Statement of the WPC about the recent brutal oppression in Jerusalem by Israel

Monday, May 10, 2021

The World Peace Council expresses its vehement condemnation of the brutal oppression of Palestinians in the occupied Jerusalem by Israeli security forces and armed settlers. We denounce in particular the attack on Palestinian civilians around the Al Aqsa Mosque and the violent efforts for evictions of Palestinian families in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah of Jerusalem.

The above actions are not only violating basic human rights of the Palestinians of Jerusalem, they constitute also a clear violation of the international Status of Jerusalem as described in the relevant UN resolutions. It is the continuation of the efforts of the Israeli occupation regime to proceed with the Judaization of the city of Jerusalem which is being fully endorsed by the US administrations and tolerated by the European Union.

These actions are aiming at the “ethnic cleansing” of Jerusalem and land robbing which are only comparable with an “Apartheid-style” policy against the Palestinian people.

The WPC expresses its full-hearted solidarity and support to the just cause of the Palestinian people for the end of the occupation of all Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, the dismantling of the settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem. We demand the release of all Palestinian political prisoners from Israeli jails, the right to return of the Palestinian refugees to their homes and we reiterate our demand for the establishment of an independent viable Palestinian State within the borders of pre-4th June 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

End the Occupation Now! Free Palestine!

10th May 2021 The WPC Secretariat