Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Palestine-Israel, Israel attack on Gaze ending with a defeat of its arrogant power show*

Israel started the attack on the Hamas to sabotage the Hamas compromise with the west bank authority, and restore a weakened Hamas independent rule in the Gaza strip. Hamas compromise was a response to Egyptian closer intended to dismantle the Hamas. The failed Israeli attack will force it to contribute its share to significantly open the closer of the border between Israel and the Gaza strip which was till the attack based on the bare minimal on the margin of humanitarian catastrophe. Whatever the details of the new cease fire and arrangements, the failure of Israel vicious assault to stop the Hamas from firing rockets on Israel is a significant "game changer". The failed attack on Gaza and the continuing popular struggle in the west bank are hastening the international pressures to end the occupation of the West bank and the closer of the Gaza strip.


As usual, Bil'in weekly demonstration took place today after the noon time prayers. About 20 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative and more than a dozen internationals joined the Bil'iners and a group of the neighboring village Safa. The special theme of the demonstration today was against the newest slaughters in Gaza and the killing by an Israeli sniper a youth of the nearby village in a last week demo there against the slaughters in Gaza. The Israeli army was particularly brutal in their repression of today's demonstration. The army attacked the protests with tear gas long before we even reached the wall. After their failed attempt to disperse us by shooting from behind the wall, They invaded with their jeeps the Bil'in lands freed only 3 years ago and started shooting tear gas from them. Many of us suffered from suffocation and temporary blindness as a result.

Nabi Saleh

08/08/2014 As the ceasefire in Gaza was violated, resulting in more Palestinian casualties, the people of Nabi Saleh marched in solidarity with Gaza, calling to lift the siege and protesting the massacre. Over 1800 Palestinians were killed so far, about a quarter of them children. The IOF attempted to disperse the march with barrages of tear gas canisters and rubber coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.580957525357279.1073741964.202358256550543
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8CXUzkQ0KI


8-8-2014At the weekly kufr qaddum demo against the Israeli occupation, against the siege and attacks on Gaza, demanding to open the village's Road!
Over 200 unarmed dedicated demonstrators participated.
Today's first contact: snipers shoot two demonstrators in the leg and the back with silenced tutu bullets.seems Israel has a new widespread policy of firing at unarmed protesters.
Later shot a third protester. Also bombarded us with abrupt thick barrages of tear gas.
The shabab responded with some rocks and a lovely tire fire.
After two hours we dispersed.

Sheikh Jarrah

Friday protest, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=905796922768657&set=ms.c.eJyzNDA1tzQzNzMyN7MwMzfWs4TwzS1NjE2NjS2gfEsjsLypOQDr2gnS.bps.at.905796632768686.1073741937.100000150737581.625284013.100001008382622

Tel Aviv

Saturday 2.8.2014 Police try prevent protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza, in center TA
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Z9jfBimTE
David Reeb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAozGYURWac

Saturday 9.8.2014 protest against the massacre in Gaza, 8:00pm Taken at Rabin Squareץ Israeli radical activists staged a demonstration against the massacre in Gaza after the police revoked the permit given to a protest organized by Zionist-leftist groups ad parties. Despite the ban, a few hundred protesters came to Rabin square in Tel Aviv, calling for the end of the siege and end the bloodshed.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.581568555296176.1073741965.202358256550543
David Reeb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOfVAeMSmts


Sunday 3-8-14 Demonstration against Israel war on the Gaza strip.
* 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:
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

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

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle in turbulent times*

The joint struggles in the locations of regular weekly activities of Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Sheikh Jarah, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Western Hills of Hebron, in the week end actions and some in between focused on the war on Gaza as the more obvious aspect of occupation. To day, it seems Israel failed to establish a weakened but independent power in the Gaza strip - mainly because the atrocities of Israel failed to recruit international pressure on Egypt to open enough the siege on Gaza. It seems, there will be a revival of the accord between the Hamas and the west bank Palestinian authority Israel
invested so many efforts to sabotage. It is not clear yet how the the detail will be and how the last Israeli atrocities will influence the pressure of the imperial powers on Israel to end the 1967 occupation. Latest news: Israel started to retreat its forces from the Gaza strip with no resolution and with rockets still fired on Israel.


Saturday 19.7.2014 hundreds participated in protest demo held at Habima square
David Reeb http://youtu.be/9qhJ1JRQukI

Today 25/7/14 17 Israelis with the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative and few internationals were ready to start the weekly march to the gate of the separation wall. Just as we started the Israeli fucked forces who had already invaded the lands of Bil'in flooded us with tear gas grenades and later fired on us even using live ammunition. One Bil'iner who was shot at the Stomach was rushed by the ambulance to the Ramalla hospital.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=810543742310208
Mohammed Basman Yasin https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/614316818667654

Friday 1.8.14 Demo - the strangest ever I participated in. A dozen Israelis, few internationals, and Bil'iner activists arrived at the Abu Lamun oak reservation park to start the weekly demo against the separation wall, the occupation, and Israel war on Gaza.
Israeli soldiers who waited there for us forbid us with added threats from even entering the reservation. After a complicated bargain we were allowed to sit under the first tree... so instead a marching demo we did a sit in one - one of the strangest Friday demonstrations in Bil'in - a sit in under a tree at the entrance to the Abu Lamun oaks reservation park. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203587568822782


