International forum supports Palestine

palestine_0312The International Forum for Justice in Palestine drew hundreds from Palestine and Palestinian solidarity activists from around the world to Beirut Feb. 22-23. Organized by Ma’an Bashour and the International Arab Center for Communication and Solidarity, the forum included representatives of all the major Palestinian organizations. There were also representatives of Hezbollah, Amal and other resistance groups in Lebanon; Syriza in Greece; the Tunisian Popular Front; ambassadors from Venezuela, Cuba, Sudan, Iran and Syria; and popular organizations from Ireland, Canada, France, Turkey, Algeria, Yemen and India, among others.

The delegation from the United States included anti-war and human rights activist Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, human rights attorneys Abdeen Jabara and Curtis Doebbler, Brian Becker of Answer, Lamont Lilly of FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together) and Sara Flounders of the International Action Center.

In photo, Lilly addresses the international forum on the Black Lives Matter movement and the links of solidarity with the Palestinian people fighting for their homeland and self-determination.