In the spirit of international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance to injustice and repression New Communist Party of Yugoslavia-NKPJ and League of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia-SKOJ are expressing its full support to the people of Palestine in their just struggle for survival and recognition of an independent Palestinian state.
NKPJ and SKOJ require from all state bodies of Serbia, from President of the Republic, the Government and National Assembly to recognize the integral rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination and in that sense to unconditionally recognize the independence of the Palestinian state as a historical and civilizational aspirations of its people at the forthcoming session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Seprember 23rd 2011.
Serbia is obliged to give moral vote for the support of the Palestinian people. Families of tens of thousands of the victims of Israeli occupation, including the wounded and those in prison and countless others, those who were forced to leave their homes or to lose their homes and properties, are hoping that you will exert all possible efforts to reach the just demands of the Palestinian people. The Palestinian issue is essential for our country as well. Palestine is not just a geographical term; it is not just country in the Middle East. Palestine is wherever there is grossly tramples of freedom and independence of small nations by imperialist boots. This injustice in the most brutal sense is being felt by our citizens in Kosovo, and all of us felt that injustice during the imperialist distruction of our country, especially during the criminal NATO aggression on our country. NKPJ and SKOJ in its struggle for principles of freedom, sovereignty, democracy and peace are carriing out that struggle on international level too. Our party and youth are the only ones from the former Yugoslavia who are integral part of the International Communist Movement and the World Federation of Democratic Youth, which brings together most significant Communist Parties and youths of today, many of which are from the current socialist countries, including many in government and in parliament. So far we have submitted many resolutions against the illegal and unilateral declaration of indipendence of Kosovo for what we received a full and unreserved support. Such an act of patriotism binds us in the same principled manner to speak out against decades of injustice against the people of Palestine.
The Palestinian people are urgently requiring end of occupation and colonization of Arab countries; to recognize the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; to respect, protect and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes as required by UN Resolution 194. Recognition of Palestinian state is not an option but an obligation of all UN member states. It is final time in September this year to recognize an independent Palestinian state within the borders of 4th June 1967th, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
We remind you that Israel is a country that for more than 40 years, contrary to the resolutions of UN, and with open or tacit approval of EU and US politicians, has been occuping territories of Palestine – the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip. Also, in these occupied areas Israel hardly violates an international law including the 4th Geneva Convention, which is intended for the protection of civilians. The Palestinian people are facing daily with the various forms of collective punishment, killing of people, intentional and unnecessary destruction of property, kidnapping and violence against civilians, and daily oppression and destruction of all sectors of Palestinian society by Israel.
We urge you to give from Serbian perspective moral and principal support to the Palestinian people, by giving vote in favor of recognition of an independent Palestine.
Secretariat of SKOJ,