PRESS RELEASE: MORE ATTACKS ON GAZA
On the morning of 8 July 2014, Israel unleashed yet another sequel of attacks on Gaza – Operation Protective Edge. Like its predecessor, Operation Cast Lead (2008/2009) and Operation Pillar of Defence (2012), these acts of genocide are reminiscent of the manner in which the state of Israel was born.
Violent inhuman atrocities and a militaristic policy of ethnic cleansing of the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) was the backdrop to the declaration of the state of Israel on 14 May 1948. The IOF acquired 78% of Palestine, expelled 750,000 Palestinians and destroyed 400 Palestinian villages. A catastrophe of monumental proportions for the indigenous Palestinians – the Nakba.
The unabated aggression of the IOF continues today with further confiscation of Palestinian land for Jewish settlements and the occupation of Jerusalem. The entire population of Gaza is now terrorised by widespread, incessant and indiscriminate bombings. Whilst, in defense, the Palestinians are firing Qassam rockets on the cities of Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, totally unanticipated by the IOF.
Though of varying proportions, both the Israeli and Palestinian people are paying a heavy price, as a consequence of the “occupation mind-set” of the Zionist leadership. The Israeli government continues to invite world scorn in its despicable treatment of the Palestinians and this latest incident is another ghastly and cowardly stain on its appalling human rights record.
The racist, immoral and illegitimate actions of Israel have turned it into a rogue nation and increased its political isolation in the global community.
Where super powers have failed the Palestinians, civil society has responded with vigour and outrage to say “Enough is Enough”.
There is a worldwide campaign to put pressure on Israel to abide by international law.
VIVA PALESTINA MALAYSIA REAFFIRM OUR RESOLVE THAT SECURITY, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY IS LONG OVERDUE TO EVERY ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN. IN OUR SINCERE AND EARNEST ENDEAVOUR TO REALISE THESE CHERISHED VALUES, WE HEREBY:
Dato Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, Chairman, Viva Palestina Malaysia 13 Ramadhan 1435 / 11 July 2014