Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation



The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) values the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) this Friday, May 24, to order the immediate interruption of Israel's military offensive – which began on May 7 – against the Palestinian city of Rafah.

The ICJ also decided that Israel should keep the Rafah crossing open for the unhindered provision at scale of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance.

On the day that marks 76 years since the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes and lands by Israeli militias and army in 1948 – at the time of the founding of the State of Israel –, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) denounces, condemns and demands an immediate end to the genocide perpetrated by Israel against the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip and reaffirms its solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for the implementation of their inalienable and legitimate national rights.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation strongly condemns the massacre of the Palestinian people that Israel continues to carry out with impunity in the Gaza Strip.

From May 6 to 7, Israel bombed Rafah, including homes, causing more deaths adding to the more than 34,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, that Israeli military forces and settlers have killed in the last seven months.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the 50th. anniversary of the 25th. of April 1974, which was, in itself, an achievement of peace, by putting an end to the colonial war, by recognising the independence of the peoples hitherto subjected to colonialism, by enshrining the defence of peace, disarmament and cooperation with all peoples of the world as values of the new democratic Portugal.

50 years ago, the Palestinian National Council established April 17 as the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners, in which solidarity is expressed with Palestinian political prisoners detained in Israeli prisons.

In 2024, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) marks this day by denouncing and strongly condemning the ongoing genocide carried out by Israel against the Palestinian people, in which, we are daily faced with an increase in the number of deaths and injured, which now exceeds 109 thousand, mostly women and children.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was created on April 4, 1949, precisely 75 years ago, and since then it has constituted the greatest threat to Peace in the world.

The creation of NATO countered the creation of a collective security system provided for in the United Nations Charter, imposing on the world a political-military bloc and the logic of confrontation, arms race and war.

On April 2, 1976, as a result of the struggle of the Portuguese people and the April Revolution, begun on April 25, 1974, which put an end to fascism and colonialism, the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic (CPR) was approved and promulgated, enshrining broad democratic rights.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) condemns the systematic policy and repeated manoeuvres by the United States of America (US) to try to destroy the system and way of life of Cuban society – freely and sovereignly determined by the Cuban people –, and once again transform the dignified and sovereign Republic of Cuba into a vassal country of the USA.


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