Communist Party of Britain

The Communist Party of Britain extends its solidarity to comrade Ofer Cassif MK, of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and Hadash, who was assaulted by the police during a peaceful demonstration against the Israeli occupation, in East Jerusalem on Friday 9 April. Comrade Cassif is a member of the CPI’s Political Committee and a Member of Knesset (Israeli Parliament) on behalf of the socialist Hadash party, as part of the Joint List left coalition. Along with his party and allies, Comrade Cassif has taken a principled stand against Israeli expansionist policies. For this he was assaulted. Last Friday, hundreds took part in a demonstration against the forced removal of Palestinian families and their replacement by Israeli settlers, in the Sheikh Jarrah district of occupied East Jerusalem. The peaceful demonstration was brutally attacked by the police who used stun grenades, leaving ten injured, including Comrade Cassif – a serving parliamentarian. …

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