After the defeat of
the Israeli army in Lebanon
two years ago, the Israeli Defence Forces have been trying to win back their
image as the only real defenders of the people in Israel. Now they are constantly
provoking Syria in the hope
will hit back, something it seems unwilling to do.
The recent dramatic events in the Gaza
strip are a clear indication that the Zionist ruling class that governs Israel will
never concede genuine national self-determination to the Palestinian masses.
These events also confirm that on a capitalist basis there is no solution to
the problem. On the Palestinian side neither Hamas nor Fatah offer a solution.
We must base ourselves on the perspective of renewed class struggle across the
whole of the Middle East.
The events in Gaza underline more than ever the barbarism that can emerge from the national conflict in Palestine. Israeli imperialism backed by the US is responsible for this bloody mess. So long as there is no genuine independent voice of the workers on both sides of the divide, we can expect nothing but more bloodshed.