By the Departmental Assembly of the Peoples of Huehuetenango

The genocide that the Palestinian people are currently suffering under the irrational force of Israel is indifferent to the world powers, as if Palestinian citizens were not human beings and children of the same God. Palestinians are living an extermination and systematic repression similar to that imposed during the Second World War. These are facts that will be recorded in history and will never be forgotten. It is with sadness that we have to recognize that our country [of Guatemala] does not pronounce itself either, censuring the pain and misery suffered by our Palestinian brothers and sisters.

It seems that the Guatemalan state and governmental apparatuses are in solidarity with Israel. They are not concerned about the suffering of the children and women who are being kidnapped, murdered and disappeared.In the war of the 60s and 80s, the same genocidal policy and war was applied to systematically exterminate our Guatemalan people. Israel is supported by countries with political and economic influence that aim to exterminate our natural resources.

We urge the Palestinian people not to lose heart in this just cause they are defending.  Sooner or later they will be rewarded. As an organization in defense of the peoples of Huehuetenango we stand in solidarity, and from this distant land we will continue to criticize the actions of the Israeli powers.

Departmental Assembly for the Defense of the Peoples -ADH-Huehuetenango

Guatemala, Friday, March 29, 2024.