Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle persist in spite of burn-out of veteran activists.

Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, Qaddum, Shikh Jarrah and the South of Hebron Hills Deir Istiya

The first years of the joint struggle against the wall had some gains that drew activists to the struggle. However, for years the continuous joint struggle have much more gains, but not on the ground for people to see with their eyes. Gradually both Palestinians and Israeli activists dropped out with not so many to replace them. Still, on the weekly demonstrations the participants - Israelis, internationals, and Palestinians are far from any thought on quitting. We see the changes in the international arena. Taste of it is brought to us by the international activists who keep coming. If the weekly demos reminded activists the activity of Sisyphus of rolling a heavy rock uphill to the summit just to have it down again, it is clear to any one who see the whole picture that the rolling of the rock uphill again and again is decimating the hill and may be we are not so far from the last rolling of the rock up the hill.


6-4-16 Friday demo. 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall and dozen international activists joined the villagers and some guests. Just as we started to march down the hill - still in the village, the Israeli state forces started to shoot us with their long range tear gas canisters. Retreating a bit and malingering to evade the tear gas we prevailed. After the end of the first encounter we started again to march and got in response much more intense barrage of tear gas we prevailed it too - till the state forces went away and we scored another victory.
15-4-16 https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/915799288519404
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=915797115186288 m
22-4-16, 7 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall and 10 internationals - mostly from Spain, joined the villagers in the 581st weekly demo against the occupation, the settlers, and the wall. The Israeli state forces tried to disperse us but we only retreated few hundred meters.
After their third intrusion the state forces went away and we declared another victory.
29-4-16 Friday demo. New army commander and new regulations. 10 Israelis, and about dozen internationals joined the Bil'iners in the weekly demo. The Israeli state forces "allowed" us to exit from the village and even to cross to the foot of the hill before they started to shoot tear gas. As the northern wind was friendly some activists persist there all along the demo while others retreated and advanced in response to the state forces intrusions and retreats. After longer than usual the state forces went away and we declared another victory.


6-4-16 Friday demo, report by Murad Shtaiwi: a young man was injured by a rubber bullet and dozens poisoned by tear gas during the march in the memory of the Palestinian child day - for those wounded, arrested and often killed by the Israelis. -
29-4-16 3 youths injured with rubber bullets during KAFR QUDOUM march today
hot clashes between the Palestinians and dozens of Israeli occupation army during the suppression of Kafr Qudoum march today, this caused 3 injuries two with rubber bullets in back and stomach the third burned hand with tear gas canister.
The march today began at 1 bm as usual toward the closed street at the beginning there were no soldiers but after about half an hour the army and the border police came with huge bulldozer which chased the youths while removing the rocks from the road to allow the Jeeps chasing.
then it was unequal battle between us and the army who shot rubber bullets and tear gas canisters in all directions causing 43 suffocated cases according to PRCS.
The march finished at 3 pm.


6-4-16 Friday demo
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reuUU6vKVS4
15-4-16 https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1047274615344939
22-4-16 https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1051772128228521
29-4-16 In the West Bank village of Ni’lin, Israeli forces this week, unlike before, did not invade the village before the start of the demonstration. The demonstrators therefore marched up to the soldiers. Surprisingly – and in contrast to years of demonstrations, Israeli forces last Friday did not target civilian homes with tear gas or use any other means of supposedly ‘less-lethal’ ‘crowd-control’ weapons. Israeli forces did shoot some tear gas, but not the amounts the villagers have become used to in the years of struggle against the illegal apartheid wall separating them from the majority of their farming land. The villagers are now hoping, that the collective punishment of the whole village, the targeting of civilians and the use of excessive force has come to an end.

Nebi Saleh

8-4-16 Commemorating the battle of al-Qastel, Palestinians from the village of Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army protesting the continued colonial violence and land expropriations. Villagers commemorated the battle of al-Qastel of 1948, famous for the steadfastness and heroism of Palestinian resistance fighters led by 'Abd al-Qader al-Husseini against Zionist militias.
David Reeb https://youtu.be/kxE2xh5MOV4
15-4-16 https://www.facebook.com/Marah.100.7/posts/1101276873269454
David Reeb https://youtu.be/gwkVl-YrjT4
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrCS1h3qDpo
29/04/2016 After several of the village’s young men were released from Israeli prison, residents of Nabi Saleh confronted the occupying army, defying the army’s expropriation of their water spring. The soldiers fired barrages of tear gas on demonstrators, including the new and improved-range kind. No major injuries reported.

Deir Istiya

In Deir Istiya, near Nablus in northern occupied West Bank, farmers continued their Friday protests started few weeks ago, against the closure of agricultural roads that are essential for them to reach their land and thus ensure their own and their families income. The protest, as during the last few weeks, started with a prayer close to the settler road that cuts the farmers off from their land and prevents their access.


