7 October 2023

Full Support for the Gaza Ghetto Uprising

The Hypocrisy of Biden & Cleverly is  nauseating - they Support Ukrainian Resistance but Condemn the Palestinian Resistance

Like most people it was with shock and surprise that I woke to learn that the Palestinians in Gaza led by Hamas had launched a counter-offensive against Israel’s occupation.

My first reaction though was the opposite of the political hypocrites and presstitutes who wondered how it could be that Palestinians were once again attacking those poor, defenceless and long suffering Israelis. My mood in contrast was elation not despair.

Gaza city fighters drive captured Israeli jeep

My first thoughts were that finally the inhabitants of the Gaza Ghetto had struck back at those who had maintained a 15 year, suffocating siege on the Strip. A siege that meant 95% of Gaza’s water was polluted, that thousands of its inhabitants were living on the brink of starvation, that nothing could move in or out without the agreement of the Israeli state. All with the agreement of Egypt’s police state under its President and US puppet, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

SS General Jurgen Stroop, who led the attack against the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance and who was executed after the war 

Of course the retribution of Israel will be bloody and savage. So was the revenge of General Stroop, the Commander of the Nazi forces that retook the Warsaw Ghetto after the Ghetto Uprising in April 1943. The savagery of the colonialist is always far greater than the violence of the oppressed.


rocket fire towards Israel

We see that with the call from Al-Qassam leader, Mohammed Deif who called on Resistance fighters not to target old people or children. Israel is now bombing Gaza mercilessly, it has topped 5 tower blocks already. Israel makes no distinction between men, women and children but the only thing we shall hear from Biden, Not So Cleverly and the other hypocritical western leaders is about how Israeli suffering not that of the Palestinians.


To those who object to the comparison with the Warsaw Ghetto all I have to say is that it was the last Commander of the Warsaw ghetto resistance, Marek Edelman, who compared their resistance with that of the Palestinian resistance. Which is why the Zionists wrote Edelman out of history.

Two hundred Israelis have so far been killed and many captured. The bias of BBC and Sky News were on full display as they interviewed at length Jotam Confino, the Foreign Editor of the right-wing Zionist Jewish News who constantly referred to ‘terrorists’ rather than guerillas or resistance fighters.

The Palestinian Resistance has undoubtedly killed many Israeli civilians but we have to remember that most Israelis are not only reserve soldiers but they have given overwhelming support to the slaughter of Palestinians.

Damaged Israeli apartment block

The massive demonstrations against Netanyahu’s judicial reforms went out of their way not to include in their demands any call for democracy in the Occupied Territories. The murder of over 240 Palestinians including 45 children in the West Bank was not part of their agenda. Their demands were wholly within the settler community.

Residential building hit in Tel Aviv

It is ordinary Israelis who have elected Israel’s neo-Nazi Police Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich. Rabbi Dov Lior, the Chief Rabbi of the settlers’ rabbis issued a statement at the time of the last attack on Gaza that

“There is no such thing as enemy civilians in war time. The law of our Torah is to have mercy on our soldiers and to save them … A thousand non-Jewish lives are not worth a Jew’s fingernail.”

This is the voice of a genuine Jewish Nazi yet Israelis are quite happy with having this genocidal maniac controlling its Police and Security forces. So let no one tell us that Israeli civilians are innocent. It was they who elected the present ethnic cleansing far-right coalition government.

Operation Protective Edge in 2014 killed 2,200 civilians including 551 children. This war was supported by 95% of Israel’s Jewish population (rising at one stage to 97%). In Tel Aviv mobs took to the streets chanting ‘There's no school tomorrow,there's no children left in Gaza! Oleh!’

Rockets from Gaza


In 2014 there were Israelis who set up armchairs and coffee machines on a hilltop in order that they could get a better view and cheer on the ongoing destruction taking place in Gaza.

As Harriet Sharwood wrote in The Guardian of 20.7.14

Israelis gather on hillsides to watch and cheer as military drops bombs on Gaza, People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive.’

