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 Palestinians protesting against occupation are daily, thousands of civilians are severely injured by the air and land strikes and the approval of the “Nation-State” racist law by the Israeli parliament is cruel. Moreover, the decision of the President of the USA to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer there the USA embassy further deteriorated the position of our Palestinian brothers and sisters.

The decisions of the UN about the recognition of the Palestinians’ rights are not implemented, because the geopolitical and financial interests of the state of Israel and its allies are dominating.

In this framework, the WFTU calls on its members and friends and all the militant trade unions to strengthen their struggles and express internationalist solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

On the occasion of the International day of Solidarity, November 29th 2018, to organize protests and demonstrations at the embassies of Israel in their countries, as well as other militant initiatives.

The WFTU will participate in the annual observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People of the United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria, so as to put pressure for the recognition of an independent Palestinian state.

We demand:

– The recognition of the independent state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital, within the 1967 borders
– The withdrawal of the Israeli army from all occupied territories of 1967.
– The end of the settlement activities and the withdrawal of all settlers beyond the 1967 borders.
– The demolition of the unacceptable wall in Jerusalem and in the West bank.
– The lifting of all blockades and exclusions against the Palestinians in the West Bank and in Gaza Strip.
– The returning of the Palestinian refugees to their homeland.
-The immediate release of all Palestinian political prisoners from the Israeli jails.

The WFTU also supports the call of the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions, ICATU, for a general strike in all Arab countries on November 29th, in protest against the Israeli occupation in Palestine.

The world’s militant trade union movement, the WFTU, has been by the side of the People of Palestine since its foundation, and will always support their fair struggle for a free and sovereign country, for a life with freedom and dignity.

The Secretariat


World Federation of Trade Unions