PFLP Solidarity Campaign transfers funds to Palestinian Resistance

Press release  Date: 18/03/2010

Due to the generosity and support of progressive people in New Zealand for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestinian cause, the PFLP solidarity campaign are happy to announce the first transfer of funds. One Thousand NZ Dollars raised by the campaign has been received by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine for their use in whatever manner they deem most effective in resisting ongoing Israeli oppression, racism and military occupation.

Wellington March 2010 protesting imprisonment of PFLP leader

The majority of the money has been raised through the sale of “Resistance is not Terrorism” t-shirts throughout the country. A new t-shirt is being designed featuring Leila Khaled, PFLP activist and resistant fighter, and will be released at a nationwide launch on the anniversary of the creation of the Zionist state of Israel, known by Palestinians as the “Nakba”, or catastrophe, on May 15th.

The campaign opposes the re-establishment of an Israeli embassy or any diplomatic relations with the Zionist state and deplores a recent announcement by Murray McCully, that a Working Holiday Scheme will “deepen our tourism and education links, and over time contribute to growth in our bilateral commercial, trade and investment links” with Israel.

PFLP sends thanks for New Zealand solidarity

Campaign co-ordinator Mike Walker stated that “instead of extending diplomatic ties with Israel we should be cutting them altogether, following the examples of Venezuela and Bolivia” .

The campaign seeks to challenge the political paradigm that allows legitimate National Liberation movements to be labelled as terrorist organisations, and the undemocratic way in which terrorist laws are administered. Prime Minister John Key recently added organisations to the ‘terrorist list’ in New Zealand, with no consultation, justifying it by stating they engaged in “terrorist acts including the indiscriminate killing of civilians and assassination of political leaders.” This statement lacks any credibility when New Zealand’s government seeks to strengthen links with the state of Israel that targets and kills political leaders, trade unionists, writers, cultural exemplars, community activists, local leaders, and student organisers while waging an economic and military war against a civilian population that has been under the tyranny of the longest running illegal military occupation in recent history.

Walker stated that by funding the Palestinian Resistance movement directly “people in New Zealand can stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and their resistance, however that manifests itself”, while supporting the PFLP “and its vision of a single secular state in all of Palestine, where all people regardless of race, gender or religious beliefs have equal rights.” ENDS

For more information Campaign Co-ordinators Mike Walker e-mail: mwalker964@gmail.com ph: (03) 3828018 cell: 0272461493 Paul Hopkinson Email: Phopkinson@paradise.net.nz Ph: 027 330 8439 Cell: 027 230 8439

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Comments

  1. thank you for new zeeland and people her

    i like new zealand because newzealand support palestine and pflp

  2. thanx for your Solidarity with our red revelution

  3. Palestinian says:

    Extend our sincere thanks to the Labour Party on the moral and material support to us in Palestine .. I thank all the wonderful people of New Zealand

    Comrades in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

  4. Don Franks says:

    Thanks comrade Palestinian it is good to extend hands of friendship to our mutual struggles across the seas. In our country the class struggle is currently at a low level and we are inspired by revolutionary movements across the globe where the struggle is more intense.

    If I can make a clarification of words, in New Zealand, the party using the name Labour Party is a capitalist party which supports imperialism.

    The party in New Zealand which supports the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine is called The Workers Party.

    In solidarity

    Don Franks Workers Party member

  5. Modkraft/Danish News Site says:
  6. In the name of God the Merciful
    The existence of the Zionist entity in the heart of the Arab and Muslim is itself a strange
    Because the Zionist entity is not shared with the Arab world of anything characteristics such as religion, customs
    Traditions and language. The existence of Israel within the Arab world is a big mistake, and constant tension
    In the Middle East, and we note since 1948. Such as the entry of foreign bodies within the human body begins
    Body fever, tension and fatigue and to ensure that until the UFOs.
    To all Arab and Islamic countries to form the Ministry of Defence and one common to all States and the expulsion of the Jews
    From the Middle East. This is the best choice for Arabs and Jews in that one because Bjrdasiraiil within the Arab world
    Will feel the Arab world would not be true of the world would not be true of the Jewish people will never feel the stability and comfort, unless
    Came out of Palestine, all Palestine greetings to all

