for the italian demostration
Our Italian comrades,
friends, comrade Mary,
First of all, we send our best regards from the occupied Palestine and it's
people to all our friends in the world, especially to our Italian friends. And
we thank you for all your efforts in supporting the Palestinian people and their
just cause and legitimate rights, also your solidarity with us in these difficult
As we are being exposed to the worst and most savage aggression from the Zionist
forces of occupation in every minute, and our rights are being violated daily.
Again we thank you and wish that this popular solidarity from the Italian people
continues and leads to positive results, such as providing international and
popular protection for the Palestinian people; ending the Zionist occupation;
and supporting all other nations that suffer from the same problem and confront
the American imperialism.
Comrades and friends,
Excuse us for not being able to participate in person with you in this important
solidarity action. Moving from and to Gaza and West Bank has become very difficult
for all Palestinians due to the siege imposed by Zionist forces of occupation;
the same applies to moving between the Palestinian cities.
While I was preparing this paper, the Israeli F16s bombed the Palestinian police
station near the building where I work. I stopped for moments to think and determine
how I could describe the real life of millions of Palestinians. They have been
living under the mercy of a racist fascist occupying authority for 53 years.
The Israeli war crimes against our people continue under the immunity granted
to this State of organized terrorism by the international silence and the unveiled
American bias. Being unable to travel is very depressing but it is just a small
part of the collective sanctions imposed upon the Palestinian people.
And if we were able to move, we would have to cross check points and barriers
of Israeli tanks and canons to get to work, schools, visit relatives or even
go to the hospital from the villages to the cities; I needn't talk about destruction
of houses in both Gaza and the West Bank, organized assassinations by the government
of the Zionist terrorism, uprooting the trees, the economic restriction, the
illegal expanding of the settlements, opening fire on ambulance vehicles, breaking
into Palestinian refugee camps in an attempt to eliminate and subjugate 4 million
Palestinians using all kinds of weapons: tanks, jets, helicopters, F16s, and
shooting to kill and or cause retardation.
The fiasco of the international community in confronting the Israeli violations
or at least denounce it has given Israel the immunity and encouraged it to behave
as a country that is above the international human law. It violates all the
international legal concepts, especially the fourth of Geneva accord and the
human rights convention.
The conspiracy is much deeper, as they refuse to call things by their names,
refuse to say who is the victim and who is the aggressor, and try to hide the
basic facts behind this conflict.
The Palestinian resistance against the occupation cannot be called violence
We have to consider the human rights, international law, international resolutions
that involve us as Palestinians including UN resolutions: 194, 242, and 180,
we have to consider all the above as a base for achieving just and global peace.
If we neglect them and do not apply them, it will lead to more blood baths and
more violations of the rights of the Palestinians. Thus, we as a nation living
under occupation and a racist discrimination with no country or protection,
we need you to speak up.
There's no choice, the only alternative is the silence. Life has taught me to
look for the points of power inside me. And this power has helped me continue
my work and my life despite lacking the simplest human standards to go on. With
all this my people and I believe and have faith in the future, in our just cause,
in our right to live. I have taught my sons that the humiliation and violence
can never crush the human spirit. I'm sure you all know this and that our people
gets its power from the simple understanding that there is an unjust oppression
I repeat we need you most in order to be able to face this aggressive attack
from the government of the terrorist Sharon, the master mind behind Sabra and
Shatila massacres, this government that continues it's oppression against our
people using all available tools: tanks, jets, armed soldiers…etc
We need your solidarity so as the voice of the victims would be heard, to work
seriously and appeal to the governments to support the truth. We need you talk
because you realize how hard it is to spread the truth to the others. We need
you to work with us so together we can replace the silence by the truth. You
have visited my country and have seen with your own eyes the truth about what
is really going on.
The world is living through different contradictions with different choices
and it is difficult to predict it without a conscious planning and a civilized
We are required to work together to discuss all the necessary files to fight
the supremacy and being submitted to one pole. Our cause forms one of the principal
files in the time of privatization and globalization.
Here emerges the role of the solidarity; to connect the civil society movements
and the world to develop a substitute human project that would make the globalization
serve the needs of the social progress. We must work for an ethical convention
that would contribute in a civilized human project to stand against the inhuman
orientation that makes international silence and the American bias prevail
All the best from my people, let's globalize our struggle against the imperialism
and injustice ness. My last words to you are that we need you to be strong and
dedicated fighters so you can continue the fight. Thank you, until we meet soon,
if we have the chance to stay alive, as you are well aware that we face death
in every moment, we hope to stay alive so we can see the fruits of your efforts.
Head of Palestinian Progressive Youth Union SALAH ABD-ALATY