Thursday, May 20, 2021

KKE MEPs to EU Commission: What is your position towards Israeli state's aggression?

With a question of the MEPs of the Party, Kostas Papadakis and Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos, to the High Representative of Foreign Affairs J. Borrell, the Delegation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the European Parliament denounces the murderous attack of the Israeli state in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip against the Palestinian people, while especially underlining the responsibilities of both the US and the EU.
The deadly Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip and the violent attack on Palestinian worshipers and protesters at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem constitute a new escalation of Israeli occupation violence against the Palestinian people. Following the unacceptable recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the US and EU countries, the aggression of the state of Israel has intensified, and the deadly attacks have cost the lives of 28 people, including 10 children and have led to a large number of injured people.

The situation is further exacerbated by the intensification of the policy of deportation of Palestinians by Israeli settlers and the continued annexation of Palestinian territories in the West Bank, as evidenced by the efforts of the violent mass eviction of more than 200 Palestinian families from the neighborhood Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.

At the same time that the massacre of the Palestinians is underway, the EU encourages the Israeli aggression by "urging" all sides to "take steps to de-escalate", keeping equal distances between the occupying state of Israel that kills Palestinians on the one hand, and the Palestinian people on the other. The US and EU support Israel and continue to upgrade the political, economic and military cooperation with it.

The ND government and other bourgeois parties bear enormous responsibilities because they have strengthened relations with Israel, with joint military exercises and training, with joint plans to exploit the region's mineral wealth, while the unanimous resolution of the Greek Parliament on the recognition of an independent Palestinian State on December 2015 is still not implemented.

Based on the above, the MEPs of the KKE submitted the following questions:

-What is the position of the High Representative/Vice-President of the Commission, J. Borrell on the demand to stop immediately the killings, the barrage of persecution, the imprisonment, the deportations against the Palestinians, the settlements? On the demand for the termination of the Israeli occupation by creating an independent, viable and sovereign Palestinian state, on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital?

-Will the EU continue to develop economic, political and military cooperation with Israel, which legitimizes and emboldens its aggression?