The WFTU condemns the escalating violence and murders against Palestinians by Israeli forces

The World Federation of Trade Unions condemns the violence of the Israeli occupation forces in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank which is escalating, with daily raids by the Israeli army in towns such as Jenin and Nablus, with murders of women and teenagers and collective punishment of civilians.

34-year-old Mohammad Hassan Mohammad Assaf, a lawyer, was killed by Israeli soldiers during anti-occupation demonstrations yesterday in Nablus. In addition, the Israeli army clashed with young protesters in Bethlehem and Jenin. Later last night, Israeli soldiers killed a 14-year-old Palestinian boy, Kousai Fuad Hamamra, in the village of Hushan, near Bethlehem, where a 46-year-old unarmed mother of six children was killed on Sunday because she was considered “suspicious”. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, earlier on Wednesday, in Nablus alone, at least 31 Palestinians were wounded and more than 20 others arrested.

The 105 million members of our big class-oriented trade union family stand by the side of the Palestinian workers and strongly condemn the continuous crimes of the State of Israel against them.
We demand the end of Israeli crimes and occupation, the end of the Israeli settlements and the recognition of the free and independent Palestinian State on the basis of 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Source: WFTU