Against the annexation of Palestinian territories by Israel, but also against the Israeli criminal policy and its imperialist allies against the Palestinian people, mass organisations, students and workers demonstrated outside the Israeli embassy of Athens on 1st July at the invitation of EEDYE. Holding Palestinian flags and wearing Palestinian scarves the demonstrators from the Greek
Against the annexation of Palestinian territories by Israel, but also against the Israeli criminal policy and its imperialist allies against the Palestinian people, mass organisations, students and workers demonstrated outside the Israeli embassy of Athens on 1st July at the invitation of EEDYE. Holding Palestinian flags and wearing Palestinian scarves the demonstrators from the Greek Peace Committee (EEDYE), the Federation of Greek Women (OGE), The Greek Committe for International Solidarity (EEDDA), the Construction Workers’ Union of Athens united their voice with representatives of the Palestinian community.
The protest rallly was attended by Giorgos Marinos, Member of the Political Bureau of KKE and MP, by Thanassis Pafilis, General Secretary of the World Peace Council and MP of KKE, and N. Papanastasis, a retired lieutenant colonel and also MP of KKE. The WPC has sent to the UN Human Rights Council a resolution in support of the Palestinian people against the murderous actions of the state of Israel and its allies.
A message from the Palestinian Ambassador to Greece, Marwan Toumbasi, was read out, expressing the Palestinian people’s satisfaction with the solidarity movement in Greece and pointing to the continuing barbaric colonial policy of the occupying Israeli state for more than five decades while demanding from the EU to impose sanctions on Israel.
The keynote speaker, Stavros Tassos, president of EEDYE, denounced plans to annex the areas of the Jordan Valley and 30% of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the US “plan of the century” which, in addition to annexation, provides for the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements all the previous years as well as the construction of a separation wall and the recognition of Jerusalem as the “undivided Israeli capital”. It denies the right of return of millions of Palestinian refugees to their homes and restricts many Palestinians to some disconnected pockets. He also denounced governments and imperialist organizations such as the EU. Stavros Tasssos called upon the government to implement the unanimous resolution of the Greek Parliament for the recognition of the independent State of Palestine in the borders of 1967 and declared on behalf EEDYE the commitment to oppose the plans of the imperialists in the region, to fight for the end of the occupation, the abolition of the settlements and the separation wall, for an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the borders of
June 4, 1967.