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WFTU condemns ‘deal of century’, announces solidarity campaign with Palestinian people

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Ambassador Marwan Toubasi presenting George Mavrikos with Medal of Honor of

President Mahmoud Abbas. (Photo courtesy of WFTU)

ATHENS, Saturday, February 8, 2020 (WAFA) - The Secretary-General of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), George Mavrikos, reiterated yesterday the Federation’s rejection and condemnation of the American so-called "deal of the century" and the American-Israeli aggressive policies in the eastern Mediterranean region and announced solidarity activities with the Palestinian people.

Mavrikos stressed in his speech at the European Sector Conference of the WFTU, in the presence of the Palestinian ambassador to Greece, Marwan Toubasi, and with the participation of the heads of trade s from 23 European countries, the Federation‘s solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle to achieve their legitimate rights.

During the conference held in the Greek capital, Athens, Mavrikos announced the start next week in various countries of the world of an international solidarity campaign with the Palestinian people.

Toubasi reviewed at the conference the Palestinian leadership‘s position rejecting the deal of the century indicating that it violates international law and United Nations resolutions, while implementing Israel’s colonial project at the expense of the rights of the Palestinian people.

He urged participants in the conference to defend, not only the rights of the Palestinian people, but also the principles of international law, the UN Charter, and the values of democracy, justice and human rights.

He said the United States and Israel are not only targeting the cause of the Palestinian people and their inalienable rights, but also seek to create a world order governed by chaos and the absence of justice in place of international law.

WFTU includes in its membership s from 133 countries, including Palestine, which has joined it since 1943.

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