The statement was read last night at the closure of the International Book Fair (FilVen 2023) and released on the radio and television program “Con Maduro+” by American sociologist Lucas Koerner, who denounced the atrocities of the Israeli Government against the population of the Strip.
Koerner stressed that the statement was written by Jews committed to the liberation of Palestine, anti-Zionists, from all parts of Latin America and North America, and now seek signatures to support the initiative.
The sociologist denounced that Gaza has become “the largest concentration camp in history” and is experiencing a true holocaust with the Israeli occupation forces and the full diplomatic and military support of the United States and Europe.
He pointed out that the genocide represents the culmination of a 100-year war against the Palestinian people, of whom more than 13,000 died in recent weeks, over five thousand of them children in that enclave of just 365 square kilometers of extension, he revealed.
The statement demands an immediate ceasefire and the lifting of the blockade in the Strip, and advocates initiating investigations to prosecute authorities of the governments of the United States, Israel, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and the European Union for the crimes of genocide and humanity crimes committed against the Palestinians.
Koerner expressed that the Israeli forces intend to annihilate the Palestinian social fabric in a “desperate attempt” to crush the permanent anti-colonial resistance, and indicated that this war of extermination is justified by resorting to the “most shameless racist orientalist discourse” by labeling the Palestinians as “human animals” or barbarians as the Israeli Defense Minister, Yoav Galant, said.
The statement also calls for boycotting and enforcing sanctions against Israel until it ceases its occupation and colonization in Gaza, Jerusalem, the West Bank and other Arab lands, in addition to recognizing the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their lands and properties taken from them since 1948.