[News] PFLP criticizes abuses of the people
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Fri Apr 24 17:03:07 EDT 2009
Leftists in Rafah criticize internal abuses of
the people and say will not side with any party
24.04.09 - 14:48
Rafah / PNN High ranking member of the leftist
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine's
Central Committee, Imad Abu Rahma, said from the
southern Gaza Strip today, The failure of the
Palestinian dialogue will enhance geographical
and political division, and will add an increase
in violations and abuse of public liberties
against our people in Gaza and the West Bank.
Abu Rahma was speaking during a political forum
organized in Rafahs western district of Tel
Sultan entitled, Palestinian national dialogue to where?
The Palestinian people are awaiting results from
the rounds of internal dialogue in Cairo, wishing
to finally bring a political end to the state of
division, he said. We must reconsider
Palestinian national unity in the face of the
challenges and risks faced by our people from
both political and geographical divisions, in
addition to violations of democracy and public
freedoms, while under the continuous Zionist
aggression against our children and our people.
Abu Rahma rejected the idea of the Egyptian
proposal to form a temporary committee to run a
semi-confederation in the West Bank and Gaza,
warning of the danger in promoting the
Palestinian division and bilateral quotas. This
is harmful, he said, while stressing the need
for a comprehensive national power to be
established for both the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Abu Rahma went on to say that the partnership
and the participation of all factions in the
comprehensive national dialogue is the way to
resolve the main outstanding issues. He added
that Palestinian parties must share power at all
levels and act independently of regional and international pressures.
The PFLP official also criticized abuses of
democracy and public freedoms, and the repression
and torture taking place in Gaza and the West
Bank, calling for an end to this issue in the next round of dialogue.
He stressed the need to organize the resistance
through the establishment of a united front with
all the factions empowered and entrusted with the
decision regarding all forms of resistance to
serve the national interests of the Palestinian people.
However, Abu Rahma called the masses to take
responsibility for the situation as well by
intensifying unity and action in the face of the
extremist Zionist governments plans to hit the
new resistance as it increases the pace of
Judaizing Jerusalem, confiscating land, and the siege on Gaza.
He reiterated the leftist partys role in trying
to end the state of schism. The Popular Front is
working on the restoration of national unity and
will not side with any party over another. Abu
Rahma said the PFLP will continue efforts to
alleviate the suffering of the people and to
address their concerns while exposing the practices against them.
With hopes resting on the Cairo dialogue to
restore national unity, the prominent points of
agreement and disagreement remain the government
and its program, elections, the Palestine
Liberation Organization and reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.
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