CP of Swaziland, Communist Party of Swaziland rejects Trump's and Israel's plan aimed at the total annexation of Palestinian lands

7/2/20 10:41 AM
  • Swaziland, Communist Party of Swaziland En Africa Communist and workers' parties

The Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) stands in complete solidarity with the people of Palestine in their rejection of attempts by Israel, backed by the Trump administration, to annex the land that Israel occupies illegally in the West Bank.

We see this latest move by Israel is a further step in its strategy of destroying the Palestinian state and effectively perpetrating a genocide of the Palestinian people.

Israel’s propaganda machine, which operates on a massive level across the world and wields much influence in many countries, attempts to present the condemnation of Israel’s inhuman and monstrous destruction of Palestine and its people as anti-semitism.

We as the CPS reject anti-semitism for the racism it is. But we also reject the racist and genocidal Zionist ideology of the Israeli state. Israel has waged a war against the peace and freedom loving Palestinian population. It pursues an apartheid policy against Palestinians, aiming to make them second-class quasi citizens within a greater state of Israel.

Israel aims to reduce remaining tracts of Palestinian land, including Gaza, to a sub-bantustan level with no working infrastructure or independent means of existence.

The CPS fully supports the intention of the Palestinian Authority to declare full statehood over all of the West Bank and Gaza, and with Jerusalem as its capital, as a means to counter the latest moves by Israel seeking to annex Palestinian lands. We urge full solidarity with the just cause of the Palestinian people.

We call for the severance of all diplomatic ties between Swaziland and the state of Israel until such time as Israel recognises the rights of the Palestinian people to statehood on full and equal terms with Israel, and ends all acts of aggression, annexation of lands, settlement building on Palestinian territory, and discrimination against Palestinians.

Issued by the Communist Party of Swaziland