palestinian people in the camps, standing together, donating blood, and demanding justice for this mass murder, mourning the martyrs, wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded, concluding by saying that “the people of Lebanon will be victorious.”