A manifestation of solidarity with the students of Palestine was organized by the World Federation of Trade Unions WFTU , the World Federation of Teachers’ Unions, FISE, affiliated with the WFTU and the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Greece, on March 30, 2017, Day dedicated to the Palestinian Land.
The manifestation was part of the campaign of solidarity with the Palestinian people organized by the WFTU inviting its affiliated unions around the world to respond.
Young students in a school in Athens in Greece discussed with representatives of the Palestinian embassy, of the WFTU and the FISE about the continuing crimes of the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinian people, they analyzed the importance of practical solidarity, they read short excerpts of the historian of the antiquity, Herodotus, of Greek poets, as Nikiforos Vrettakos and Tasos Livaditis, they also recited the poem of the Palestinian Mahmoud Daroui ” Think about the others”.
The moved students handed over to the representatives of the Palestinian Embassy school supplies and a group drawing with the request to be sent to a Palestinian School and expressed their full support to the students of Palestine that give the battle of education and of the freedom of living in a free home with Jerusalem as its capital.
The FISE honours the struggles of the Palestinian people who experiences harsh conditions and is still paying daily a heavy blood toll because of the imperialist attacks by the Israeli forces.
It also denounces the hypocrisy of the USA, of the European Union and of all the countries that either strengthen and support the aggressive Israeli policy or they keep equal distances and equate the aggressors with the victims, saying nothing about the role of the imperialist wars. We will not cease to declare solidarity with the people of Palestine. We will continue to stand by them in every struggle, every effort for:
- Withdrawal of all Israeli occupation forces from the territory of Palestine.
- Establishment of an independent Palestinian state to the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.
- Dissolution of all Israeli settlements.
- Return of all refugees to their homes.
- Immediate release of all political prisoners.
- Tearing down the Wall of Shame.
- Stopping the blockade of the ‘Gaza Strip’.