Don't say we did not know #495

In 1982 the IDF proclaimed as state land some 100 dunums (dunum = 1000 sq.m.) belonging to a Palestinian family of the village of Tafuh, west of Hebron, south of the settlement Adora. In 2000 a quarry was established there by an Israeli company, Elyakim Ben Ari.

On March 23, 2016, bulldozers of the IDF cleared some 30 dunums, belonging to the same family, to expand the quarry.

Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Don’t say we did not know #496
On Sunday, April 3, 2016 two shepherds from the Palestinian village Mnezel (situated in the South Hebron Hills) – near the settlement Metsudat Yehuda crossed with their herd into Israel (around Jinbeh). Green Patrol inspectors could not stand this horrible violation and confiscated the herd – 150 sheep and goats were locked up in a sheepfold near Jericho. Now the sum of NIS 17,000 is demanded of the shepherds in order to get back their herd.
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On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, govt. agents escorted by police arrived and demolished El-Araqib yet again.

Don't say we did not know #497
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Israeli soldiers arrived at the Palestinian village Umm El-Kheir, in the south Hebron hills region, near the expansion of the settlement Carmel, and demolished six homes. 35 people were made homeless. The inhabitants are Bedouins, the Hadlin family, of the Jahalin tribe. They purchased the land where they live in the 1950s after being expelled from Israel.
On Wednesday, 06/04/16, government agents escorted by police, arrived and demolished a home in El-Bat, near road 31, in front of Nevatim junction. In El-Sayyed, near Hura, they demolished a wall under construction.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 499

In November 2015, the Israeli army began to widen the road leading from Hares Junction towards the settlements of Immanuel, Yakir and Nofim. The wider road will now block passage (of five roads) to 20,000 dunams of farm lands belonging to the Palestinian villagers of Deir Istiya. On Friday, April 15, 2016, the villagers held a peaceful demonstration protesting the blockage of their access to their own lands. A settler passing by stopped his vehicle and began shouting at the demonstrators. Soldiers arriving on the spot protected him and fired tear-gas at the demonstrators. Four of them were taken to hospital and seven treated on site.


On Tuesday (April 19), government agents escorted by police demolished yet again the Negev Bedouin village of Al Arakib.

Don't say we did not know #498

For years now, inhabitants of the Palestinian village Ni'ilin have demonstrated against the separation fence, with support of Israelis and peace activists from around the world. The fence separated 2,500 dunums (dunum = 1000 sq.m.) of the village land from the village itself, leaving the land on the western side.
During the demonstration that took place on Friday, April 8, 2016, the demonstrators reached soldiers standing in the fields of the village. The demonstrators argued with the soldiers. The soldiers declared the area a closed military zone. The demonstrators retreated into the village. The soldiers began firing tear gas and rubber coated bullets. The gas grenades were fired into the village as collective punishment. For the last two months they have extended their firing range.
Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Don't say we did not know #500
In the beginning of October 2015, an Israeli army force entered the village of Beit Umar, south of Bethlehem. In the turmoil caused by the army's entry, Ibrahim 'Awwad was shot in his head. Ibrahim was a father of two, with a pregnant wife. He died a few days later.
In the early morning of Monday, April 25, 2016, Israeli soldiers entered the home of Ibrahim's parents, and searched the place. A female soldier demanded Ibrahim's mother to strip, twice. The soldiers wreaked havoc in the house and took a large quantity of money and jewellery (3000 NIS and 150 Jordanian Dinars).

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il

1st of May demo in Haifa organized by the anarchist communist Ahdut (Unity) + radicals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glgST5J6QVY

* 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

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Palestine-Israel, New people join, some veterans left, pressures intensify... but the joint struggle continue kicking.

Last Friday (1.4) lot of anarchist flags again in Bil'in challenging the new efforts to put end to the Friday demos in the village. The long range tear gas cannisters prevent any interaction with the Israeli soldiers and stoped the demonstrators from exiting the village - like in the demonstrations in Bil'in eleven years ago before the intense efforts to put end to the demonstrations was replace with the contention of them; and like in the other locations - Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum where the efforts to put end to the demonstrations intensify. (So are with out the success the intense efforts to strangle the south of Hebron hills activities with other means.) People with keen ears can already hear the beginning of the countdown towards the end of the imperial settler colonial project in the East of the Mediterranean sea. May be the acceleration of the process is the result of the accumulation of the fiascos of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya...


