The delegation of peace movements of the WPC from Greece, Cyprus and Turkey arrived on Friday 8 August in Ramallah, Palestine after facing many difficulties and delays, closed checkpoints to the West Bank, military roadblocks and barricades set up by the Israeli army (with corresponding checks) but also with many changeovers of transport means, resulting in the trip from Amman, Jordan to Ramallah lasting 11 hours instead of two! All this is a manifestation of the special circumstances confronted by the Palestinians in a period when the Israeli war machine, as an occupation force, shells and slaughters civilians and children in the Gaza Strip, while at the same time having arrested 2000 Palestinians on the West Bank, making incursions into their homes day and night.
On August 30, 2014 the World Peace Council calls on the peace loving people in the world to mobilize for a Global Day of Protest against NATO
The ongoing slaughter of the Palestinian people by the Israeli army has no ending. More than 570 Palestinians were murdered,thousands are injured and many more displaced.Most of the victims are civilians, amongst them dozens of women and children. The Palestinian Gaza Strip has become a theater of unilateral war of the occupation forces of Israel,against a people which is being deprived of its independence,freedom and the right for a State.
With the participation of many Palestinians and Cypriots a demonstration took place in Nicosia against Israeli barbarity, on last Saturday July 12th, outside Israeli Embassy. The demonstration was organized by the Palestinian Community in Cyprus and supported by Cyprus Peace Council (CPC). Many of Cyprus Peace Council members were present at the demonstration, amongst them the President of CPC Sylva Tiggiridou, the GS of CPC Christos Kourtellaris and the Secretariat members Akis Phokas and Charis Pashias. EDON also responded at Cyprus Peace Council’s call for participation in the activity.
The All India Peace & Solidarity Organisation condemns the ongoing murderous attacks of the Israeli armed forces against Palestinian people in the Gaza strip that resulted in number of deaths and loss of valuable properties. It is becoming habit of the Israeli occupation forces to attack the Palestinian people in the most heinous way to curb their struggle for an independent Palestinian state. The Israeli occupation army’s aggression is being encouraged by the USA and other countries of European Union.
The World Peace Council expresses its outrage with the ongoing bombardment of the Palestinian Gaza strip by the Israeli occupation forces which have resulted already in more than 100 dead and hundreds of injured, majority civilians and even children amongst them.
We condemn the brutal murderous attack by the Israeli Air Force against the Palestinian people aiming at the collective punishment of a people struggling for its inalienable right for an independent state and with obvious goals to obstruct any kind of negotiations and peace settlement in the decades long occupation.
The All India Peace & Solidarity Organisation expresses serious concern over the sharply deteriorating conditions in Iraq, which is under threat from the brutal and sectarian ISIS forces. After capturing big cities such as Mosul in the North and the border areas between Iraq, Syria and Jordan, these forces are now advancing towards the capital city of Baghdad.
The crisis and killings in Iraq are going on, having its people as victim. From the open imperialist invasion of the USA and its willing allies in 2003 hundreds of thousands Iraqis died, got injured, displaced along with the destruction of monuments of an ancient civilization, infrastructure and entire cities.
The World Peace Council denounces vehemently the recent massive arrests of Palestinian citizens by the Israeli army in the Palestinian West Bank, amongst them the Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Aziz Duwaik (Parliament). The Israeli occupation forces once more attacked fiercely the Gaza Strip, besieged the city of Hebron and violated several of Palestinian houses, proving that there is no intention for negotiations and peaceful solution in the decades long conflict from their side.