Iraqi Communist Party Declares its Solidarity with the Palestinian People
& Calls for Immediate Lifting of Israeli Brutal Blockade on Gaza
A spokesperson of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party (in a statement issued on 22-1-2008) has strongly condemned the brutal Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip, as a collective punishment that targets innocent civilians, and a further flagrant violation of Palestinian human rights and international law.
The spokesperson of the Political Bureau reiterated the solidarity of Iraqi communists with the Palestinian people against Israeli acts of aggression and settlement policies, and with their just struggle to end the occupation, guarantee their legitimate national rights and establish their independent national state on their territory in accordance with UN resolutions.
The statement called on the international community and the United Nations to intervene urgently to lift the blockade immediately, open all the crossings leading to the Gaza, and to address the tragic humanitarian consequences of Israeli actions, to provide food supplies, medicine and fuel to the besieged Palestinian civilians, and to enable international humanitarian relief organizations to deliver aid.