18-3-16 577th Friday demo... 5 Israeli and about two dozens of internationals joined the villagers in the march towards the separation wall dedicated to the memory of the internationalist shahida Rachel Corrie.
Before even reaching the bottom of the hill the village is on the Israeli state forces started to shoot both the short range and the long range canisters of tear gas. As the tear gas was spread also at the fringe of the village we had to retreat much more than usual... but did not disperse till the state forces went away.
25-3-16 BIL'IN, Friday 25-3-16, 5 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall and dozen internationals joined the village activists in the weekly demo. Just as we started to march down the hill at the fringe of the village, the enforced Israeli state forces started to shoot the long range tear gas grenades. Few activists succeeded to pass the tear gas barrier and most of us retreated to the fringe of the range of the of the grenades - using the friendly wind help.
The advance of the soldiers and adding the rubber bullets and big amount of short range grenades failed to disperse us.
After about half an hour, most of the state force went away and only one armed car advanced to us with last salvo of shooting that still failed to disperse us.....
The last care went away. We declared an additional victory and went to drink the after demo tea at Waji veranda.
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnVlorIlybw
1.4.16 About 22 Israeli activists with the anarchists against the wall initiative - half of them members of the anarchist communist Ahdut (Unity) joined dozen internationals and the village activists in the demo against settlers and occupation. Just as we started to march the Israeli state force started to shower us with the long range tear gas grenades. As this was not powerful enough one armoured car came near us to shoot us from short range. After 15 minutes of evading the tear-gas the state force went away and we declared another victory.


In Ni’lin village, also west of Ramallah, as in Bil’in, the protesters were marking the anniversary of the death Rachel Corrie.
They marched carrying posters of her and pictures of Tristan Anderson, an American peace activist who was seriously injured after a high-velocity Israeli gas bomb struck him in the forehead, on March 13 2009, causing cognitive impairment and physical disability.
The Ni’lin Popular Committee stated that the Israeli soldiers assaulted dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists with tear gas bombs that can reach more than 1000 meters away.
"Many of those gas bombs struck homes, causing many Palestinians, including children, to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation," he said, "This is the second week the soldiers use this type of gas bombs in the village," Mohammad Amira, member of the Popular Committee said to local reporters.
25-3-16 On Friday, soldiers fired sponge headed bullets on the vehicles parked on the outskirts of the village, just for fun. Then they fired on water tank and dis-functioned it regardless they already dispersed the demonstration. Then they threw several stun grenades toward a house locked in it a family with five small children. Every time someone came to the window they threw a stun grenade. They also fired tear gas between the houses and tried to kill children who run away from them. Of course it does not end there. Afterwards we warned the children not to pick up the orange shock grenades lying between the tear gas cartridges. The kids collect them for recycling at the end of each demonstration. The fear was that like two weeks ago the soldiers will trap stun grenades where children go. The objective is to cause injury or killing of children that collect these grenades. We saw two weeks ago a grenade a soldier wired and one of the adults rushed to kick the grenade to explode it before children will try to pick it and hurt. This week we went back and asked the children not to pick up the orange grenades.

Nabi Saleh

Friday 18.3.2016
David Reeb https://youtu.be/Xuyrjrwg1Us
25-3-16 Residents of the Ramallah-district village of Nabi Saleh marched on Friday to protest the occupation and the ongoing violent repression of Palestinians by the Israeli army. This time, protesters were accompanied by a large contingent of foreign solidarity activists, who came to participate in the demonstration and witness the brutality. The Israeli soldiers fired many rounds of tear gas canisters, including the new long-range variety that is undetectable while in motion, and that may cause serious injuries or worse. The soldiers also used stun grenades to disperse protesters. No major injuries reported.
1.4.16 David Reeb https://youtu.be/wVUUlpLQWII
israel pnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbT0DHbWOlQ


Don't say we did not know #493
On Thursday, March 10, 2016, the Civil Administration official responsible for government property proclaimed 2342 dunums (i.e. 2.342 square kilometres) in the West Bank as state land. Some of this area has served settlers' businesses for years. The UN and US condemned this proclamation. We almost have not heard anything in the media about this aggressive action.

* 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

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

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue in spite of the huge changes in the region*

On the twelfth year of joined struggle in Bil'in it lost its glamour. Many of the activists lost the excitement of the direct action confrontation which is not a new thing any more. The expansion of the joint struggle to other locations and the expanding of the non armed struggle in the west bank contributed to it too. Many of the activists just "moved on" to a less intensive ways of life. But, some old time activists can not "let go". The other day, I searched the http://archive.org/web/ for the old site of: "This appeal, the first to call on-line for a boycott against Israel, was posted in April of 2001".(http://matzpun.com)... and read again our 35 original signatories of this pre-BDS. The majority are still in the struggle. Looking back on my 65 years of struggle I regard ainfos.ca, this petition, the joint struggle in Bil'in and my stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution* as the most significant ones.


