Saturday, April 18, 2015

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue with fresh convincing

With the convincing that our main contribution is not so much as in changes on the ground but in the spirit of the struggle of the participants and the leaning point we supply to the international lever. The gradual increase in the international pressure which the Israeli high court verdict is that is a criminal act for Israeli to promote causing already much of damages in the economy of occupation and concern of the Zionist-colonialist Israeli ruling Elite. We see here again how small number of activists can initiate a turn in the course of history when it is applied in the ripe cross-road. It started in a small joint camp in Masha 2003 for struggle against the separation fence, after the idea raised half a year earlier in the European People Global Action conference in Leiden - in which activists from the East of the Mediterranean region participated too. The camp initiated struggles in various villages that riped at 2005 in the Bil'in struggle... which expanded and expanded...

Bil'in

The Friday demo of 10-4-15 - the most belligerent harassment of a Friday demonstration for years. An hour before the demo the Israeli state forces invaded the village and arrested one villager and confiscated a scouter. When we started the demo the state forces showered us with teat gas and invaded the village for a while for confrontation before they retreated to the old route of the separation fence. After a long while with low intensity of confrontation they went away and we dispersed. Surprisingly, no one was injured or arrested during the demonstration.
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205484495724769
https://www.facebook.com/hamza.burnat/posts/827422023978520
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205480047053555
https://www.facebook.com/hamde.a.rahma/posts/1564045283865843
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/744107792355222
17-4-15 Bil'in today, dozen Israelis, dozens of internationals, and Palestinian activists of the west bank, joined more than 100 Bil'iners in the Friday demonstration against the separation wall and occupation, in the memory of Baasem Abu Rahme assassinated six years ago in the Friday demo in Bil'in and in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners.
The Israeli state forces "allowed" us to march to a place near the gate in the wall, but when we arrived there they started to shower us with tear gas.
As the northern wind enabled the more stubborn demonstrators to remain in the lands, they restored to shooting of bullets rubbed with rubber and even live ammunition.
A sniper hit seriously one of the activist - Anas Mohamed Mansur age 17 who was taken to hospital.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10205536295179723
https://www.facebook.com/hamza.burnat/posts/830528193667903
Anat - https://www.facebook.com/271634759528858/videos/vb.271634759528858/1097944570231202
Yisrael Puterman https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=48&v=muahSFak7D8
David Reeb https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=63&v=9NDLDV8yaQ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=103&v=W6oX1upQkMI


Ni'ilin

The Friday demo of 10-4-15
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=873780732682863
Friday 17-4-15 - Husam Nafi, 15 years old ,injured today with critical injury by an Israeli sniper in the bones which he may not be able to walk well!
his operation will be in 30 min at Ramallah hospital, lets pray that the bullets didn't break any sensitive nerves!
Two live ammo (0.25 caliber) in one leg today during Ni'lin protest against the Segregation wall


Nabi Saleh

Friday 10/04/2015 - Commemorating the battle in al-Qastel and the Deir Yassin massacre (1948), residents of the Ramallah-district village Nabi Saleh marched towards the military checkpoint at the entrance to the village. The IDF attempted to disperse the protest using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. One man sustained a fracture to him hand, while three boys from Qarawat Bani Zayd and Beit Rima were arrested by the soldiers.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=4637
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZfsaubCImw
17-4-15 http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=4737

Qaddum

Friday 17-4-15 - Lot of Israeli state forces on demonstrators including hitting heads with serious injuries."Maamoun Shtaiwi 36 also was shoot in his head by rubber bullet which caused big wound and he transferred to Rafidia hospital in Nablus for surgical and has 13 stretches in head.
Anna from ISM was shoot in her head also by rubber bullet beside international photographer in his head too.
Scene in Kafr Qaddum was very terrifying heavy shooting for metal, rubber-coated bullet ,tear gas canisters , using skunk water , sound bombs, the army targeted every thing ........"
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1072179712811122

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* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See there previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019
Arabic - http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=430180

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Palestine-Israel, The collapse of the deterrent ability of Israel in the last Gaza war is expressed every where.


The frustrated Israeli state force who do not dare to prevent the weekly non armed popular demonstrations - Joined and purely of Palestinians, resort to shooting on demonstrators with frequent use of live fire by snippers. In the annexed regions of Jerusalem they no more pretend it is not an occupied area and apply there the occupation procedures - both in treatment of detaining children and houses demolition. The "hot" areas of the popular non armed struggle gradually expand but still far away from a general uprising. The international popular struggle worry the Israeli elite but the damages to the Israeli economy is still in the margins. It seems the Zionist settler colonialist elite which bribed the tycoons section of the capitalist elite with extreme neo liberal measures cannot do it any more as other sections of the capitalist elite (backers of Cakhlon) rebelled.

Bil'in

Friday 27-3-15

Mahmoud Abu Rahma aged 12 was arrested today when the Israeli army entered the village. The reason for his arrest was unclear. The army use these tactics to intimidate Palestinians. He was later released. During the week-long demonstration 4 protesters were injured from rubber coated steel bullets.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205384272339247
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/738047222961279
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10206387952400604
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10206294597066964
Yisrael Puterman · https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfg4SYDgNA0
Friday 3-4-15
Today in Bil'in half a dozen Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, about a dozen International activists joined the Bil'iners for the 522th Friday demonstration.
before we even started to march the Israeli state forces started the shooting of the first few tear gas grenades. Not long later started the shower of tear gas and an ambush of few soldiers tried to arrest one of us and shoot bullets coated rubber. The soldiers failed to catch any one and injured "only" two. The changing wind and the failed mission dis-heart the state forces and the left after the shorter ever demo. surprised from the fast retreat of the state force we lingered for a while before returning to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10206440168785981

"A Palestinian youth and an international activist were injured in the demo.by Israeli occupation forces. The Palestinian youth was wounded after being shot in the leg several times with rubber bullets. The foreigner was injured after being shot in the neck with a tear gas canister at extremely close range, less than two meters. The Israeli occupation forces attempted to trick demonstrators by hiding in between the trees, from which they fired shots at them and tried to arrest the Palestinians demonstrators who regularly participate in the weekly demonstration against the illegal Israeli occupation in the village of Bil’in. Despite their attempts and their close distance, the Israeli army failed to arrest any of the protestors."
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10206440168785981
https://www.facebook.com/hamza.burnat/posts/824291804291542
Haitham Al Khatib https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205430411092687

