Solidarity with the Palestinian people, 18th of April, Cyprus

Trade unionists from Palestine, hosted in Cyprus by the  Pancyprian Federation of Labour PEO and the WFTU spoke about Israel’s genocide against the Palestinian people.

Trade unionists Mohammed Blaidi, Suzan Abdel-Salam and Yahya Arqawee spoke about the humanitarian drama and struggle of the Palestinians who are under constant bombardment and attacks by the Israeli army

In her address, PEO General Secretary Sotiroulla Charalambous stated that “PEO, as part of the international class movement under the umbrella of the WFTU, stands firmly and over time on the side of the Palestinian workers and the Palestinian people in general. This is what we have always done, this is what we have been doing since the first moment of the Palestinian genocidal operation in Gaza.”

She also denounced the fact that the US and the European Union cover up and encourage Israel’s forces to promote their own geopolitical interests in the region, while regarding the stance of the Cyprus government, she described it as provocative and problematic since it is increasingly tied to US and NATO policies. 

Present at the event were the Ambassador of Palestine to Cyprus Abdalla Attari, the General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) Pambis Kyritsis, the President of the Cyprus Peace Council Tasos Costeas, the Head of AKEL’s International Relations Department Vera Polycarpou and members of the General Council, the Executive Council and the Executive Bureau of PEO.