People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 47

November 25, 2012



AIPSO Calls for Protest Action

Against Israeli Attack on Gaza


The following is the press statement issued by AIPSO on November 21:


THE All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO) condemns the Israeli attack on Gaza. More than hundred Palestinians including women and children are killed in this attack and above 150 injured. The figures are of course, continuously mounting. This is an atrocity which has added to a whole series of violations of International Law and human rights by Israel.


Gaza is a small strip of Palestinian territory separated from the rest of Palestine by Israel. This small land mass is subjected to the most inhuman blockade by Israel and is denied of even basic human needs like water. Israel controls everything that needs to pass to Gaza and hence the people living in Gaza are deprived of medicines, electricity and food. Not satisfied with this cruelty it perpetuates on Gaza, Israel had now launched another of its military attack. Already news is emanating that hospitals in Gaza are running out of medicines and other vital necessities to even treat the injured. This is nothing but open war of aggression on Palestine and violation of all international laws and conventions.


The AIPSO condemns the barbarity committed by Israel and calls upon all the peace loving people of our country to join and come out in protest. The government of India should immediately demand the UN to intervene and initiate measures to contain Israel.


At the same time, we express our solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for liberation from the Israeli occupation and the establishing of an independent Palestinian State within the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital. The peace movement in India remains steadfast on the side of the just goals of the Palestinian people.


The AIPSO also urges all its units to protest these dastardly attacks and also appeals all forces, groups and individuals who believe in just peace to raise their voice in solidarity with the Palestinian people in this hour of crisis.


The AIPSO also strongly urges the Indian government to condemn these inhuman acts in Gaza and sever its military ties with Israel and stop buying arms from the Israeli defence industry.