Open Shuhada street protest 26.2.2016
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NuM5Ccnoio&feature=youtu.be


Today at our weekly Friday peaceful Bil'in demonstration Israeli soldiers fired on us with a new weapon! A new form of tear gas which explodes and which is very very dangerous!
Friday 4-3-16. 5 Israelis and 8 internationals joined the village activists in the weekly demo against occupation and settlers. Before we even started to march the Israeli forces shoot the first warning tear gas canisters of the new kind of nearly 800 meter of range. As we started marching, more sporadic shooting of the new device... and soon a drone was flying above and barrages of tear gas of the new and the regular canisters were shot at us. The wind was changing from time to time and we could evade the gas most of the time.
Near the end of the demo another shower of tear gas canisters was shot, we retreated, and the state forces gradually went away and so did us.
11-3-16 IOF tried to break it up - us up - with tear gas bombs and rubber bullets as normal! There is nothing normal about being fired upon by IOF soldiers even though its our daily life in occupied Palestine! We cannot accept this
You can see how empowering is the tear gas - it energize my running up the hill: https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10207687147749693/
Another demo in the chain of joint struggle of Israeli anarchists against the wall and the non-armed struggle activists of Bil'in (and Ni'ilin, and Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum)...
7 Israelis activists joined international ones and the Bil'iners. Just as we started to march from the village down the hill, the Israeli state forces started to shoot us with the new long range tear gas canisters. The northern wind was friendly to us but the addition of the long range canisters made the old tactic of retreat to out of the range of fire was not working.
In spite of it and the canisters which rubbed our feet, we persisted and were surprised when the state force ended the testing of the new long range canister and went away after less then 20 minutes of confrontation - the shorter demo ever.

Nabi Salih

26-2-16 http://antinarrativeblog.com/2016/02/28/nabi-salih%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D8%A8%D9%8A-%D8%B5%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD-%D7%A0%D7%90%D7%91%D7%99-%D7%A1%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%97-26-2-2016/
David Reeb https://youtu.be/UZLNUWk90Bc
David Reeb https://youtu.be/TlMz5Lj-F9w
After six years of popular uprising and six months of the extreme brutal violent Israeli repression, Palestinians in the village of Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army to protest the ongoing occupation, land expropriations and extra judicial killings. Protesters reported the army is now using a new, and lethal, kind of tear gas canisters, that are heavier than the previous ones, almost undetectable with a much bigger range. It is only a matter of time before these new canisters cause fatalities, they argued.
For more photos, Please click on the link: https://schwarczenberg.com/nabi-saleh-04032016
11/3-16 Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, two Palestinian children in Nabi Saleh village, Northwest of Ramallah, and fired gas bombs, causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation after the army assaulted the weekly non-violent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies.
Medical sources said the soldiers shot Mohammad Naji Tamimi, 9, with a gas bomb in his abdomen, before local medics provided him with the needed treatment, and moved him to a hospital. Another child was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his cheek, causing a large wound; medics also moved him to a local hospital for treatment, after providing him with the urgently needed medical care.
The sources added that the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs on the non-violent protesters, and several homes in the village, causing scores of residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
David Rib https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR9yYrn0qbc


4-3-16 Friday, Today in the weekly Kufr Qaddum demo the Israeli army snipers shot two live bullets in the little boy of our friend morad shtewi! Another brave friend was shot while trying to carry the boy to medics.
The two are in stable but difficult condition in a hospital.



israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DQtGLZSWU4
Daboos Hassan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jUohO52v7k


Al Jazeera spoke with 11 villagers on the anniversary of Bilin's weekly protests against Israel's separation wall.
Reporting: Nigel Wilson -- Photos: Mary Pelletier


Saturday 20-2-16
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJZ7JN88J8Q 

Don't say we did not know #490
On Wednesday evening, 24th February, 2016, some Palestinians held a memorial ceremony near the Cave of the Patriarchs or Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, in memory of the massacre perpetrated there in 1994. They lit candles and screened a documentary film about the massacre. The military arrested three Palestinians who tried to participate in the ceremony. Two settlers threatened the participants. Then, the settler Anat Cohen arrived in her car. She shouted at the participants, and drove slowly at them, injuring some. The soldiers did not intervene. She got out of her car and again shouted and attacked some participants. Again, the soldiers did not stop her. Instead, they started using “crowd dispersal methods”.

Don't say we did not know #491

On Wednesday, March 3, 2016, IDF soldiers arrived to Khirbet Tana (near Beit Furiq) and demolished 13 buildings including 7 homes.
On February 4, 2016, the IDF demolished all the buildings of two families in Maqaser (near Hamra checkpoint in the Palestinian Jordan valley. West Bank - re. Don't say... # 486). On February 29th they returned, demolishing all the tents and sheepfolds the inhabitants received from aid organisations.

