Statement of the ISL the section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 11.05.2023
The member of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party in the U.S. Rashida Tlaib planned to hold the Nakba day. In 1947-8 the Zionists carried out 30-40 massacres and ethnically cleansed close to 900,000 Palestinians. The Zionists and their friends are doing everything they can from hiding this war crime 3 years after WWII when the Nazis massacres among others millions of Jews. According to the Zionist’s narrative the Zionists in Palestine were the victims of the terror of the pro-Nazi native Palestinians US Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy blocked Tlaib from holding the event at the US Capitol Visitor Center.
This clear act of McCarthyism this time has not worked. Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders helped to host the Nakba event. Sanders let Talib hold the event in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Hearing Room, which he chairs and where McCarthy does not have the authority to block an event. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also does not have the jurisdiction to stop chairmen from hosting meetings in their committee rooms.
The event was organized in partnership with organizations that support the Palestinian struggle against the Zionist terror. NGOs like Jewish Voice for Peace, which supported the First Intifada, and the Institute for Middle East Understanding lionized the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan that died last week after a lengthy hunger strike. On Tuesday one day earlier, the Zionists massacred 15 Palestinians in Gaza Among them at least 4 women and four children. One year ago, the Zionist army murdered the Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Al Jazeera Reporter and Daughter of Palestine and sister to all who struggle against the Zionist and other imperialist’s barbarism. Not only the U.S., EU, British, Australian Japanese but Russian and Chinese as well.
Needless to say, the Zionist’s mass media claim that the event took place when “the Palestinian terrorists shot 500 rockets at Israeli civilians”, forgetting to mention that this was retaliation for the massacre of entire Palestinian families in Gaza.
Down with the Zionist barbarism!
For Palestine red and free from the river to the sea!