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      Palestine is one of the most severely oppressed nations in the entire world. The oppression is done primarily by the Israeli Zionists who occupy the entire country of Palestine, much of which has been formally stolen and incorporated into the Zionist settler nation of Israel. The rest of Palestine is under either direct military control by Israel, or else under periodic and repeated military attack by Israel.

      The Zionists have only been able to seize Palestine in this way with the constant and sustained military and economic support of the capitalist-imperialist powers. Firstly, and beginning in the World War I era, this was primarily with the support of British imperialism. However, since World War II and the official establishment of Israel in 1948, this has been under the primary direction and support of United States imperialism.

      Although our sympathies are of course with the Palestinians, who have been the victims of ethnic cleansing and genocide for a great many decades now, BannedThought.net does not take a stand in support of any particular Palestinian party, organization, or any specific Palestinian strategy or program. This is something for the Palestinians themselves to determine. Instead, our goal is simply to bring to light the views and activities of these various organizations, for both the Palestinians and the rest of the world to judge.

      Another very good website with lots of regularly updated information about the struggles of the Palestinian people against Zionism is: “The Left Side of the Road” at: https://michaelharrison.org.uk/palestine/. Many of our documents on this website are taken from there.

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      If you know of other difficult to find or suppressed documents, news reports or international commentary that should be posted here, contact us at: freespeech@bannedthought.net





General Information about the Suppression of Progressive and Revolutionary Ideas in Palestine

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Political Prisoners in Palestine (Including Those Held in Israel)

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Documents From and About Political Organizations in Palestine

      [Please note that, unlike the situation on BannedThought.net pages for most other countries, most of the Palestine political organizations listed here are not Marxist groups.]

  • Joint Statements by Multiple Organizations
    • October 28, 2023 Joint Statement, of 5 organizations: Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement); Palestinian Islamic Jihad; Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine; and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—General Command. 2 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [101 KB]

  • Palestinian Authority
    • [Not yet available.]

  • Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
    • November 8, 2023 Statement, 1 page.   Searchable PDF format   [44 KB]
    • October 28, 2023 Statement, by the Office of Martyrs, Prisoners, and Wounded for the PFLP, 1 page.   Searchable PDF format   [73 KB]
    • October 28, 2023 Statement, 1 page.   Searchable PDF format   [70 KB]
    • October 17, 2023 Statement, 1 page.   Searchable PDF format   [66 KB]
    • October 12, 2023 Statement, 2 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [110 KB]
    • October 7, 2023 Statement, 2 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [110 KB]
    • “Strategy for the Liberation of Palestine”, by the PFLP, originally published in 1969. This edition, (Utrecht: Foreign Languages Press, 2017), 160 pages, includes a new introduction by the PFLP, and also the brief “Founding Document of the PFLP” (Dec. 11, 1967).   Searchable PDF format   [804 KB]
    • Works About the PFLP:
      • “The Decline of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine: A Historical Analysis”, by Terry James Buck, n.d. but from about 2012, 121 pages. This interesting volume appears to be a thesis for an advanced degree, but the school and other information is not included here.   Searchable PDF format   [1,506 KB]

  • Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP)
    • October 25, 2023 Statement: “Letter from DFLP to political parties and societal forces in the world. Crimes continue in the Gaza Strip… and the number of massacres rises to about 600”, 2 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [621 KB]
    • Non-dated Statement (but post-Oct. 7, 2023): “The Future of the Gaza Strip is an Internal Palestinian Matter”, 5 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [138 KB];   MS Word format (.docx)   [77 KB]
    • October 8, 2023 Statement: “Al-Aqsa Flood — A Slap to the Israeli Security System”, 4 pages. This is the initial DFLP public response to the Hamas-led uprising of October 7, 2023.   Searchable PDF format   [55 KB];   MS Word format (.docx)   [17 KB]
    • Statement by Fouad Baker on October 3, 2023: “Full [U.N.] Membership of the State of Palestine: Problems and Solutions”, 4 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [90 KB];   MS Word format (.docx)   [22 KB]
    • September 12, 2023 Statement: “What is Happening in Ain al-Hilweh Camp? [in Lebanon]”, by Fouad Baker, 2 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [83 KB];   MS Word format (.docx)   [19 KB]
    • Statement from Mid-2023 (not dated): “Forced and Mass Displacement of the Palestinian People; an Essential Pillar of the Zionist Project”, 2 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [251 KB]
    • May 12, 2021 Statement: “DFLP Condemns the heinous Israeli crime that targeted unarmed citizens, including children, and mourns the martyrs of the aggression on Gaza”, 1 page.   Searchable PDF format   [109 KB];   MS Word format   [117 KB]
    • Three Essays by the Democratic Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine [Original name for the organization]: “On Terrorism”; “Role of the Party”; and, “Leninism vs. Zionism”. In a single pamphlet, c. 1970, 17 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [1,229 KB]

