Migrante International Expresses Solidarity with the Palestinian People
and Demand the Safety of Filipinos Affected by the Escalating
Today May 15th, 2021 marks 73 years since the illegal occupation of
Palestine by Israeli Forces and Colonial Settlers, which is called
Nakba, or the day of shame.
Migrante International supports the struggle of the Palestinian people
against the settler colonialist regime of Israel.
We blame Netanyahu and the Israeli Zionists for systematically
escalating the conflict these past few days by allowing armed Israeli
settlers to forcibly displace the peaceful Palestinian community in
Sheikh Jarah in Jerusalem, for the burning of the Al Aqsa Mosque and
other holy sites, for the bombing and massacre of the civilian people of
Gaza by the Israeli Forces, and the police tolerating the systematic mob
attacks by Israelis against Palestinian neighborhoods.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Filipinos are caught in the conflict and are
fearful for their lives and safety. We demand quick and decisive action
by the Duterte government to ensure the safety of Filipinos by
organizing speedy evacuation and repatriation from critical areas. An
immediate comprehensive response plan is needed to ensure the safety and
protection of our Kababayans.
This conflict is the result of seventy three years of the illegal
Israeli occupation of Palestine supported by the United States, the
Central European Powers and their allies. For seventy three years since
Nakba, the Israeli regime has driven more than 500 peaceful Palestinian
communities and installed armed Israeli settlers. They established a
system of Apartheid against the Palestinians and depriving them of their
civil and political rights. This must stop!
We at Migrante International demand the immediate cessation of hostilities and Israeli bombing of Gaza, the withdrawal of the illegal Israeli settlers in Palestinian communities, the release of political detainees, and the return of occupied territories to Palestine. We demand the immediate action of the UN Security Council and the
withdrawal of support by the United States, Europe and their Allies to the illegal Israeli regime. We support the International Criminal Courts investigation of Israeli War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza and Occupied Palestine.
Lastly, on this, the day of Nakba, we support the struggle of the Palestinian people to return to their communities as guaranteed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3236 that reaffirms the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, national independence and sovereignty, and the right of Palestinians to return to their homes and property.
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