This attack by Hamas and other groups was also aimed at the normalisation with Israel by the corrupt and treacherous Arab regimes led by the chief snake of all, Mohammed Bin Salman, the mass murderer who presides over Saudi Arabia.

The Arab regimes believe that they can make their peace with the Zionist settler colonial regime in Tel Aviv but they are very mistaken. As the football fans made clear in the World Cup last year in Qatar the Arab street is firmly behind the Palestinians.

The task of the moment is for the Arab masses to rise up and overthrow MBS and Sisi in Egypt and all the other corrupt Arab regimes who, with Israel have been responsible for maintaining the siege of Gaza. The Palestinians in the West Bank also have the task of overthrowing the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah which acts as Israel’s military subcontractor.

Hassan Nasrallah of Lebanon's Hezbollah - A Paper Tiger? 

But it is not only the Arab regimes who are normalising the Israeli state who should be criticised. So too should Hassan Nasrallah of Lebanon’s Hezbollah. In response to a call by Hamas for them to join the resistance, Hasrallah’s response was that

“The leadership of the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon is closely following the significant developments on the Palestinian scene, monitoring the field conditions with utmost interest.’

That sounds very much like Hezbollah are not going to do anything except sit it out and allow Israel, at a time of its choosing, to attack Lebanon again. The time to fight is now.

Whatever criticisms one can make of Hamas, we should congratulate them on this well planned and audacious attack on the Zionist enemy.

Israeli Weapons Industry’s Bottom Line: Ethnic Cleansing

Haaretz Editorial, 1st Oct 2023

Nearly all the Armenian residents of Nagorno-Karabakh have become refugees overnight, following a blitzkrieg by the Azerbaijani army which put an end to the district’s independence.

More than 100,000 victims of ethnic cleansing have had to abandon the towns and villages their families have lived in for generations, fleeing to Armenia across the border. More than 100 years after the Armenian holocaust under the Ottoman Empire, members of this small nation are again running for their lives in fear of occupation and oppression.

However, Azerbaijan was not alone in this campaign. Israel supplied Azerbaijan’s army with the best and most advanced weapons that enabled the cleansing operation. This included surface-to-surface missiles, offensive drones, guided rockets, air defense systems, artillery, mortars, tank upgrading equipment, assault rifles, naval vessels, anti-tank missiles, and, obviously, cyber and espionage tools.

As reported in Haaretz (March 6), Israel allowed an airlift from the Uvda airbase to Azerbaijan to carry huge amounts of armaments and ammunition, on their way to the Nagorno-Karabakh front. Unlike other customers of Israel’s defense industry, who wish to keep their relations with Israel under wraps, Azerbaijan’s ruler Ilham Aliyev actually enjoyed boasting about his blue-and-white weapons systems.

Now that the results of the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh are evident to everyone, it’s appropriate to ask the heads of Israel’s defense industries and all the people who supported, aided and enabled the billion-dollar deals with Aliyev: How do you feel when you see Armenian families running for their lives, the terror in the eyes of children, the new refugee camps in Armenia?

Do Michael Federman (Elbit Systems), Yuval Steinitz (Rafael Advanced Defense Systems) and Amir Peretz (Israel Aerospace Industries) see the ethnic cleansing and the horrific war crimes, or just the bottom line of the companies they head? Do they feel any empathy toward the victims or are they engaged only in calculating the dividends their investors will receive, the royalties paid to the government and the bonuses they’ll be paid? What passes through the head of Rachel Klein, the director of the Defense Exports Control Agency, who spearheaded a “reform” that loosened the regulation of such exports? Is she happy that all the forms were correctly filled, or does she feel a twinge in her heart?

Aliyev is not the first tyrant whose army relies on weapons from Israel. He was preceded by the heads of the apartheid regime in South Africa, the generals in Argentina, Pinochet in Chile, the regime in China and the Shah of Iran. Azerbaijan supplies oil to Israel and helps it in its confrontation with Iran.

