Defend Jerusalem! Fight US-Israel-Saudi terrorism!

December 15, 2017

Statement
ILPS-Philippines

Affiliates of the Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) will hold a protest action at Boy Scout Rotonda in Quezon City today to denounce Pres. Trump’s recognition of Israel’s unilateral claims to the illegally-occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem as its capital.

This gross historical injustice has caused more outrage for the dispossessed people of Palestine and the Arab world. It only heightens our just struggle to end imperialism and its terrorism.

Protests have erupted across the world outside U.S. embassies following Trump’s decision.

The Palestinian and Arab city of Al-Quds or Jerusalem is revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. They have coexisted peacefully for centuries until the illegal state of Israel occupied the land with imperialist backing.

Despite some Arab countries being scared of Washington, we call on the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and its 57 member states to forge a common resolution challenging US-Saudi-Israeli hegemony in the region.

Saudi-led countries are also backing the blockade of Qatar while conniving with the Trump administration for Gulf Arab ties with Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem´s governor and Palestinian Authority official Adnan al-Husayni has urged the OIC to declare Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine in response to Trump’s action.

We hope Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, invited as observer to the summit as president of the Non-Aligned Movement, can expose and oppose this imperialist and Zionist machination.

Heads of state of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Palestine, Guinea, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Somalia, Togo, Jordan, and Yemen are due to attend.

We are one with the peace-loving peoples of the world in calling for the defense of Jerusalem and liberation of the Palestinian people and the rest of the Arab world.

Down with U.S. imperialism!

Down with the US-Israel-Saudi terrorism!