Since Saturday morning, Israeli forces have started widespread and unprecedented attacks against Hamas headquarters and centers in Gaza City and Palestinian refugee camps and destroyed the lives of many Palestinians. During the air raids on Saturday more than fifty centers in Gaza Strip were attacked and hundreds of people were killed or injured. Several hundreds were killed during Sunday’s attacks. This is another scene of mass murder of the Palestinian people, especially residents of Gaza, who have been caught in the cross fires of the state terrorism of Israel and its western allies, on the one hand, and Hamas and Islamic terrorism, on the other.
After Hamas came to power in Gaza, the government of Israel imposed sanctions on this region—an act that was condemned as a “crime against humanity” all around the world. Following Hamas’ abstention to renew the six-month ceasefire and under the pretext of retaliating against recent rocket attacks of Hamas against Israeli cities, the Israeli army carried out these atrocious attacks against the people of Gaza. The ruling government of Israel aims to increases its chances of winning the upcoming elections through such a criminal showdown. On the other hand, Hamas continues its terrorist and criminal tactics in order to reiterate its preemptive role and to acquire further advantages. The victims of these tactics are the innocent people who are dominated by criminal and terrorist states and movements on each side.
Worker-communist Party of Iran, together with freedom-loving people of the world, strongly condemns the crimes of the Israeli regime and the mass murder of innocent people of Palestine. The WPI also strongly condemns the blockade of Gaza and taking the lives of residents of Gaza hostage by the Israeli regime. These attacks should be halted and the blockade should be removed immediately. We once again declare that the inhumane policies of the Israeli government should be stopped; the hands of Islamist and reactionary movements should be eliminated from the lives of Palestinians; and an independent and equal state of Palestine should be recognised immediately.
Worker-communist Party of Iran
December 28, 2008