The impact of the Palestinian victory in Jenin

Yossi Schwartz, ISL the section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 10.07.2023

While Israel has developed warm approach to far right-wing leaders such as the Czech Miloš Ziman, the Italian Matthew Salvini and the Hungarian Viktor Orbán, the oppressed discriminated Muslim youth in France, the UN, the liberal bourgeois, and even Arab local ruling classes take a position against Israel following it failure in “Home and Garden “operation and the victory of the young fighters from Jenin refugees camp. In response Israel and the U.S push the PA traitors to attack the heroic youth in Jenin and Nablus.

The UN refuses to retract its condemnation of Israel over the Jenin military operation.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel’s United Nations ambassador called on Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to retract his condemnation of the country for its excessive use of force in its largest military operation in two decades targeting a refugee camp in the West Bank” [1]

U.N. deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said the secretary-general conveyed his views on Thursday “and he stands by those views.” [2]

The Independent published a cartoon on Wednesday comparing the week’s IDF operation in Jenin to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Cartoonist Dave Brown, who drew the image, has previously come under fire for depicting Israel’s former prime minister Ariel Sharon as a deformed monster consuming Palestinian children [3]. (After the massacre of Sabra and Shatila refugee camps).

The cartoon depicts a Palestinian man lying face-down on the ground, surrounded by rubble with fighter planes flying above him. Clearly visible is a sign, with bullet holes, where “Jenin” is written, but the man has used blood to turn the word into “Ukraine.”

Next to the man, the cartoonist has inscribed “Can you see me now?” Implying that the plight of Palestinians is unseen because more interest is placed on the suffering of Ukraine.

The Hysterical Zionist repeated their usual mantra: “UK Lawyers For Israel’s (UKLFI) Jonathon Turner told The Jerusalem Post that “the messages conveyed by the cartoon in the Independent are completely false. Far from Palestinians being unnoticed, media coverage of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis is pervasive and massively disproportionate to other conflicts around the world. And Jenin is nothing like Ukraine – if anything it is the opposite. Distortions such as these drive-up antisemitism” [4]

The Independent is right and as a matter of fact from 1947-8 until today Israel committed even more war crimes than Putin. Israel in 1947-8 committed the Nakba and after 1967 expelled close to 400,000 Arabs from the West Bank and the Golan. Not to speak of the tens of thousands Israel Killed in Gaza and the West Bank.

In response to the destruction of many houses and the infrastructure of the refugee camp of Jenin we hear of promises to send money to rebuild the camp.

“The United Arab Emirates has pledged to give $15 million to help rebuild the Jenin refugee camp after the most intense Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank in nearly two decades. The UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported on Thursday that the money would be granted to UNRWA, the UN agency that assists Palestinian refugees, to rebuild damaged homes and businesses and for the agency’s services…Roads in the densely populated area of some 24,000 people were chewed up, with piles of broken asphalt, stones and rocks lying on the sides. Cars, some overturned on the sides of roads, were smashed and scorched” [5]

Algeria announces $30m aid package for Jenin reconstruction.

In a statement announcing the package on Thursday, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune slammed the “barbaric criminal aggression carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against the town of Jenin and its camp” [6]

“Algeria expresses once again its everlasting solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle,” the statement, posted to the Algerian presidency’s Facebook page, added” [7]

So why do the local servants of imperialism feel obliged to claim they support Jenin? “The winner has many friends, while the loser has good friends” says a Mongolian Proverb

As comrade Nina pointed out, the outcome of the defeat of the Zionist state in Jenin will influence the rebellion of the oppressed Muslim youth in France. A Zionist article observes that the Jews (read Zionist Jews) were identified with the “oppressors,” constantly victimizing the “oppressed”: Black people, Palestinians, the underprivileged and now the inhabitants of the French suburbs … “French-Jewish politician Meyer Habib was right when he said, “We now have an intifada in the heart of France.” Indeed, what endangers the Zionist Jews today is the connections drawn between white colonialism and imperialism—along with capitalism, apartheid, Zionism and the State of Israel” [8]

The Western imperialists and the Zionist leader are worried from the weakness of the PA, the traitors to the Palestinian. “Foreign Policy” expressing the interests of American imperialism writes: “Israel just carried out its largest military operation in the West Bank since the peak years of the Second Intifada between 2002 and 2004. For some time now, Jenin, along with other areas in the West Bank, has become an area where the Palestinian Authority security forces choose not to venture. That is hardly good news for the Palestinian Authority (PA) or for Israel.

