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Israel: The Torch Is Lit

Apartheid Israel depends on cheap Palestine labour and any attempt to 'box in' the Palestinian workforce would spark social outbursts throughout west Asia that would threaten not only Gulf oil supplies but the US-supported political structures of the Arab states as well.

Coming swiftly on the heels of the uprising of the Palestinian people the phony ‘agreement’ of Sharm-el-Sheik will go down in the annals of the people of the west Asia, and indeed of the world, as a milestone in the liberation of the Arab peoples. It was Clinton’s last gamble, a stratagem to bamboozle once again the Palestinians in their struggle for national dignity, sovereignty and an end to one of the most savage colonial occupations of the 20th century, that has murderously overspilled into the new millennium.

The rising pile of Palestinian corpses surpassing 150 dead and over 3,500 wounded, by no means the end of the body count, has written its obituary. In very general terms the ‘agreement’ refers to both sides pursuing policies “to restore law and order, redeployment of forces, eliminating points of friction, and enhancing co-operation”. This is nothing more than legitimising the status quo. In the context of the unrelenting collective massacre of Palestinians and the obdurate refusal of the Israeli colonial caste to negotiate an honorable settlement the palaverings of Sharm-el-Sheik remain an empty shibboleth.

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