The Spark

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

Gaza:
More Bombings

Aug 2, 2021

Translated from Lutte Ouvrière (Workers’ Struggle), the newspaper of the revolutionary workers’ group active in France.

On the night of July 25, Israeli warplanes bombed public buildings in the Gaza Strip. The pretext was responding to some incendiary balloons thrown, which damaged nothing.

Before the bombing, Israeli authorities had reduced the area of the Palestinians’ fishing zone off the coast of Gaza by half—enough to starve out, even more, any families living by fishing.

Similarly, in recent weeks, at the Karam Abu Salem checkpoint, Israel again blocked tanker trucks carrying fuel for Gaza’s only power plant.

The new government coalition of far-right Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, which includes almost all parties—right, left and even Islamist Israeli Arab—quickly showed that it pursues exactly the same policy toward Palestinians as Netanyahu: to continue settlements in the West Bank and to keep blockading the Gaza Strip with drastic results, along with regular destructive bombardments.