Report from the Internationalist Socialist League (Section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 25.07.2017, http://the-isleague.com/
In the last two weeks the Zionist state has proven that the Palestinians belief that Israel is acting to take over Al Aqsa mosques is justified and proven by the Israeli actions. The issue is very simple who has the sovereignty over the third holiest place to the Muslims – the Zionist state that occupied and annexes East Jerusalem or the Muslims.
Benyamin Netanyahu who is known as a person who does not know the difference between facts and lies has declared that Israel does not change the status quo in "Har Habyet" (which is the Jewish name for the al-Aqsa mosque compound). However by installing metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and by using Israeli police to decide who will enter the Mosques Israel has show that it consider Israel to be the sovereign. If anyone has any illusions, yesterday (Monday) Tzipi Hotovely (a member of the Knesset for the Likud and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2015) stated a few times on the Israeli TV that Israel is the sovereign over the compound of Har Habyit.
Yesterday the issue was surfaced in Jordan when an Israeli security guard murdered in cold blood two Arabs, one of them a 17 years old Palestinian. Al Jazeera reported: "Two Jordanians have been killed and an Israeli wounded by gunfire in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital Amman, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said The shooting took place on Sunday evening in a residential building used by embassy staff. (…) Police said that the two Jordanians worked for a furniture company and entered the embassy compound to carry out repairs. Israeli media say the guard opened fire, killing the 17-year-old Jordanian. The reports say the Jordanian owner of the apartment was hit by gunfire inadvertently and later died. (…) Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets of Amman after Friday prayers to denounce the Israeli measures at the al-Haram al-Sharif mosque compound. Jordan is the official custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem." (Deadly shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan, 24.7.2017, http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/deadly-shooting-incident-israeli-embassy-jordan-170723185223671.html)
According to the Israeli news media the 17 years old youth attacked the guard with a screwdriver and the guard used his pistol to kill him. Even if this was the case it is clear that the trained guard could disarm the young man very easily but he wanted to kill him.
Jordan's King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, a servant of US imperialism and an ally of Israel, allowed the killer to leave for Israel.
However, Israel was forced to remove the metal detectors, but in another humiliating act for the Muslims replaced them with more advanced surveillance cameras.
Whether it is on purpose or because of the stupidity and blindness of the rulers of Israel, they act to transform the national conflict and turned it into a religious war between the more than one billion Muslims and the Jews. Israel is not only an oppressive place for the Palestinians and the Arabs in general, but a death trap for the Jews. The only way for the Jews to survive is to break from Zionism and join the Palestinians struggle against their national oppression and for this reason to join the Balad party.
The Stalinist Party the CPI, who calls for a popular front with Zionist parties, and the right wing centrist Maavak Socialisti (Israeli section of the CWI), who put the Palestinians and the Settler colonialists on the same level and claim that the solution is two states, are both mouth pieces for the Zionists. The only way forward is the struggle for one democratic state formed by the workers and the Palestinian poor peasants and those Jews who would break with Zionism.
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