At its meeting on Tuesday, the Rail Action Committee in Germany adopted a resolution in support of the call by Palestinian trade unions to stop transporting weapons to Israel.
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Stop all arms shipments to Israel! Stop the genocide in Palestine!
We, the Rail Action Committee, condemn Israel’s genocidal actions in Gaza, which are fully supported by the German government and all parties in the Bundestag (federal parliament).
The bombing of 2.2 million inhabitants of Gaza, half of them children, and attacks on hospitals, churches and other civilian infrastructure are no accident and certainly have nothing to do with self-defence. There are already over 10,000 dead—most of them women and children (over 5,000!). The aim is to terrorise the population, raze Gaza to the ground and drive the survivors into the Sinai desert.
Rail workers in Germany [Photo by to.wi / flickr / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]
The German government is fully behind this. In a video address last week, Economics Minister Robert Habeck explicitly supported the genocide of the Palestinians and threatened those who protest and demonstrate against it. Representatives of all parliamentary groups—from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) to the Left Party—support this policy.