Message from Deputy Pedro Wilson Guimarães (PT-GO)
on the International Day of Solidarity to people of
"The port overflows with beauty... and signs
Boats and joy, cries and demonstrations
The corner patriots break the abyss
And on the horizon.... there are candles
Which challenge the wind...
the tempest and frank the obstacles
Is the return of Ulysses
Of the sea of hardships
The return of the sun... of my exiled people" Samih Al Qassim
Here we are to pay tribute to the resistant Palestinian
people and we want to do in remembrance of the memory of
Yasser Arafat, the General free people, and the people
of Ambassador Ibrahim Al-Zeben, the journalist Georges
Bourdoukan, the Federation Arab Palestine in Brazil and
the Brazilian Palestinian National Interest Committee.
This Congress, on the initiative of the House of
Deputies, since 1979, held a formal sitting for the
International Day of Solidarity to the Palestinian
people, which this year will be on December the 4th, as
a demonstration of our friendship and solidarity to the
cause of the people.
November is a month for the Palestinian people. In
addition to the 29th, we still have the 11th, which is
the fourth anniversary of the death of the leader Yasser
Arafat and the 15th of November which is the Day of the
Declaration of Independence that occurred in 1988. In
Brazil, each year commemorative events are held on this
date in each Municipal Council, in each square of the
hundreds of municipalities, from Fóz do Iguaçu to
Brasiléia, the borders of friendship.
The World Cannot be Silent
It is time to remember, protest and to act. The world
cannot be silence in the face of the Zionist holocaust
which struck these people 60 years ago, referred to as
"Al Nakba": the day on which Palestine wept. The day on
which, Zionism, committed expulsion, massacres,
genocide, confiscation of land, control of water,
destruction of crops and demolition of more than 440
villages and humiliation and suffering to the people,
whose only problem was to be born in Palestine, and
inheriting the millennial culture and history of
While there are exploited and oppressed there will be no
It is possible to say. There will be no peace as long as
there is oppression in the occupied territories. While
Israel stays in the Gaza Strip. The President himself
Luís Inácio Lula da Silva told the Ambassador Ibrahim
Al-Zeben the Brazilian people are with solidarity to the
Palestinian people. The Israeli Government must stop the
military attacks in the Gaza Strip. Demolish all the
camps in Gaza Strip.
Recognize the representatives of the Palestinian
Authority, which were democratically elected. Demolish
the wall. Ensure the Palestinians freedom of transit in
their cities. Strengthen the security forces and the
Palestinian intelligence. Strengthen partnerships
between Brazil, India and South Africa with the
international community and begin to support
institutions of the government in Palestine.
On December the 4th, there will be a formal sitting in
the National Congress with this theme: therefore, we
reiterate here our support, our affection and our
solidarity with the Palestinian people. And we want to
close with an anonymous poem that could be signed by all
I am a cry of freedom.
No matter what derives me.
They cannot draw my identity,
Or my dignity
I am a Palestinian.
Viva Yasser Arafat!!! Long live Palestine!!! Long
live the Palestinian people!!!
Pedro Wilson Guimarães is a professor at the Federal
University of Goias, Catholic University of Goias and
Deputy Federal of PT/GO.