WFTU statement on the 74th anniversary of Nakba Day

The international class-oriented trade union movement commemorates the 74th anniversary of Nakba Day and the killing of 15.000 Palestinians on May 15, 1948, and the displacement of 750.000 others during that period, by the state of Israel.  The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its 105 million workers who work, live, and struggle in 133 countries on the 5 continents firmly stands on the side of the heroic Palestinian people and strongly condemns the constant crime of the Israeli occupation and its barbaric consequences.

We denounce the hypocrisy and the dirty role of the USA, EU, and NATO who declare an equal distance policy among the victim and the perpetrators, while supporting the Israeli state with all means and waging plans for the perpetuation and intensification of occupation.  We congratulate the class-oriented trade unions for their undivided solidarity with Palestine and their contribution to the WFTU solidarity campaign for the material support of the Palestinian people.

The WFTU, based on its founding principles and the decisions and resolutions of the 18th Congress, reiterates its unconditional solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Palestine and intensifies its struggle for the recognition of the independent Palestinian state in the borders of 1967, with Eastern Jerusalem as its capital. We fully support the inalienable right of the Palestinian refugees to return to Palestine and we demand the liberation of all Palestinian political prisoners.