Thousands of people responded to the call of the Greek Committee for Peace and Disarmament (EEDIA), trade unions, mass organizations and on Sunday, May 16, they held a protest in front of the Ministry of Defense, and then took part in a large demonstration outside the walls of the Israeli and US embassies.
The protesters carried banners, posters, chanted slogans condemning the crimes of the murderous state of Israel, which are being committed with the support of the US, NATO and the EU. They expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people and called for an end to the improvement in relations with Israel, which the ND government is trying to bring to a new level by continuing the SYRIZA policy. They also demanded to close the military death bases and not to participate in the plans of the killers of nations – the United States, NATO, the EU, which support the Israeli aggression.
N. Papanastasis, a retired lieutenant colonel, deputy of the KKE and a member of the YEDIE National Council, made a welcoming speech at a rally near the walls of the Ministry of Defense, who, among other things, noted:
“The new crime against the Palestinians by the killer state of Israel is a crime committed with the support of the US and the EU. The Greek government and other bourgeois parties openly cover up Israel’s aggression. They are responsible for this development of events. “
He also stressed that “above all they put the plans of the United States and NATO.”
D. Kutsumbas: the government must recognize the Palestinian state
The rally was attended by the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the KKE, D. Kutsumbas, who, in his statement to the media, put forward a demand for the Greek government to recognize the Palestinian state on the basis of a unanimous decision of the parliament in 2015. In particular, he stated:
“We are here to express our solidarity with the long-suffering people of Palestine, who are undergoing criminal attacks from Israel, supported by the US, NATO and the EU. We demand that the Greek government immediately recognize the Palestinian state through the unanimous decision of the 2015 parliament. We demand that Greece refuse to participate in all imperialist plans that expose our people and our country to great danger. “
Joint Declaration of Communist and Workers’ Parties Condemning the Continued Bloodshed and Occupation by Israel
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End of massacre and occupation by Israel. Immediate release of all Palestinian and other political prisoners in Israeli prisons. Creation of a single independent Palestinian state with the capital in East Jerusalem within the 1967 borders, and the people should be the master of their land. The right of all Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions. Immediate recognition of the Palestinian state. Communist Party of Albania Communist Party of Australia Labor Party of Austria Democratic Progressive Tribune, Bahrain Communist Party of Bangladesh Labor Party of Belgium Communist Party of Belgium Communist Party of Brazil Communist Party of Great Britain New Communist Party of Great Britain Communist Party of Canada Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia Communist Party of Cuba AKEL, Communist Party of Cuba Moravia Communist Party in Denmark Communist Party of France Communist Party of Germany Communist Party of Greece Hungarian Workers’ Party Communist Party of India [марксистская]
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