From the Basque Country, LAB sends its solidarity and support with the people from Palestine facing the bombing offensive that Gaza is suffering by Israel during the last days.
At the same time, we reject the Israel force attacks under Gaza territory; the bombing attacks under Palestinian civilian people in Gaza and also cuts in water and electricity supply that Gaza suffered long time ago.
As of today, Gaza is the largest concentration camp in the world. In consequence of Israel blockade against Gaza, one million people depend food assistance, civil population suffers cut in water and electricity supply, is practically impossible enter and exit in Gaza, and Israel blocks the biggest part of assistance that arrives in Gaza territory. Is necessary say clearly that the situation of the people in Gaza long time ago has overtaken all acceptable limits.
These new bombing attacks on Gaza are a new episode in the colonization of Palestine by Israel. As of today, there are seven million Palestinian refugees around the world, and there are more than 6100 political prisoners in Israel gaols, 300 of them are children. Meanwhile the Zionist state continues building new colony settlements in Palestinian territory, continues stealing land and natural resources, and keeps the territory with soldiers with total impunity to shoot Palestinian civilians. High unemployment and precariousness rates, difficulties to get job permissions, every morning check points for thousand of Palestinian workers to go to work in Israel, no labour health and security… Is the daily reality in the meantime the international community looks the other way.
LAB Basque trade union demands to international community a Palestinian political conflict democratic resolution based on peace and dialogue, and the recognition of Palestine as an independent state finishing with the violence that the Palestinian people suffer every day.
As a class oriented trade union, we will continue working for the freedom of Palestine, being conscious of the political conflict resolution will arrive with the international recognition of the Palestinian state and with the back home of Palestinian political prisoners and refugees.