Appeal of the European Left party on the occasion of the UN International
Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
occasion of the UN Day of International Solidarity with the Palestinian
People (29 November), the European Left party appeals for a renewed effort
to end the Palestinian tragedy and achieve a just and peaceful solution of
the Palestinian problem.
We are fully convinced that the most important precondition for stable
peace in the Middle East is the recognition and implementation of the
inalienable right of the Palestinian people to have their own independent
state which will enjoy the same rights as Israel and develop peaceful
relations with all its neighbors.
The solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be reached through
an international conference under the UN auspices, involving all the
parties concerned, for the implementation of all relevant UN resolutions-
including resolution 194 for the right to return- and the creation of a
sovereign, independent and democratic Palestinian state in the occupied
territories of 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The road to peace requires the immediate suspension and dismantling of the
Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the lifting of the inhuman blockade
of Gaza, the demolition of the apartheid wall, and the release of all the
Palestinian prisoners – which include Palestinian national leaders and
members of Parliament.
It is time for the international community to assume its responsibilities
and ensure the statements are followed by deeds on the Palestinian issue.
We ask especially the European Union to take concrete measures such as the
immediate suspension of the association agreement between the EU and
Israel, as well as the termination of military cooperation agreements
between member states and Israel. We also demand from the UN to decide an
embargo on the arms supplies to Israel.
We commit our selves to contribute farther to the development of the
international movement of solidarity with the Palestinian people as well
as with the peace forces in Israel. We also appeal for a national
reconciliation of the Palestinians, which is the only way for a united
free Palestine and for the successful outcome of the political process