Stating that military aggression in Palestine has unveiled the real face of Israel that is on forefront of State terrorism in the world, CPI (M) State Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said blockade of Gaza Strip under the garb specifically prohibited goods is virtually aimed at the genocide of its local populace.
Addressing a protest rally organized by the CPI (M) workers in Shopian, Tarigami said that it is not the military strikes alone that are killing the innocent Palestinian civilians including defenseless women and children but Israel is prohibiting supply of essential commodities in Gaza which is actually aimed at genocide of Palestinian citizens.
While strongly condemning Israel’s military aggression in Gaza the CPI (M) leader condemned the approach of United Nations Security Council that under the influence of USA did not bother to pass a resolution of condemnation against Israel. “The criminal silence adopted by many dictatorial countries in the Arab world also deserves an equal condemnation as their creepy silence has exposed their tacit support to Israeli barbaric aggression in Gaza,” he added.
Tarigami said that the heinous aggression in Gaza has dangerous repercussions for the entire Middle East and the latest ceasefire efforts by Egypt to end the hostilities were a half hearted exercise which has further vitiated the situation in the region. He said it is lamentable that the Arab countries, especially Egypt, have failed to stop the Israeli aggression and its illegal blockade on Gaza. “It is a simple war crime for which Israel should be taken to International Court of Justice.”
While stressing on a need to form an international solidarity movement to help Palestinians trapped in Israeli barbarism, the CPI (M) leader demanded that Indian Parliament should adopt a resolution for condemnation of Israeli military action in Gaza and the resulting bloodbath in the region. “The international community should actively intervene to stop the Israeli aggression as the Israeli actions violate international laws and obstruct peace efforts in the region,” Tarigami observed.
Earlier hundreds of activists from CPI (M) and the locals of Shopian took out a peaceful protest march in Shopian that culminated in the Main Chowk Shopian. The protesters raised anti-Israel slogans condemning atrocities on innocent Palestinians.
The rally was also addressed by senior CPI(M) leaders Gh Nabi Malik, Gh Rasool Ganie, Ab Khaliq, Mohd Afzal Parry and youth leaders Arshid Hussain Baba and Ab Rashid