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Leftist Parties Denounce Massacre

June 2, 1972
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Leftist parties and politicians in Israel have strongly condemned Tuesday night’s massacre. The Moscow-oriented New Communist Party said in a statement released last night that only Nazi and Fascist groups would resort to the mass murder of innocent persons to achieve their ends. Such methods harm the legitimate aspirations of people seeking self-determination, the statement said.

The Israel Communist Party which does not adhere to the Soviet line called the carnage an abhorrent mass murder and condemned the use of the terms Marxist, Leninist and left-wing by the Arab and Japanese terror groups to describe themselves. Uri Avneri, a Knesset member of the Haolam Hazeh faction, called on left-wing organizations throughout the world to denounce the Lydda massacre.

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