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14 March 2017 marks the 11th anniversary of the attack on Jericho prisonby Israeli occupation forces and the abduction of six Palestinian political prisoners. Ahmad Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, his comrades Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh, Majdi Rimawi, Hamdi Qur’an and Basil al-Asmar, along with Fateh veteran leader Fouad Shobaki, were seized from the PA prison after US and British guards suddenly left their posts in a violent attack by Israeli occupation forces. Today, all six of the kidnapped Palestinians remain imprisoned. Two Palestinians were killed and 23 injured by occupation forces as they waged a military assault on the prison.

The attack on Jericho prison not only reflected yet another Israeli crime against the Palestinian people and the targeting of one of Palestine’s most prominent political leaders, Ahmad Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the Palestinian leftist party, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. It also clearly indicated the joint role of imperialist powers like the United States and the United Kingdom and the devastating impact of Palestinian Authority “security coordination” with Israel.

This anniversary is particularly poignant today, following the Israeli assassination of (more…)

The following statement was released by the Prison Branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on January 3:

freedom4The resolution of the government of the Zionist occupation with respect to the imposition of new sanctions on Palestinian prisoners comes in the context of the overall attack being waged against the Palestinian people, from the continuation of settlements, the Judaization of Jerusalem, the imprisonment of the bodies of the martyrs, to the daily attacks against our people and attempts to crush their ongoing resistance. The decision taken against the prisoners is an escalatory step as we have seen in the Nafha prison yesterday, with the isolation of a group of leaders, including the leader Comrade Kamil Abu Hanish. This action means that the year 2017 will be a year of confrontation inside the prisons. These sanctions will not pass! We will not accept these policies that attempt to divide the prisoners and engage in micro-targeting. We will face them united, and the prison sections will remain a square of (more…)

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This morning (NZ time) the UN Security Council passed a resolution – 14 votes for, none against, one abstention (guess who?!!) – condemning Israeli settlements on the West Bank. The resolution was jointly put forward by Venezuela, Malaysia, Senegal and NZ (who are part of the fluctuating section of UN Security Council members). I watched the vote and discussion live on al-Jazeera while eating breakfast.  Al-Jazeera is not without its own political drawbacks but, given the crap nature of what passes for ‘news’, let alone ‘analysis’, on NZ television, it is a godsend.

The imperialist powers are a bit pissed that Israeli just ignores them over the settlements. The favoured imperialist solution is a two-state set-up, while Israeli policy generally indicates the Zionists simply want to swallow up the West Bank and make it part of a greater Israel state.

Figures for the numbers of settlers are provided on wikipedia: “The total population of all settlements in the West Bank was nearly 400,000 in 2014, excluding East Jerusalem. As of December 2015, altogether over 800,000 Israeli Jews resided over the 1949 Armistice Lines (including east-Jerusalem neighborhoods), constituting approximately 13% of Israel’s Jewish population.”

So, even though a two-state ‘solution’ would leave Israel dominant and foist a (more…)

The PFLP released the following statement on November 26:

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The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine extends its condolences to the Cuban people, the Palestinian people and the revolutionary movements of the world upon the loss of the former prime minister and president of Cuba and the historic international revolutionary leader, Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz, on Friday, November 25, 2016.

castro-habashCastro’s internationalist revolutionary commitment to fighting imperialism and capitalism – manifest in the revolutionary victory against US imperialism and its puppet Batista regime in the 1959 Cuban revolution – consistently stood with the oppressed peoples of the world in their confrontation of imperialism, Zionism, racism and capitalism. Throughout his life, Fidel was a supporter and an example of revolutionary struggle in (more…)

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Statement by the PFLP Prison Branch, October 22, 2016:

The recent storming of section 3 in Gilboa prison and the participation of the deadly repressive units in this invasion and abuse of prisoners, including the use of tear gas, and the transfer of prisoners elsewhere, comes in the context of ongoing and escalating actions by the Zionist prison administration against the Palestinian prisoners’ movement. This is also highlighted by the continuing and systematic policy of medical neglect, which led to the death of the prisoner Yasser Hamdouna.

Repression is continuing daily through raids on rooms and sections, as has taken place in Nafha and Eshel, and through the denial of family visits through the confiscation of visit permits. We also see continuing attacks on prisoners, especially children and teens, and the worsening conditions of daily life. This is taking place amid the escalation of the use of administrative detention and the constant renewal of administrative detention orders.

In light of the continuation and escalation of these policies by the prison administration and its tools of repression, we emphasize that the intifada of the prisons and the battle of the prisoners is brewing under the surface and is now approaching, requiring a broad movement to confront these policies.

In the framework of this escalation against the prisoners, we call upon the masses of the Palestinian people to (more…)

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Comrade Khalida Jarrar, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, has said that the attendance of a Palestinian leadership delegation, headed by PA president Mahmoud Abbas, at the funeral of war criminal Shimon Peres embodies the humiliating relationship of this defeated “leadership” with the occupation, saying that such a leadership cannot represent the aspirations and hopes of our people.

In an interview with Sawt al-Shaab radio, Jarrar said “How can the leadership of an occupied people participate in the funeral of the perpetrator of massacres against its people, including the attack on Qana in 1996, knowing that this war criminal is also a founder of the settlements, developer of nuclear weapons, and responsible for the killing of our people in occupied Palestine ’48 on Land Day 1976?”

Jarrar said that this action by the PA leadership was a direct (more…)

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Unrest is growing in Ramon prison since Tuesday, 13 September after Kamil Abu Hanish and Nidal Daghlas, imprisoned leaders in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, were transferred from the prison.

The transfer of Abu Hanish and Daghlas comes in violation of the agreement of the Israeli prison administration following the 71-day hunger strike of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed to cancel all punitive measures against PFLP prisoners and leaders. Numerous PFLP prisoners were subject to fines, solitary confinement, lockdowns, denial of family visits and arbitrary transfers as they joined in collective hunger strike protests demanding Kayed’s freedom. Kayed, 34, was imprisoned without charge or trial under administrative detention imposed upon him after completing a 14.5-year sentence; he ended his hunger strike last month in an agreement ensuring (more…)