The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the renewed Israeli aggression against Palestine and its leader Mr. Yasser Arafat. Israel has now officially ruled out any talks with the Palestinian President Mr. Arafat and embarked on a massive military attack, which can only be described as a war against Palestine.
Having denied the Palestinians their fundamental right for a homeland for over five decades, the latest Israeli offensive defies all international public opinion and is a direct provocation to prolong the conflict. The CPI(M) demands that the international community and the United Nations must immediately intervene to put an end to this unilateral war and rein in Israel.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) reiterates its solidarity with the Palestinians in their just struggle for their homeland.