A Political Communique Of The Central Committee Of DFLP

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine outlines a new policy position. It was submitted to TPQ by Steven Katsineris, a Melbourne based Palestine rights activist.

A New Policy Based on the Central Committee’s Resolutions Taken in the Last Session thereof; Turning over the Page of Futile and Vain Negotiations under the American Sole Sponsorship.

•To internationalize the Palestinian cause and national rights, and to hold an international conference under the ceiling of the international legitimacy resolutions.

•To combine the political and diplomatic struggles and develop the popular resistance against the occupation and colonialization.

•To terminate the division and recover the internal unity in order to reinforce the national rise and build a new and substitute national struggle strategy.

•To adopt a substitute socioeconomic policy that guarantees citizens’ dignity and living rights, and reinforce their steadfastness in the face of occupation and colonialization.

•To confront the Authority’s attack on the liberty of opinion, as well as syndical freedoms and rights.

•To terminate the division to save Gaza from the catastrophe of destruction and siege, as well as the catastrophic deterioration of social conditions; open the crossing points; achieve reconstruction and bury the plans of separating Gaza Strip from the West Bank.

•The Joint Arab List’s win opens the door for struggle-relations of a new kind between our people’s struggles all over its existence areas.

•To abide by the policy of neutralizing the Palestinian existence in Syria, and secure the factors of steadfastness for our people in Yarmouk as well as the other camps and shelters for displaced people.

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine calls for stopping the bet on the futile and vain negotiations, the conditions of which are known and low, under the American sole sponsorship, and for making a decisive decision in favor of a substitute political strategy. The Central Committee’s (CC) Resolutions, taken in its 27th Session, reflected many of such strategy’s headlines which combine the Palestinian cause and national rights internationalization and the fight on field, within the framework of a comprehensive popular resistance which may develop to become a comprehensive national rebellion. In the context, the DFLP calls for an end to dealing with the CC Resolutions as a mere card for negotiations, the use of which is aimed to improve partially the negotiation process low conditions.

The DFLP believes that the necessary entry to such strategic steps is to end the division and to recover the internal unity on a basis of complete national partnership and within the framework of a unified Palestinian national platform, the headlines of which are the recent CC Resolutions.

Those issues have been stated in the Political Report issued on the meetings of the DFLP Central Committee, held in the second half of April, 2015, during which the Palestinian, Israeli and regional situations were discussed, as well as the impacts thereof on our national cause and our people’s rights.

As stated in its Report, the DFLP believes that the CC 27th Session, held on 4-5 March, has been a distinguished Palestinian political station, the resolutions of which disregarded any mention of the negotiation process and gave answers to a series of issues that had been subject to disagreement with the official Palestinian leadership, such as the stand from the negotiation process; activating the State of Palestine’s affiliation to international organizations, institutions and agencies, including the International Criminal Court; developing the popular resistance; terminating security coordination with the occupation; economic boycott; Turning over the negotiation page; sticking to the choice of independent sovereign state on the 4 June borders with Eastern Jerusalem as its capital; sticking to the refugees’ right to return; rejecting decisively the State of Israel’s Judaism; rejecting the principle of land exchange; emphasizing the invitation to the Temporary Leadership Framework for an immediate meeting, as well as the invitation to the Government to formulate the resolutions and decrees that set the CC Resolutions into effect.

The DFLP notes that the Executive Committee’s decisive decision, which considers the CC Resolutions binding and not mere recommendations, does not mean that some currents have stopped betting on the return to negotiations and the use of these Resolutions as a mere card for negotiations, which aims to improve partially the negotiation conditions.

As for the American-supported French initiative to the Security Council, the DFLP notes that the USA, taking into account that it is difficult to return to negotiations, seeks for new strong cards to reinforce its role in the Middle East and to revive the negotiation process and that the USA approaches the low French Plan to Security Council as a new means to manage the crisis, an entry to reformulate the international legitimacy resolutions and to dodge the CC Resolutions. The seriousness of this plan, according to the DFLP, stems from the fact that it leads to reformulation of the international legitimacy and its relevant resolutions, adoption of new criteria derived from the American criteria for solution, and emptying the previous international resolutions, which acknowledge our Palestinian people’s legitimate rights, of their significance.

As for the situation in the Palestinian Bank and in the Authority, the DFLP believes that paving the floor for the substitute national strategy rise requires reinforcing the internal solidarity and strengthening the society’s steadfastness and cohesion in order to be up to the challenges of confronting the occupation, which requires, first of all, a substitute socioeconomic policy; second, dealing with the expanding gap between the Authority and the people’s mass on a basis of respect to citizen’s freedoms and political and syndical rights. The DFLP affirms that the struggle against the unjust policies, in defense of citizens’ dignity and living and political rights, as well as public and syndical freedoms, is an essential element in the national effort required to guarantee the transform into the new strategy.

As for the dealing with Gaza Strip issues, the DFLP believes that Gaza’s salvation from the catastrophe of destruction and siege and the catastrophic deterioration of social and living conditions; opening the crossing points; achieving reconstruction and burying the plans of separating Gaza Strip from the West Bank, requires serious efforts to terminate the division, which can be realized only if associated with broad and synergic national effort and mass lobby movement. The DFLP also emphasizes the necessity of carrying out a comprehensive national dialogue in Gaza Strip, with a view to activate the Consensus Government, as an introduction to convene the Temporary Leadership Framework in order to implement the Cairo Agreement, to form a national unity government on the way towards the presidential and legislative elections for both the Legislative and National Councils according to the full relative representation code, and to set the new substitute political strategy into effect.

With regard to the Israeli negotiations, the DFLP thinks that the conclusion to be emphasized, based on the elections’ result and the Right’s and the Extreme Right’s win, is the necessity of Turning over the negotiation page and work to draw substitute policies based on the CC Resolutions.

The DFLP views the Arab Palestinian win in the Knesset as a victory to the refugees’ cause and right to return, which requires developing a struggle-link between the movement of the Palestinian people over the 1948 territories and the refugees’ movement and defending the right to return in the diaspora areas, developing the link between the struggles of the 1948 territories and the Palestinian people’s struggles through its popular resistance in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and ending the siege of Gaza; these elements show clearly the components of the National Palestinian Temporary Unified Platform based on the people’s unity, as well as the unity of its rights and representation.

In the light of the developments in Yarmouk Camp, the DFLP calls again to form a crisis cell of the Executive Committee and to re-form the Committee’s delegation to Syria in order to be a collective one, with a view to neutralize the Palestinian existence, secure the factors of steadfastness for the refugees and displaced people, and work persistently to set the floor for the refugees to return to their camps.

At the end of its Central Committee’s statement, the DFLP concludes by an invitation to Turn over the negotiations page, adopt a new and substitute policy based on the CC Resolutions taken in its last session. It also confirms the invitation to the Temporary Leadership Framework to carry out a political review; develop mechanisms to terminate the division; draw the orientations of work according to the new and substitute political strategy, which combines the cause internationalization and the Palestinian national rights in an international conference sponsored by the Security Council and according to the relevant UN Resolutions, on one hand, and the struggle on field through a comprehensive popular resistance that may mounts to a national rebellion until the end of occupation and colonialization, creation of fully-sovereign independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 Borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and guarantee the Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes and properties, from which they were displaced in 1948, according to the UN Resolution 194.

Central Information Office
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine
April 28, 2015

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