World Peace Council Condemns Israel’s Attacks


As a reminder:

16th November 2012

World Peace Council Condemns Israel’s Attacks on Gaza!

The World Peace Council denounces to the peace loving people of the world the recent and ongoing aggression of the Israeli regime and its military against the Palestinian Gaza strip and its population.

Within a short time hundreds of targets, mainly civilians, have been hit by the Israeli military, causing death and destruction to the Palestinian people. The records of Israel regarding crimes against humanity are full of similar deadly attacks.

Nobody really believed that Israel has withdrawn from this part of Palestine, especially now when the heavy military machine of Israel is preparing for a ground invasion again. We remind that the Israeli regime is continuing the occupation of big parts of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, installing settlements and constructing the separation Wall.

The WPC expresses its deep concern and anger since this escalation of Israeli aggressiveness takes place during a period of growing aggressiveness of the NATO and the USA in the region, which are key allies and protectors of the Israeli occupation forces. We condemn also the criminal silence of the European Union in its role of accomplice to the Israeli crimes.

We demand the immediate end of the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian Gaza!

We reject the political and military interference in the domestic affairs of Syria!

We fully support the establishment and recognition of an independent State of Palestine, within the borders of 1967 and with East Jerusalem as its capital!

The Secretariat of WPC
Athens, 16th November 2012

TEL: +30-210- 3316326 FAX: +30-210-3224302
www.wpc-in.org, e-mail: wpc@otenet.gr



Syria: Israel attack

israeli-us.jpgSyria warns of “surprise” response to Israel attack

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) – Syria warned on Thursday of a possible “surprise” response to Israel’s attack on its territory and Russia condemned the air strike as an unprovoked violation of international law.

Damascus could take “a surprise decision to respond to the aggression of the Israeli warplanes”, Syrian ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali said a day after Israel struck against Syria.

“Syria is engaged in defending its sovereignty and its land,” Ali told a website of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Syria and Israel have fought several wars and in 2007 Israeli jets bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear site, without a military response from Damascus.

Diplomats, Syrian rebels and regional security sources said on Wednesday that Israeli jets had bombed a convoy near the Lebanese border, apparently hitting weapons destined for Hezbollah. Syria denied the reports, saying the target had been a military research center northwest of Damascus.

Hezbollah, which has supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he battles an armed uprising in which 60,000 people have been killed, said Israel was trying to thwart Arab military power and vowed to stand by its ally.

“Hezbollah expresses its full solidarity with Syria’s leadership, army and people,” said the group which fought an inconclusive 34-day war with Israel in 2006.

Israel has remained silent on the attack and there has been little reaction from its Western backers, but Syria’s allies in Moscow and Tehran were quick to denounce the strike.

Russia, which has blocked Western efforts to put pressure on Syria at the United Nations, said that any Israeli air strike would amount to unacceptable military interference.

“If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violates the U.N. Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Iranian deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian said the attack “demonstrates the shared goals of terrorists and the Zionist regime”, Fars news agency reported. Assad portrays the rebels fighting him as foreign-backed, Islamist terrorists, with the same agenda as Israel.