Three Israelis and one international activists joined thirty Palestinians in the weekly demonstration in Ma'asara, with the theme of was resistance to the siege and massacre in Gaza.
We arrived late. When we arrived there were about eighty soldiers (much more than usual), some on the roofs of the houses, most of them with masks. Palestinian protesters made ​​ speeches in English, and then dispersed. Immediately after the participants scattered stones began to fly through the air and gas and stun grenades. Hard to determine who started it and it does not really matter anyway. The commanders of the soldiers explained that because leftists prohibited live fire. The soldiers entered the village, looking for stone-throwing, some were left outside in all kinds of positions. They stayed in the village for half an hour, but did not arrest anyone. Some people probably suffered a bit from the gas, but the ambulance which "visited" the village after the army left returned empty.

Also the following night did not stop anyone.

Nabi Saleh

Friday 25.7.2014 protest
David Reeb http://youtu.be/wBXy4pA7-kc
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpEqBwd_2Kw
Nabi Saleh - 01/08/2014The weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh was a show of #solidarity with the #Palestinians in Gaza, who have been under constant Israeli fire in the past few weeks. Around 1500 Palestinians have been killed in the #Gaza strip so far, about a third of them children. Villagers accompanied by international and Israeli activists marched today from the center of the village calling for an arms embargo on Israel, justice for the victims and an end to the #massacre. The Israeli army responded with barrages of tear gas, #rubber-coated steel bullets and a few rounds of live ammunition. No major injuries reported.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.577379399048425.1073741961.202358256550543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/eAzJnXe2sRw


25.7.2014 Occupation forces tried to disperse the demonstration, through massive amounts of tear gas canisters that were fired directly at demonstrators, scores of rubber bullets aimed at torsos of protesters and live rounds which have wounded two demonstrators.
Anti-narrative https://www.facebook.com/antinarrative/posts/321542704676865

Ni'lin 1.8.2014
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9WeJrCEK4w


25.7.2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCDe01bXG-A
1-8-2014 today.
Army snipers shot four protesters and one journalist holding a mic. They know who really threatens them...

Tel Aviv - Jaffa

Thursday 24/7/14 Jaffa-based activists, Palestinian and Jews alike, staged a protest in the city's "Gazan Park" to commemorate the Palestinians who were killed in Gaza by the IOF and protest the ongoing massacre. Holding torches, protesters chanted against the occupation of Palestine and the massacre.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.573753296077702.1073741957.202358256550543

Saturday 26-7-14 Thousands participated in demo held tonight at Rabin Square.
"Right wing thugs tried to attack the left wing activists that were protesting; as a response - members of Unity together with their AntiFa comrades tried to separate between the attackers and the protestors.
This is a fascist terrorism for its own sake!
We remind everyone that we must stay strong and on guard all the time!"
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvyBx8JB0K4
David Reeb http://youtu.be/BtlNYdn6oXU

Saturday 1-8-14 Israel police tried to disperse a demo in the national theater square but they only succeed to to push the people to a noisy march along the roads to the park near the house of the ruling party. 14 were arrested but only 2 remained the all night in Jail to be brought to court Sunday morning.
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Z9jfBimTE


Monday 28-7-14 Vigil of refusnics (with anarchist core) demo in solidarity with Udi Segal going to jail.
Udi statement http://vimeo.com/101864895

Hazor military airport

Tuesday 29-7-14 Direct action at Air Force Base against the Massacre in Gaza.
15 Israeli activists protested against the massacre in Gaza outside Hazor Air Force Base. The Base is where planes depart to bomb Gaza. More than 1,000 people have been killed in Gaza so far, the majority of whom civilians, including more than 200 children.
The activists said: "Military violence, and the killing of Palestinian civilians, fuel the endless bloodshed and hate. This has to stop. We are here to express our objection, as Israelis, to the attacks committed in our names. Whole neighborhoods in Gaza have been wiped out, and the residents of southern Israel live in ongoing anxiety that cannot be relieved by military force or by weapons. We call for an end to the attack on Gaza, the end of the siege on Gaza and for genuine dialogue."
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.575684135884618.1073741959.202358256550543

Israeli activists staged another performance protest in front of the ‪#‎Egyptian‬ embassy in Tel Aviv, burning "blood-stained" dolls, symbolizing the ongoing ‪#‎massacre‬ of Palestinians in ‪#‎Gaza‬. The Egyptian military regime, headed by al-Sisi, is complicit in the ongoing siege and killing of Gazans by colluding with Israel's Netanyahu and by insisting on keeping the ‪#Rafah‬ border closed, thus preventing survivors' only route of escape.

Don’t Say We Didn't Know 417

Now, while Israel and the Hamas wage war in Gaza, Israel's government continues to wage war against citizens whose only crime is that they were born Bedouins, in the Jewish State.

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, government agents arrived escorted by police to the cemetery of Al Arakib, and issued the inhabitants an order to clear their belongings from the site. After having destroyed the Bedouins' farming endeavors, demolished all the dwellings in the village, all other structures and the fence surrounding the cemetery, all possessions will be confiscated. So the inhabitants will not be able to remain on their land.

