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On the 100 years of the Balfour Declaration, PCP in solidarity with the Palestinian people

On the 100 years of the Balfour Declaration, PCP in solidarity with the Palestinian people

This year marks the 100th. anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, through which the British Empire masterminded the partition of the historic territory of Palestine - which would later lead to the creation of the State of Israel - accompanied with a never respected plan of promises of self-determination of the Arab peoples.

100 years later, the reality of the Middle East and, in particular of the Palestinian people, proves the real aims and hypocrisy of the Balfour Declaration (confirming the Sykes-Picot agreements of May 16 1916 of an imperialist rearrangement of the region). The almost full occupation by Israel of the historic territory of Palestine and the continuing crimes against its people, demand from all the peace-loving forces and those that defend the rights of the peoples a constant and consistent solidarity with the Palestinian people.

The tragedy of the Palestinian people is inseparable from the aggressions, interferences and manoeuvres of the United States, NATO, the major powers of the European Union and their allies in the Middle East region, which aim to control this strategic region and its huge resources. Aims that, as in other periods of History, the imperialist powers seek to achieve through provocation, instigation of divisions and rivalries among the peoples they intend to dominate, with open or covert wars.

The PCP reaffirms that the 70-year historic debt owed to the martyred people of Palestine demands a stand from the United Nations to put an end to Israel’s impunity - the country that systematically disregards several UN resolutions and the most basic human rights - and to the ambiguity and hypocrisy whereby the victim and the aggressor are equated in the Palestinian question.

The PCP reaffirms its long-standing solidarity with the Palestinian people and their heroic struggle for their inalienable rights recognised in numerous United Nations resolutions: the right to establish a Palestinian State, a free, independent, sovereign and viable state on the borders prior to 1967 and with its capital in East Jerusalem, as well as the right of return of the Palestinian refugees and their descendants.

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