After 65 years of struggling against occupation, Palestine is recognized as a non-member observer state by the United Nations; A decision, which was celebrated by the Palestinians everywhere, and considered an important victory of their resistance and struggle, against the Israeli occupation.
The World Federation of Democratic Youth welcomes this recognition, and considers it an advanced step in the Palestinian struggle, and a progress of the peoples’ years of resistance and steadfastness. This is an achievement for the Palestinian people towards their liberation and freedom.
The Palestinians have been struggling for years against the Zionist occupation, and the fascist acts of the Israeli government, from the daily attacks, to the wars, recently the bombardment on Gaza, to the apartheid wall, and thousands of prisoners in the Israeli jails. Once again, they succeeded to defeat the imperialist ambitions played against them.
However, USA, Israel, and other countries who voted against, expressed the imperialist ambitions of control and expansion. This reflected the intentions of imperialism, headed by USA and Israel, against a peaceful solution in the Palestinian cause. The statements and measures implemented by USA and Israel in building 3000 new settlements as a response of the recognition, reflects the true ambitions and aggressions of imperialism. Moreover, their disrespect and unwillingness to cooperate to the international decisions of the UN, is obvious.
WFDY congratulates the people and member organizations of Palestine in this achievement, which highlighted their struggles and resistance since the occupation. Our common struggle against imperialism will continue, as long as imperialism is performing exploitation, injustice, aggression, and war against the development, progress, and peace of the people.
We know that peace and freedom to Palestine is an ongoing struggle and that a lot must be done to achieve the final cause of the Palestinian people. Nevertheless this decision of the vast majority of the UN member states is an important victory.
WFDY reaffirms its position with the rights of the Palestinian people in a free independent state within the borders existing before 1967, and East Jerusalem as its capital. We demand for the ending of the occupation and the immediate release of the prisoners from the Israeli jails. WFDY also supports the right of return of all refugees into their lands.