For further information:


See also
The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27175
Background to the present conflict http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27192
Israel burned the stew http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27220
* 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:
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

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

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Palestine-Israel - a struggle that never end between Zionist settler colonialism and the indigenous Palestinians.

The war on the Hamas ruled Gaza strip continue for the 13th day. Demonstrations against Israel war mongering continue both in Israel and the world. All that Israel wants in this war it initiated is the thwarting of the Palestinian unity government and curbing the peace agreements it might speed up. The danger of the surrender of Hamas to the Palestinian Authority in the heel of its economic crisis resulted from the actions of the new Egyptian government, seriously threatening the project of splitting the Palestinians - Israel invested in it extraordinary efforts. Only a total collapse of Hamas rule in Gaza scares Israel more than it. However, internal reasons within Israel force it to introduce the war intended to stabilize the Hamas rule in Gaza and preventing its surrender to the Palestinian Authority as a war against the Hamas and not as price paid to obstruct Palestinian unity.


Friday 11-7-14 demo. Ten Israelis and dozen international activists joined two dozen Bil'iners in the weekly demo its theme was: Bil'in stands in solidarity with Gaza. The activists wore clothes like these of the Jews inside the Nazi concentration camps to remind the Israeli soldiers about the Holocaust and to denounce the ongoing genocide in Gaza, demanding to stop it now. The Israeli occupation forces were relatively "peaceful" for a long time. When they started with the tear gas shooting it was not abundant as usual. The wind was friendly too. Due to the Ramadan we did not stay long and returned to the village.

Friday 18.7.14 - 11th day of the Tsuk Eitan war on Gaze, the demonstration in Bil'in against the separation wall and occupation was as usual. 10 Israelis and 15 international activists joined the Bil'iners in the march towards the gate in the separation wall. The theme of this demo was solidarity with attacked Gaza and many in the march wore white garments stained with red smears. At the gate we had angry communication with the Israeli state force that escalated first to tear gas grenades thrown at us and later escalated to invasion of soldiers, shooting of rubber coated bullets, and arrests of one Israeli and one Bil'iner (released few hours later).
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6zDzzL-8Ms (me with redNblack flag and red shirt)


Palestinian dressed like Jews in Nazi concentration camps, today (11 July 2014) during a protest in Masara village, south Bethlehem,
Younes Arar https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152997512485760


11 7 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oVDTDv7azk
David Reeb http://youtu.be/JQqD6hpmKOU
Nabi Saleh 18.7.2014 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.318999058264563.1073741834.310608872436915

11.7.2014 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gESrNLHcNpY
Yaron Ben-Haim antinarrative.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/נעלין-nilin-11-7-2014-2/
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gESrNLHcNpY

Today 18.07.2014, one Palestine youth 21 years old from the west bank village of Ni'lin has been injured in the feet with live ammunition during the weekly protest against Israeli apartheid wall and in solidarity with Gaza https://www.facebook.com/161083650619245/photos/a.162769257117351.39958.161083650619245/735028216558116/
David Reeb http://youtu.be/8BZAg3Kyvdg


Friday 11-7-14 150 Villagers joined by 4 Israeli and few international activists.The soldiers refrained from harassing the demonstrators with tear gas - giving the snipers to do the assault

demo. Live silenced fire hit two youths demonstrating in kufr Qaddum in the west bank. Entrance and exit wounds in their thigh and calf, with no firing sound heard.
The angered villagers held in the evening two additional demonstrations.

18.07.2014 in solidarity with Gaza.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJVaOTPlJX4
Matan S. Cohen https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152565857752500

Sheikh Jarrah

demo July 11th 2014.https://www.facebook.com/sara.benninga/media_set?set=a.10152960734054688.1073741826.576534687

Protests in Tel Aviv Jaffa

Wednesday 9-7-14 in front of Tel Aviv National Theater. Vigil, stop the Israeli violations and violent attacks on the Palestinian people. Stop militarism, end the occupation
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4nIWE9h7nw

Saturday 12.7.14 Two vigils - one at the national theater at 20:00 and one at 21:00 in the clock tower square of Jaffa

About 100 extremely violent fascists led by the Israeli rapper Yoav Eliassi (aka "The Shadow") attacked demonstrators against the ‪Gaza‬ massacre. The police allegedly protected the demonstrators who wrongly relied on them, only to later discover they have been left to fend for themselves in the streets.
Racists attack the demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzd4pytX7bg&index=2&list=PLVXF3dKuhQhnx5A0ZcXjnaDVQPvbZce-F

In Jaffa tonight, as rockets exploded over their heads and their chats got periodically drowned out by sirens and Ramadan calls to prayer, about 100 people came to demonstrate. They chanted "Arabs and Jews are united against Zionists". Across from us a few Israelis held flags that read "Long live Israel, support IDF".

