The Workers’ Party of Ireland is a signatory of the following statement issued by more than 30 Communist and Workers’ Parties worldwide
The Communist and Worker Parties decisively condemn the crimes committed by Israeli army against Palestinian people in the occupied territories, especially in the Gaza Strip, that has caused a bloodbath, murdering in cold blood unarmed demonstrators, men, women, and children.
The aggressive policy of the Trump administration and the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move there the US Embassy, over and against the general international outcry, has encouraged the aggressiveness of Israel, that continues the illegal occupation of Palestinian territories and continues massacring the Palestinian people. The governments of the countries that assume a stance of equal distances, identifying the victim with the offender, have great responsibilities; the position of the European Union, that while an organized massacre of the Palestinian people is occurring is calling “all sides to show restraint” and is upgrading its relations with the Israeli state, is unacceptable. Some European left Parties has also unacceptable position supporting Israeli occupation and settlements as the latest visit of the leader of parliamentary group of German left party Die Linke and planting a tree in Israeli settlement. While some other European countries leaded by other parties member of European left developing relations with Israel especially military. The latest vote of the Israeli Knesset the Nationality Law is an additional step toward the apartheid state . The Communist and Worker Parties express our solidarity and our support to the Palestinian people and to its just struggle in favor of its own independent and sovereign Palestinian state within the pre-June 4th 1967 borders, with its capital in East Jerusalem. We continue our struggle and we call the peoples to strengthen their solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people until the end of the Israeli aggression and occupation supported by world imperialism .