The statement below was released by Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance, the youth group of Australia's Socialist Alliance, on October 8.
Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance condemns the killing of three Palestinian youth by Israeli security forces and settlers in the past 24 hours. They have joined the nearly 500 Palestinians who have been injured by the Israeli occupation forces since clashes began several days ago.
Abdel-Rahman Abeidallah, only 13-years-old, was shot by the occupation forces after clashes near the al-Aidah refugee camp. He was just one of the three young people murdered by the Israeli occupation forces.
The forces of the Israeli occupation have been escalating their brutal campaign against the people of Palestine, both in the West Bank and Gaza, in support of the ongoing occupation of the Palestinian territories.
We call on the Australian government to withdraw its support for the apartheid regime in Israel and extends our solidarity to the Palestinian resistance movement. Palestinian youth are at the centre of the resistance to the illegal occupation and continue to inspire other young activists around the world.
We condemn efforts by the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu to destroy the homes of so called “stone throwers”. Throwing stones is a legitimate response to decades of ethnic cleansing, bombing and land-grabs.
We reaffirms our commitment to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, which seeks to isolate and marginalise the apartheid regime in Israel and seeks to build international support for the people of Palestine.
No justice, no peace! Solidarity with the Palestinian resistance! End the occupation!
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