US President Donald Trump announced that he would relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem, officially recognising the city as the capital of Israel.
This is a serious provocation. It will cause new conflicts in the Middle East. With this step, Trump wants to launch such a process of conflict.
With this decision, Trump aims to strengthen himself in domestic politics, as well as launch a new process in alliance with Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia against the Russian and Iranian influence in the Middle East.
It is the Palestinian people who will decide in the peace process whether they are for a Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital, or for two states, Palestine and Israel, sharing Jerusalem as their capital.
However, in order for the peace process to resume, it is first necessary to end the US-Israeli provocation, to halt the Israeli policy of opening new settlements, to abandon the occupied territories, and for those Palestinians who were driven out to return to their countries.
It is not in the interests of the peoples of the Middle East and of the world to bring new conflicts while there is already a war in the region. The United States and all imperialist powers must take their hands off the Middle East immediately.
President Erdoğan and his government are trying to benefit from Trump’s decision. They are trying to cover up domestic problems, using this issue as an instrument for their reactionary policies.
This cannot be treated as a religious and sectarian problem. It is the policies of the imperialists and their collaborators who create this problem. American imperialism and Israeli Zionism cannot be fought with words. All bilateral agreements, including all military and economic agreements, open and secret, must be cancelled. Without this, it is not possible to take any effective step.
As Labor Party, we fully and sincerely support the oppressed Palestinian people.
We call all workers and labourers to support the just cause of the Palestinian people.
End the provocations!
End the occupation!
Long live free and independent Palestine!