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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has backed condemnations by its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), on a raid by the Israeli military on the offices of the Palestinian news agency Wafa, on 10 December. The IFJ and PJS are demanding the release of all Palestinian journalists jailed by Israel and an end to the persecution of Palestinian journalists.

According to Khuloud Assaf, Wafa Chief Editor, PJS board member and a member of the IFJ’s Gender Council steering committee: “The occupation soldiers broke into the agency’s server room and seized video tapes of the surveillance cameras after confining the staff in one room and used the windows and balconies of the news agency to...

Israeli occupation forces demolished on Wednesday, December 5, an elementary school in al-Simiya area, north of the southern West Bank town of al-Sumo’, and south of the city of Hebron, a local activist told the Wafa Palestinian news agency. Mohannad al-Masalma, PR coordinator for the West Bank area south of Hebron, said that an Israeli bulldozer demolished the “al-Tahadi 13&rdquo...

The WFTU is taking part in the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in Vienna, Austria on November 29th. The WFTU is represented by Petros Petrou member of the WFTU Working Youth Committee in this meeting.

Below his speech:

Dear colleagues,
Brothers and Sisters,

Allow me to convey to you the warmest greetings and International solidarity on behalf of...

29 November is a historic date in the struggles of the Palestinian people. Following a decision by the UN General Assembly in 1977 this day was established as an International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.
For decades, the Palestinian people have been fighting for its right to an independent sovereign state.

Despite the United Nations decisions condemning the settlement of...

On the occasion of the International day of Solidarity with the People of Palestine, on November 29th, the WFTU, representing 95 million workers in 130 countries in the five continents, reiterates its stable internationalist support and solidarity with the heroic Palestinian People.

Over the last year, the Israeli aggressiveness has been further escalated, the murder of hundreds of unarmed...

DSA condemns the heaviest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza since 2014, which have killed at least six people and destroyed scores of buildings, including the TV station Al-Aqsa TV. These most recent attacks are part of an escalation of violence that began when a team of Israeli commandos killed seven Hamas members, including a commander, in a clandestine raid in the southern city of Khan...

The delegation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in the exercise of the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), intervened in the consideration of Item 55 of the Agenda on the “Report of the Special Committee to investigate Israeli practices that affect the human rights of the Palestinian People and other Arab inhabitants of the occupied territories”

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine calls in an urgent action for the friends of Palestine, movements for justice and liberation and the Palestinian and Arab communities everywhere in the world to stand with Gaza under attack at this critical moment. We issue this call in honor and mourning for our two heroic comrades, Mohammed al-Tatari and Mohammed Odeh, martyred today by Zionist...

Palestinian brothers and sisters,

The leadership of the World Federation of Trade Unions, who met this week, extends to the heroic Palestinian People and to the Palestinian workers a true, comradely salute. The solidarity of WFTU, our proletarian Internationalism to the struggle of the Palestinian People is based on principles and on values which no one can stop.

The WFTU and the General...

Today morning Israel unleashed new air strikes against targets along Gaza Strip, while the Israeli Minister for Defense ordered the closure of the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossing points as well as the  restriction of the Gaza fishing zone from 6 to 3 miles.

On the behalf of 95 million workers in 130 countries all over the world, the WFTU condemns this new escalation of Israeli aggressiveness...

With 146 votes in favor was approved on Tuesday afternoon, in the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), a resolution to allow the State of Palestine the right to make statements, present and co-sponsor proposals and amendments, give explanations of vote, have the right to respond in relation to the positions and to present procedural motions on behalf of the G77 + China.

Since November...

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