Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) condemns the terrible violence inflicted by the occupation Israeli soldiers on Palestinians in Gaza. On May 14, alone, several dozen Palestinians have been murdered and the death toll continues to rise. Several thousand Palestinians have been injured in the brutal and vicious attack by Israel which saw troops indiscriminately opening fire on crowds of unarmed protesters. Israel Defense Forces snipers killed paramedics trying to assist the injured.
The Great March of Return is a series of weekly militant marches to the Gaza Strip barrier that has been going on for the past six weeks. This action aims to see Palestinians take back the land that was violently seized by Zionists decades ago. Already in the past six weeks, 53 people have been killed and 8500 injured. The latest massacre coincides with a larger march commemorating Al Nakba and the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Al-Nakba refers to the period in 1948 when many hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced off their land by Israel, just before the official creation of the apartheid state of Israel.
The right of return is the principle that Palestinians and their descendants have an inalienable right to return to the homeland they were forced to flee. The right of return is recognized by international law as the right of all refugees. It is a central element of the Palestinian resistance to Zionist occupation and the struggle for liberation.
FRSO also condemns the vile decision by Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This calculated move against Palestinian self-determination has been met with harsh criticism around the world. It is no coincidence that the official opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on the eve of Al-Nakba has seen increased violence by the Zionists less than 40 miles from the opening ceremony.
FRSO calls for all those who love peace and justice to protest the Zionist aggression and U.S. support for the apartheid state of Israel. The people of the world stand in full solidarity with Palestine and against Israeli terror and bloodshed. We see the liberation of Palestine.
From the river to the sea – Palestine will be free!
Long live Palestine!