AKEL is in solidarity with the Palestinian people on Land Day
AKEL C.C. Press Office, 30 March 2019, Nicosia
On 30th March, the Palestinians honor Land Day by paying tribute to all those who struggled in 1976 with mass strikes and the organisation of mass popular demonstrations, all those who sacrificed their lives or were injured so that they could remain on their land against the illegal seizures of their land by the Israeli authorities and against illegal settlements.
With the support of the US and under the cover of impunity for the ongoing crimes it is committing against the Palestinian people, Israel is intensifying the occupation and oppression, expanding the illegal settlements, seizing the land and natural resources of Palestine. Since 30th March 2018, more than 250 Palestinians have lost their lives from the Israeli army’s gunfire in the weekly Return Marches.
AKEL denounces the US government both for recognising Jerusalem as the indivisible capital of Israel and for its recent recognition of the sovereignty of Israel in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. These actions, besides constituting flagrant violations of international law and the relevant UN resolutions and decisions, are undermining the possibilities of establishing an independent Palestinian state on the 4th June 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, as well as the achievement of peace.
AKEL reaffirms its solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for its land, against the illegal colonization, for the termination of the Israeli occupation, the establishment of its own state and for peace. This struggle is part of the common struggle of all those opposed to war, imperialist aggression, and the violation of human rights, of those struggling for international law to prevail.