May Day message from the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign
To all Palestinian worker, farmer and trade union organisations:
Image c. IPSC, 2010The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign sends warm fraternal greetings to our brothers and sisters in the Palestinian labour, farmer and trade union movement on International Workers’ Day. This May Day sees Palestinians in the occupied territories enter the 44th year of Israeli military occupation, and those inside the 1948 territories enter their 63rd year of existence as second class citizens within the Israeli State.
The IPSC salutes the Palestinian labouring and farming masses who form the majority of Palestinian society and who have always formed the backbone of the Palestinian national struggle and have refused to allow their collective and individual rights to be drowned in a sea of blood and tears. This refusal to bow to Israel apartheid and colonialism has been an inspiration to many around the world, and we are confident the Palestinian struggle for full human, democratic and national rights will ultimately be victorious.
This is a struggle we, as international solidarity activists, are proud to play an auxiliary role in by building solidarity and support for Palestinian rights in our own country and promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.
Finally we would like to use this opportunity to remember all those who have lost their lives at the hands of, and those who continue to be imprisoned, by the Israeli apartheid state.
Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign