The Association of Solidarity and Self-Determination of the Saharawi People – ASAARAUI, based in Brasilia, Brazil, makes public its most vehement repulsion and condemnation of the indiscriminate bombings carried out by the terrorist State of Israel, whose objective is the genocide and ethical cleansing of the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip.
For 75 years, the Palestinian people have been the victims of a permanent Nakba, a catastrophe that materialises in the theft of land and homes, the expulsion, arrest and murder of Palestinians fighting against the colonial occupation, adopting the means of self-defence and resistance guaranteed by international humanitarian law and the UN Charter.
At the same time, we cannot remain silent in the face of the persecution, cancellation, threats and dismissal from public office of several activists and professors of Brazilian universities, including two directors of Asaaraui.
Our First Vice-President, Sayid Marcos Tenório, suffered persecution on social networks by the Zionist/Bolsonarist hordes, was dismissed from his public position in the Chamber of Deputies and received death threats for his position in favour of the Palestinian resistance.
Another director of Asaaraui who is a victim of the “McCarthyism” that has taken hold in Brazil is journalist Hélio Doyle, removed from the presidency of Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC), for making public his positions condemning Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians, defending peace and justice.
No more persecution of supporters of Palestine!
No more lies and distortions. The Palestinian people are victims of a massacre and are exercising their right to self-defence. The terrorist is Israel.
Brasilia, 21 October 2023.
Maria José Maninha
President of ASAARAUI