A Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 27.03.2019, http://www.the-isleague.com
An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington.
This may lead to a major confrontation between the Israeli army and Hamas shortly before Israel's upcoming elections. Israel blames Hamas for the rocket, but Hamas is not taking responsibility for it. Netanyahu, locked in a tight race for re-election, came under heavy criticism from his rival “Blue and White” party, led by three former generals and he is facing heavy pressure to strike harder at Hamas.
It has been clear for months that a major confrontation with Hamas is only a matter of time. Such a confrontation, leading to death and destruction, mostly in Gaza, may serve the interests of the government and lead to nationalist unity behind Netanyahu.
The Israeli military says it has begun striking Hamas targets throughout Gaza. Past experience has shown that the victims of Israel are mostly civilians, both directly as well as through the destruction of any infrastructure left in Gaza such as hospitals, TV stations, electric facilities, etc.
As revolutionary socialists we stand with the people of Gaza against the Israeli military machine. Israel will not end the siege of Gaza and will not allow the Palestinian refugees to return to their lands they were pushed out of in 1947-8, short of a major military defeat.
Clearly, the Israeli settlements near Gaza are suffering as well. To them we say - your nightmare can and must end. The only way to end it is by breaking with Zionist ideology and help form a single democratic state for all - Palestinians and Israelis.
We, as socialists, support the creation of one Red Democratic Palestine from the river to the sea, where Palestinians and Israelis will live as equals socially and politically.
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See some of our positions as a section of the RCIT:
Down with the Blockade of Gaza! (Statement of Internationalist Socialist League - RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine)
Israeli-occupied Golan: Another Provocation by Trump! (Statement of the RCIT)
Our Position on the Elections in Israel (Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League - RCIT Section in Occupied Palestine)