“Out the Bases of death”, “The people don't want you, take your Bases and go”, “Cyprus – Palestine Solidarity”, “Out Out, British Bases Out”, shouted the demonstrators
With slogans such as: “Out the Bases of death”, “The people do not want you, take your Bases and go”, “One is the enemy, imperialism”, “Cyprus – Palestine Solidarity”, “Out Out, British Bases Out” and “British Bases you can't hide, you are committing genocide”, hundreds of citizens condemned the involvement, as they say, of the British Bases in Cyprus in Israel's war in Gaza. A delegation of the Pancypriot Peace Council, which organized the protest, submitted a relevant memorandum to a representative of the British Bases.
Under the surveillance of the Bases police, the protesters marched out of the entrance of the Akrotiri Base, while the president of of the Pan-Cyprus Peace Council, Tasos Kosteas, said that “Cyprus is a living example of how military bases do not solve problems, do not provide stability and security, but increase militarization and perpetuate tension”.
“We condemn the direct and now proven involvement of the USA and Britain in the bombing of neighboring countries. The bombing of Gaza, under the pretext of Israel's right to self-defense, and the bombing of Yemen, under the pretext of piracy incidents in the Horn of Africa, without the permission of the Security Council, constitute serious violations of international law and crimes against the civilian population,” he noted. .
He stated that “foreign military bases, just like in our own country, are an anachronism, a remnant of colonialism, which we should face with vigor and consistency”, adding that “foreign military bases have no place in a modern and nationally dominant society”.
At the protest, messages were read from the World Peace Council, the British Peace Assembly, the Palestinian Embassy in Cyprus, while the director Adonis Floridis and the Palestinian Siadi Al-Ada, who, as reported, lost most of his members, also spoke. of his family in the bombing of Rafa by Israel.
A delegation of the Pan-Cypriot Peace Council submitted a memorandum to a representative of the British Bases, through which it is requested to end the involvement of Cyprus, through the British Bases, “in the genocide of friend of the Palestinian people”.
The World Council denounces, in its memorandum, “the use and involvement of the British Bases in Cyprus in airstrikes against the people of the region, the illegal presence of American troops in our country through the British military base in Akrotiri, the creation of an American military Base within the British Cape Bases and the illegal presence of 3000 American soldiers”.
He also denounces the “transfer of American war materials and forces to support of the operations of the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip and in Yemen”.
“Cyprus is neither a US-NATO base, nor a British one. As a Cypriot people, we do not want our country to be involved in any way in the massacre that is taking place in the Gaza Strip”, continues the memorandum, which requires the “immediate dismantling of the British bases, as well as all foreign military bases in the countries of our region and in the world”.