Gaza: The land offensive begins – but what next?
In this historical conflict, it is the Palestinian people that have been deprived of a homeland, and who have been fighting back, as more and more of their land has been taken away from them. Today, the Palestinian people are being reminded of the Nakba like never before. And the Zionist ruling class is not even hiding the fact that it supports the colonisation of the West Bank, in particular.They were proceeding with this policy before 7 October, and they are now ramping it up even further, with more than 700,000 Jewish settlers living in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights (occupied Syrian territory). That is what this war is about: the Palestinian people have been murdered, harassed, kicked off their land, and, in Gaza, driven to desperation and enclosed in a giant open air prison. Communists must explain all this. We must use all our forces, all our energy, and the limited means at our disposal, to counter the barrage of propaganda of the capitalist class everywhere. It is not enough to counter this propaganda. Just as it is not enough to call for a ceasefire, which in any case the Israelis and their imperialist backers have no intention of granting, much less a ‘humanitarian pause’. This demand, which the treacherous reformists and a section of the imperialists call for, just means permitting a trickle of aid into Gaza, after which the butchery is to continue. We, as communists, are not fighting for a return to the very situation that led to the present destruction of Gaza and the killing of thousands.https://socialist.net/gaza-the-land-offensive-begins-but-what-next/ Biden’s Conspiracy Theory About Gaza Casualty Numbers Unravels Upon Inspection
President Joe Biden, asked last week what his government planned to do to reduce the number of civilian casualties in Gaza, responded by rejecting the idea that the numbers could be trusted. “I have no notion if Palestinians are telling the truth about how many people are killed,” Biden said on Wednesday. “I’m sure innocents have been killed and it is the price of waging war,” he added. “But I have no confidence in the number that Palestinians are using.” A new analysis by The Intercept provides evidence refuting that claim. Biden’s effort to delegitimizPost too long. Click here to view the full text.