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Standing with Palestine

Written by: Nick G. on 8 October 2023


After years of oppression at the hands of the Israeli authorities, the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip have launched a coordinated resistance.

Thousands of rocket attacks have hit towns in southern Israel, the fence imprisoning Palestinians in Gaza has been bulldozed and Palestinian fighters have entered occupied Palestinian territory in southern Israel by various means, seizing Israeli military hardware and taking over towns and engaging in fighting with Israeli troops.

Lead organisation Hamas has been accused of targeting Israeli citizens for killings and for seizure as hostages. Hamas is not a Marxist-Leninist organisation, and its methods of struggle, in-so-far as they are directed at civilians, are wrong. Terrorism is caused by a failure to understand it's the masses who make history. Concentrating on criticisms of Hamas as terrorist is a diversion from the reality of the oppressive terrorism of the Zionist regime.

We stand with Palestine and uphold the sacred right and duty of resistance to oppression.

Glove puppets echo their US master’s voice

Despite growing support in Australia for the rights of Palestinians, a support that reaches into the ranks of the governing Labor Party, the Albanese-Wong-Marles triumvirate have sung from the US song sheet, condemning the “unprovoked attacks from militant Hamas” and describing them as “abhorrent”. Echoing Biden, they have upheld “Israel’s right to defend itself”.

These are disgraceful sentiments. 

Palestinian citizens, including children and the elderly, have been brutalised and murdered daily by the Israeli authorities, Israel soldiers have stormed into the West Bank to kill people in their homes, and to turn those homes over to so-called settlers who have embraced the Nazi concept of lebensraum, or the right of the Nazis to take over the land of others for their own “living space”. 

Palestinian citizens, including children and the elderly, in 2018 in Gaza organised the peaceful Great March of Return to show the world their plight. Day after day, they walked, unarmed, to Israel's military fences around Gaza. Israel shot 8,000 with live ammunition, killed 220 Palestinians and injured 36,143. 

Palestinian citizens, including children and the elderly, have been subjected to indiscriminate bombing by Israeli armed forces that have resulted in thousands of deaths and the rubbleisation of whole districts of the 30 x 10 kilometre strip of land in which more than 2 million Palestinians are confined by the Israeli military.

Now the fascist Netanyahu orders these imprisoned peoples to “leave” as he promises to reduce Hamas districts to rubble. The Egyptians built pyramids, the Chinese built the Great Wall, but the civilization of the US and of Israeli Zionism reduces people’s homes to rubble.

Netanyahu has already cut electricity to Gaza. Cutting electricity to 2.2 million people will kill children. There’s no other way to look at such an action and the fact that Israel even has the power to do so highlights the daily oppression of Palestinians in Gaza.

Regional support for Palestine.

Unlike the traitorous triumvirate, popular opinion throughout the Middle East is with the Palestinian resistance.

In a statement on the day of the actions by Hamas, Saturday 6 October, the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Hadash) blamed the criminal occupation policy of the far-right Netanyahu government, underlining the grave dangers that it poses for the peace in the region. 

“The fascist right-wing government’s crimes to perpetuate the occupation are leading to a regional war that must be stopped. Even in difficult days like this – we repeat and voice an unequivocal condemnation of any harm to innocent civilians, and call for their removal from the bloodshed. We send our condolences to all the families of the victims of the occupation, Arabs and Jews alike”, the statement reads. 

CPI and Hadash put the “full responsibility on the fascist right-wing government for the sharp and dangerous escalation of the last few hours, that has already cost the lives of many innocent citizens.”

“At the end of a shocking week in which the settlers ran amok throughout the occupied territories under the auspices of their government, desecrated the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carried out another pogrom in Huwara, we woke up this morning to a very serious escalation, which endangers the entire region in a regional and dangerous war – which the right-wing government has been fueling since its first day.”

The Israeli Communist Party was joined by that of neighbouring Lebanon. The Secretary-General of the Lebanese Communist Party, Hanna Gharib, saluted the Palestinian resistance on Saturday.

Gharib said, in a Facebook post: A thousand greetings from the Lebanese Communist Party to all the heroic resisters in occupied Palestine who are today writing a new epic of heroism against the Zionist occupation.

He concluded by saying: "All of us together, were and remain with Palestine and its people resisting for the right of return and the establishment of their national state on the entire Palestinian national territory with Jerusalem as its capital."

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, calling on its fighters to join with Hamas, said Saturday was “a day when the nature of the conflict and the dignity of the Arab nation will be restored.”

And the Lebanese Hezbollah on Saturday congratulated the Palestinian resistance for the heroic large-scale operation and pledged their support.

The racist and expansionist Israel must be brought to heel. 

Like every reactionary entity, it will not fall until it is pushed over. The heroic resistance of the long-suffering Palestinians will help destabilise the Israeli regime.

We stand with Palestine!



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