Norwegian trade unions pass resolution against Israeli aggression

From the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO-Norway):

Oslo, November 8, 2006

The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions is following the tragic situation resulted from the continuous Israeli aggression on the Palestinian territories in Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

LO-Norway strongly condemns the ruthless war launched by Israeli Military Forces on the Palestinian civilians which killed sixty two Palestinians in Beit Hannon during the last 5 days, in the absence and the silence of any reaction from the international community. Israel continues its disproportionate and undiscriminating attack in violation of international humanitarian law causing further killing of and 18 injured more than of 45 innocent civilians most of them are school children and women in Gaza and  another 5 in Jenin area in the West Bank early today the 8th of November in addition to the human loss of destruction of civilian properties and public infrastructure. LO Norway urges the Norwegian Government to put immediate pressure on Israel to stop this daily aggression against the Palestinian people.

LO-Norway call upon all international trade unions, labour organizations, and other civil society organizations to take urgent action by requesting their governments intervention to stop the dirty war and continuous massacres against the Palestinians civilians and to lift the closures imposed on the Palestinian territories to enable Palestinians to develop and improve their national economy to be able to meet the people needs from opportunities for jobs and income.

LO-Norway call upon the Israeli Government especially the War Minister Amir Peretz who gave the orders to his army to stop their crimes of bloodshed of the civilians and to be integrated in real peace negotiation with the elected Palestinian leaders to reach to fair peace Peace based on the International law and Security Council Resolutions that enables the Palestinian to live in peace in their independent state on all territories occupied in 1967 aside the state of Israel.


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  1. Unbalanced reporting
    So sad that journalism fall short again in balancing the truth. Do you ever mention one time that the terrorists in Gaza are bombing innocent Israeli communities and civilians? That Palestinians continue to bomb Israel and this is Israels response and RIGHT to protect and defend itself. Your slant is depicting Israel as aggressor…a big lie…she is DEFENDING herself.

  2. RE Trade Union resolution
    It is strange that no mention is uttered about the latest string of rocket attacks which injured several pedestrians when one landed in front of a bank in Sderot. That is the reason of the Israeli (re)action.
    Israel departed from Gaza, so why are the Palestinians constantly harassing? And why cry when Israel strikes back?

    1. Trade Union Resolution — The Height of Naivete
      Norwegians of the Left sometimes act as if they live in a dream world divorced from reality. Not one single word about what the Palestinians have been doing on a daily basis to the Israelis. Do you think the Israelis simply bombard Gaza because they are all a bunch of homicidal sadists who love to kill Palestinians? If the Arabs stopped these acts of war against Israel, don’t you think that Israel would NOT be responding? As to negotiation, the Hamas foreign minister has now stated openly that Hamas will NEVER recognize Israel. Oh, tut tut. The LO doesn’t need to react to that because it might mean departing one centimeter from the holy “solidarity with the Palestinian cause.” I will say this quite openly: the people who wrote that resolution are politically naive. I suggest you return to the Norwegian traditions that led to the Oslo Accords when your country was trusted by both sides. Thanks to you, it no longer is.