The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine organized a mass march and rally in Gaza City on Tuesday, May 23, from Palestine Square to the prisoners’ support tent for the hunger strike, in rejection of the visit of the war criminal, US President Donald Trump, in our occupied homeland Palestine.
Thousands of comrades, leaders, representatives of national and Islamic forces and of the Front, led by members of the Political Bureau, the cadres of the Progressive Student Labor Front and the Union of Progressive Palestinian Youth, marched, carrying banners and signs in support of prisoners and condemning the visit of Trump to occupied Palestine.
Marchers set photos and an effigy of Trump on fire, challenging U.S. imperialism, and rejecting U.S. attempts to brand resistance as terrorism.
Comrade Hani Thawabteh spoke at the march, in which he emphasized the support of the Palestinian people for the struggle of the Palestinian prisoners and complete rejection of schemes that aim to liquidate the Palestinian cause. He saluted all of the prisoners on their 37th day of hunger strike, armed only with their will and determination to confront the Zionist occupation on the front lines of resistance.
He further noted that the Trump visit to the region is part of the consistent approach of U.S. imperialism toward maintaining the security of the Zionist entity with the support of the thrones of Arab reactionary regimes acting as agents of imperialism and Zionism in the region. Thawabteh emphasized the importance of confronting American and Zionist schemes against the Palestinian cause, including an “Oslo 2” project that aims to liquidate the right of return, suppress the resistance and create a self-rule pseudo-government that is a mere security guard for the occupation. “In the name of Palestine, our people and our prisoners, we say that U.S. President Donald Trump represents evil and terrorism in the world. You are persona non grata in our county, Palestine!” Thawabteh said.
He denounced the attempts by Trump and reactionary Arab regimes to label Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas as “terrorist”, calling this a “malicious attempt to distort the facts and target the resistance.” He said that the Arab nation will rise up and confront the reactionary regimes that plunder the fortunes of the people and perform marketing services to normalize the Zionist ane imperialist project in the region.
Thawabteh also expressed confidence in the coming victory of the prisoners, emphasizing that such a victory will be a source of great momentum for the Palestinian people in confronting all schemes and liquidationist projects. He declared that the Front remains faithful to its principles and will continue to confront all conspirators against the Palestinian people and their resistance, including imperialism, Zionism and reactionary Arab regimes, in order to defeat the occupier and liberate the entire land of Palestine.
PFLP denounces Riyadh summit, condemns characterization of Palestinian resistance as “terrorism”
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine denounced the so-called Arab-American-Islamic Summit in Riyadh, under the patronage of the largest global terrorist state, the United States of America, an attempt to confuse the situation and obscure the causes of war, terror and severe contradictions in the region. At the forefront is the continuous and unlimited American support for the Zionist entity in its occupation of Palestine and its non-compliance with international law and resolutions, the aggression of U.S. imperialism against the people and wealth of the Arab nation and the U.S. sponsorship of terror in Arab and Muslim countries for many years.
Further, the PFLP denounced U.S. president Donald Trump’s characterization of forces of the resistance and those who support it in its struggle against the Zionist enemy as “terrorist,” noting that this reveals the real objectives underlying the Riyadh summit. It aims to essentially form an alliance with the participation of Israel against the forces in the region defending their sovereignty from the Zionist project and U.S. imperialism in the region.
The Front called on the resistance forces and the Arab national liberation movement to confront this attempt to shuffle the cards in characterizing the resistance as “terror” by focusing on the primary contradiction with the Zionist entity in the region.
Further, the Front demanded that the Palestinian Authority reject the US president’s description of the resistance forces as “terrorist” after he noted that he will discuss this issue with Abu Mazen. In particular, the Front warns against any attempt to tighten the siege on the Gaza Strip under U.S. designations of “terror.”