The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Rifles against Rocks

Mar 14, 2016

For months, there have been almost constant clashes between Israelis and Palestinians. It’s a war going on. Since the beginning of October, there have been 172 Palestinians killed, 26 Israelis and three other nationalities.

On February 15th, Israeli soldiers entered the al-Amari refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, near the city of Ramallah. They were confronted by hundreds of youths throwing stones. The army shot rubber bullets and real bullets, wounding 28.

In the old days, the Zionist leaders explained that the creation of the state of Israel would allow the Jewish people to live safely, in security. But the racist policy of its leaders promoting settlements has not only led to the slaughter and a very hard life for the Palestinians, but also to permanent insecurity for Israelis. And it contributes to maintaining the future of Israel and Palestine in an impasse.