Statement by the Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 15 May 2021, http://the-isleague.com
Today in 1948, the Zionists removed by way of massacres most of the native Palestinians from Palestine in order to form the Zionist state. On this day, this year the Zionists are committing a new massive crime against the Palestinian refugees in Gaza.
So far, the Zionist criminal army has killed 140 people among them 39 children in the intensive bombing of Gaza, and 950 others have been wounded. In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces have killed at least 13 Palestinians and injured at least 29 Palestinians. The Israeli criminals are saying that the Zionist army shoots only at Hamas fighters, as an excuse. The Zionist air force flattens Gaza buildings that houses the reporters that now find it more difficult to report on the crimes.
The Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt said in a statement that they are “shocked and horrified” that the Israeli military destroyed the building housing news organizations. “They have long known the location of our bureau and knew journalists were there. We received a warning that the building would be hit,”
The Zionist propaganda is that Hamas’s fighters are hiding behind the civilian population, but this is another lie. Tamara Alrifai, director of strategic communications and spokeswoman at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), said the agency was ““extremely shocked and devastated” at the news of the bombardment of the Shati refugee camp.“We are extremely distressed about that development, just like we are distressed about the entire situation in Gaza and actually the entire situation of the occupied Palestinian territory,” she told Al Jazeera. “What’s happening in Gaza cannot be disassociated with what’s happening in the West Bank, the protests and the indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli security forces that were the trigger for the events in Gaza and for what is now a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza.” Israel has said its forces are not targeting civilians, but that Hamas fighters have been hiding among them. Alrifai rejected that Hamas members have been sheltering in UN refugee camps and facilities such as Shati camp. This is total disinformation, that Hamas [is] hiding in UN camps and that being the reason for striking either extremely densely populated refugee camps or causing excessive damage to (theUNRWA headquarters, like what happened two days ago.”” (2)
On Saturday hundreds of Palestinians and Jews protested in Jaffa over the firebomb attack that severely wounded a 12-year-old Arab boy in the area on Friday night. “The boy was left in serious condition when a firebomb was thrown at his house. No suspects have been apprehended, and police say they are investigating whether the attack was committed by Jews or by Arabs who were mistaken about who lived in the house in the largely Arab neighborhood of Ajami. The boy is in a medical coma with burns on his upper body.” (3)
The protests were a step in the right direction. The ISL, the section of the RCIT in Israel (Occupied Palestine), is calling for further solidarity action of the working-class organizations in the world, on all oppressed people in the world, on all the Arab and Muslim masses to stand in every way possible with the oppressed Palestinians. We denounce the US President, the majority of the American Democratic and Republican parties, that support the Zionist crimes. We also denounce Austria Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s government that had flown the Israeli flag in Vienna, and the French government that forbids pro-Palestinian demonstrations. They are all partner to the Zionist crime!
As long as the Zionist state exists it will continue to commit massacres, the only solution is a red democratic Palestinian state from the river to the sea. Only such a state will grant the return of the Palestinian refugee and equal rights to the Israeli Jews. Israel is not only a criminal state against the Arabs but a death trap for the Israeli Jews.
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The RCIT, jointly with our comrades of CS (Argentina), has published a number of documents on the Fourth Gaza War which compiled on a special sub-page on our website: https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/collection-of-articles-on-fourth-gaza-war/