Weekly editorial – The historical transcendence of the war of resistance of the Palestinian people

We publish an unofficial translation of the new Weekly Editorial from A Nova Democracia:

Featured image: Palestinian Resistance Fighters reading Quotes from Chairman Mao Tse-tung in 1970. Source: AND

Two months have passed since the Al-Aqsa Flood, as the Palestinian national resistance front agreed to call the major tactical offensive of October 7th. One can compare it, due to its historical dimension and due proportions, with the great Tet Offensive, brilliantly carried out by the guerrillas of the Vietnam National Liberation Front, on January 30, 1968.

The national front of the Palestinian people has not yet achieved the development to rely on proletarian hegemony in the direction of its war of liberation, as the Vietnamese people said. However, it is evident that the united front that forms the Palestinian National Resistance has assimilated, in more than 70 years of resistance warfare, particularly in recent decades, a military line that quickly approaches the objective laws that govern the prolonged conflict.

The successes of the Palestinian National Resistance are due to the fact that it carries out a war of resistance using the methods of the people’s war, like the Viet Cong guerrillas and so many other revolutionary struggles led by the proletariat. The leadership of the Palestinian front, given the extreme conditions of its patriotic cause, mobilizes the masses, systematically builds its own armed forces and defeats the enemy. The Gaza Strip, under their control, is a support base where they build anti-Zionist and anti-imperialist political power, where all politics is guided to combat the invader. The Palestinian guerrilla forces carry out operations on their internal lines within the external lines, the result of the tactic of attracting the Zionist enemy so that it penetrates deeply into the terrain where the resistance dominates, creating opportunities to apply absolute superiority in each combat thanks to a correct policy management, permanent initiative, popular mobilization and prior preparation of the land with its immense network of tunnels. The Palestinians fight quick-decision offensive battles within a protracted war in its strategic defensive stage. All these elements, present in the anti-imperialist struggle of the Palestinian people, are very close to the military line of the classics of the proletariat, especially of Chairman Mao Tse-tung, who formulated the protracted People’s War.

The historical transcendence of the Palestinian people’s struggle lies not only in their extraordinary heroism, in their unspeakable willingness to sacrifice and to never consider surrender. Although this in itself would be worth the highest position in the hall of the greatest achievements of humanity, the Palestinian war of national resistance is transcendental because it proves that the military line of the proletariat is universal. If the Palestinian people can maintain a kind of support base in such a small and practically urban territory, with a topography that is unfavorable for traditional guerrilla warfare, under total siege exercised by the “most effective” armed forces in the world and recognized worldwide for their expertise in espionage and “intelligence”, then the revolutionary struggle against imperialism and its lackeys is possible anywhere in the world, as long as the masses are mobilized and, relying on them, trigger a prolonged People’s War, always maintaining the initiative.

This is the transcendental importance of the heroic national resistance of the Palestinian people.

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