segunda-feira, 22 de agosto de 2011


The Palestinian people have the right to have their own state, a free, democratic and sovereign state!

State of Palestine NOW!

While the Palestinian people insist for fair peace for the conflict, successive Israeli governments still do not comply with numerous UN resolutions, refusing to negotiate peace with the withdrawal of their troops from the occupied Palestinian territories. 

Moreover, Israelis continue to build new settlements in Palestinian territories. More than eight thousand political prisoners are still kept in prison and peaceful demonstrations by Palestinians and Israelis who advocate the creation of the State of Palestine are violently suppressed. The construction of the apartheid wall or wall of shame - which was declared illegal by the International Court of Justice – goes on.  This wall, which is now about 750 km long, hinders free movement of persons and goods between Palestinian cities and villages and confiscates vast areas of farmland from Palestinians.

In September this year, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), internationally recognized as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, will request at the UN the approval of the State of Palestine as a full member of this organization, respecting the border lines of 1967 and including the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem as its capital.

It is up to the UN, based on international law and its own resolutions (especially 181, from 1947, which recognizes the state of Palestine) to ratify and acknowledge the state of Palestine as a full member.

A just and lasting peace requires de facto creation of the State of Palestine, and its admittance as a full member of the UN, with all rights and duties that this decision implies. The recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state based on the end of the occupation, the eradication of the settlements, a solution to the problem of the return of refugees and that of Jerusalem, according to the UN's own resolutions, meets the fundamental interests of the peoples of the region.

We will support the popular mobilizations of Palestinians who struggle against the undemocratic government of Israel. We, members of organizations representing the people of Brazil, claim: supporting the Palestinian people is to support all people in their journey to peace, justice and freedom! Listen to the voices of the Brazilian people:

State of Palestine NOW!

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