Israeli Citizens Call for Boycott & Arms Embargo as Gaza is Under Attack. US Embassy, Tel-Aviv

Tel Aviv

A protest against Israeli attack on Gaza, Tel Aviv, Saturday 12.7.2014
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DuKTI7caiA

Saturday evening 19.7.14 500 of the radical left
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGk5pdn44bA

Don't say we didn’t know #416
Usually during Ramadan the Israeli government operates a ceasefire in its home demolitions’ war against Bedouins in the Negev and Palestinians in the occupied territories. El'Araqib is not included in that ceasefire.
On Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014, Israel Lands Authority representatives arrived, escorted by police, at the El'Araqib cemetery. They Plowed the area between the graves and the fence that they had demolished on 12th June, 2014. Then they heaped up earth mounds and tore down the shades under which residents and guests were living. All this had one specific aim: to push the inhabitants out of the place.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10100940165533739
* 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:
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

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

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Palestine-Israel, Turmoiled weeks that backfired Israeli efforts to ignite a third armed Intifada in the west bank

The joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Sheikh Jarah, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Southern Hills of Hebron, Jaffa (Tel Aviv)

When the European pressure on Israel to compromise with the Palestinian elite collected momentum - already diminishing exports, Israel tried to take advanced of the kidnapped three settlers youth applying "plans from the drawer" trying to ignite armed Intifada. Nearly three weeks of propaganda based on lies (as if they are searching for the already known to them to be dead three youth) was all over the media. When lastly the bodies were "found", lies were exposed, and the harassments failed to ignite Intifada. The mounted hate crimes of the Israeli extreme right and murder of a Palestinian youth of the annexed East Jerusalem ignited an extreme response there and within the Palestinian regions within the 1948 borders. Vicious harassment of US-Palestinian youth - cousin of the murdered youth which was video typed became together with the video of the kidnapped cousin became viral all over the world and ignited solidarity demos all over the world.


Friday. 27.6.14 demo - in spite the hot weather, half a dozen with the anarchists against the wall and dozen internationals joint Bil'iner activists in the weekly demonstration against the wall and occupation. Due to friendly wind the Israeli state forces tested their own tear gas. After less than an hour of confronting them the end of the demo was declared and we returned to the village.

Friday 4.7.14 Today's Bil'in weekly demonstration was against settler kidnapping of Palestinian youth Mohammad Khdeir. Miko Peled, the Israeli author and peace activist, has been arrested by the Israeli Military forces, during Bel'in weekly demo while he was holding a photo of Mohamed khudeir the kid who's been brutally tortured to death by Israeli settlers.Mico was released after 9 hours of interrogation about being in closed military zone... But really because he was not living the area near the wall fast enough. As I and another comrade were living fast enough, though we set to rest on our way, they passed near us but let us rest in peace...

Haitham Khatib https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDy_J1eNnNk

Nabi Saleh

Friday, 27/06/2014. Under the blazing sun, in the last Friday before the month of Ramadan, Palestinians from the village of Nabi Saleh with Israeli and international supporters marched in protest of the current wave of raids, mass arrests and sieges, which followed the disappearance of three young settlers. The IOF attacked marchers with barrages of tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.560069080779457.1073741945.202358256550543
Tamimi press http://www.facebook.com/Tamimipresspage/posts/770989909612158
Yaron Ben-Haim antinarrative.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/נאבי-סאלח-27-6-2014-nabi-salech/

4-7-14 The weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=774750485902767
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bft6aijnCrk
David Reeb http://youtu.be/4-PaT43uGLI


Friday, 27/06/2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnYiMuRI6to

PHOTOS from the demonstration today (4.7.14) in Kufr Qaddum. Israeli forces fired many tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets
Gas and ruder coated steel bullets in kufr qaddum! The shabab retaliates with rocks. The army invades the village
(images from: https://www.facebook.com/AlMasira.KufurKaddom).

Sheikh Jarrah

Face of severe events in recent days, there is an increased presence of police and military in Sheikh Jarrah.
The residents seek our presence during the weekly protest.
Please make a special effort to reach tomorrow demonstration
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.

Please make the effort and join them
this July 4th,
for a vigil in support of their struggle.
the vigil will start at
4:00 PM
We will meet at the Sheikh Jarrah Garden, Nablus Road and Dahlmann St.


Demonstration against racist violence, at old Jaffa Clock Tower.activists filled the city's historic clock tower square in a show of rage over the killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir from Shu'fat, and the current wave of racist incitement and violence towards Palestinians. Protesters also briefly blocked the road, bringing traffic to a halt.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.563208773798821.1073741946.202358256550543



The Israeli police force’s Yoav unit is revealing the reasons for its existence, at the Bedouin village Al-Arakib. Twice last week (on Sunday and again on Wednesday), unit policemen demolished sheds which volunteers had installed inside Al-Arakib’s cemetery. The police ensured a presence in the village every day of the week, driving very close to people who were present on site, raising dust that made it difficult to breathe or to see. At night, they drove inside the cemetery, making a nuisance for the villagers, who have to sleep under the open skies. The police even disturbed the womenfolk, who were unable to relieve themselves with modesty. Near the end of the week, the Yoav unit was reinforced by a Border Police unit; together they harassed both residents of the village and their solidarity supporters.

Don't say we didn’t know #415

On Thursday, 19th June, 2014, an IDF force arrived at an entry road to a Palestinian area, Khallet El’Miya, north of Yatta, and demolished some 700 meters of that access road. Similarly, the entrance from the main road was blocked off. The force went on to demolish seven buildings in the nearby Palestinian village, Khallet a-Furun.

