National Sections of the L5I:

Palestine

Palestinian Nationalism and the PLO

Whilst the PLO has recently been usurped by Hamas as the vanguard organisation of Palestinian militants which holds the leadership of the national liberation struggle, the PLO historically was always the dominant party. This historical article from 1988 explains how the bourgeois nationalist politics of the PLO and Fateh were a dead end for the Palestinians, and led to their fall from grace in January 2006. Read more...

End the siege of Gaza

It has become customary to begin articles about Palestine by reeling off casualty figures, as if it was possible to give an exact measure of the suffering or the sheer barbarity, to which Palestinians have been subjected, in numbers. And in a sense, this ritual has become meaningless, not just because it invariably tells the same story of a largely unarmed and defenceless population facing the armed might of the world's fourth strongest army, but because, by the time the story has been told, the Israel Defence Forces murder machine has already claimed another victim, and so renders the story out of date. Read more...

Voices from Gaza

Communists stand in complete solidarity with all those fighting Israel's brutality against the Palestinians, including the defence of their right to use arms. While we recognise that Hamas' tactic of firing rockets at Israeli towns has been ineffective and counter-productive, this is in response to Israel's far greater firepower. Read more...

International Intifada must halt the Israeli "holocaust" on Gaza

Once again the aggressive and expansionist Zionist state has launched bloody attacks on the besieged Palestinian population of Gaza. On March 3 Al Jazeera reported that Israeli incursions and air-launched missiles over the preceding five days left 'at least 116 Palestinians dead, including 22 children and 12 women'. Read more...

International Intifada must halt the Israeli “holocaust” on Gaza

As an Israeli MP threatens a modern day 'holocaust' against the Palestinians in Gaza, the urgency of starting a new, third intifada that spreads across the region and beyond becomes even more pressing. This is a statement from the International Secretariat of the League. Read more...

Solidarity with the People of Gaza!

The third week of January has witnessed heroic actions of self-liberation by the population of Gaza, repeatedly pulling down the metal and concrete barriers along the southern border with Egypt, breaking the starvation blockade imposed by the racist, apartheid state of Israel.

We recognise, too, the correct and militant leadership in this offered by Hamas, whatever political differences we may have with them on many other issues. The sight of these actions on television screens around the world lifted the hearts of countless people fighting oppression. We all send our warmest congratulations to our Palestinian sisters and brothers. We pledge ourselves to do our utmost to prevent the re-imposition of the siege under any form. Read more...

As Gaza starves, Abbas betrays his people

Now into its 16th month, Israel’s blockade of Gaza has created a severe humanitarian crisis for the 1.5 million inhabitants. Food, medicines, and basic necessities are scarce. With 85 per cent of the population reliant on United Nations handouts, children are severely malnourished. Read more...

Fatah betrays Palestinians

The Western media portrays the struggle in Palestine as one between “extremists” and “moderates”, with the Palestinian factions’ willingness to live peacefully alongside Israel as the decisive factor. Read more...

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