People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
July 09, 2006
Israeli security forces have kidnapped seven cabinet ministers and around 60
members of parliament and senior government officials in Palestine. Its attacks
on Gaza with bombing of bridges, taking out its only power plant and other
civilian targets, are nothing but inflicting collective punishment on civilian
population, reminiscent of Nazi Germany and medieval barbarity. It is clear that
Israel is spinning out of control, which sees targeted assassinations, reprisals
against the civilian population and aerial bombardment of its occupied
territories as business as usual.
latest Israeli attacks are supposed to be in retaliation for an attack on its
outpost that has killed two soldiers and with another one being held hostage.
Its own attacks on Gaza for the past month which has killed more than 30
civilians and wounded dozens seriously, the shelling of the beach which killed a
family of seven, its sending commandos to kidnap two Palestinians a day before
the Hamas attack on its outpost, and numerous such incidents are not seen by
Israel to be of any consequence.
reason that Israel remains intransigent on Palestine, is the encouragement and
protection it has received from the US and the European Union. It is obvious
that the US regards Israel as vital to its neo-colonial enterprise in West Asia.
The CPI(M) calls upon the Indian government to oppose the brutal attacks of
Israel on the Palestinian population and its elected representatives.
CPI(M) also hopes that all Palestinian groups will rally together in this
critical hour and forge the largest possible unity amongst the Palestinian
CPI(M) emphasises that security and peace can only be achieved by
putting an end to the Israeli occupation, evacuation of all Israeli settlements and establishing an independent Palestinian State. Only a negotiated peace on these lines can lead to a resolution of this problem and not the continuing spiral of violence that Israel is imposing on its occupied territories. The CPI(M) also calls upon the peace-loving, democratic and anti-imperialist Indian people who believe in justice and human dignity to come out in protest against this brutal and dastardly attack on the Palestinian people.