For further information: 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:
Glimpses of the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution:
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

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

Monday, June 23, 2014

Palestine-Israel: The never ending struggle to block the advance of the Zionist settler colonialist project*

Arkib, Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills, Sheikh Jarrah, Jaffa-Tel-Aviv

The last dozen days the Israeli PR machine harp on the lot of the kidnapped three young settlers to justify its efforts to prolong the intense pressure on the Palestinians to "willful" transfer. They pretend to use the kidnapped youth to Cripple Hamas - They really use both in a desperate effort to ignite the third intifada. Bringing 700 soldiers to the less than 2000 inhabited small village Na'ama (bordering Bil'in) to arrest two Hamas activists is just a ridiculous story no one will believe. As the efforts to ignite the third Intifada failed, and the obstruction of the compromise between Hamas and Fatah failed too (one of the most important pillars of the Israel divide and rule), the immanent pressure of world imperial power on Israel to end the occupation of 1967 war is nearing faster than ever. The joint struggle of the Israeli radicals together with Palestinian partners keep the subject in the center of world media.


Weekly Friday Demo 13/6/2014 Today in the village of Bil'in, residents (accompanied by Israeli and international solidarity activists) marched in solidarity with the hunger striking political prisoners. Marchers held posters with images of prisoners, and some wore prison uniforms, calling for the release of prisoners, and an end to the Israeli occupation. Three Palestinian journalist were injured today at the weekly demonstration in Bil'in against the wall and the settlements. One was taken to hospital. Three more journalists escaped being hit by rubber bullets thanks to their bulletproof vests. Soldiers fired tear gas and rubber coated bullets directly at a group of clearly marked journalists, in addition to shooting at the 80 or demonstrators marching to the wall.
several demonstrators were dressed in an Israeli prison uniform, in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike.

Friday 20.6.14

Haitham Al Khatib https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10203297135722136
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNnRy3IV9jk
David Reeb http://youtu.be/X7FddxA6Jyo

Nabi Saleh

Friday 13.6.2014 http://youtu.be/vU0nTJSGZ3o


13. 6. 2014 Yisrael Puterman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydlwIdS2bm4


Weekly Friday Demo 13/6/2014 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152478323442500
20-6-14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80AxCY75Z0o

Don't Say We Didn't Know 412

The Israeli army has been trying for years now to prevent Palestinians from attending schools in the Kitun neighborhood of Hebron. In 2011, at the beginning of the school year, the army installed a metal-detector at Checkpoint 29, on the way to three schools. Consequently, teachers and pupils held their classes on the roadside, before reaching the checkpoint. Three days later soldiers fired teargas canisters at the school children. Since then, the pupils and teachers pass through the metal-detector.

Soldiers fire teargas and stun grenades at pupils as they walk along the street, at times in response to children's stone-throwing, and at others, with no provocation at all.

On May 5, 2014, soldiers fired two stun grenades at children on their way to school. In response, children threw stones at them. Then the soldiers resorted to firing teargas at the children.

On May 25, 2014, three soldiers ran towards children standing at the entrance to their school house. Some children threw stones at the soldiers, who then fired a stun grenade and two teargas canisters at the children.

On May 27, 2014, as the children were on their way from school, soldiers detained a boy and five teachers for 20 minutes.


Don't say we did not know 413

On Monday, 26th May, 2014, Imad Shukri Salem, a Palestinian fisherman who worked fishing from the northern beach of the Gaza Strip, three hundred meters from the Israeli border, was shot and badly injured by fire coming from Israeli soldiers. On Sunday, 5th June, 2014, he died from his wounds.


The Bedouin citizens of Israel have committed a terrible crime: They were born Bedouin in a Jewish state!

How do I know this? Very simple, the State of Israel has established a police unit whose only task is to fight against its Bedouin citizens. It is called the "Yoav Unit" and it is a part of the Israel police. As of now 150 policemen serve in this unit and the goal is to reach a force of 400. They engage in home demolitions, crop destruction and the demolition of Bedouin villages. This war of the State of Israel against its Bedouin citizens did not begin in recent years. It goes back to the very establishment of the state. Like the rest of the Palestinians who lived in the country before 1948, most of the Bedouin were expelled-fled during the war. What is less well known is that after the end of the war the State of Israel continued its war against its Bedouin citizens. Bedouin continued to be expelled from the country for another 10 years after the cessation of the fighting. Alongside the expulsions, the state concentrated the remaining Bedouin in the Sayag area of the Negev (North-east of the Negev) while implementing a huge land grab. This is the way the problem of internal refugees was created, not in the heat of battle, but as a consequence of a unilateral war conducted by the Israeli government against the Bedouin citizens of the state.

But even this was not enough. At the end of the 1960s the government began its policy of concentrating the Bedouin population in townships, once again creating internal refugees in its unilateral war against Bedouin citizens. And thus it is that as of today the state has succeeded in concentrating about half of the Bedouin in the Negev in separate townships that were established specifically for them.

There remains one small problem, most of the Bedouin don't "understand" that the state only "wants their welfare" – so to help them understand, the state demolishes their homes, destroys their crops, limits their pasture area, and denies them running water, electricity and municipal services. If this doesn't help, it destroys entire villages. The point is to get them to give up their lands, villages and homes and to "agree" to move to the townships. These townships, of course, suffer discrimination in planning and budgets and soon become centers of poverty, unemployment and crime.

