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Jun 08, 2018
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Kenyan Social Democratic Party Official on Al-Quds Day: If Possible, We Will Join the Palestinians in the Battlefield

#6632 | 06:10
Source: The Internet - "Omole and the SDP on Social Media"

Booker Ngesa Omole, National Organizing Secretary of the Social Democratic Party of Kenya, said during an Al-Quds Day event held in the country that "if there is a possibility... we will join [the Palestinians] in the battlefield, to fight to reclaim their motherland." Omole called to support the Palestinians not just with rhetoric "but even materially." The SDP is a Marxist-Leninist party. Omole stated the party's opposition to the two-state solution and ended his speech with cries of "Death to the Zionists!" and "Up with Palestine!" A video of the June 8 event was posted on June 11 on various social media platforms by Omole and by the SDP.

Booker Ngesa Omole: "I am very delighted to be here. If I say 'death to Zionism!' you say 'death!' [And if I say] 'up with Palestine!' [You say] 'Up!' Death to Zionism!'"

Crowd: "Death!"

Booker Ngesa Omole: "Death to Zionism!"

Crowd: "Death!"

Booker Ngesa Omole: "Up with Pallestine!"

Crowd: "Up!"

[...]

Booker Ngesa Omole: "We are not ashamed to support the cause of the Palestinian people. We are not ashamed to call the apartheid regime – Israel – what they are: the thieves of the Palestinian land.

[...]

"We have seen a big propaganda machinery sanctioned, oiled, and funded by the United States and other Zionists. Their main objective is to call the murderer 'the murdered,' to call the robber 'the robbed,' to call the killers and the perpetrators of crimes... to make them look like the victims. But we know that the victims are the Palestinian people."

Person 1: "For the Palestinian liberation!"

Crowd: "For!"

Person 1: "For the Palestinian liberation!"

Crowd: "For!"

Person 1: "Viva the Palestinian liberation!"

Crowd: "Viva!"

Person 1: "Viva the Palestinian!"

Crowd: "Viva!"

Person 1: "For the Palestinian liberation!"

Crowd: "For!"

Person 1: "Long live the Palestinian struggle!"

Crowd: "Long live!"

Booker Ngesa Omole: "Comrades and friends, we have seen what I call 'international lie factories' – the CNNs, the BBCs, that dominate the corporate space, and the Zionist bloggers manufacturing lies and using their hardware to spread it to the innocent Kenyan people and the citizens of the world.

[...]

"The Palestinian people have the right to use any means available to them to fight Zionism by all means necessary to defeat the (Zionists). We can never ever be ashamed to be in solidarity with all the Palestinian people, and state that if there is a possibility, we will join them in the battlefield, to fight to reclaim their motherland.

[...]

"We can never blame the Palestinian people for using whatever means they want to defeat the apartheid regime of Israel.

[...]

"We still have, even in Africa, colonized territories. In the north, we have brutal Morocco colonizing Western Sahara. We are here to say that just like the Polisario are organized, and are fighting the colonization of the Moroccan kingdom, we must also allow [this] to the Palestinian people, and support them not just with rhetoric, but even materially, to defeat their oppressors.

[...]

"Fellow defenders of peace, we have known before, and even now, that there are utter reactionaries and opportunist people who are proposing to the Palestinian people: You need a two-state solution, you need people to come to your land, to colonize you, and to create their own state on your land."

Person 2: "Never."

Person 3: "Never."

Booker Ngesa Omole: "It's like telling me that the British who came here and did all sorts of things to us – that we can ever allow them to have their state inside Kenya."

Person 2: "Never."

Booker Ngesa Omole: "It's like telling me that the Dutch who were in South Africa, that brutalized them for all those years, can create their own state inside South Africa, as we speak. We stand for a one-state solution for the Palestinian people, where the Arabs, the Jews..."

Person 4: "Viva Palestine!"

Crowd: "Viva!"

Person 4: "Viva Palestine!"

Crowd: "Viva!"

Booker Ngesa Omole: "... can coexist, peacefully, as brothers and sisters. Long live the Palestinian struggle!"

Crowd: "Long live!"

Booker Ngesa Omole: "Long live their struggle for national liberation!"

Crowd: "Long live!"

Booker Ngesa Omole: "Death to the Zionists!"

Crowd: "Death!"

Booker Ngesa Omole: "Up to Palestine!"

Crowd: "Up!"

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