The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine denounced the Zionist occupation military court’s transfer of Comrade Khalida Jarrar, PFLP leader and deputy in the Palestinian Legislative Council, to six months in administrative detention, as part of the systematic Zionist crimes against the authentic leadership of the Palestinian people.
This action against the leader Jarrar – as well as the administrative detention of Comrade Khitam Saafin – is an attempt to silence the democratic and revolutionary voices that confront the occupation and reject the approach of the Palestinian Authority and its destructive security coordination.
This systematic and continued targeting of the leaders of the Popular Front, led by Comrade Khalida Jarrar, will not succeed in breaking the will or the commitment to resistance. Jarrar and the leaders of the Front remain a thorn in the throat of the occupier and a mark of shame on those who engage in security coordination.
The Front urges the masses of the Palestinian people to escalate the movement in support of the prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons and against the policy of administrative detention and occupation crimes.
It also calls on all friends of Palestine and democratic forces, including European parliamentarians who support the Palestinian cause, to engage in a wider campaign of solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners, especially those in administrative detention and the imprisoned parliamentarians, led by the struggling comrades Jarrar and Saafin.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine warned of a complete breakdown of the conditions of life, existence and health in the Gaza Strip as a result of the collective punishment policies adopted by the Palestinian Authority and its government, which has led in recent days to the collapse of infrastructure in the Strip, especially the electricity and health sectors, calling upon them to end this policy immediately.
The Front said that these measures reflect a policy of collective punishment that require the Executive Committee of the PLO to lift the cover from and expose those responsible and the forces directing them from behind for holding the lives of over two million Palestinians hostage.
The price paid by the Palestinian people at the moment in the Strip is much more valuable than any partisan gains or narrow factional achievements by a party attempting to achieve this or that by manipulating the lives of innocent civilians.
The Front also blamed the United Nations and international institutions responsible for the lives of the Palestinian people for their silence and inaction on the Gaza Strip while vital services like electricity, water and health are disrupted and threatening a disaster for the lives of thousands.
The PFLP emphasized that the occupation is responsible for all of these crimes, warning of the consequences of the continuing siege imposed on the Gaza Strip for over 10 years. The popular explosion will rebound against the occupation and against all those who contribute to the escalation of the suffering of our people.