  7. arab musliman says:

    The Zionist enemy will remain the Zionist enemy, because the existence of this entity in the heart of the treacherous
    The Arab-Muslim world is a big mistake, because this entity is not involved with the Arab world
    Islamic basic characteristics of the Arab-Muslim world (religion, language, customs and traditions)
    Thus the existence of this entity in the Arab world will remain constant tension in the Middle East.
    The only solution to end the problem of the Middle East and the world’s problem is to unite the Arab and Islamic countries
    Ministry of Defence and one common to all Arab and Islamic countries and the expulsion of Jews from Palestine, all of
    Palestine, because Palestine Arab Islamic state and will remain forever, God willing,

  8. arab muslim says:

    The existence of the Zionist entity in the heart of the Arab-Muslim is in itself a strange
    Because the Zionist entity is not shared with the Arab world, anything that characteristics such as religion, customs
    Traditions and language. The existence of Israel within the Arab world is a big mistake, and constant tension
    In the Middle East also note since 1948. Such as the entry of foreign objects inside the human body begins
    Body fever, tension and fatigue and to ensure even go out foreign objects.
    To all Arab and Islamic countries to form the Ministry of Defence and one common to all States and the expulsion of the Jews
    From the Middle East. This is the best choice for Arabs and Jews in that one because he Bjrdasiraiil within the Arab world
    Will feel the Arab world would not be true of the world would not be true of the Jewish people will never feel the stability and comfort, but if
    Came out of Palestine, all Palestine greetings to all

  9. There is no democracy in Israel as a state is illegitimate and illegal and not recognized
    Evidence of this if anyone wanted to write a comment in the Israeli websites
    Does not allow him or be there are many obstacles to prevent him from writing a comment The reasons for Arab-Israeli conflict is the occupation of Palestine in 1948.
    Palestine Arab Islamic state like the rest of the Arab and Islamic states surrounding
    Them. Means that there are Jews and Zionists in Palestine a big mistake, because this entity
    Zionist is not consistent with the surrounding area (such as language, customs, traditions and religion)
    The only solution to end the Arab-Israeli conflict is the expulsion of Jews from Palestine
    All of Palestine. The Jewish people will not rest and will not feel comfortable and stability
    But if it gets out of Palestine and the Middle East completely. If people continue to
    Jews in Palestine and the Middle East, the death and destruction will continue.
    Palestine Arab Islamic state and will remain

  10. Mike22275 says:

    In reply to the last four comments, we are emphatically NOT for the expulsion of Jews from Palestine; to do so would simply replace one historical tragedy with another.

    Rather, we support the position of the PFLP which is for a single secular democratic state in Palestine with equal rights for all who live there regardless of race, religion or sex.

    We believe in liberation for the Palestinian people without “ethnic cleansing” or religious persecution. The fight for equal rights will necessarily mean the end of the Zionist state, because it is an ethnically exclusivist religious state. As Karl Marx said “a nation that enslaves another cannot itself be free”

    In that sense, the liberation of Palestine will be the liberation of both its Arab, and Hebrew-speaking peoples.

  11. no state called israel says:

    There is no state called Israel. State of thieves called Israel a basis of the displacement and killing of Innocent nation of thieves basis bloodshed and war And the arrest of people for tens of years to prevent him from claiming The right to life . basis steal the land of the Palestinian people And then steal the land of the Arab-Muslim the entire .State of the thieves do not know the law ….. Does not recognize the law of the United Nations, a state that considers itself above the law . the law is the siege of Gaza And the bloodshed and destruction of houses and killing innocent people and occupying the country. This is a country named Israel thieves

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