And yet, despite these precedents and the strategic justifications, Israel’s partnership in the ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh requires a change in Israel’s export policies, and the curbing of sales to aggressive dictatorships. Israel must also provide aid to Armenia to help the country absorb the refugees.

Hostages: Learning From Israel

Norman Finkelstein

The crocodile tears have begun over Israeli hostages taken by Gaza militants.  But Israel has held the 2.1 million people of Gaza, including one million children, hostage in one of the most densely populated areas on the planet for nearly 20 years.  In fact, Israel was the only country in the world to have legalized hostage taking.  Revered President of the Israeli High Court Aharon Barak held in 1997 that “a detention is legal if it is designed to promote State security, even if the danger to State Security does not emanate from the detainees themselves,” and that “detention ... for the purpose of release of ... captured and missing soldiers is a vital interest to the State.”  (The decision wasn’t reversed until 2000.) If the past is any guide, Gaza’s leadership will swap the Israelis for some of the 4,500 Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons on alleged “security grounds.”  Gaza is only playing by the book written by Israel.

“All the chorus of calumny, which the Party of Order never fail, in their orgies of blood, to raise against their victims, only proves that the bourgeois of our days considers himself the legitimate successor to the baron of old, who thought every weapon in his own hand fair against the plebeian, while in the hands of the plebeian a weapon of any kind constituted in itself a crime.” Karl Marx, The Civil War in France

John Brown's Body - in Gaza 

Norman Finkelstein 

Pete Seeger – John Brown’s Body

Dolores Ibarruri, La Passionaria, famously exhorted during the Spanish Civil War, “Better to die on your feet than live forever on your knees.”  

For the past 20 years the people of Gaza, half of whom are children, have been immured in a concentration camp.  Today they breached the camp’s walls.  If we honor John Brown’s armed resistance to slavery; if we honor the Jews who revolted in the Warsaw Ghetto—then moral consistency commands that we honor the heroic resistance in Gaza.

I, for one, will never begrudge—on the contrary, it warms every fiber of my soul—the scenes of Gaza’s smiling children as their arrogant Jewish supremacist oppressors have, finally, been humbled. 

The stars above in heaven are looking kindly down.  Glory, glory, hallelujah.  The souls of Gaza go marching on!


  1. I agree with most of what you say but I'm afraid I don't share your elation, Tony.
    Jeremy Bowen, who is saying on the BBC that Israel was "blindsided".
    That doesn't ring true to me.
    Israel famously has the most well-funded, ruthless and effective secret intelligence service in the world.
    Such a large-scale operation by the Palestinian resistance, which will have required many months of planning, could not possibly have escaped their notice. It is inconceivable.
    So it seems obvious that they allowed it to happen, to provide a pretext for their "declaration of war", under the auspices of which they will no doubt attempt to complete the task they have long desired: the total ethnic cleansing of Palestine, or Nakba 2.0.
    I do hope I'm wrong but I fear that very dark days lie ahead.

    1. Graham, believe you me I am apprehensive of the days ahead and Israel's potential for genocide. Don't get me wrong but at t his juncture I have no time for those who say that the Palestinians should not have done it.

      I don't agree with this idea that Israel knew all along. It may be that they ignored intelligence as they did in 1973 but I don't believe that they were deliberately in on it, as it were or they let it happen.

      The political ramifications in Israel would be massive if that were the case.

    2. Graham you believe Israel's propaganda too much and the myth of its invincible intelligence services. I don't for one minute buy the idea that Israel was happy to allow Hamas to do this so it could strike back. This is what is wrong with conspiracy thinking. It ends up reinforcing the myths that the powerful weave

    3. I fervently hope (pray, even) that you are right and I am wrong. But in the mean time, here is some food for thought: https://davidrovics.substack.com/p/rising-of-the-ghetto-fighters

