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Jul 07, 2023
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Pro-DPRK Activist Ju-Hyun At NYC Pro-Palestine Rally: North Korea Has Been Arming And Training The Palestinians For Decades; Palestinians And Koreans Have A Common Enemy

#10384 | 03:01
Source: Online Platforms - "Palestinian Youth Movement on Instagram"

On July 9, 2023, the Palestinian Youth Movement, as well as other organizations, held a rally in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in support of the Palestinian resistance in Jenin and of imprisoned terrorist Walid Daqqa, who was part of a cell of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) comprised of Arab Israelis who kidnapped IDF soldier Moshe Tamam in 1984, gouged his eyes out, and castrated him before shooting him dead.

At the rally, Korean activist Ju-Hyun, who belongs to Nodutol, a pro-Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPKR) organization promoting the "reunification" of Korea, expressed his support for Palestinian resistance "by any means necessary." He stated that North Korea has been training and arming the Palestinian resistance for decades. He quoted North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung as saying that the Korean people will "resolutely support the Palestinian people in liberating their homeland." Ju-Hyun also said that Koreans and Palestinians have a common enemy and that they will have a common future when "imperialism has fallen, and we have built socialism in its stead."

In addition, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation who attended the rally said: "We do not just mourn our martyrs, we come here to be like our martyrs."

Video of the rally was posted on the Instagram page of the Palestinian Youth Movement. Other organizations who participated in the event include: American Muslims for Palestine, New York 4 Palestine, Al-Awda NY, Samidoun, Within Our Lifetime, CUNY for Palestine, Palestinian Assembly Liberation.

Member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation: "They wish to threaten us, they wish to kill us, and they wish for us to be scared of the martyrs they make of the Palestinian people.

[...]

"We do not just mourn our martyrs, we come here to be like our martyrs. Don't we?"

Crowd: "Yes!"

[...]

Woman: "Oh Walid!"

Crowd: "Oh Walid!"

Woman: "Oh hero!"

Crowd: "Oh hero!"

Woman: "Your name shakes the prison cell!"

Crowd: "Your name shakes the prison cell!"

[...]

Ju-Hyun of Nodutol: "We are struggling for national liberation and the reunification of our homeland, and we stand unwaveringly with the Palestinian struggle. We are here today because we abhor the Zionist entity's illegal imprisonment of Walid Daqqa. We are here today because we despise the Zionist colonization of Palestine. And we are here today because we love humanity, because we love freedom, and we love Palestine and its people. We are here today because we support the right of Palestinians to resist imperialism and colonization by any means necessary.

"Do you support this right? Do all people have the right to resist by any means necessary?"

Crowd: "Yes!"

Ju-Hyun: "Do Palestinians have this right?"

Crowd: "Yes!"

Ju-Hyun: "Do you have this right?

Crowd: "Yes!"

Ju-Hyun: "As Koreans, we know that imperialism is our common enemy. There is a reason that the United States wants Korea divided and Palestine occupied at the same time. The imperialists tremble at the thought of our independence, because it is our dependence that keeps them rich. There is a reason the Nakba and the division of Korea began at the same time, backed by the same interests. There is a reason that while South Korean corporations copied from Zionism, North Korea has spent decades arming and training the Palestinian resistance.

"Kim Il-Sung once said that the Korean people will continue to resolutely support the Palestinian people in liberating their homeland. We will always remain a close comrade-in-arms to the Palestinian and Arab people in the struggle against the common enemy. We are here today to fulfil that obligation. Do you share this obligation?"

Crowd: "Yes!"

Ju-Hyun: "Do you share this obligation?"

Crowd: "Yes!"

Ju-Hyun: "The recognition of our common enemy, of our common history, and our common future, when imperialism has fallen, and we have built socialism in its stead – that is why we are here today."

[...]

Chant leader: "For Gaza, for Jenin..."

Crowd: "For Gaza, for Jenin..."

Chant leader: "For our martyrs in Palestine!"

Crowd: "For our martyrs in Palestine!"

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