Don't say we did not know #492
Josephine (a German citizen) is married to a Palestinian resident of Hebron, They live in area H2. She filed an application for residency status with the Palestinian home office, which in turn passed it on (official requirement) to the Israeli authorities – and it was refused. Josephine fears that if she visit her family in Germany she will not permitted to return. The German consulate in Ramalla advised her to take her case to the Israeli court.
On Monday and Tuesday (March 6 and 7) government agents accompanied by police destroyed grain crops belonging to Negev Bedouins: 150 dunums (dunum=1000 sq.m) in Umm Al Hiran (East-North of Hura), 300 dunums in El-Sera (near Kseife), 200 dunums in Tell Al Milh (near El-Sera), 150 dunums in Wadi Al Na'am (near Ramat Hovav).
On Wednesday, March 9, they demolished Al Araqib yet again.

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

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Palestine-Israel, The eleven years joint struggle in Bil'in as a seed for the third youth intifada.*

At the beginning, the joint struggle in Bil'in of the Israeli Anarchists Against The Wall with the local activists differed only with a consisted Fridays direct actions against the construction of the separation fence. The Israeli state response was a prolonged effort to block the participation of the Israeli activists that failed due to geographic conditions, persistence of the Israeli activists, and our ingenuity. One of the restricting factors on the suppression efforts of the state forces was wide spread sympathy for these demos in the Israeli media, and public. In a desperate efforts the army sent covert agents to initiate stone throwing from the demo on the state force. After a long while they succeeded. Youngsters of the village got into the stone throwing habit. For years it was all over the media and contributed to the stone throwing culture of the Palestinian youth. This was a significant contributor factor to the already 4 months old "Children Intifada".


Friday 19-2-16 Hundreds marched from the centre of the village to the gate of the new separation wall -celebrating 11 years of persistent struggle against the separation wall/fence, settlers, and occupation. The Bil'iners activists were joined by many villagers, activists from Ramallah and neighbouring villages. Participated also bout 70 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative - including 7 members of the anarchist-communist Ahdut (Unity), and dozens of international activists (including US anarchists). After the long march - including the usually forbidden road to the new separation wall we neared the gate in the wall. The Israeli state forces try to disperse us, but the northern wind and the courage of many demonstrators defied it.
Part of us retreated out of the range of the tear gas, but many confronted the state forces and stayed near the gate for a long long confrontation.
Gradually, we retreated and returned to the village.

dvidreeb https://youtu.be/wnwCHg4hs5A
israelpn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiGd2onQaCE
* 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

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, February 14, 2016

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle in the focus of the extreme right "leftists' bashing"

The mounting international pressure on Israel with the B.D.S. as catalyst, initiated a rightist onslaught on the activists of the joint struggle. With cooperation of the main TV channel, two activists were arrested - even blamed to be involved in murder of a Palestinian collaborator of settlements... only to be released unconditionally weeks later. As part of the onslaught I got few seconds in the rightist item in the main TV news program summing our position that no state is a solution - not two states and even one democratic state is impossible to achieve before the Zionist settler colonialist project will be defeated by social revolution in the whole region. In another wide distribution of the rightist video item I was presented as claiming that the chant in the joint demos for freedom to Palestine from the river to the see is not a call for a state for the Palestinians, but for a joint secular democratic state for all the inhabitants - Palestinians, Jews, and others... It seems we owe them rightists for the wide publicity.


29-1-16 Today the weekly demonstration in Bil'in was in solidarity with Mohammed al Qeeq. Muhammad is more than 65 days on hunger strike since he was arrested. This is the way Israeli politics treats you when they want to get rid of you. Stop the occupation and free Mohammed al Qeeq.
4 Israelis and 10 internationals joined the village activists in the weekly demo. Due to the cold whether and the weak wind, the Israeli soldiers were not too active and left even before the usual 30 minutes confrontation.
Me: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208473806505838
5-2-16 Bil'in, Friday 5-2-16 This week's demonstration in Bil'in was in solidarity with Palestinian photo journalist, Mohammed Al Qeeq held in prison by occupation forces and has been on hunger strike for 74 days. Even before the demo started, the Israeli forces who came with a bigger than usual number of cars, showered the first barrage of tear gas on few kids who approached to confront them. In the demo participated about dozen Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, ten internationals and about 2 dozen activists of Bil'in. After marching a bit from the village down the hill the state forces stared to shower us with tear gas. The suspicion that the lot of soldiers meant an uglier than usual confrontation was disproved. The massive tear gas clouds and the changing wind just forced us to retreat a bit more than usual before the usual 30 minutes of confrontation ended. Then the state forces drove away and we declared another small victory.