As the PA has become weaker, a vacuum has developed in the West Bank—and Iran, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad have rushed to fill it with money, arms, and explosives. The current Israeli operation is unlikely to change this reality in the West Bank; even leaders of the Israeli security establishment acknowledge that without the PA security forces reasserting themselves, the most that this operation will buy is a few months.

The deeper problem is the weakening of the Palestinian Authority, which lacks popular legitimacy for many reasons, including widespread corruption, poor governance, the unwillingness to hold elections, a sclerotic political system that blocks any advance of younger potential leaders, and the absence of any real political vision or achievements vis-à-vis the Israelis.

Israeli operations such as this one weakens it further, highlighting its irrelevancy. But if the PA won’t, or can’t, act to limit the development of terrorist infrastructure or attacks against Israelis, Israel will continue to carry out such operations, increasing the chances of widespread instability and even the collapse of the Palestinian Authority. In addition to the harm this situation causes Palestinians and Israelis, the evolving climate will likely undermine the Biden administration’s main objective in the Middle East right now: a breakthrough between Saudi Arabia and Israel.” [9]

“As the PA has become weaker, a vacuum has developed in the West Bank—and Iran, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad have rushed to fill it with money, arms, and explosives. The current Israeli operation is unlikely to change this reality in the West Bank; even leaders of the Israeli security establishment acknowledge that without the PA security forces reasserting themselves, the most that this operation will buy is a few months” [10]

Thus, under pressure to try and take control of the West Bank “Hundreds of gunmen belonging to the ruling Fatah faction took to the streets in several parts of the West Bank over the weekend, in one of the largest shows of force by Fatah there in recent years, firing into the air and chanting slogans in support of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.” [11]

The tensions between the heroics youth and the Quisling Abbas reached their peak last week, when two senior Fatah officials, Mahmoud al-Aloul and Azzam al-Ahmed, were expelled from the funerals of some of the Palestinians killed during the recent Israeli military operation in Jenin Refugee Camp. Now the PA is terrorizing the refugee camps in a desperate attempt to reestablish its rule.

Thus, for the heroic Palestinian struggle to win it is necessary to break the power of the PA, the servant of the U.S and the Zionist crusader apartheid imperialist state.

Trotsky explained why it is necessary for the working class to take the side of the non-imperialists against the imperialists.

“I will take the most simple and obvious example. In Brazil there now reigns a semi fascist regime that every revolutionary can only view with hatred. Let us assume, however, that on the morrow England enters into a military conflict with Brazil. I ask you on whose side of the conflict will the working class be? I will answer for myself personally—in this case I will be on the side of “fascist” Brazil against “democratic” Great Britain. Why? Because in the conflict between them it will not be a question of democracy or fascism. If England should be victorious, she will put another fascist in Rio de Janeiro and will place double chains on Brazil. If Brazil on the contrary should be victorious, it will give a mighty impulse to the national and democratic consciousness of the country and will lead to the overthrow of the Vargas dictatorship. The defeat of England will at the same time deliver a blow to British imperialism and will give an impulse to the revolutionary movement of the British proletariat. Truly, one must have an empty head to reduce world antagonisms and military conflicts to the struggle between fascism and democracy. Under all masks one must know how to distinguish exploiters, slave-owners, and robbers!” [12]

Down with the Zionist apartheid state!

Down with the corrupted and treacherous PA!

For a Palestine red and free from the river to the sea!



[2] ibid





[7] Ibid



[10] Ibid



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