  • Hamas [Islamic Resistance Movement]
    • [Not yet available.]

  • Other Parties or Organizations
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Statements and Documents in Support of the Struggles of the Palestinian People


P.L.O. Research Center Publications [Beirut, Lebanon]


The Facts About the Palestine Problem, published by the Arab Women’s Information Committee, in Beirut, Lebanon (1967-1970?)

  • Unknown Publication Dates
    • “Israel and the Demilitarised Zones”, 8 pages.   PDF format   [897 KB]
    • “The Big Lie of the Boots”, 4 pages.   PDF format   [2,236 KB]
  • 1967
    • June: Supplement, “The Occupation”, 12 pages.   PDF format   [1,473 KB]
  • 1968
    • January, “Did You Know That…”, 8 pages.   PDF format   [1,079 KB]
    • February, “The Background: Statements by Zionists”, 8 pages.   PDF format   [998 KB]
    • March, 12 pages.   PDF format   [850 KB]
    • March: Supplement, “When the Soldiers Cried: West Bank Story”, 8 pages.   PDF format   [850 KB]
    • April, “The Background: Statements by Zionists”, 8 pages.   PDF format   [1,691 KB]
    • April: Supplement, “The Arabs Under Israeli Rule”, 8 pages.   PDF format   [1,458 KB]
    • May: Supplement, “From the Nile to the Euphrates”, 16 pages.   PDF format   [1,582 KB]
    • November, “The Machiavellian Approach”, 8 pages.   PDF format   [1,450 KB]
  • 1969
    • January: Supplement, “For an Arab-Jewish State in Palesine”, 4 pages.   PDF format   [953 KB]
    • March, “The 51st State of the United States”, 12 pages.   PDF format   [1,705 KB]
    • March: Supplement, “Women’s Resistance”, 12 pages.   PDF format   [1,458 KB]
    • April, “Israeli Designs on Lebanon”, 12 pages.   PDF format   [2,003 KB]
    • April: Supplement, “Plan Dalet”, 12 pages.   PDF format   [2,092 KB]
  • 1970
    • January, “The Promised Land: What Did the Bible Promise?”, 12 pages.   PDF format   [1,938 KB]

“If Americans Knew”
       [A liberal/progressive American organization focused on attempting to present truthful information about Israel and Palestine. Has a website at: https://ifamericansknew.org ]

  • On Israeli Fascism:
    • “Einstein Letter on Israel”, a public letter from Albert Einstein and others to the New York Times, published December 4, 1948, 3 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [127 KB]  
  • Palestinian Refugees:
    • “Palestinian Refugees Right to Return and Repatriation”, by Mazin Qumsiyeh, n.d. (but 2002 or a bit later), 40 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [473 KB]  

Books and Other Works by Pro-Palestinian Authors

       (We hope that under the present political circumstances the authors and publishers will not object to our making these valuable works available here, though we will remove them if they so request.)

  • “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”, by Ilan Pappe, (Oxford, England: Oneworld Publications, 2006), 384 pages.   Searchable PDF format   [3,353 KB]
  • “What We Did: The American Jewish Communist Left and the Establishment of the State of Israel”, by Dorothy M. Zellner, 2019, 40 pages. [This is a lament about the role played by the Soviet Union and the CPUSA in the creation of the Zionist state of Israel, and especially about the Jewish nationalist enthusiasm within the CPUSA for this historical disaster. The original source of this article or pamphlet is unknown, though it was probably not published by the CPUSA.]   Searchable PDF format   [580 KB]  
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