Nabi Saleh

29-1-16 Today IOF attacks the demonstration directly by rubber bullets 10 person was injured three cases need a hospital treatment
"With Israeli brutality escalating, as well as settlement construction, Palestinians of Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army near the main entrance to the village. This entrance is often closed by the army, forcing thousands of motorists to take long detours to and from Ramallah. The soldiers attempted to disperse protesters with tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets, injuring several. Two protesters were transported to hospital for medical attention."
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLhxSEIJr5g
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhqcwAMd62I
Nabi Saleh 05/02/2016
As Israeli military repression continues to escalate in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, villagers of Nabi Saleh confronted the IDF demanding an end to the occupation and violence. Earlier this week, the military imposed a siege on the city of Ramallah and surrounding villages, including Nabi Saleh, which resulted in many cut off from their sources of livelihood, from places of study and work.
The Israeli soldiers attempted to disperse the march using tear gas and rubber bullets, and targeted three photojournalists at the scene with rubber bullets. No injuries reported.
Nabi Saleh Friday 5.2.2016 protest video at https://youtu.be/39uKCBB0nPA
David Reeb https://youtu.be/39uKCBB0nPA
Bassem Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8buQd2zBy4
12 February 2016 17:06
Bil'in 12-2-16 The calmest Friday demo for a long time. The Israeli state forces "allowed" us to get down from the village and even to cross the olive orchard and start to go up the hill before stopping us with tear gas. Then we confronted them from this point and for about half an hour only shot us sporadic grenades of tear gas when we tried to go up the hill.
after about half an hour we started to go back to the village.
Friday 12-2-16: On the 80th day of Muhammad al-Qiq's hunger strike, villagers from Nabi Saleh and solidarity activists confronted the Israeli army demanding to release the journalist immediately. Al-Qiq, a journalist from Dura in the Hebron district, was jailed by Israel without charges or trial. Currently, hundreds of Palestinians are held in administrative detention as well. Al-Qiq launched his hunger strike demanding to be charged or released. Israeli court suspended his administrative detention order, but refused to let him be transferred to a Palestinian hospital. In the past few days reports of al-Qiq's deteriorating health have raised concerned in Palestine and in the international community, and thousands of Palestinians have been protesting all over the country calling for his immediate release.
The IDF attempted to disperse protesters in Nabi Saleh by firing live ammunition in their general direction. The army Also penalized Nabi Saleh residents by closing the main gate connecting the village with Ramallah. No injuries were reported.


5-2-16 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKlq-COiE58

12-2-16, Friday, "Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly non-violent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding many Palestinians, including a young man, who suffered a serious injury, after the soldiers shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his head.
Medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man directly in his head, causing him a very serious injury, before local medics transferred him to a hospital, where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
The soldiers also shot three other young men, while dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin said this week’s non-violent protest comes in solidarity with hunger striking detainee, Journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, who started his hunger strike 80 days ago, and against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation, colonies and constant violations."

Kafr Qaddum

5-2-16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvMino9d9vI

Refuseniks demo

31-1-16 About 15 members of the anarchist-communist federation Ahdut (Unity) joined radical activists demo of solidarity with the refusniks TanYa (Ahdut member) and Tair at the gate of the recruiting centre.
After the demo TanYa will be arrested for the firs term and Tair for the second.

Israel, Usafia, 13-2-16, Twenty members of the anarchist communist federation Ahdut (Unity) in Israel (who participate in the joint struggle - mainly in Bil'in) celebrated the 6th anniversary of organization.

Don't say we did not know #485
The Palestinian Daraghme family, living on the outskirts of Luban-a-Sharqiyya, suffers from repeated attacks by settlers coming from the direction of the neighbouring settlement Ma’ale Levona.
During the night of Thursday, 21st January, 2015, settlers once again attacked the family home. They demolished the five security cameras. The family summoned the police, which arrived only three hours later. As on previous occasions, no searches for the attackers were carried out in the neighbouring settlements.
On Wednesday, 27th January, 2016, government representatives, escorted by the police came yet again to demolish the mosque in the Bedouin village Rakhme, near Yeruham. (It was previously demolished on 6th January, 2016.)

Don't say we did not know #486
On Thursday, 4th February, 2016, IDF soldiers came to the Palestinian community Maqaser, near the Hamra checkpoint, in the Jordan Valley, and demolished homes and sheep-pens belonging to two families. This is the second time the homes and sheep-pens of these families have been demolished; the first time was in August 2015.
On Sunday 31st January, 2016, Government representatives, escorted by the police, came to destroy hundreds of dunums (1 dunum = 1000 sq.m) of grain planted in the Bedouin village Rakhme, near Yeruham.

