On the morning of Thursday 26/01/2023, the Israeli occupation forces launched an operation in the city of Jenin that lasted for 4 hours. The operation resulted in the death of 9 Palestinians, including an old woman. Tens of others were injured with some of them in critical condition and the death toll might rise according to a declaration of the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
The occupation forces targeted houses of civilians, causing destruction to the homes of Palestinian as well to the camp’s infrastructure. The Palestinian president declared three days of mourning and called upon the international community to put an end to the Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.
The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its 105 million members in 133 countries around the world, once again condemns the Israeli barbarism. At the same time, the WFTU condemns the hypocrisy of the US, NATO, and European Union who equalize the perpetrators with the victims and insist on the equal-distance policy. We call on the international community to take its role to stop the constant crimes against Palestinians, we express our undivided internationalist solidarity with the heroic Palestinian people, and we convey our sincere condolences to the families of the victims.
The Secretariat calls upon the WFTU affiliates and friends, the militant and class-oriented trade unions, to condemn the new crime and variously express their unconditional solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Α non-regular meeting of the WFTU Secretariat will be specially convened to assess the situation to decide the further reaction of the WFTU.