For an International Solidarity Campaign with the Palestinian People! For an Immediate End to the Blockade against Gaza! For a Free Red Palestine!
Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 25.7.2017, www.thecommunists.net
The Zionist Apartheid State of Israel has again intensified its decades-long oppression of the Palestinian people. A couple of weeks ago, it increased the already existing access restrictions on Palestinians to the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem – one of the most important holy places, not only for the Palestinian people, but for 1.7 billion Muslims around the world.
The RCIT declares its unconditional solidarity with the protests of the Palestinian people! We support the demand of the Palestinians for the withdrawal of all Israeli security forces from the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and unrestricted access to this site for Muslim worshippers.
We denounce the Zionist Apartheid State of Israel as a racist and oppressive colonial state.
We support the demand for the unconditional right of return for the millions of Palestinians, whether currently residing beyond the borders of Mandatory Palestine or as internally displaced persons living inside Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank who have been prevented from returning to their homes following the wars of 1948, 1967, and as a result of the ongoing policy of uprooting and ethic cleansing perpetrated by the Zionist regime.
We stand in solidarity with the resistance of the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank against the Israeli occupation.
We condemn any collaboration of the official Palestinian administration with the Israeli state.
We denounce the barbaric, inhuman blockade which Israel has imposed against the Gaza Strip, by which it alone decides how much food, medicine, building materials and equipment of all sorts enters what is the world’s largest open air prison. We also condemn the collaboration with this blockade by the military dictatorship in Egypt.
We call for the replacement of the Zionist Apartheid State of Israel with a joint democratic Palestinian State from the river to the sea. Such a state, where all Jews who respect the Palestinian right of national self-determination will be able to find their place, can only exist as a workers’ and fellahin republic. For a Free Red Palestine! For a Socialist Federation in the Middle East!
The struggle for the liberation of the Palestinian people is an integral part of the struggle against all reactionary dictatorships and monarchies world-wide and in specifically in the Muslim world: the regimes of Assad in Syria, General al-Sisi in Egypt, King Salman in Saudi Arab, and the theocracy of Rouhani in Iran being the most prominent. This struggle is also part of the international struggle against all imperialist Great Powers (i.e., the US, EU, Russia and China).
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The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency(RCIT) is an international organization with sections and activists in 14 countries (including Occupied Palestine / Israel).
For the ISL and the RCIT analysis of the Palestinian liberation struggle, we refer readers to our numerous articles and documents accessed from the Africa and Middle East section of our website: https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/. In particular we refer readers to the following documents:
ISL: Al-Aqsa Uprising: Zionists Provoke Global Clash with Muslim World, 25.07.2017, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/report-al-aqsa-25-7-2017/
Boris Hammerschlag: Israel - Hands Off Al-Aqsa! Revolutionaries - Defend the Rights of Muslims! 22.07.2017, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/defend-al-aqsa/
Yossi Schwartz: Israel's War of 1948 and the Degeneration of the Fourth International, in: Revolutionary Communism, Special Issue on Palestine, No. 10, June 2013, www.thecommunists.net/theory/israel-s-war-of-1948-1
Yossi Schwartz: Israel’s Six-Day War of 1967. On the Character of the War, the Marxist Analysis and the Position of the Israeli Left, in: Revolutionary Communism No. 12, July/August 2013, http://www.thecommunists.net/theory/israel-s-war-of-1967/
Summary of the Program of the Internationalist Socialist League, February 2014, http://www.the-isleague.com/our-platform/
Michael Pröbsting: On some Questions of the Zionist Oppression and the Permanent Revolution in Palestine, in: Revolutionary Communism, Special Issue on Palestine, No. 10, June 2013, http://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/permanent-revolution-in-palestine
RCIT: World Perspectives 2017: The Struggle against the Reactionary Offensive in the Era of Trumpism, Theses on the World Situation, the Perspectives for Class Struggle and the Tasks of Revolutionaries, 18 December 2016, Chapter IV. The Middle East and the State of the Arab Revolution, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/world-perspectives-2017/part-4/
RCIT: Revolution and Counterrevolution in the Arab World: An Acid Test for Revolutionaries, 31 May 2015, http://www.thecommunists.net/theory/theses-arab-revolution/