* 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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Palestine-Israel, The first serious crack in the Israeli Zionist ruling elite

It is hard to assess what is the part of the joint struggle and the B.D.S. in the serious crack in the Israeli elite. It was expressed by the leader of biggest opposition party - The Zionist List which suggested a partial agreement of withdrawal (even from part of the expanded Jerusalem). Since 1967 war, all the years the official position was that Israel will retreat from most of the occupied territories of the 1967 war if the Palestinian will agree to a peace pact that will include among other conditions the non return of the 1948 refugees. As it was clear that no Palestinian leadership will be able to do that it was clear to all that the monolithic consensus of the Zionist parties is to continue the occupation for ever. It is not surprising that even the leader of the radical leftist Zionist party Merets oppose this radical suggestion for withdrawal with out the (non achievable) final peace pact.


the popular committee of Bil'in March for Ezra Nawi https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=866322640133736
Bil'in- Palestine 15.01.2016
"Today was the weekly demonstration in Bi'lin. Israeli soldiers have shot today with another kind of bullet than the usual ammunition they use. For me it is still unknown, and I don’t know exactly what kind of damage it can cause when you are hit with this. We now know that they are using us to test everything on, so perhaps this is why they used this kind of bullets".
Israel Puterman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta8s3RTQAdA
22-1-16 Today the weekly demonstration in Bi'lin was in solidarity with Ahmed Manaser. 8 anarchists of Ahdut (Unity), and 8 with the anarchists against the wall initiative, joined about dozen internationals, and the village activists and youth. Due to the mostly northern wind the Israeli state forth could not disperse us. The shooting of lot of tear gas and some bullets just made us to keep a distance from the troops. A 10 year old boy was hit by a plastic bullet, fortunately it was not life-threatening. After the usual half an hour of harassment the state force retreated and we declared another small size victory...



22-1-16 Ayat Zahi Ali 9 years was shot in her hand with live bullet while she was in her fathers house today in Kafr Qaddum.
Hamza Abu Khaled 21 years was shot in his leg with live bullet.
Abd Allah Anwar 40 years was shot too in his leg with live bullet
Where is the international organizations our children are not safe in houses

Nabi Saleh

15-1-2016 IOF attacks Nabi Saleh and arrested tow children and stormed the village with a lot of tear gas inside houses Manal Tamimi was inside her home and she smells a lot which needs a hospital free Palestine: "Israeli Occupation Forces invaded Nabi Saleh on Friday, attacking the village and firing large quantities of tear gas, including into homes. Manal Tamimi was hospitalised - she was in her home and overcome by the tear-gas fired into it by the IOF. The Israeli Occupation Forces also kidnapped two children from the village."
David Reeb https://youtu.be/Dnx3RtcyQU4

22-1-16 Villagers of Nabi Saleh marched today demanding the release of Ahmen Manasara, a 14 years old child from Jerusalem who is languishing in Israeli jail, accused of attacking a Jewish settler. Manasara was seriously injured by Israeli police, and a video from the scene shows him lying in a pool of his own blood while a settler verbally abuses him and tells him to “die already.” Manasara is merely one among about 400 Palestinian minors in Israel’s prisons. Marchers confronted the Israeli army, as the soldiers attempted to disperse them using tear gas and rubber coated steel bullet. One teenage girl was injured from a bullet
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biCXMGriFAA&feature=youtu.be

Israel's 'war' against BDS is increasingly desperate


Don't say we did not know #483

On 6th January, 2016, IDF soldiers came to the Bedouin village of Abu Nuwar (of the Jahalin tribe, refugees since 1950), next to the settlement Ma’ale Adumim (E-1 area) and demolished the homes and toilets of five families. On Sunday, 10th January, 2016, the soldiers returned and confiscated tents that had been donated as humanitarian aid to the newly homeless families, following the demolitions. On Thursday, 14th January, 2016, IDF soldiers insisted on yet again visiting the community to confiscate aid tents that had again been supplied to those Palestinian victims of the original home demolitions, incurred during the IDF soldiers’ previous visits.
On Monday, 11th January, 2016, government representatives under police escort came to Bedouin villages and destroyed cereal crops: in Rakhma, near Yeruham, 350 dunums (dunum = 1000 sq.m), in Za'arura (near Kseife) 100 dunums, in El-Fur'a (near Arad) 150 dunums, near Hura: 80 dunums.

On Wednesday, 13th January, 2016, government representatives demolished a home in A-Sayyed, near Hura.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 484
The Israeli army continues its expulsion practices against Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley (West Bank). The army notified two Palestinian communities in the Palestinian Jordan Valley – Ibzik (near Bardala) and Ras Al Ahmar (near the Jewish settlement of Beqa'ot) that they are required to leave their localities because of army maneuvers. On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 they must stay away from 12 noon until 8 p.m., and on the morrow, they must not be there from 6 a.m. until 12 noon.
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On Tueday, January 19, 2016, government agents escorted by police demolished yet again the Bedouin village of Al Arakib.

