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June 26, 2024 Special Dispatch No. 11421

PFLP-Linked Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Leads 250 International Pro-Jihadi, Anti-Israel Organizations In Statement Of Support For Yemeni Attacks On U.S. And UK Targets, Solidarity With Iran-Lead 'Axis Of Resistance'; Samidoun YouTube Channels Subsequently Blocked

June 26, 2024
Iran, Palestinians, Yemen | Special Dispatch No. 11421

On June 5, 2024, over 250 international jihadi and anti-Israel organizations issued a statement of support for Yemen's attacks on U.S. and UK targets.[1] The petition was lead and distributed by Masar Badil – the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement, Alkarama Palestinian Women's Mobilization, and the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, which is linked to the U.S.-designated terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).[2]

Masar Badil, or the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement is an Anti-Israel, pro- Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) NGO lead by Khaled Barakat, a Canada-based former PFLP official.[3] Samidoun's international coordinator, Charlotte Kates, who is married to Barakat, stated that the "war of siege and aggression against Yemen has been waged by the United States, Britain, and the Zionist regime for years, with the participation of regimes such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and others, and they are the same forces that have killed tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza since October 7."

In May 2024, Kates was arrested by Canadian police after she delivered a speech at a rally in Vancouver, British Columbia, during which she expressed support for Hamas, the PFLP, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Lebanese Hizbullah, and demanded that they be removed from Canada's terror list.[4]


Screenshot of the English-language text of the petition.[5]

Petition Endorsed By Organizations Worldwide, Including The U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Sweden, And Greece

The following organizations from around the world are among the 250 that endorsed the statement: Al-Quds Toronto; Amsterdam for BDS; Anti Imperialist Action Ireland; Anti-Imperialism Alliance; BDS Greece Kifissia Initiative for Solidarity with Palestine; BDS Tokyo; BDS Vancouver/Coast Salish Territories; Black Alliance for Peace – Solidarity Network; Canada Palestine Association; Canadian BDS Coalition and International BDS Allies; Canadian Islamic Congress; Code Pink River Valley; CODEPINK (South Florida Chapter); Communist Party of Lancashire UK; CUNYforPalestine; Feministisk Initiativ, Sweden; Free Gaza Movement; Free Palestine Canada; Free Palestine Melbourne; Gender Justice LA; Jewish Anti-Zionist Collective Toronto (JAZCto); Jewish Network for Palestine; Justice for Palestine; Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land; Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada; Montreal4Palestine; Nederlands Palestina Komitee; Palestine Liberation Centre; Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU); Party of Communists USA; Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism; Samidoun Albuquerque; Samidoun Brasil; Samidoun Goteborg; Samidoun Manchester; Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network; Samidoun Stockholm; Samidoun Toronto; Stand with Palestine Halifax; Veterans for Peace; Workers World Party.

"The Heroic Yemeni Position Constitutes A Necessary Response Against The Zionist-U.S. War Of Annihilation Against The Palestinian People... [This] Exceptional Stance Has Become A Source Of Pride And Inspiration For All Peoples And Movements For Justice And Liberation In The World"

The statement read as follows:

"We, the undersigned parties, organizations and associations, condemn the U.S.-British aggression and attacks on the struggling people of Yemen, we express our support for the principled Yemeni position towards the Palestinian cause rights, and we declare our solidarity with the Yemeni people in the historic battle that they are waging to end the genocide against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, to stop Zionist war crimes and to break the siege. We also stand behind the heroic Yemeni armed forces and their legitimate, natural right to respond to aggression as they implement the demands of the Yemeni people and the directives and decisions of the revolutionary leadership in Sana'a.

"The people of Yemen, who have remained committed to their firm and advanced revolutionary position, continue to confront all forms of siege and aggression at the hands of the U.S. and British colonial forces and their agents in the region. They will not be intimidated by the recent U.S.-British massacre on May 31, 2024, which caused dozens of martyrs and casualties. The people of Yemen continue to express their position with unparalleled strength and courage, especially on Fridays, through the massive and solemn public demonstrations in 'Sabaeen Square' in the center of the capital, Sana’a, and in various governorates, squares, and streets of the country.

"The heroic Yemeni position, which has been embodied in word and deed in confronting war and aggression over the past ten years, and in supporting the Palestinian people for more than eight months, constitutes the true and necessary response against the Zionist-U.S. war of annihilation against the Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip. It also embodies an effective revolutionary model in true solidarity with the Palestinian people. This exceptional stance has become a source of pride and inspiration for all peoples and movements for justice and liberation in the world, proving the strength of free peoples and their ability to change the equations of conflict and shift the balance of power as they confront imperialism, Zionism and their agents in the world.

"Glory to the martyrs and speedy recovery to the wounded

"The criminal camp of U.S.-British-Zionist aggression and their agents in the region will be defeated

"Victory for the Palestinian and Yemeni peoples and for the resistance camp in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq

"Long live international solidarity"

 

Samidoun Blocked On YouTube

On June 24, 2024, the Samidoun X account posted that its official YouTube channel has been blocked, as well as the channel of Samidoun's International Coordinator Charlotte Kates.[6]

 

[1] Masarbadil.org/en/2024/06/4806/, June 5, 2024.

[3] Jpost.com/international/article-709839, June 19, 2022.

[5] Masarbadil.org/en/2024/06/4806/, June 5, 2024.

[6] X.com/SamidounPP/status/1805234745300955376, June 24, 2024.

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