Most of the time when I talk to Jewish citizens of Israel about the situation of the Bedouin citizens of Israel, I hear about Bedouin crime, illegal building and the takeover of state lands, and I am shocked again and again at how the state has succeeded in distorting the picture so that the robbed have become the robbers, the victims the criminals. And then I notice that there are no reports in the Hebrew media that in the year 2011 the Israeli government demolished more than 1000 Bedouin homes. There are no reports about the demolition of hundreds of homes a year. The media is silent when the State of Israel forces Bedouin citizens to demolish their own homes. And there is silence once again in the face of the destruction of thousands of dunams of crops each year. No one told us about the legislation by means of which the state has stolen most of the Bedouin lands. It has never been explained to us how laws are implemented in a racist way to deny Bedouins the possibility of building their homes legally.

In most cases when I come across reports in the Hebrew media about the state's war against the Bedouin, it seems that the Bedouin are the criminals who are causing damage to the state.

Now, when the Israeli government, with the aid of the "Yoav Unit", has crossed a red line in its war against those stubborn Bedouin from the Abu-Amdiam family, who insist on living on their lands in the village of El-Araqib, and has invaded the cemetery complex of the village and destroyed all the buildings (except the mosque), we are told that this is simply the enforcement of the law. And in truth, those who are fighting against the Bedouin have also legislated land laws that allow them to rob Bedouin lands. They have also created legal ways of ignoring traditional Bedouin land ownership, even when the latter have documents proving their ownership. It may all be legal, but it's neither just nor ethical. The Nurnberg laws in Nazi Germany, the apartheid laws in South Africa, and the racial laws in the U.S. South were legal too. They all had one problem, they were immoral.

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il


Tel Aviv - Jaffa

Solidarity with the Palestinian Political Prisoners, Yafa Clock Tower Square:
Jaffa-based activists (with other activists of greater Tel Aviv - Palestinians mainly but many Jews too) staged a vigil this evening, showing solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian political prisoners. Demonstrators stood at clock tower square at the historic city center, calling for the release of prisoners and abolishing administrative detention.
Me too: https://www.facebook.com/schwarczenberg/photos/a.553423261444039.1073741942.202358256550543/553423578110674

Tel Aviv

A call for a demo:
"Say no to collective punishment, free all political prisoners.
Saturday, 21.6, 20:30, in front of the Kyria military base in Tel Aviv.
The army, under government instructions commits hundreds of arrests, nightly house raids, closure, arrests of journalists and Palestinian parliament members, collective punishment of the residents of Hebron, Nablus, Bethlehem, Jenin and many other places, child arrests, threats of electricity and phone networks cut offs, and more. All of those are not really done in order to locate the boys, plenty of shootings and few murders too...
The hope that the "boys" (two near army recruiting age and one older) will be found and safely returned home. In practice, though, Netanyahu and his government are cynically using the event for a out front attack and bluntly state that they shall continue with the same tactics disregarding the current pursuit.

For the Israeli government this is merely an excuse to crack down Hamas, and break the Palestinian unity agreement.

The military budget faced cutbacks and now it's quite obvious that it should be raised again.

We shall gather in order to call for an end to the daily violence and killing. Enough with abuse and collective punishment of a civil population living under military occupation."

Saturday, 21.6, 20:30, in front of the Kyria military base in Tel Aviv (Kaplan street).
The demonstration is imitated by activists for various organizations.
We call upon organizations and movements to join and add their names to the invitation. Every day that goes by, is one day too many, of silence
* 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:
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Palestine-Israel, The (joint) struggle and the changes in the international arena start a new power struggle within the Israeli ruling elite*

The Palestinian non armed struggle interwove with the change in the region and world power dynamics to which popular opinion in the western countries contribute its share. The first significant successes of the B.D.S. (to which the joint struggle contribute) and the fear of parts of the Israeli capitalist elite from a nearing land slide threaten the status quo. Though the efforts to transfer Palestinians within Israel and the occupied 1967 regions continue, the results of the mounting international pressures, result in cracks within the Israeli capitalist ruling elite. The pressures for a two states compromise was expressed in the call of nearly half of the parliament coalition of the government to chart the map of the two state compromise. Even from the extreme right faction there was issued a call for end in the pressures on the Palestinians to "voluntary transfer" and to formally annex the occupied areas of the west bank into a one Zionist hegemony state with citizen rights to the Palestinians.