Nebi Salah


"Hundreds commemorated Land Day in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, in protest of ongoing land annexations, settlements and military occupation. Among the hundreds who attended the march were delegates from several local popular committees such as Ni’lin Bil’in, Kufr Qaddum and Hebron based Youth against Settlements. Many international and Israeli solidarity activists also joined the march. The Israeli army attempted to disperse the march with barrages of tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets. One protester was arrested and threatened with pepper spray, as soldiers chased more protesters in an attempt to detain them as well. No serious injuries reported."
For more info & photos, Please click on the link: http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=4582
Saturday 28-3-15 TODAY: A Palestinian activist is arrested by Israeli forces during a demonstration marking Land Day in Nabi Saleh village, West Bank, March 28, 2015. Land Day is held every year to mark the deaths of six Palestinians protesters at the hands of Israeli police and troops during mass demonstrations on March 30, 1976, against plans to confiscate Arab land in Galilee.
https://www.facebook.com/Activestills/photos/a.10150851802582073.411001.286357017072/10152703296977073
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10205391445078561
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152596182346371
David Reeb http://youtu.be/skq8pSSi3sw
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv7OnrZNnEw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aEJz8MgNhE
4-3-15 The local popular resistance committee led the weekly Friday march in the village of Nabi Saleh, accompanied by solidarity activists. Marchers chanted against the occupation and ongoing land annexation, as they proceeded towards the village’s main gate. The IDF attempted to disperse the march using tear gas canisters and live (“tutu”) ammunition fired by snipers.“We had very little warning. We had only been protesting for 5 minutes before two people were on the ground, shot with .22 caliber live ammunition,”
Manal Tamimi has suffered a fracture leg as a result of being shot in the leg with the live ammunition by the IOF. Another protester, Mohammed was also shot in the leg with the live ammunition. According to reports from activists in Nabi Saleh, the live ammunition hit a nerve and he needed emergency surgery.
https://www.facebook.com/ismpalestine/posts/10152955996549145
http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=4587
Yisrael Puterman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAVNEfB2SDI
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxJwTkgj2N0


Ni'ilin

Friday 27-3-15 https://scontent-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/11074583_866777893383147_130709127243733193_o.jpg
Friday 3.4.2015 A local photographer was shot with rubber coated steel bullet at his leg after he was promised by the IOF soldiers that he will not get shot. The soldiers called him continuously to get closer while ensuring repeatedly that no one will shot him. they didn't kept their promise.

later on when it seems that the demonstration came to its end a sixteen years old got shot in his head with a rubber coated steel bullet. He was collecting the aluminum empty shells (gas canisters) to recycle. He was at the time 50 meters away from the apartheid wall. He was then rushed to Ramallah hospital immediately.
https://antinarrativeblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-3-4-2015/


Qaddum

Friday 27-3-15 One injured with L A in his leg and for with rubber bullets beside tenths suffocated cases
Slam Ali age 21 was shoot in his leg during the march of our village when the Israeli army tried to storm the village after the beginning of the march.
The Israeli army fired tear gas and rubber bullets heavily during the suppression of peaceful march as he was for the second time damaged water line, which supplied water to the citizens by a large army bulldozer.
4 injured with rubber:
· Naser Barham 44 in his stomach.
· Maher Jomaa 47 in his foot.
· Hakam Khaldoun 22 in a very sensitive part.
· Mohammad Abd Assalam 18 in his head
On Friday 3-4 we will organized central march in the occasion of land day so i would like to invite you or invite your friends who are in Palestine to join us with pleasure.
Video
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kh9z-uaQi0&feature=youtu.be
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.907483702607017.1073741976.271405776214816
3-4-15 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.910726255616095.1073741977.271405776214816
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEnyfO6-tv0


Sheikh Jarrah - Occupied east Jerusalem

Police brutality against peaceful demonstrators, 27.3.2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=13&v=O-a5-8ghFBc
https://www.facebook.com/0202updates/posts/1425981244363397

Tel Aviv

Fanzine Fest #6
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205503394916951


Day of the land - 30-3-15

Today, March 30th Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, marched for Land Day, Yom al-Arda in Arabic, which commemorates protest in the Galilee in 1976 where six Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed.
The main marches today were held in the village of Sakhnin and Arrabe in the north of Israel, home to the first Land Day protests 39 years ago. Other demonstrations took place in the lower Galilee and in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert. Unlike past years, no general strike was called.
Ahdut* members of the north participated in the 39th commemoration day demo of the struggle for land in Sakhnin.
https://www.facebook.com/unityahdut/photos/a.274748132550379.75341.274324392592753/996381200387065
https://www.facebook.com/QudsN/posts/893526137390955

Refusnics

Demo at the recruiting camp entrance 6-4-15 12:00
Efi Dreyshner, member of the "Unity" ("Ahdut") Anarcho-communist organization, is now a prisoner in the Zionist military prison because he opposes the occupation and does not wish to serve in the state's armed forces. The regime who jailed him does not understand that Effi is an anarchist-communist and that a wider agenda and ethical morality stand behind his refusal!

https://www.facebook.com/urielshmuel.ferera.3/media_set?set=a.646900722120840.1073741842.100004027542360
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=646901142120798
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153126825974088
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Don't say we didn’t know #447

On Wednesday, 18th March, 2015, representatives of the Civil Administration, with a military escort, came to lands belonging to Palestinians from Dahariyya, west of Yatta, and cut down five year old, or older, olive trees, claiming that it was state-owned land. The Palestinians claim ownership.

On Sunday, 15th March, 2015, Government representatives accompanied by the police went to the Bedouin village Sawawin, near Segev Shalom, to demolish a sheepfold. On Thursday, 19th March, 2015, Government representatives demolished a home in Bir Hadaj, near Kibbutz Revivim. That same day, the Israeli government demolished a home between Bir El-Hammam and Khirbet El-Wattan, near Nevatim. They also demolished a structure in Rahat.

Don't Say We didn't Know 448

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Israeli soldiers came to the Palestinian hamlet of Halat Makhul in the northern part of the Palestinian Jordan Valley and demolished four dwelling structures, five service structures and twelve sheep-pens.

At Al Hadidiya, closely, the soldiers demolished a sheep-pen.

On Monday, March 23, 2015, government agents escorted by police demolished yet again the Bedouin village of Al Arakib in the Negev.

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il

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* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html

Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019
Arabic - http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=430180

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Palestine-Israel, the joint struggle in turbulent times of the fragmentation in the Zionist rulling elite*


The merger between the Zionist leadership and the capitalist elite which started 1948 picked in the Tycoons dominance, at 20010. The "too successful" neo-liberalism was challenged by the social struggle, conflicts within the capitalist elite and threatened by international pressure yielded the diminishing power of the old order when the right lost its absolute power in the parliament depending now on the opponent of the milder Zionist right (Kachlon). It is not sure how fast the retreat in the neo-liberal trend and the defeat of the Tycoons combined with the international pressure will yield also retreat in the advance of the Zionist settler and transfer effort. Mean time the joint struggle continue in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Kadum, Ma'asarah, Southern Hebron Hills, Sheikh Jarrah, th Bedouins of the south, Dahamsh... with additional locations from time to time.

Bil'in

This Friday 7 Israeli, few internationals and "guests" from the regions joined the Bil'in people in the 527th Friday demo in Bil'in. In spite of the huge amount of tear gas shooting - never seen before, the army thugs could not disperse us due to a friendly wind. After long confrontation the army left the main confrontation area but invaded the southern part of the village.
Dozens of injuries and cases of suffocation at Bil'in's weekly march
There were dozens of cases of injuries and suffocation from tear gas during today's weekly demonstration in Bil'in. The Israeli army rained bombs of gas and rubber-coated metal bullets at participants as they moved up to the outskirts of the village on the west side. The march started from the center of the village, with the participation of the villagers, including children and friends of international activists and Israelis who reject the occupation in all its forms. They raised Palestinian flags and pictures of the child captive Khalid Hossam El-Sheikh, and the five other children detainees Today marks the 2 year anniversary of their arrest. Demonstrators raised slogans that reflect the theft of Palestinian children, and call for the release of their colleagues and children who are approaching the number of three hundred. They are calling for humanitarian organizations and human rights organizations to intervene for their release. Also, the demonstrators carried photos in solidarity with American activist Tristan Anderson. We saw slogans such as "Tristan always in our hearts", and We pray for your recovery". Tristan is an American young man who came to show solidarity with the Palestinians in 2009. He was hit with a tear gas canister fired by Israeli border guards, hitting him directly in the head. This led to a full and permanent quadriplegia in all limbs and he lost the sight in his right eye. This took place on 03/13/2009 in Ni'lin village, west of Ramallah, where today marks the sixth anniversary of his injury. The canister that injured Anderson are of the same type that caused the death of Bassem Abu Rahma. The case has been brought to the Israeli government , but until now, they are dragging their heels in the case and are claiming it is inadmissible on the grounds that he was in a war zone, and one of the sessions of Public Prosecutions said it is possible that the Palestinians shot him and not the border guards, in an attempt to escape from their crime.
The demonstrators also carried pictures of the American activist Rachel Corrie, to commemorate the twelfth anniversary of her martyrdom, which falls on Monday.
"I'm so happy that my little nephews,nieces and other children still alive and fine after the Israeli occupation forces fired directly at our houses today after they entered our village (Bilin )During the weekly Demonstration Against"
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205281842378562
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10205281610372762
https://www.facebook.com/iyad.burnat/posts/1041735159174180
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/730878103678191

Bil'in, Friday 20-3-15 demo. 15 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative joined international and Bil'iners activists. The Israeli state forces "allowed" us to cross to the lands returned to the village. However, just when we converged there they started to shower us with tear gas. As the wind was erratic, they failed to disperse us as fast as they wished. After they came with their armored cars we were gradually pushed to the built area of the village where we persisted till the state force left the area.
Satisfied with our persistence we stay a short while before ending the demo.

https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10206334303059404
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/690903744352191


Nabi Saleh

Friday 13/03/2015 The Israeli army stepped up its violent suppression of the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh this week. As villagers and solidarity activists marched down the main road leading to the entrance to the village, soldiers targeted them with tear gas canisters, live ammunition and finally, physical violence. One young man sustained an injury from a live (“tutu”) bullet, and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Several others, including children, were beaten mercilessly. Three female demonstrators were arrested.during the demonstration: Boshra Tamimi, Shireen Al Araj and Tali Shapiro.
Tali was released after several hours (due to the fact that she is an Israeli Jewish citizen), However, Boshra remains under arrest for another 4 days and Shireen another 24 hours.
Tali has reported that though they were all beaten during the arrest, Boshra and Shireen remain in good spirits and were "schooling" the Israeli Occupation soldiers and police, when Tali was made to leave the police station.
Filthy occupation forces decided to break the spirit of Nabi Saleh demonstration. Violent suppression efforts included the firing of live ammunition and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators. It also preceded days before the weekly demonstration with nightly arrests.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1552971941639844
http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=4406
https://www.facebook.com/munther.amira/posts/10204996536845580
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-eHISZIoA0
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4yh_p5LF70
David Reeb http://youtu.be/83UmBEPHHOc
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmVLoPxlmc4
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1053863377976089
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1555834488020256
David Reeb https://youtu.be/5Qx3_xLqUC0


Ni'lin

Friday 20-3-15. Gunfire and tear gas dispersed in the air of Ni'lin during the Friday prayer. There was no real provocation on the part of the boys who stood in front of the hill which is within the area of ​​the village and far from the Apartheid wall. There were some shouts and curses between the soldiers that stood on the hill and the boys. The soldiers seemed intoxicated by the power of their weapons or simply drunk, fired at will rubber coated metal bullets and gas canisters during the dialogue of curses. I decided to move forward the direction of the soldiers. They stormed at my direction and when they got approximately 10 meters from me one of them shot a rubber coated steal bullet at my foot (The picture shows three I think it was the one in the middle). That was probably the most painful rubber-coated metal bullet I have ever got. The heroes who just shot an unarmed photographer, quickly returned to the top of the hill and I was evacuated by friends to a nearby ambulance. A Friend took the camera and took some pictures of me and of the rest of the demonstration (Which took place even though the soldiers tried to disperse it before it started)

After a short while I decided to leave the ambulance and tried to get closer to the hill again. The trigger happy soldiers continued to fire at will. But this time the boys trough stones back at them. I thought for a second that the three soldiers saw me and paused their inflammatory behavior but I think now that it probably was a wishful thinking
https://antinarrativeblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-%D7%A0%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9F-20-3-2015/?fb_action_ids=10153061468502696


Kafr Qadoom

"The most important events in Kafr Qaddum march today 20-3-2015
2 Palestinians wounded by metal bullets covered with rubber:
· Mohammad Jomaa 17 in his leg.
· Mohammad Baz 22 in his leg
· Alaa Badarna photographer for European agency fell down when the army oblige the
journalists to leave the area .
5 soldieres detained Zahi Ali 47 in abandoned olive presses while they were hide in ambush to arrest youth.
The Israeli army shoot tear gas canisters heavily causing many suffocated cases.
Also the army emptied the contents of the skunk water car in the house of Zohdi Shtaiwi.
The army stormed the village from 3 directions and the youth stopped them using stones.
Hundreds of Palestinians with Israeli friends join the march under the slogan of" Patience and Unity"
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1054068447955582

Abu Dis

13.3.2015 A peaceful demonstration became violent with moments after the army made arrests of 2 demonstrators that did nothing wrong. 15 soldiers lined up in front of about 30 protesters. Neither side budged. Lieutenant Colonel who was there said he will not let protesters demonstrate here as if it were Bil'in. He Stood aside and began documenting with his Smart-phone when one of his subordinates gave the order to arrest two protesters who did nothing. Boys started throwing stones at the soldiers. The soldiers fired rubber-coated metal bullets and gas grenades directly at them. When a group of photographers got close I heard a soldier saying to one of his friends "beware there are photographers". The direct shooting of gas canisters stopped

The mother of one of the detainees sat on the ground refusing to budge. At first it felt like the soldiers would not hesitate to move her with force, but She asked several photographers to document and rightly so. The presence of cameras probably prevented violent eviction. Slowly but surely the hateful stares of soldiers changed into embarrassment gazes
https://antinarrativeblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/%D8%A3%D8%A8%D9%88-%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%B3%e2%80%8e-%D7%90%D7%91%D7%95-%D7%93%D7%99%D7%A1-abu-dis-13-3-2015/

17-3-15 Palestinians reinforced by Israelis of the anarchists against the wall initiative and internationals, faced the Israeli army in the rebuilt of ‘Jerusalem Gate’ protest encampment near Abu Dis. The protest encampment has been destroyed numerous times before and was erected to reclaim territory earmarked for a new Jewish only settlement. The IDF violently dispersed protesters with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber coated steel bullets, arresting seven of them (three Palestinians and four Israelis).
Palestinian, international and Israeli activists protested against Israeli plans to seize and build in the E1 area, which would cut off the northern and southern parts of the West Bank.
About 10 activists managed to enter the construction area and climb onto Israeli bulldozers. Israeli soldiers shot tear gas and sound bombs at the protesters. Activists also tried to erect two protest tents but failed as Israeli forces soon closed off the area. A total of seven activists were arrested during the action and put in a closed construction container for two hours before they were taken in an army jeep. The Israeli activists among them were later released on bond, the Palestinians were scheduled to be brought to the Ofer Military Court.
In the last two months, Palestinians staged a protest tent in the area and termed it “Jerusalem Gate.” The tent was destroyed by Israeli forces and rebuilt by the Palestinian activists over seven times.
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1053101371385623
http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=4452
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpFds6HS6_8
https://antinarrativeblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/%D8%A3%D8%A8%D9%88-%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%B3%e2%80%8e-%D7%90%D7%91%D7%95-%D7%93%D7%99%D7%A1-abu-dis-17-3-2015-%D7%99%D7%95%D7%9D-%D7%94%D7%91%D7%97%D7%99%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%AA-%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%A7/?fb_action_ids=10153056115977696&fb_action_types=news.publishes&fb_ref=pub-standard
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Don’t say we didn’t know #445
On Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015, government representatives, escorted by the Police force, came to the Bedouin village Rakhme in the Negev (near Yeruham). They destroyed some 2000 dunums (dunum = 1000 sq.m.) of cereal crops. On Wednesday, 4th March, 2015, they came to El-Bagar (near Sde Boker) and ’Abde (near Ovdat) and destroyed about 500 dunums of crops. The same day they destroyed four homes in the Bedouin village Sa’wa (east of Hura).
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Don't Say We Didn't Know 446

On Sunday, March 1st, 2015, in the city of Hebron, Israeli police arrested two volunteers of an international peacemakers organization for five hours, as they were escorting Palestinian children on their way home from kindergarten.

Again, on Thursday, March 5th, 2015, Border Policemen arrested four such volunteers as they stood next to Checkpoint 29 in Hebron to ensure the safety of Palestinian elementary school children crossing the checkpoint on their way home.

On Monday, March 9th, 2015, yet again, Border Policemen detained three volunteers at the same Checkpoint 29 in Hebron, under the same circumstances.
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This week once again government agents, escorted by police, destroyed cereal fields of Bedouins in the Negev. On Tuesday and Wednesday they destroyed the cereal fields of Al Sera, north of the Israeli air force base Nevatim and at Tel Al Malah, closeby. On Thursday they destroyed cereal fields in Wadi Al Na'am, near the waste site of Ramat Hovav.
For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il
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* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html

Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019
Arabic - http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=430180

Monday, March 9, 2015

Palestine-Israel, The joined struggle in a decisive year


The minimal pressure of the imperial power on Israel to soften its pressures applied to the would be transfered Palestinians of the 1967 occupied areas have its results (more in the west bank than in the Gaza Ghetto). The about 100.000 Palestinians of the occupied territories are employed by Israelis. Most of the roadblocks were removed. The rebellion of the Palestinians in the west bank is channeled mostly through a small minority of activists in the joint and separate week end activities. People are like holding their breath to see if the culminated crisis in the international arena will yield a significant break throw. Mean time, the persistent week end struggles - though in a diminished intensity in Bil'in, Ma'asara, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills, Sheik Jarrah... with sporadic struggles in other locations.

Bil'in

“....The most important thing that changed is the culture of the people of Bil’in, says Abdullah Abu Rahmah, an activist in the village’s Popular Struggle Committee, which organizes the protests. “Over the years we have managed to free our minds from the occupation. The Israeli occupation is not just soldiers standing on our land, it is the control of our thoughts, it is the fear that every Palestinian has when staring down the occupation. And we have overcome that, the fear of the soldiers, of police, the Shin Bet, the courts — we express ourselves freely and act to realize our rights. In Bil’in, we are educating the next generation not to be afraid.” Abdullah Abu Rahmah

Ten years of popular resistance in Bil'in - 20-2-2015 - Today marks the 10th anniversary of weekly demonstrations against the Israeli Apartheid Wall in the West Bank village of Bil'in. There have been more demos and actions than the 520 Friday protests of Palestinians from the village and other parts of the occupied west bank, accompanied by Israelis (mostly with the anarchists against the wall initiative) and nearly always international solidarity activists - always marching towards the route of the barrier that cut the lands of the village.

This Friday dozens of participants suffered from tear gas hurting the eyes and inhalation during the march as the Israeli forces attacked us long before we reached the old route of the separation fence (blocking us the last few months from approaching the separation wall that replaced it). Few times the soldiers used jeeps to chase demonstrators towards the village using lot of tear gas canisters and rubber bullets as due to the strong northern wind they failed to disperse us. Some members of families who live nearby also suffered from tear gas.

During the demo - in addition to the usual chants and flags we held pictures of children who are detained in Israeli jails, especially the one of a sick 14 year old child Khlid Alshaikh.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206042429882942
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1029198247094538
Hamza Burnat https://www.facebook.com/hamza.burnat/posts/805111516209571
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1018937391453051
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=720739988025336
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/720740888025246
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205133115740489

Invitation
Did you take take part in a protest in Bilin during the last 10 years? #Did you take part in any local protest somewhere in Palestine? #Did you take part in a protest somewhere around the world? If the answer was yes and there's a picture of you during the protest, upload the picture with the sentence: I will be a part of the tenth anniversary of the popular struggle in Bilin and will take part in the protest on the 27th of February 2015. If the answer was no, don't miss the chance to express your opinion about refusing the occupation. Write: I will take part in a protest for the first time in Bilin on the 27th of February 2015, the tenth anniversary of the popular struggle. Let's all participate together in this protest to end the occupation, Bil'in Popular Committee against wall and settlements
https://scontent-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/p261x260/10993122_743523692412532_7100206990380826117_o.jpg
http://972mag.com/a-consciouness-free-of-occupation-bilin-marks-10-years-of-popular-struggle/103266/
Friday 27-2-15 Just Returned from the ten year anniversary demo in Bil'in. About 80 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, with hundreds of Palestinians from the village, near by villages, and Ramalah and some internationals. We Marched at noon from the center of the village towards the new separation wall.
This Friday they let us come near the gate of the wall before starting to shower us with tear gas.
The east wind was friendly to us so the soldiers had to come and confront the demonstrators. 5 were arrested - 3 Israelis and two Palestinians. Few were injured - including two who were taken to hospital.
We returned tired but with satisfaction.
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205180052433877
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1041180082577752
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=np.140174167.100000233353245
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1041177462578014
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10205179312895389
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/media_set?set=a.680767458699153.1073741852.100002977143527
David Reeb http://youtu.be/CLcdebp6kl4
http://www.skynewsarabia.com/web/video/727195/%D8%A8%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%B9%D9%82%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%85%D8%A9

Bil'in, 6-3-15: After closing 10 years of struggle against the occupation and the separation wall we started the eleventh year of struggle. Seven Israelis and dozen internationals converged with the activists and youth of the village at the Abu Lamun oak groove (we were prevented to reach for months). Minutes after we stared the demo the Israeli state forces started to shower us with tear gas. As the eastern wind prevented them from dispersing us, they came with armored cars and forced us to return most of the way to the village were we stood firm till the army cars left the area and we returned to the village with another small victory.
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10206138730170389
https://www.facebook.com/hamza.burnat/posts/811525292234860


Ni'lin

Protest 06.03.2015 - soldiers fired several live bullets at 2 protesters who managed to hide well and avoid being killed, all they did was using mirrors to reflect the sun light on the face on the sniper to make him lose his focus and not be able to snipe any protester.
however, 2 protesters were injured as a result of getting shot with rubber coated steel bullet and other dozens of suffocation of tear gas canister.

https://www.facebook.com/saeed.almafea/posts/10153664326759447


Gate of Jerusalem

Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) activists maintain for weeks their presence at the ‪#‎Jerusalem_gate‬ in the confiscated land of al izarya...
The gate has been demolished for the ninth time in a raw and more are following.
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1037085069653920
https://www.facebook.com/amnonlotan/posts/10153110856357037


Qaddum

Friday 20-2-15 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.889468657741855.1073741971.271405776214816
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2evUzT0kR0E
27-2-15 https://www.facebook.com/amnonlotan/posts/10153110867142037
Friday 6-3-15 was very hard day in Kafr Qadoom began in early morning at 10 o'clock when the Israeli army storm the village with 3 jeeps and bulldozer and about 20 soldiers from the army and police border.
they shoot many tear gas canisters towards us and inside houses so that tenths of suffocated cases were happened and all of them treated by the teams of PRCS who came from Qalqilia.

Jameel Hilmi Shtaiwi 17 was shot by rubber bullet in his left leg , and Hikmat Shtaiwi 36 while he was trying to protect his face from tear gas canister has his thumb broken and went to hospital for treatment. The march began as usual after praying with hundreds of Palestinians and friends from Israel but the army didn't give us the chance to walk more than 200 m when he began to shoot tear gas canisters , rubber and live bullets. Clouds of smoke from canisters caused 42 suffocated cases
Dear whatever happened we never gave up
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1045906308771796
https://www.facebook.com/AlMasira.KufurKaddom/photos/a.271581452863915.64897.271405776214816/891361610885893


Qalandiya

Saturday 7-3-15 Hundreds of women on both sides of Qalandiya checkpoint: Israeli citizens on one side and Palestinians on the other.
Marking international ‪#‎WomensDay‬ and protesting against the Israeli occupation
https://www.facebook.com/94205446262/photos/a.10152055444506263.1073741828.94205446262/10152911886541263


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Don't Say We Didn't Know 442
One of the ways to rob Palestinians' lands is to apply Draconian interpretation to Ottoman land laws. The Ottoman law stipulates that land that has not been tended for several years becomes 'state land'.
Palestinians of the village of Al Shuyukh, north-east of Hebron, planted 300 fruit trees on their land. The Civil Administration required them to leave the grounds, claiming that the land had been declared 'state land' in the past.
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On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Negev Bedouin village of Um Battin, near Tel Sheva, and demolished a structure. The next day they came to the village of Tel Al Malah near the Nevatim army base, and demolished a house.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 443
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Israeli army forces entered an area belonging to a Palestinian of the village of Tyassir near Tubas (northern West Bank) and uprooted 9 dunams of olive trees, claiming they had been planted in a nature reserve.
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On Thursday, February 19, 2015, government agents escorted by police had a demolition day in Bedouin localities in the Negev. They destroyed a structure in Rahat and proceeded to demolish Al Arakib yet again.
Don’t say we didn’t know #444


Izbet Tabib

On Thursday, 26th February, 2015, residents of the Palestinian village ‘Izbet Tabib (east of Qalqilia) together with some of their Israeli supporters demonstrated near the access road to their village, near Highway No. 55. They did not block the road. Suddenly soldiers arrived and without any warning started shooting tear gas grenades at the demonstrators.

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On Sunday, 22nd February, 2015, government representatives escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin village Sa’wa, east of Hura, and demolished four homes.

On Thursday, 26th February, 2015, they arrived in the Bedouin village Tel ’Arad and demolished two structures.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il


* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html

Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Palestine-Israel, 10 years of the joint struggle in Bil'in against the settlers, the separation fence/wall, and occupation.


The joint struggle of the villages local popular comities and the Israeli "anarchists against the wall" initiative started about 12 years ago in the Maskha camp. Joint struggles were developed in various villages with various successes but only the struggle of Bil'in persisted for year after year holding high the flag of popular unarmed struggle and became the focus of attention and inspirations for Palestinians of the whole west bank, many thousands of international activists who joined us for short periods (and some for long ones)... spreading the news and the struggle after returning home. Even the few thousand of the Israeli wide spectrum of the radical left been in Bil'in at least once and helped us to prevent the marginalization of the popular Palestinian resistance. On the coming Friday - the 20th of February, we will celebrate our 10 years of contributing to the Palestinian Tsumud (persistence) - the only thing that prevented the Zionist total transfer out of the Palestinians.


Bil'in

2/6/2015.
Today, in Bil'in, West Bank, Palestinian children stood firmly against the occupation. As always, the non-violent demonstrators were met with teargas and rubber bullets. There is not much of a childhood for Palestinian kids. The occupation also robs us of that.
Natalie Wallach https://www.facebook.com/natali.babku/posts/10203749765485660
Haitham Al Khatib https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205023502320222
Friday 13-2-15:8 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall (4 of us also of the anarcho-communist Ahdut [Unity]) joined a dozen of internationals and Bil'iners in the end of the ten years of Friday demos. While we were converging near the last homes of the village, The Israeli state forces started to shower the road with a barrage of tear gas. After a while, the wind cleared the cloud of tear gas and we started to march towards the route of the original separation fence dismantled after years of struggle and replaced by a wall about one kilometer to the west... The army tried to block our way but many of us succeeded to cross the small valley and arrived when the soldiers stood. As they failed to block the way using tear gas and shooting they sprayed pepper on the faces of some of us and arrested two: they arrest Mohamed Khatib of the village struggle comity, and an activist from the UK. One participant suffered from a wound in his leg caused by a steel bullet.coated by rubber, and 10 suffered from Pepper spray directed to their faces. .
Experimenting in Bil'in: It was a bit strange that in a windy Friday, mostly a western wind that hampered the demonstration, lot of people succeeded to come very near to the soldiers. It seems, like it occurred in the past, Israeli state forces lured many of us to approach so they will be able to try a new weapon or a tactic. To day, they tested a mass use on pepper spray on faces of 10 participant (including two feminine Israelis and two others they they arrested after the spray for observation).
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10205077944721248
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10206056118144955


Ni'lin

6.2.2015 https://antinarrativeblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-%D7%A0%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9F-6-2-2015/


Nabi Saleh

Scores suffocated from tear gas today during the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh. The march began at Martyrs’ Square and proceeded towards the main entrance to the village, whose iron gates were closed. Palestinian and foreign protesters were led by children carrying signs with slogans against the occupation and demanding national rights. When protesters were 100 meters from the gate, clashes ensued, and the Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at protesters. Demonstrators then marched towards the expropriated water spring and lands, as women and girls led the march to shield the youth from the snipers. The popular resistance movement is calling to form a united leadership and program of struggle on the basis of popular resistance in order to resist policies of uprooting, displacement and settlements, and for the international community to implement resolutions against the occupation.
Palestinian women, children and men demonstrated in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh today against the occupation and illegal theft of their lands. The protest was met with a barrage of over a hundred tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers. The village's women and young children also faced down Israeli snipers, who were attempting to occupy earth mounds directly amidst the protesters
Today in Nabi Saleh: Israeli occupation force snipers opened fire on residents with live ammunition.
https://www.facebook.com/bassem.tamimi/posts/10205173628612619
https://www.facebook.com/ismpalestine/posts/10152831779094145
https://www.facebook.com/SHEHABNEWS/posts/987492787959808
http://schwarczenberg.com/?attachment_id=4031
David Reeb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87hcrwWG7NE
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CLTNv1ucy4
Friday 13-2-15: Residents of Nabi Saleh marched today in the pouring rain against the ongoing occupation and land annexation. Earlier this week, Israel revealed plans to expand the nearby settlement of Halamish, built in part on lands confiscated from villagers. Protesters marched towards the main entrance to the village, and were encountered by barraged of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets fired by the Israeli soldiers in an attempt to disperse the march. No injuries were reported.
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1032012343494526
http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=4340
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7DCO0gvNfc
David Reeb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EymJwpJQV6I

Qaddum


Kufr Qaddum 's (west bank, near Nablus) habitants demonstrating and resisting against the theft of their lands, the military occupation, its settlements and the separation wall.
Abdallah Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGrUSUJO168
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.882045288484192.1073741969.271405776214816
Friday 13-2-15:a weekly protest march in Kafr Qaddum, a local popular committee leader said.
Popular resistance committee coordinator Murad Shtewi said 17-year-old Jamil Shtewi was shot in the leg when Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber-coated bullets, and live bullets at protesters.
The teen was taken to Rafidia hospital in Nablus for treatment.
Dozens of others suffered from tear gas inhalation and where treated at the scene.
Israeli bulldozers also pushed the remains of a pile of burnt tires into the yard of local resident Adnan Ali, Shtewi said.

https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1032007516828342
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP6EpuWBTiI
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.885709924784395.1073741970.271405776214816



Sheikh Jarrah


Friday protest February 6, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/amir.bitan/media_set?set=a.1018010541547294.1073741977.100000150737581
13-2-15 https://www.facebook.com/amir.bitan/media_set?set=a.1022458201102528.1073741980.100000150737581

#‎Jerusalem_Gate

February 6-12, 2015 - Popular Struggle Coordination Committee: Popular Resistance activists are rebuilding of ‪#‎Jerusalem_Gate‬ on the lands of Abu Dies and Al Eizarieh for the sixth time post being demolished by the Occupation. This is the sixth time their camp has been demolished this week. Every time they rebuild a small shelter, with three walls and a simple roof. Most likely, at this today it will be destroyed once more by the Israeli government - and rebuilt by the Palestinians

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Don't Say We Didn't Know 440

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the Israeli army held maneuvers in the north-west part of the Palestinian village of Bardalah, in the northern Occupied Palestinian Jordan Valley. Hundreds of soldiers entered the village while firing weapons and throwing stun grenades. They also conducted searches in village homes. On Friday the maneuvers were still ongoing throughout all of the northern part of the Palestinian Jordan Valley.
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Clarification:
After publicizing the news about destroying crops in the South Hebron Hills, I found out that I had been mistaken: the lands concerned are located inside Israel proper. They had been the property of the said villagers prior to 1948. Following the war, as they were on the Israeli side of the border, Israel's government took over their ownership. The original owners claim their right to have them back.
Don’t say we didn’t know #441
On Wednesday, 4th February, 2015, tractors from the Parks and Nature Reserves Authority, with a military escort, destroyed nearly 800 dunums (dunum = 1000 sq.m) of crops belonging to Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills, on lands belonging to villagers from Jinba, Halawa and Markaz.
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On Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015, government representatives escorted by the Yoav unit of the police force came to Bedouin localities in the Negev to slough and destroy crops. First they destroyed in Abu Grinat, near Aroer junction, and then in Hura. On their way back from Hura, they were involved in an accident in which eight Bedouin women from Hura were killed and thirty injured.

For further information: amosg@shefayim.,org.il

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* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html

Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019
Arabic - http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=430180

Monday, February 2, 2015

Palestine-Israel, February 20th - Ten years of struggle in Bil'in - inspiration to organized popular non armed struggle


The activists of Bil'in were not the first to join the popular unarmed struggle against the separation fence, occupation, and settlers encroachment. However, the Bil'in activists together with the anarchists against the wall were the first to start a persistent struggle with a non stop week after week of activities. Activists from near and far villages came to Bil'in to support and to be inspired, and together started to struggle in their own villages. Ni'ilin, Ma'asare, Beit Umar for few years... and later villages that struggle against the the encroachment of settlers and occupation blocks - Nabi Saleh and Qaddum. Higher levels of organization and activities of the coordination comity of the local popular struggle comity and just lately a coordination comity of a group of villages in the south of the occupied west bank.

Bil'in

Friday 1/23/2015 Today in Bil'in we were dozen Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, about dozen internationals and dozens of Bil'iners. When we started to march from the village to the areas of the returned lands, the Israeli armed forces did not wait and started to fire tear gas grenades. As the wind was friendly they failed to disperse us and even shooting bullets did not do more than make us to retreated a bit.
After more than an hour of confrontation the state forces went away.
A young Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Rahma was seriously injured in his head by an Israeli rubber bullet. Three other Palestinians including a journalist were also hit and wounded by rubber bullets during today's weekly demonstration against the Israeli occupation in Bil'in.
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/707484589350876
https://www.facebook.com/hamza.burnat/posts/790617247658998
Hamde Abu Rahma:
"After this young boy was shot in his head, the Israeli army followed him, as he could not run too well. They were trying to arrest him but I grabbed him and held him in my arms and ran with him to the safety of the ambulance. The Israeli army kept shooting at us from very close range. My duty is to take photos to document life under the occupation, but when we see someone in trouble, our humanity must act first and we must always come to each other's aid."
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1529933253943713
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=804566692925414
Bil'in - 30-1-15, three weeks to the ten years anniversary. At Friday noon, 13 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, and many international activists joined the Bil'iners in the weekly demonstration against the separation wall and occupation and in solidarity with the 14 years old Malak incarcerated after falsely blaming her that she threw stones on soldiers. Though the western wind carried the tear gas showered toward us, few participants succeeded to find a round about rote and arrived behind the soldiers where they could not sower them with tear gas. After a long while when the tear gas reach the village most of us dispersed.
https://www.facebook.com/hamde.a.rahma/posts/1532469903690048
https://scontent-a-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1506616_711120218987313_9209265371715404312_n.jpg?oh=7ccf1623c4a036e8cf9ad9c0793edfcc&oe=5562B43D
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/711122325653769
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10204973459189175&set=vb.1022320161
Taki Bornat https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=865300783491816
Haitham Al Khatib https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10204973459189175


Ma'asra

Friday 30-1-2015, One more time, villagers and international supporters gathered to stop settlements in Ma'asara, with the slogan “Stop the theft of Palestinian land”. And also one more time, the IOF waited the participants and threw them hundreds of tear gas canister followed by sound grenades and rubber coated bullets to stop and suppress the march. The participants suffered for the tear gas inhalation again.
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1022677144428046


