The latest bombings in Ashdod highlight the fact that state terror provokes
individual terror, and individual terror gives the state the excuses it needs to
step up repression. A class policy is the only way out.
This morning's criminal killing of Shaikh Ahmad Yassin, leader of Hamas, in
Gaza, on the partb of the Israeli military will only serve to provoke more
terrorist attacks on Israel. It will make the hellish spiral of tit-for-tat
suicide bombings followed by state repression even worse. The Palestinian and
Israel workers will be the ones to suffer. Only the working class on boths sides
can offer a way out of this nightmare.
More than 20,000 people participated today in the central Land Day
Demonstration - 'Yowm al Ard' in Arabic - (marching from the Palestinian village
of Sakhnin to Arabeh), protesting against the land confiscations, house
demolitions, the arrest of the leadership of the Islamic movement and of the
Abnaa elBalad movement, the Occupation, the Apartheid wall and the
assassinations of Palestinian leaders.
A letter sent to the Israeli Finance Ministry, pleading for help for the
poor and disabled who attend a help centre in Israel. It highlights the plight
of an ever growing layer of poor in Israeli society.
Yesterday, March 29, we received this statement from the Abnaa elBalad movement in Israel. Their leaders are still in prison “awaiting trial” and have now started a hunger strike to protest at the terrible conditions they are having to suffer.