Call and Statement: Join the international Palestinian popular march in the heart of Europe
Together on the road to return and liberation, towards victory for Palestine!
European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
End of October 2022
The Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement calls upon the masses of our Palestinian people inside Palestine and everywhere in diaspora and exile, upon the masses of our Arab nation and all the progressive and democratic forces in the world, especially our communities in Europe, North America and elsewhere, to join us in organizing the international Palestinian popular march in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday, 29 October 2022. This march will take to the streets of the capital of the European Union with a historic rally at the European Parliament to emphasize the following points:
First: We affirm the insistence of the Palestinian Arab people to continue their historical struggle, their national liberation movement, and their valiant and legitimate resistance by all means possible, including their natural right to armed resistance in order to defend themselves and achieve their full national rights and aspirations. First and foremost, this means the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes, lands and properties from which they were displaced, and the right and duty to liberate the land of Palestine from the river to the sea, to recover our stolen land, to restore our historic capital Jerusalem, Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and to exercise our right to self-determination on our national soil.
Second: We hold the European colonial powers, the United States and their allies from the Zionist and reactionary forces historically, politically, legally and morally responsible for the crime of establishing the racist Zionist entity in Palestine, and for the wars and barbaric crimes that have been committed against the peoples of our region over the decades of oppression since the fateful “Balfour Declaration” of 2 November 1917. We also emphasize these parties’ responsibility for Israeli crimes inside and outside occupied Palestine since 1948. The hands of Britain, America, France, Canada, Germany, Australia and other countries and empires that founded and nurtured the Zionist movement are stained with the blood of Palestinians, Arabs and all peoples of the region, and it is time to dismantle the regime of settler colonialism and apartheid in Palestine from the river to the sea.
Third: We affirm our clear support for the struggle of imprisoned Palestinians inside the Zionist colonial prisons, and our full support for the Palestinian prisoners’ movement. We pledge to work to liberate the prisoners from colonial detention. We in the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement consider the struggling prisoners’ movement the solid core of the Palestinian resistance, the leadership of our people’s struggle inside Palestine, and the front lines of defense for Palestinian rights. We also demand the immediate and unconditional release of the internationalist Lebanese fighter, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, from French prisons, and the unconditional release of Palestinian and Arab detainees in the prisons of the United States of America and the prisons of Arab regimes.
Fourth: We declare our clear and unequivocal position against the corrupt so-called “Palestinian Authority” that serves as an agent of Zionist colonialism in Palestine, and we stand against the policies of repression and exclusion practiced by the PA security forces against our people and the Palestinian resistance forces in the occupied West Bank of Palestine through the treacherous policy of “security coordination.” We also affirm our commitment to struggle for the immediate release of all political prisoners in the prisons of the Palestinian Authority. Our popular march will announce in a press conference a national and international campaign to confront the unjust siege imposed on our people in the valiant Gaza Strip, which aims to transform this precious part of Palestine into the largest open-air prison in the world.
Fifth: We announce from the heart of the European Parliament the Palestinian, Arab and international campaign to expel Israel from the United Nations, and work to boycott and isolate Zionist colonialism and the companies, institutions and organizations supporting it in Europe and the world. The Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement calls upon all the organizations and movements working to build the boycott campaign and solidarity with Palestine, everywhere in the world, to adopt this goal and work to achieve its implementation, the expulsion of the Israeli regime from the United Nations and the restoration of international resolution 3379 issued by the United Nations General Assembly, which declares that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination.
Sixth: We declare our rejection of the repressive and racist policies pursued by some countries in the European Union against Palestinian political, civil and human rights in Europe, the latest of which is the order by the police in Berlin, the German capital, to ban the marches and events commemorating al-Nakba and calling for the Right to Return. We condemn all attempts to target the struggle of our people and the Palestine solidarity movement through the policy of seeking to criminalize supporters of the Palestinian resistance. We call for challenging and bringing an end to the so-called “terror lists” that seek to distort the image of the just and legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people for the liberation of their homeland and the restoration of their rights, and we will declare from the heart of the European Parliament our support and support for the resistance camp in Palestine, Lebanon and the region.
Seventh: We affirm our loyalty to the martyrs, the leaders assassinated by forces of the occupation in Europe and the Diaspora. These crimes do not have a statute of limitations; we will not forget and we will not forgive. The names and photos of the martyrs will lead the March of Return and Liberation in Brussels, including the leaders and symbols of the martyrs Naim Khader, Abu Youssef Al-Najjar, Ghassan Kanafani, Majed Abu Sharar, Basil Al-Kubaisi, Kamal Adwan, Naji Al-Ali, Muhammad Boudia, Kamal Nasser, Mahmoud Al-Hamshari, Izz Al-Din Qalaq, Khaled Nazzal, Alex Odeh, Wael Zuaiter, and others from the constellation of martyrs who rose to eternity on the path of struggle for the liberation of Palestine.
Eighth: We reaffirm that the just cause of Palestine is not the cause of the Palestinians alone, nor is it the cause of the Arabs alone, but it is also the cause of all the free people of the world. This march of return and liberation aims to deepen and strengthen the international dimension of the Palestinian cause and our alternative revolutionary path, and to bring Palestine to the forefront of the agenda of liberation movements and revolutionary forces for change in Europe and the world, as well as the women’s, student and trade union movements that support and stand with our struggle to achieve justice in Palestine.
Our popular movement was launched in late October 2021 in Madrid, Beirut and Sao Paulo as a Palestinian Arab and international movement to confront the path of liquidation and surrender, in order to straighten the Palestinian national compass and mobilize the energies and resources of the Palestinian people in the diaspora. This international Palestinian popular march will reaffirm the launch of our revolutionary path in order to achieve all these goals and to mark a milestone of struggle in the history of our Palestinian people, on the path of return, liberation and victory.
Towards the widest possible Palestinian, Arab and international participation in the March of Return and Liberation!
Long live the struggle of our Palestinian people!
Long live international solidarity with Palestine and its people!
We shall return and be victorious!
Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement (Masar Badil)
June 14, 2022