Al Arakib

The Israeli authorities want to expel the remaining residents of the Bedouin village of Al Arakib. They have planned the evacuation to take place during the Mondiale when all eyes will be centered on Brazil. They think this will prevent any effective protest that the criminal eviction of Bedouin from their homes and land will arouse. Let's prove them wrong! Help us by signing the appended petition and distributing it as widely as possible. Please paste it to your facebook wall and your twitter account as well


In the last Friday of May, nine Israelis and about 20 internationals Joined the Bil'iners activists in the weekly demonstration against the separation wall, the settlers, and occupation on Friday 30.5.14.
Hamde Abu Hamde Abu https://www.facebook.com/hamde.abu/media_set?set=a.4090455955293.1073741919.1699580860
Friday 6.6.14 About dozen Israelis with the anarchists against the wall and a delegate of internationals joined the Bil'iners in another demo against the separation wall and occupation.
The state forces targeted the Palestinian photographers in an unusual ferocity. An unusual activity of theirs was the dispatching of a small unite to the demo area prior to the demo to hide in an ambush in order to catch stone throwing youth. So it is now no more riddle why the Israeli state forces taken the measure of erasing the pictures taking by the demonstrators in Bil'in. It was not just to erase the shame of the failed ambush. In few of the pictures soldiers are seen collecting the the Canvas pieces used to hide the soldiers of the ambush.
A wheel-chaired photographer Rani Bornat was attacked today by Israeli solders. They hit him and confiscated his camera and deleted many photos from it before giving it back.
The same treatment was also applied to two other photographers. Two younger photographers succeeded to evade them...

Khalet Ennahla (South Bethlehem)

Today (31.5.14) 6 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, and few international activists participated today in action organized by South West Bank Popular Resistance Committee in Khalet Ennahla locality to the south of Bethlehem. The main goal of the protest was to reach the endangered land and erect a tent for the land owners where an Israeli occupation outpost is illegally built on that area just few meters far from the targeted area. Once we arrived to the location Israeli occupation forces blocked the way leading to the land, intercepted us, attacked us and prevented us from reaching the targeted area and tried to arrest Yousef Abu Maria and Younes Arar. But we insisted to stay and reach that land. Finally we succeeded to reach the area, erected our tent just opposite to the colonial outpost inhabited by 6 terrorist colonists who are very well guarded and looked after by fascist Israeli occupation forces. Palestinian land owners in that area are not allowed to reach their own land, not allowed to cultivate it, not allowed to dig a water well, not allowed to stay there, while the terrorist colonists living in that area have the free will to freely move, cultivate the land stolen at gunpoint from the Palestinian farmers and have the necessary infrastructure (Water and electricity networks). Our activity aims to support the Palestinian farmers steadfastness on their land, to shed more light on their daily life misery, to encourage other Palestinian farmers to come and cultivate their land in spite of the Israeli occupation forces and terrorist colonists attacks and to encourage Palestinian and international NGOs to support these farmers by helping them rehabilitate their land, cultivate it and to provide them with all means of survival.
Photos: Beit Ommar Popular Movement https://www.facebook.com/younes.arar/media_set?set=a.10152885506135760.1073742351.531065759
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryjs3KQ7VFc


6.6.14 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.678049795575384.1073741892.398339956879704

Nabi Saleh

Friday 30/05/2014 Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international solidarity activists, marched today in Nabi Saleh in support of the hunger striking political prisoners, over 60 of whom are currently hospitalized and in severe mortal danger. The march demanded for their immediate release and chanted in support of their steadfastness, asking to preserve their human dignity and to respect Palestinians rights. Once we arrived at the entrance of the village, the Israeli Occupation Forces - in an attempt to suppress the demonstration, attacked the march with tear gas and rubber bullets. They injured a lot and dozens suffered of sever suffocation, but no major injuries reported. There also has been damage to public and private property.The shebab answered to such violence by throwing stones and managed to chase away the Israeli Occupation Forces who entered the village. The confrontations continued becoming gradually more and more intense and for a while the IOF have closed the gate at the entrance of the village not letting anyone get in or leave.
TAMIMI PRESS https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.755464791164670.1073741928.113817528662736
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.545368618916170.1073741937.202358256550543
Palestine tv https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=683582151711782
6.6.14 TAMIMI PRESS https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=ms.759163447461471.759163457461470.759163400794809.759159167461899.759159147461901.759159130795236.759159324128550.759159514128531.759159424128540.bps.a.759159120795237.1073741929.113817528662736

6.6.14 On the 47th anniversary of the June War which resulted in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza strip and the Golan Heights, Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international solidarity activists, demonstrated in the village of Nabi Saleh in support of the hunger striking political prisoners. Several of these prisoners are currently hospitalized in Israel for various health complications, and physicians warn against further deterioration in their condition. The IOF attempted to disperse the march using rubber-coated steel bullets and barrages of tear gas. No major injuries reported.
David Reeb http://youtu.be/ryPMhmv5N9U


Around thirty Palestinians, four Israelis and one international demonstrating now in the village of Niilin against occupation, land grab and apartheid wall. The army is shooting tear gas and rubber bullets towards the demonstrators.
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdTcP2kz7NA

6.6.14 Saeed Amireh
my village Ni'lin marking the 7th anniversary to the start of the struggle in Ni'lin against the Israeli apartheid wall, yesterday 06.06.2014 as more than 250 protesters gathered alone without media,without international activists nor Israeli activists, Israeli soldiers surrounded our protesters from 2 directions and started targeting peaceful protesters with live ammunition. Raed Amireh 41 years old got shot with live bullet in his leg and then Israeli soldiers run and arrested him and beaten him so badly. his brother Murad Amireh 38 years old is a volunteer in the medical team run to give his brother aid, then Israeli soldiers attacked him with huge force!
2 days ago israel invaded Ni'lin and arrested 2 people and clashes in the village stayed from 4 m till 10 am.


