NDFP condemns Israel’s attack on aid ships for Gaza as crime against humanity

By National Executive Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) condemns in the strongest terms Israel's criminal attack against the people bringing humanitarian aid in solidarity with the people in Gaza.

This attack sanctioned by the Israeli government leadership carried out by fully armed commandos in international waters in the dead of the night has resulted in the death of at least ten persons, the wounding of scores of others, the beating and maltreatment of many more, and the illegal detention of some 700 people from many varied nationalities.

Israel Premier Netanyahu's claim that the attack was in self-defense is ridiculous and totally unacceptable.

This outrageous attack is a blatant violation of international law and Israel must be condemned for committing a crime against humanity. This latest condemnable act by the Israeli state reminds the people of the world of its other hideous crimes against humanity committed against the Palestinian people, such as the Sabra and Shatila massacre of 1982, the Deir Yassin massacre of 1948, the invasion and massacre in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009, and the blockade and siege of Gaza since 2007, among many others.

The NDFP joins the worldwide protest and condemnation of Israel for this latest crime against humanity committed against people bringing humanitarian aid in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza.

The NDFP firmly supports the struggle of the Palestinian people for their inalienable right to national self-determination, the right of the uprooted and displaced Palestinians to return to their homeland, and their other fundamental human and democratic rights.

The NDFP likewise condemns the US government for giving billions of dollars yearly in military aid to Israel, blocking numerous UN Security Council resolutions condemning Israel's gross violations of international law and the human rights of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples. US imperialism colludes with the Israel government in committing crimes against humanity and providing the Israel state with political and diplomatic protection.

The continuing struggle of the Palestinian people and the resistance of the people of the world against Israeli and US imperialist aggression, fueled by the people's wrath against the inhuman and criminal attack against the bearers of humanitarian aid, are bound to grow stronger in the coming years.

National Executive Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

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