For our Martyrs, not a single minute of silence, but a whole life of Struggle!
On January 26, another Palestinian peasant was brutally killed by Israeli settlers. Hamdi al-Nasaan is another symbol of the Palestinian resistance against Israeli colonization and brutality. He participated in weekly demonstrations against the confiscation of land for the construction of a settler outpost in the village of al-Mughayyir, 22 km northeast of Ramallah, and against ongoing settler violence, such as uprooting trees, attacking residents, and confiscating their property. Without access to land and water, isolated from their farms by the Israeli apartheid wall and hundreds of police stations and army, attacked by the army and by Israeli settlers when they try to cultivate their land, Palestinian peasants are some of the most affected by the Israeli occupation. The Landless Workers Movement – MST stands and will always stand alongside those who struggle for justice and dignity. Therefore we stand with the Palestinian people and with their legitimate organizations, which demonstrate through their resistance against the oppressor, the path that will result in the freedom of the people and the land. The Xukuru indigenous people, from northeast Brazil, says that when we lose a warrior, we do not bury him. We plant him. Because from his seeds will be born many other warriors. Nasaan’s seeds of resistance and struggle for a Free Palestine will grow in all of us. We now have the duty of watering that seed of struggle. Grow it, care for it. In each mobilization; in each march; in each land occupation; in every struggle; the seed and the presence of Nasaan will be with us. For his dreams and ideals, which are also ours, we will keep the struggle for a FREE PALESTINE and to END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION! The Brazilian people struggle together with the Palestinian people. Brazil, 5th February 2019 MST International Relations Collective