TODAY: Palestinian youth throw stones at an armored Israeli military bulldozer at a protest against the occupation in the West Bank town of Kfer Qaddum.
(Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org) https://www.facebook.com/Activestills/photos/a.10150851802582073.411001.286357017072/10152103075007073
Activestills's Photos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150851802582073.411001.286357017072
6.6.14 Today in ‪#‎kufrqaddum‬, solidarity with the hunger striking administrative detainees. Large road blocks set up by the village
Avi Shavit https://www.facebook.com/avi.shavit.1/posts/632554300155652

South of Hebron Hills

This coming Saturday, May 31, we will be heading again to our activity in several locations in the area, accompany Palestinian farmers and shepherds to their lands and help them stand up for their rights.
Without the presence of activists, many farmers don't get the chance to cultivate their land. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to live a relatively normal life.

Tel Aviv

Thursday, another joint vigil against the intended mandatory service of Israeli Palestinians (Christian and Druze) in the Israeli army.
"front of the Kirya (Israeli Ministry of Defense) in Tel-Aviv against the repeated attempts of the Israeli government to conscript Palestinian youth to the state's army, IDF. The government tries to demand from the Palestinian citizen of Israel to fight for it, or even to serve it as "National Service", but at the same time never treats him as an equal citizen. The state defines itself as a "Jewish State", its symbols and flags are Zionist, but from the Palestinian citizen, who suffers from discrimination and is not even represented in the flag and anthem, the state has the audacity to demand fighting for it. Today Bedouins and Druze are conscripted into the IDF, and so are some of the Christian Palestinians, and the government plots for some time to enact "National Service" in the future on Palestinian Muslims as well."
Source and pictures at: lohemetzedek.blogspot.co.il/2014/05/blog-post_29.html
* 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:
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Palestine-Israel, In the Bitunia murder, the joint struggle highlight again the most important aspect of Israelis involvement in it.

Many objections were raised about the participation of Israelis in the non armed struggle in the areas of Palestine occupied in the 1967 war. Some, mostly Palestinians regarded it as contribution to so called "normalization". Others claimed that Israeli activists should do their struggle within the Israeli population of the 1948 borders. Many anarchists raised reservations as the Palestinian popular struggle is a kind of capitalist "national independent struggle" for self determination of the Palestinian capitalist elite to monopolize the option for the exploitation of the Palestinian working masses - they just ignore the fact that most Palestinians wish for bi-national democratic whole Palestine and not for a national Palestinian state. Others just do not take on themselves the obligation to serve as life saving shield as Israeli policy officially forbid the state forces to shoot to kill when Israelis are supposed to be among the demonstrators. Indigenous people struggle against settler colonialist transfer and marginalization is NOT the same as a national Bourgeoisie for "national independence" or "national self-determination".


Two participants in the Bitunia demonstration near the Ofer Israeli concentration camp were cold blooded murdered with live ammunition of Israeli forces snipers and another seriously wounded. For technical reasons, only small parts of the footage showing the shooting incident in Bitunya were published in the media and on our website (http://bit.ly/1qT4NDt).
Those questioning the authenticity of the footage are now welcome to watch all 11 hours of it, which are being uploaded to Youtube. At present, the full footage from two of the four security cameras that captured the incident is available:

Camera 1:
Camera 2:


Friday 23.5.14 17 Israelis and quite a few internationals joined the local activists in the weekly demo against the wall and occupation in Bil'in. The organizers dressed up as prisoners and cuffed their wrists in solidarity with the hunger striking administrative prisoners. Just as we started to march from the Oak grove to the wall, the soldiers showered the procession with barrages of gas, not waiting for us to come anywhere near the wall. Only a few demonstrators managed to brave the gas. The shabab hurled stones at the violent soldiers and threw their gas canisters back at them. Cindy Corrie, Rachel Corry's mother, along with many others, suffered from gas inhalation, and was treated by a medical crew on the spot. One photographer suffered a leg injury from a gas canister.

Nabi Saleh

Friday, 23-5-2014



Friday 23.05.20. Saeed Amireh: "In Ni'lin village weekly protest against the Israeli apartheid wall, Israeli soldiers invaded the village. luckily no one was injured or arrested :) and the youth defended the village strongly :)" https://www.facebook.com/saeed.almafea/media_set?set=a.10152856487804447.1073741832.575279446



Tel Aviv

Refusnics support vigil

22.5.15 Thursday Young and old Palestinian and Israeli activists come together to protest against Israeli's national service and IDF which is compulsory for all Israeli's at age 18 years.

Sunday 25.5.15 at occupied Jaffa clock tower square demo in solidarity with the hunger striker Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails. About a hundred activists, Palestinian and Israeli-Jews, staged a protest vigil..https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.542904959162536.1073741935.202358256550543
Hava Keller (left), a veteran Jewish soldier who participated in the Nakba and later became an anti-occupation activist. with Samer 'Issawi (middle). Keller is wearing a T-shirt with the image of 'Issawi, from last year's demonstrations in which she also took part. https://www.facebook.com/schwarczenberg/photos/a.542904959162536.1073741935.202358256550543/542905962495769
* 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:
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle: