In view of the announcement that a large-scale attack by Israeli forces is forthcoming on the Rafah region, where Israeli bombings have already caused the deaths of dozens of Palestinians who sought refuge here, flocking from other areas of the Gaza Strip, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms the demand repeated for more than four months: the urgency of an immediate and permanent ceasefire and the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian population.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the 25th. anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution, which began with the inauguration of President Hugo Chávez in 1999, opening a path of hope and of economic, social, cultural and political transformation at the service of the Venezuelan people, which was enshrined in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) repudiates the recent and continuous bombings by the US and the United Kingdom against Yemen, which not only worsen the conditions of the already martyred Yemeni people, but also represent a new and dangerous step in the escalation of war in the Middle East.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) signed the letter that calls on States around the world to support South Africa's lawsuit that accuses Israel of violating the Genocide Convention, at the International Court of Justice.

The letter calls on States to present statements of support for the lawsuit initiated by South Africa – which can be done at any time – with the aim of denouncing, holding accountable and preventing Israel from continuing to commit crimes against the Palestinian people, including that of genocide as defined by the Genocide Convention.

Since Israel's aggression against the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip and until January 26, 44 actions for peace in the Middle East and in solidarity with the Palestinian people took place in Portugal, promoted by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), by the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers – Intersindical Nacional (CGTP-IN), by the Movement for the Rights of the Palestinian People and for Peace in the Middle East (MPPM) and by the Noise Project – Youth Association, and joined by many other organisations.

We also call upon the Global North states to reinstate their
aid to the UN Palestine Agency (UNRWA)

On January 26, 2024, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released an order that found “plausible” evidence of genocide in Israel’s bombardment of the Palestinians of Gaza (paragraph 54). The ICJ, also known as the World Court, called upon Israel to “take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts” that are genocidal (paragraph 78).

To the Committee for International Solidarity and Struggle for Peace (COSI)
Dear Comrades
It is with sadness and grief to receive the news about the demise of our beloved and respected
comrade and friend, Commander of the Navy, Victor Hugo Morales, honorary President of COSI.
The WPC recalls with pride the lifetime contribution and struggles with the revolutionary
Movement in Venezuela from various posts, including his participation in many WPC meetings and
activities, amongst them the 19th Assembly of the WPC, held in April 2004 in Caracas.


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