National Sections of the L5I:

Palestine

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...

Workers aid for Gaza

We call for action to prevent Israel and its imperialist allies from crushing resistance in Gaza and imposing its “two state” solution. Since the cause of the Palestinians is a vital part of the worldwide struggle against imperialism, to let that happen would be a defeat for all of us. It must not happen. Read more...

Break the blockade of Gaza

The USA, European Union and Israel are maintaining and intensifying a full-scale blockade of Gaza. The situation is getting harder for the 1.5 million inhabitants by the day. Two thirds already live below the poverty line. The United Nations estimates that they could start running out of flour, rice, oil and other essentials within weeks. Read more...

USA and Israel behind Palestinian Civil War

Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, has declared a state of emergency and “dismissed” the three month old “unity government” of prime minister Ismail Haniya of Hamas. His action comes after seven days in which some 110 people died in fighting in Gaza between the Hamas militia and forces loyal to the President. When the Preventative Security building and the intelligence service headquarters in Gaza City finally fell to Hamas virtually the entire Gaza Strip was in its control. Read more...

Programme of action for Palestine

The starting point for a revolutionary party’s programme in Palestine and the surrounding countries must be the struggle against imperialism and its wide variety of local agents. The world-hegemonic imperialist power-the USA with its fleets in the Mediterranean and the Gulf defends “its” oil and the semi feudal rentier regimes it props up in the Arabian peninsular with a limitless arsenal. Yet as its ignominious fiasco in Iran and its inglorious retreat from Lebanon shows it is far from invincible when the masses are roused against it even under the most appalling leadership. This “leadership” whether Stalinist, bourgeois nationalist or clerical reactionary can however only score partial and limited victories against the USA and its agents. Read more...

Palestine slides into civil war

With dozens dead and hundreds injured, recent clashes between Fateh and Hamas have threatened to escalate into civil war. Security forces loyal to Fateh have fought with Hamas militias and special operation units that patrol much of the Gaza Strip against a backdrop of appalling social conditions. The quality of life in Gaza has dropped dramatically since the West imposed sanctions after the election of Hamas. Read more...

Israel’s “peace plan” for shattering Palestinian resistance

After its defeat in Lebanon, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) acted as all humiliated armies do: it took its revenge against a weak and unarmed civilian population; the Palestinian civilians in Gaza. These atrocities, in contrast to those in Lebanon, have gone largely unreported. The last five months have seen the deaths of 479 Palestinians (of whom 80% were civilians), with 4,200 injured. Israel’s casualties have consisted of two soldiers and one civilian. Read more...

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