  2. Funny how these institutional leftists like Corbyn are always going on about 'free Palestine' but when the Palestinians actually act on this, they start calling for cease fires. Which is Jeremiah ?
    Any way, I hear that the Netanyahu gang were preparing a major aggressive action against Gaza to be conducted very soon. The Palestinian military operation has pre-empted that and thus Netanyahu will have to recalculate. For those who are arguing that this is all some smoke and mirrors game by the Israeli state I think you are mistaken. Looking this weak and useless, having the Israeli army humiliated in this fashion is a gamble that even a chancer like Netanyahu wouldn't take. You now have pictures of blown up Israeli tanks going around the world together with settlers fleeing across the sands, all of that is incredibly damaging to Netanyahus political reputation. The Israelis will now of course to create a bloodbath in Gaza to settle the issue once and for all but unless they are prepared to engage in a very costly ground invasion then they are still limited in what they can do. If they do attempt a ground invasion then they will face mass casualties with no guarantee of victory. I reiterate, even in the medium term the zionist regime is finished. As US imperialisms power wanes all its proxies will wane with it.

    1. I've heard it all now from the Knock Corbyn brigade. Put a sock in it please!

    2. Sorry RCL but the above criticism is correct. The starting point for socialists is support for the right of the oppressed to fight back. Corbyn is pathetically weak on this and ends up supporting a freeze in the status quo.

    3. @RCL - it's a legitimate question. How pro-Palestinian and pro working class is JC ? He's had lots of opportunities to leave the anti Palestinian and anti working class Labour Party, but hasn't. He could of had a successful independent party if he'd of set one up at the right time, but instead he remained in Labour, despite how poorly it appears he got treated, and despite the party having values different from his.

    4. I can't find what he said exactly but I think his position is a valid one. He has refused to condemn Hamas, which is a radical position for a British politician at the moment, and a cease fire is sorely needed, even though it ain't going to happen. Right at this moment Gaza would be better off if there was a ceasefire than having the shit bombed out of it. I see nothing wrong in that position. I do think there are better things to do at the moment than take yet more pot shots at Jeremy Corbyn. Why queue up alongside people like Ian Austin, Jeffrey Sachs and Schtarmer when we should be supporting one of our greatest advocates for peace?

  3. He is right, though. Cease fire, negotiate a settlement, end the occupation. Not going to happen but what do you suggest? Are you going to take up arms with the Palestinians?Corbyn has been extinguished by the MSM and their pals!

    1. And ? St Jeremiah will do what he's always done - remain forever loyal to the Labour Party. He knows his place, but the fan boys and girls of his are unable to hold that L, so instead spend all they're time babbling on about how hard done by he is, and going on non stop about if Sir Keir is good or not, rather than facing reality that he's the continuity candidate.

    2. @Anon 08:33 - are you saying the Palestinians should agree to a ceasefire and then negotiate to end the occupation ? Haven't they already done this in the past, but to no avail ?
      @Tony - do you think this could tip into a civil war between the PA, who seem to of worked on the Israeli states behalf, and Hamas ? Could this be the end of Abbas' reign ?

  4. This is the end of Netanyahu's political career. Food, water, and freedom were taken from the Palestinians. Netanyahu created a situation where the Palestinians simply had nothing left to live for. Critics of the Palestinians should look at what happened when the Nazi's occupied France. At great cost, the French fought back. The French resistance are not regarded as terrorists but freedom fighters. The French fought back and are now highly regarded for what they did to remove a brutal military force that occupied their nation. Today's Palestinians should be regarded as the modern day equivalent of the 1940's French Resistance.

  5. As'ad abu Khalil said some years ago that Israeli intelligence was good on self-promotion but not very good at intelligence gathering. Seems to be the case. They never did find Gilad Shalit who was kept captive, apparently in quite good conditions, in the small enclave of the Gaza Strip for years. They got found out in Dubai too. Keeping this invasion under wraps was a major, major achievement by the Palestinian resistance. In fact the whole operation has to have been a monumentally brilliant piece of planning. How did they get all this ordonnance, and keep it concealed? How did they train? This has been phenomenal. It is also the first successful invasion on "Israeli" territory since Egypt and Jordanian forces moved into the Palestine Mandate in 1948. It is also the first time I can remember where an Arab assault has been ahead in the casualty totals. Jerusalem Post today reports 600 Israeli killed and over 2000 wounded. Palestinian Health Ministry this morning reported 313 dead and 2000 wounded. There was also the lethal shooting of two Israeli tourists in Alexandria today, which is ominous.