Questions and 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

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

PalIsra, It is already one state even if no one recognize it as such except the hard liners rightists*.

The bad news are that the overwhelming majority of the Israelis support it - including the centrists and even the Zionist left (who claim they want "two states" solution but with impossible pre conditions). The good news are that the imperial powers whose support to the status qua are gradually yielding to public opinions pressure of their citizens who do not agree with the Israeli apartheid-transferor regime. The non armed joint struggle initiated wide attention and drew participants from all over the world with international movement dedicated to put end to the Israeli occupation. (A short video about two kids in Bil'in got in few days two million views.). The anarchists against the wall and other like minded among the palestinians and abroad still struggle for the end of the Zionist settler colonialist/transferor project and not just for the end of 1967 occupation.


Friday, 25-12-15, Last demo in 2015 in Bil'in. 4 members of the anarchist-communist organization Ahdut (Unity) joined 10 activists of the anarchists against the wall initiative and 3 internationals with the local activists.
The Israeli state force were few and less belligerent than usual, They "allowed" us to approach the old route of the separation fence and even to photograph the form declaring the location as closed military zone. The wind was friendly and the state force were not "generous" with the tear gas grenade. After about an hour the state force went away and the demo ended.
1-1-16 https://www.facebook.com/abdallah.aburahma.3/posts/951401281612849

Friday 8-1-16, 11 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative and the anarcho-communist Ahdut (Unity) joined international activists and the villagers in the weekly demo. Just as we started marching down the hill the Israeli state forces started to shower us with tear gas and sponge coated bullets. After about 30 minutes of confrontation the state force went away and we declared another victory.

The video https://www.facebook.com/LiberatedDreams/videos/1080129055372928/ was filmed in Bil'in-Palestine and is dedicated to the soul of the martyr Oudai Jaber (was killed 1st of August 2014) by the occupying forces during a demonstration in Ramalla in support of Gaza) and to all the children of Palestine.


israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T71__PC4opY

Nebi Saleh

David Reeb https://youtu.be/UQH-lk4jtjo


Thanks to all the friends who called to check if I was at the shooting in tlv today!
In fact I was at a mass shooting, happy to escape unharmed, today and many days in the past. But it was in a civil protest for solidarity freedom and equality of Palestinians, and the shooters wore uniform. So hardly anybody cares....


Sunday 10-1-16, Anarchists of Ahdut (Unity) participated in vigil of solidarity with the refusnic Tair Kaminer. After the vigil she entered the recruitment compound and was jailed for 20 days for refusing military service. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=759802944152960


Don't say we did not know #479

On Saturday, 12th December, 2015, a shepherd from Umm Jamal, in the northern West Bank Jordan Valley, herded his flock a few kilometres from the settlement Maskiot. Settlers were hiking in the area with three dogs; one of the dogs attacked the shepherd, biting him in the leg. The shepherd required medical treatment.

Don't say we did not know #480
On Wednesday, 23rd December, 2015, IDF soldiers came to the Palestinian village Khirbet Umm El-Jamal, near El-Maleh, in the Jordan Valley, and demolished a sheepfold that had been built by one of the residents so his sheep were protected against the rain and cold. They warned him not to dare to rebuild it.
On Thursday, 24th December, 2015, government representatives escorted by police came to demolish El'Araqib, yet again.

Don’t say we did not know #481

Confiscation of land in the West Bank or its declaration as state land is a lengthy procedure. Seldom do we learn about these activities as they are happening in real time. I regard land confiscation and its declaration as state land to be a matter of special importance, for the simple reason that these are “legal” means to get the Palestinians’ feet off the land. Driving Palestinians from their land is at the heart of the conflict.

On 30th December, 2015, Palestinians reported the confiscation of 300 dunums (dunum=1000 sq.m) of land belonging to the Palestinian village Fasayil, in the Jordan Valley. To the best of our knowledge, the land was proclaimed state land in 1999, and is situated just over a kilometre north of the settlement Yafit. During the past year, settlers planted palm trees there and established a plant nursery, using about 250 dunums.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Don't say we did not know #482

On 22nd December, 2015, the IDF started carrying out earthworks on the lands of Shufa, next to the military base near Avnei Hefetz settlement. The Palestinian landowners were given no prior notice as to the incursion onto their land. It is worth noting that the settlement Avnei Hefetz was established in 1987 on 44 dunums. Today it spreads across some 3,000 dunums, expropriated from local Palestinian villages (dunum=1000 sq.m). The Palestinian landowners whose land borders the settlement are only permitted limited access to their land.


On Wednesday, government representatives, under police escort, went to the Bedouin village Rakhme, next to Yeruham, and demolished a mosque.

* 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