Nabi Saleh

Friday 1/23/2015 - The weekly march began from Martyrs' Square in Nabi Saleh, raising the Palestinian and Egyptian flags and frequency slogans against the occupation in all its forms and expressions, and its presence in our land. In an attempt to gain access to confiscated land and before approaching the checkpoint, the occupation forces threw the demonstrators heavy tens of poison gas bombs, rubber bullets and live ammunition (TOTO) knowing that the village is exposed to continued attacks during week closure of the iron gate at the entrance of the village and to incursions with the next inspection houses and arrests. Moreover, yesterday, they used a new type of long-range bombs.
The weekly protest in Nabi Saleh followed a week of IDF raids in the village and arrests of residents, as well as what seems like the introduction of a new weapon that contains an unknown orange-colored chemical.
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1015309201831507
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F0DD66Hg94
http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=3360
Dvid Reeb http://youtu.be/RDdqrINMM-M
Today 30-1-15 Protesting the systematic detention of children and minors by the IDF, residents of Nabi Saleh and solidarity activists marched today, demonstrating against the recent prison sentence given to 14 years old Malak al-Khatib. Malak was accused of stone throwing, and was pressured into signing a plea deal which handed her a two-months prison term and 6000NIS fine. She is currently held in Hasharon prison, with other female Palestinian political prisoners. The IDF attempted to disperse the marchers by using tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition (“tutu”). One child was injured from a live bullet and was taken to Salfit for medical treatment.
http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=3670
https://www.facebook.com/nariman.tamimi.1/posts/1037911429558232
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10204973116660612
David Reeb http://youtu.be/29f30wRcrjA


Ni'lin

An Israeli soldier dancing on Palestinian warrior song during the protest against the Apartheid wall in the west bank village of Ni'lin 23.01.2015
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1576893669188916

Kufr Qaddoum

A Palestinian guy was shot in the head with a tear gas bomb in Kufr Qaddoum in the Weakly nonviolence demonstration that aims to open the closed road in the village. The soldiers shot protesters with rubber bullets and threw tear gas bombs leaving tens wounded. But, in spite of this, the demonstration continued shouting for stopping the violence, collective punishment and terror against humanity which Israel practice every day against Palestinians. The governor of Qalqilia Rafi Rawajbeh participated in the demonstration with some of representatives of Fateh party and the colonization and wall resistance commission. watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHaJb7HoceQ
30-1-15 - At least one unarmed protester was shot in the head by the Israeli army with rubber coated steel bullets! Miraculously its only screeched him.
In the weekly demo against the occupation in kufr Qaddum,
Over the hundred local participants!
The Israeli army again invades the center of the village, spraying skunk juice over houses of people and a television team s van that was parked next to their path!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.878299172192137.1073741968.271405776214816
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8IzhyHnHn8


Sheikh Jarrah

Friday 23/1/2015
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153026228194183
Friday 30/1/2015 - 5 years ago I earned here some important lessons on political struggle, thanks to the amazing people of this neighborhood and the Israeli police. Now everything is much more quiet, which is not necessary a good thing in our parts.


South Hebron Hills

2015 01 23 Four Palestinians arrested during an action in the South Hebron Hills (Susia village)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K4ebhbLZ2o


Nekodim

Younes Arar: "30 January 2015. South West Bank popular Committees organized today an olive trees planting activity for private Palestinian land adjacent to the illegal Zionist occupation Nekodim colony where the terrorist Zionist occupation minister of External Affairs Avigdor Liberman is living, to the east of Bethlehem. We were intercepted by 10s of heavily armed Zionist occupation forces and colonists while we were on the way to that area, attacked us and tried to force us back, but we insisted to reach the targeted area and plant our trees. The land owner was not allowed to enter and plant his land for the last 15 years. After about an hour they allowed us to plant the trees but to leave the land after 15 minutes, which means we have to do the planting in just 15 minutes. So, we reached the land took our time planting the trees under the guns of the Zionist soldiers and colonists, but we planted our olive trees, they tried to stop us, to terrorize us, but we planted our trees, 30 January 2015."


Ni'ilin

Saeed Amireh:
"Freedom is to see the smile back on the faces of every single person in the village today! finally after so much Israeli mid-night raids and arrests in the village which cause arrests of over 45 youth from Ni'lin village,today Ni'lin village celebrate the release of 3 of its youth from Israeli military jails with a great joy and happiness!.
my cousin Khamis Amireh 39 years old. spent 7 months in jail.
Khalil Amireh 22 years old ,spent 22 months in jail.
Abed alqader Nafi 23, spent 15 months in jail.
may we celebrate the freedom of Palestine soon inshallah grin emoticon"
https://www.facebook.com/saeed.almafea/posts/10153570136839447


Tel Aviv

Thursday 29-1-15 demo in solidarity with Malak. We were about 100 - Israeli and Palestinian Israelis. With placards and chants. In front of the Israeli central military compound.
Israeli Court sentenced 14-Year-Old to two months in prison and $1523 fine.
Malak is considered the youngest prisoner currently serving a sentence in Israeli jails. She is one of 7000 Palestinian children who were arrested since the start of the second Intifada in September 2000, many of whom are still serving sentences.
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10206192179349950

Shackled and in tears, 14-year-old Malak al-Khatib from the village of Beitin, in the Ramallah district, was taken from the Israeli military court Ofer to begin serving her two months sentence in prison and for alleged rock throwing and the possession of a knife.
After being detained for 23 days, Malak was sentenced to two months in prison and a fine of 6000 shekels ($1523), even though she had hopes of being released to reunite with her family who has been living in distress ever since Malak was detained on December 31, 2014.
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Don't say we didn’t know #439

On Tuesday, 20th January, 2015, IDF soldiers arrived at Rifa'iyya, a Palestinian village between Dirat and Zif in the South Hebron Hills and demolished three homes and a sheepfold. 28 people were left without a roof over their heads.

Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il
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* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html

Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019
Arabic - http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=430180

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Palestine-Israel: Not even 10 years of joint struggle and the fruits are already ripe*


The Israel main daily Yedioth Ahronoth revealed in the morning of 13-1-15 a classified document of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "Worsening European measures against Israel... fear that the US stop using its veto power in the Security Council... a particularly gloomy forecast for 2015. It shows how far the political tsunami could reach, and in some ways has already begun". It seems the many thousands of international activists and dignitaries who participated in the joint struggle with the Israeli activists of the anarchists against the wall together with the Palestinian popular village comities were the catalysts that put the struggle on the media agenda again and again till the minimal mass already reached. First, the video clips invaded the main stream media, than Bil'in Habibti documentary and the pick was expressed in the 5 broken cameras award... and like a snow ball rolling down the mountain it is unstoppable now.


Bil'in

"The demo in BILIN gathered about 60 persons who suffered from gas as Israeli soldiers directed gas and rubber bullets to the people present on the scene.As usual,an important quantity of gas penetrated our village.
On the very same day,in 2011,we lost JAWAHER ABU RAHMA,the sister of BASSEM ABU RAHMA,who was martyred in PALESTINE,in BILIN,on 17/04/2009.
This atrocious MURDER was perpetrated by the ISRAELI OCCUPATION FORCES while he was taking part in a non violent demonstration against the ISRAELI OCCUPATION of OUR HOMELAND:PALESTINE".
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10204733506670512
https://www.facebook.com/hamde.a.rahma/posts/1521307674806271
https://www.facebook.com/hamza.burnat/posts/778853878835335
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv8fnFCAbHg
Hamde Abu Rahma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT2mm5Wof5k
Bil'in, Friday 9-1-15 - and as usual, the weekly demonstration different each time. 8 Israelis and dozen international activists joined tens of Bil'iners on a cold and drizzling afternoon. Southern wind, a new unit of Israel's armed forces, and tear gas in abundance ... we avoided quite easily. After more than an hour of confrontation - during which the armed forces "succeeded to force us to retreat back a bit, they got exhausted and left us alone with a tear gas cloud that covered the the small valley. With no one to confront we choose to end the demonstration and returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=895637393801807&id=184879698210917


