PALESTINIANS ARE JUSTIFIED IN FIGHTING APARTHEID ISRAEL
A Red Network Statement
The media is full of horrific images that report to show Palestinians taking Israeli hostages
and Israel has responded to this morning's incursion by Hamas and Palestinian fighters by
bombing Gaza killing hundreds.
Hamas launched a surprise attack this morning, capturing Israeli Defence Force vehicles
and inflicting Israeli casualties.
We have to stop and think to see through the fog of war and understand what is really
Israel inflicts a brutal occupation and Apartheid regime on the people of Palestine. The
violence of Israel is done to uphold oppression.
The violence of the Palestinians is to end their oppression. They are not equivalent either in
quantity (Israel kills thousands of Palestinians for every handful of Israeli casualties) or
quality (even if they both caused the same level of injury the Palestinians are fighting to be
The great military writer Von Clausewitz said that war was policy conducted by violent
means - the fact that the world's biggest military monster, the USA, fully backs Israel tells
you that Israeli violence is seen as a bulwark holding together the interests of corporate
America in the Middle East.
Israel is America's guard dog and they arm it to the teeth and justify their war crimes.
The governments of the world have stood by as the people of Palestine and particularly of
Gaza have been starved and brutalised. But they have not submitted. They fight back. They
have every right to.
Every working-class socialist should stand 100% with the right of the Palestinians to resist
their oppression. Don't allow the moral panic of the Murdoch run media like Sky News and
Fox convince you that Israeli violence is ever a "response" - they are the instigators of all
violence because they oppress an entire people.
The only real solution in the region is an uprising of the Palestinians backed up by the
working class of surrounding nations to establish a single free Palestinian state. Anything
else, like the so called two state solution, is just an offer of a dismembered false state under
the thumb of the West.
Here in Ireland, we need to take to the streets to defend Palestinians from the coming Israeli
attack, which will undoubtedly kill thousands.
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