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.
While new settlements are being planned by Israel the war machinery of the occupation forces is intimidating and terrorizing the Palestinian people and its elected representatives. This is the obvious respond of the Israeli government to the newly formed Palestinian government, which is being tolerated by the USA and the EU.
The WPC demands the immediate release of all arrested Palestinians and of all political prisoners in Israeli jails. We demand the end of the policy of settlements in the West Bank and their dismantlement. The WPC supports the establishment of an independent State of Palestine within the borders of June 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital and the right for the return of all Palestinian refugees.
The slowly genocide of the Palestinian people has to stop, the occupation has to end!
The Secretariat of WPC
16th June 2014