AlMasara

The Israeli Occupied forces Arrested Abdallah Abu Shakra in the AlMasara while he was participating in the weakly nonviolence demonstration.
This demonstration that was organized by the popular struggle committee came in the 50th anniversary of the Palestinian revolution and Fateh Party, and in commemoration of four years of the death of the martyr Jawaher Abu Rahma.
The marsh started from the center of Al Masara village when hundreds of villagers together with international supporters were gathered for the sake of stopping settlements. The protesters raised the Palestinian flag with some pictures of the martyrs such as the photo of Ziad Abu Ain who was killed in Toromos Ayya in December 2014. The children raised the olive branches verses the teargas bombs to show how is the big difference between peaceful marshes and Israeli violence.
IOF waited for the participant and throw them with hundred of teargas canister followed by sound grenades and rubber coated bullets to stop and to suppressed the march.
The participants suffered of the tear gas inhalation and one Palestinian guy was hit and arrested.
The popular struggle committee in Al Masara denounced the violence of the Israeli occupied forces and stressed that IOF are condemned for the arrest of the activist Manal Al Tamimi in Al Nabi Saleh, they also asked for bigger international support to stop the Israeli violence
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/997087446987016



NABI SALEH

FRIDAY DEMONSTRATION 2-1-2015 The Israeli Occupied forces suppressed the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh, The demonstration was launched with the slogan against the Israeli crimes and for the loyalty of the Palestinian revolution. IOF waited for the participant and throw them with hundred of teargas canister followed by sound grenades and rubber coated bullets to stop the march. This dozens of soldiers and jeeps waited to prevent the participants from reaching the area close to the wall. The soldiers attacked the demonstrators and chased them in jeeps in order to arrest them.
The participants suffer of the tear gas inhalation and one Palestinian child was injured. The protesters raised the Palestinian flags and put flags on the Israeli tanks. The clashes continued for more two hours.
The press was not out of the Israeli fire, as IOF attacked the media cadres that were filming the marsh, and hit Sara Al Adra the reporter of the Palestinian national TV and stopped her with the cameraman from covering the Israeli violation.
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/997048320324262
https://www.facebook.com/belal.tamimi/posts/10152427572951371
David Reeb http://youtu.be/Z1pqgZdp5Og
Marking the 50th anniversary to the founding of the Fateh movement, residents of Nabi Saleh march defiantly towards their confiscated lands and water spring, briefly taking over military-owned bulldozers parked near the checkpoint.
http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=2899

Ni'ilin

9-1-2015 The soldiers fired, directly, canister of tear gas toward a child who climbed over the wall
https://antinarrativeblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-%D7%A0%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9F-9-1-2015/

The soldiers fired, directly, canister of tear gas toward a child who climbed over the wall

Qadum

Friday 2-1-2015, Demonstrates against the illegal Israeli settlement in Kufr Qaddoum and the Israeli military’s closure of their village’s main road started years ago.
Hundreds of villagers, united with international and few Israeli activists and walk down the main road week after week, demanding the right to movement. Today while the demonstrators were walking in the peaceful marsh the IOF were hiding behind the trees and in the villagers houses using them as bulwark to attack the protesters.
Clouds of tear gas fogged the village leaving behind tens of suffocations among civilians. IOF shot protesters with live bullets, where a Palestinian guy was injured directly. The Palestinian citizen Majed Juma was arrested and abused till he was sent to the hospital because he suffers from a heart disease.
The demonstration coordinator Khaldoun Abu Khaled stressed that this demonstration today is for the loyalty of the martyrs, denounces the killing of the martyr Imam Dwaikat.
https://www.facebook.com/OdaiQaddomi.Photography/posts/824561927585671
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/996545413707886
https://www.facebook.com/AlMasira.KufurKaddom/photos/a.863249780363743.1073741965.271405776214816/863250727030315/?type=1
Abdallah Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waL0YIb6MMA
Qaddum today 9-1-15 https://www.facebook.com/amnonlotan/posts/10152998992707037
Kufr Qaddom had to face the storm, but the worst weather was brought by the military occupation. Dozens of demonstrators braved the rain today to protest the continued closure of the Kufr Qaddum’s main road to Nablus. A local organizer and Kufr Qaddam resident ended the demonstration by a call to all gathered (translated), "Even in the snow, even in the bad weather we will keep resisting, to open our road… The amount of people gathered today, even in this weather, shows how powerful we are."
Read the full report here: http://palsolidarity.org/2015/01/snow-and-rain-does-not-stop-kufr-qaddum-protest/
Neither snow nor rain couldn’t stop Kufr Qaddom weekly demonstration which started on the centre of the village. After surround it, the demonstrators reached to the street which was closed by the Israeli army 10 years ago.


Sheikh Jarrah

Friday 9-1-15 in spite of the snow
The residents of Sheikh Jarrah are continuing their protest vigils in the neighborhood every Friday, protesting their violent evictions from their homes,
the taking over of the neighborhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem.
They call upon each and every person who supports their struggle to join them.
This is the nineteenth Friday after Salah being jailed.
https://www.facebook.com/adabilu/media_set?set=a.853547871355484.1073741910.100001008382622
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=895660530466160&id=184879698210917
https://www.facebook.com/amir.bitan/media_set?set=a.1001880269826988.1073741971.100000150737581

Amos Gvirtz: Don't Say We Didn't Know 435
On Monday, December 22, 2014, with the approval and coordination of the Israeli army, Palestinian farmers of the villages of Tukuah and Genta entered farmland that have been out of bounds for everyone. The security official of Nokdim settlement entered the area and assaulted the Palestinian farmers. Soldiers present did not prevent him from doing so. Later, the official tried to run over two village council chairmen with his vehicle.
Unlike the DCO officers on the ground, at DCO Headquarters anger was expressed at the conduct of the security official and the assaulted Palestinians were encouraged to lodge a complaint.
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On Monday, December 22, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin village of Sa'wah, near Hura, and instructed seven residents to demolish their homes or else they would be demolished by the authorities. On the next day, all seven did as instructed.
On Thursday, December 25, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin village a-Za'arura, east of Road no. 80, and demolished three homes. 39 persons have remained homeless.

Just class war in Tel Aviv

2.1.15 6 anarcho-communist Ahdut (Unity) organization joined picket 0f Tel Aviv Worker's Front of waiters initiative against exploitation tactics of employers.
https://www.facebook.com/unityahdut/posts/942944432397409

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Don't Say We Didn't Know 436

The Israeli army persists in its attempts to expel Palestinians from the Palestinian Jordan Valley.

On Thursday, January 1st, 2015, soldiers came to Umm Jamal, near the settlement of Maskiot, and demolished thirty structures: ten homes and twenty sheep pens and storerooms. Eighty persons remained homeless. The Red Cross brought six tents as well as mattresses.

The same locality was demolished by the Israeli army one year ago.]

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On Sunday, December 28th, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin locality in the Negev – Awajan near the town of Lakiya, plowed and destroyed wheat fields.

On Tuesday, December 30, 2014, they demolished a structure at Tell Sheva.

In Umm Batin, north of the Jewish suburb of Omer, government agents uprooted dozens of olive trees.

In Kseife, they demolished a structure.

At Ar'ara they destroyed the floor of a home.

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il
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* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html - (en)
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html - (it)
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html - (he)