Press Release

Left Parties’ Homage To Yasser Arafat

The four Left Parties – Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India, Forward Bloc and Revolutionary Socialist Party – meeting here today has come to hear about the passing away of Comrade Yasser Arafat, President of the State of Palestine and the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. The Left Parties meeting pays its homage to his memory.

Comrade Arafat symbolised the struggle of the Palestinian people for their homeland, for peace and freedom. He has stood up against all odds through more than four decades of struggle against the Zionist Israeli government and its armed forces backed by US imperialists.

Comrade Arafat was a living legend. He was a great friend of India which stood by the Palestinian people’s struggle through all the vicissitudes. He was a source of inspiration for the worldwide struggle against imperialism.
The Left parties pay their homage to the memory of Com. Yasser Arafat and convey their heartfelt condolences to the Palestinian people. The Left Parties reiterate their solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle in the turbulent days ahead.