PFLP urges popular revolt
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
PFLP: Meet occupation's settlement crimes in Jerusalem with popular revolt
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine called on March 16, 2010 to confront the occupation's campaign of settlement and Judaization of Jerusalem with a popular uprising that can pave the way for an alternative strategy and a unified national leadership. Only a mass popular mobilization can fully meet the challenges imposed by the occupation's aggressive expansionist offensive against the land, people and holy sites of Palestine!
A statement released by the Front called upon the Palestinian people in the cities, villages and camps to unite and stand together in the face of settler and army attacks, to defend our land and people and protect the crops, land and water and guard our people and their institutions. The Front called upon the Palestinian people in exile and the Arab and Muslim masses to organize in support of our people and build the widest possible participation, solidarity and unity for the struggle to protect Jerusalem and its holy sites, a fundamental component of our struggle for liberation, self-determination, independence and return.
The Front further declared that the occupier's actions in Jerusalem are war crimes, attempts to change the demographic character of the city and remove its Arab and Muslim character, in flagrant defiance of all international law and resolutions and the Fourth Geneva Convention. It called upon all international bodies, particularly the Arab League and the United Nations, to end their silence and complicity with occupation crimes and take responsibility to stop these crimes and hold the occupation accountable for its crimes.
Comrade Dr. Rabah Muhanna, member of the Political Bureau of the PFLP and its leader in Gaza, spoke on March 15, 2010 at a conference “Support Jerusalem,” held in Rashad Shawa hall in Gaza in response to the occupation crimes in Jerusalem, calling for strengthening all forms of resistance, particularly armed resistance.
Commenting on the occupation's goals, Comrade Muhanna noted that ending the resistance has always been a major goal of the occupation, and that one of the most important objectives of the entire Oslo 'peace process' for the occupier was to end the resistance. He emphasized that the reality is that the resistance has always raised the world's attention to our people and that it is imperative to not only adhere to the option of the resistance, but to strengthen the resistance, protect the resistance and provide all of the factors to successfully unify and activate the resistance in the face of the fascist occupier.