    So what happens now? Well presumably the hostages will prevent Netanyahu from levelling the whole of Gaza. This suggests that planning of this operation went way beyond the invasion stage, and that the Palestinian resistance may yet have some more surprises in store. Already, as Israel prepares its ground invasion, fighters are saying they are ready to inflict heavy losses on the attackers. They seem to be holding their own at the moment on Israeli territory, so if they have the ammunition and weaponry this may not be an empty threat. Certainly the Jerusalem Post today was unusually circumspect about IOF prospects.
    "The security cabinet announcement mentioned destroying Hamas' fighting capability, but was unclear on the question of whether Hamas would eventually be left in control of Gaza and on how long Israel would be willing to fight to destroy the terror group's armed forces and military infrastructure, including the additional cost in IDF soldiers' lives and any ongoing diplomatic and public relations damage to Israel."

    That is not to deny that ordinary civilians in the Gaza Strip have a horrendous future ahead of them now. This is going to be very, very nasty indeed. Nevertheless, at the moment this really is a game changer.

    1. yes I agree with this assessment. Israeli intelligence has been dealt a deadly blow

  6. Question - is it true that the Israeli state helped back Hamas early on in its existence ? I've heard in a few places that thats the case, and was done as a way to counter the influence of the PLO.

    1. yes this is true. I have done a number of blogs on this but u will have to search for them. Israel created its own Frankenstein

    2. Thanks for the heads up, I'll have a look.

  7. A military operation of this scale missed by Israeli intelligence? Is that at all possible?This will provide a pretext for an response which will result in massive retaliation on the Palestinians and might provoke responses from surrounding countries. It will divert from events of the last year and perhaps reboot Israeli politics. What is going on?

  8. Nobody cares about the plight of the Palestinians. Fascist Israel has the backing of the hypocrites in the west , as always. Peace talks mean nothing. They never have done. What else can a suppressed people do? Play along and along and along…? How long can you suppress people to the point where people suffocated, humiliated, treated like third class citizens, murdered ? It was bound to come to a head. Of course the loss of life on both sides is tragic, but this is a desperate people responding in a desperate way. We’re here! We exist! Question is, will anybody listen? Fundamental change needs to start with Israel’s regime change.
    Vassa Nicolaou

  9. There's a comment on the Haaretz website that claims IJ/Hamas were parading bodies and carrying out "mass rape". How likely is that and what are some reliable news sources ?

    1. Apparently some of the journalists who were making those types of accusations have since had to backtrack, including Jim Crow Joe, the US president, who I hear claimed to of seen photos of beheaded babies or something along those lines. The Israeli government, trying to do some form of damage limitation, started releasing photos from one of the scenes, alleging that it showed a burnt infant. The photo may very well be real, but it doesn't get away from the potential false accusations that were going around unchecked before regarding "mass rapes" and "40 decapitated babies". As well as this, theres also attempts to conflate now with the Holocaust, as if the Israeli government want people to think Palestinians = Nazi's. The corporate media were of course silent about the standing ovation given to a Nazi in Canada, and arming them in the Ukraine. Our media is taking everything Bibi says as fact, offering little to no push back.

    2. I'm also interested in the fate of Maj-Gen Nimrod Aloni. Hamas claims to have captured him but Israel has denied this and released photos purporting to show the general at a staff meeting with a recent date visible. Funnily enough there is a clear photo of an Aloni look-alike, barefoot and in his underwear, being led away by two Gazan fighters. https://news.am/eng/news/785519.html
      Has anyone heard any updates?

  10. Most unlikely in my opinion. If it was written by Amira Hass I would believe it. As it is I haven't even heard this allegation on French state radio, which is 90% Israeli propaganda at the moment and wouldn't miss the opportunity to broadcast this widely if there was even a smidgeon of truth in it.


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