On 18 April, the Ghassan Kanafani Front for Resistance and Solidarity with Palestine organized an event on the EastMed pipeline project, which aims to bind Greece and Cyprus to Israeli colonial extraction of stolen Palestinian gas. The event, called “EastMed, Energy Pipelines and Dependency,” marked one year of the foundation of the Kanafani Front and explored the EastMed pipeline issue in detail, a first in Greece.
Mohammed Khatib, European coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, spoke at the event about the Palestinian response to the pipeline and how the extraction of Palestinian resources fits into the framework of Israeli settler colonialism. He spoke about the importance of developing bonds of struggle that unite the peoples of the region to confront imperialism and Zionism and their reactionary regime allies.
In addition, Nikos Glezakos, a security and energy specialist, Dimitris Patelis, a professor of philosophy at the University of Crete, Paul Toumandis, an economist and member of DIKKI and Stella Patrona of the Consumer Network offered detailed analyses of the pipeline and the Greece-Israel relationship. In addition, the Italian organization Sionismo è Guerra presented a video at the event.
The event took place at the Yannis Ritsos cultural center at the Municipality of Egaleo and was well-attended; the question and answer and discussion session after the event lasted nearly an hour.
View all coverage in Greek at the Kanafani front website.