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KKE supports South African ICJ case while protesting US-NATO ships and troops in Greece

KKE protestors in Piraeus -- image via the KKE

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) has released a statement supporting South Africa in its genocide case against Israel before the International Court of Justice as it also continues its protest campaign against the presence of US-NATO ships and troops in Greece.

The Communist Party of Greece supports the case brought by South Africa against Israel  at the UN international Court of Justice accusing Israel of genocide against the Palestinians.

The facts are undeniable, the murderous state of Israel, which has imposed and maintains the occupation of the Palestinian territories for many decades, is committing a heinous crime in the Gaza Strip, a planned genocide against the people of Palestine.

The death toll is over 24.000, with tens of thousands people missing and injured. Over 70% of the dead are children and women. Gaza has been reduced to rubble and the people are starving and dying without food, water, medical care and medicines, electricity and fuel, while the vast majority of the population has been displaced from their homes.

We demand an immediate end to the massacre in Gaza, an end to the Israeli state's occupation of the Palestinian territories, and the recognition of an independent Palestinian state on the borders established before 4 June, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The KKE calls on the Greek government to stop supporting the state of Israel and  being involved in the US-NATO plans and to support South Africa’s case.

It calls on the political parties to take a stand on the crucial issue of the genocide of the people of Palestine, for the condemnation of the Israeli state in the UN International Court of Justice. 

It calls on the trade unions and other mass organizations to continue and strengthen their solidarity with the Palestinian people and to demand that the State of Israel be convicted of genocide in the International Court of Justice.

People’s protests against the escalation of the presence of US-NATO ships and troops in Greece continue. Greece’s ND government, together with its NATO allies, is involving the country more and more deeply in the dangerous imperialist plans and wars against the peoples of the region.

On Saturday 13th January in Thessaloniki, the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) organized a rally against the presence of NATO ships of the US, Germany and G. Britain with the slogan: “Thessaloniki is a port of the peoples, not a launching pad for the imperialists”.

The working people and the youth who participated in the militant rally and march organized by the Peace Committee of Pieria, on Sunday 14th January in Litohoro, demanded that the murderers of the peoples leave the village. The rally sent a strong message against the presence of US Marines in the region in the framework of war exercises.

On Friday 12th January, from the port of Piraeus, Nikos Ambatielos, member of the KKE's Central Committee and MP, addressed the rally of KKE organizations against the presence of the USS Bataan warship, stressing the following: "Together with the people of Piraeus and of all Greece, we are here to demand the disengagement of our country from these dangerous plans, as we did last February when the US aircraft carrier George Bush anchored off Piraeus, as we did when the French ship "De Gaulle" was here. We will always condemn this presence with our struggles, they should bear it in mind".



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