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
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
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

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

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.

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See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution

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.

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 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.



Nebi Saleh
David Reeb


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.


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.

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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.

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See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution

Monday, December 21, 2015

Pal-Isra: The third intifada is officially in... the joint struggle do not yield to mounting pressure*

The Israeli authorities admit it have no solution or a strategy to stop or even restrict the third "unorganized" mainly individualist and of youth. The mass arrest of hundreds of under age children do not seems to have any effect. The transfer efforts do not stop, and even increase in the Jordan valley, area C, Jerusalem, and even within the 1948 borders. The controversy in the Israeli media is mainly about the admitting it is already one state and about initiating a better Bantustan order before international pressure will force a more substantial retreat from 1967 expansion. The B.D.S. media news are usually restricted only to dramatic additions in it. The Nebi Saleh community is in the focus of the efforts to stop the joint struggle and its Friday demos. In spite of it, the regular Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Ma'asarah, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, West of Hebron Hills are accompanied from time to time by other communities.


Friday 4-12-5
Three participants were injured and Dozens of participants suffered from tear gas inhalation in Bil’in. Three citizens were wounded in demonstration today, Hamza Ghazi al-Khatib was injured by spongy bullet in the head, Wael Abdul Fattah Bornat was injured by sponge bullet in hand and Ahmed Abdul Momin was injured sponge bullet in the leg , in addition to dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation me me
11-12-15 "Today is the umpteenth time that photographers and civilians were attacked by the military. There was a lot of tear gas used against civilians and houses. Houses where innocent people live, men, women, children and the sick. The soldiers do not care about this because this is a way to intimidate people and to suppress and to create fear so that the weekly demonstrations will stop. Even today another four wounded, including three photographers who were clearly recognizable. So they can not say it was by "mistake". Today I was lucky, because they fired at me, too, but the bullets that were used have hit my wind-shield. I stood next my car and was doing my job, taking pictures. Unfortunately my gas mask didn’t survived today..because I could smell the tear gas. Despite all these attacks on us, we and the protesters will be standing there again next week and we will not let them stop us. As long as the wall stand, we are standing too."
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Nabi saleh
Today 4-12-5 With over 110 Palestinians extra-judicially killed by the Israeli army, many of whom minors, residents of Nabi Saleh staged their Friday demonstration, defying Israeli brutality. Protesters marched along the main road, which is often closed by the IDF as punitive measure, and confronted the soldiers, who fired many barrages of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported. Meanwhile, two more Palestinians were killed by the IDF in the nearby village of ‘Aboud and on road 60 north of Ramallah., photos from Nabi saleh Demonstration
David Reeb

11-12-15 Commemorating the village's martyrs Mustafa and Rushdi Tamimi, activists from Nabi Saleh marched from the village's main square towards the main road and the checkpoint. Four years ago, Mustafa Tamimi, 28, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldiers who was sitting inside an armoured vehicle and aimed his weapon directly at Tamimi's head. The village's women spelled Mustafa's name with stones, and then some of the children proceeded towards the main gate with footballs. The Israeli soldiers targeted the children with tear gas canisters. They were also using new and improved tear gas launchers that has a much bigger range. In addition, the soldiers also fired rubber-coated steel bullets, injuring several protesters.
For more photos, Please click on the link:
David Reeb
18/12/2015Palestinian protesters of the village of Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army. The demonstration, which began near the local gas station, marched along the main road towards the checkpoint, where soldiers attempted to disperse protesters with tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets. In addition, schoolchildren from the nearby settlement of Halamish came out, yelling “death to Arabs” and other racial slurs.
David Reeb


Today 4-12-5, photos from Kuffer Qaddum Demonstration

Don't Say We Didn't Know 477
It is International Struggle Against Racism Day! But here we have no such struggle. Racism and its daughter – cruelty – are running wild, unimpeded. After the army yesterday confiscated all the temporary shelters and tents brought by the International Red Cross, as well as rods and other equipment, tonight the people of Al Hadidiya sheltered themselves under nylon sheets. It was raining, not hard but still annoying and wet. In the middle of the night the Israeli army arrived, removed the nylon sheets and took them away.

Don’t say we did not know #478

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 8th-9th December, 2015, IDF soldiers entered the Palestinian village Taban, in Firing Zone No. 918, in the South Hebron Hills region, and confiscated building materials and a vehicle.
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In the Bedouin village El Grein, south of Hura, a Bedouin “self-demolished” his own home, following a threat from the state that otherwise it would demolish it and charge him with the demolition expenses. On Thursday, 10th December, 2015, government representatives escorted by the police came to demolish the floor and foundations of the home.

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See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Pal-Isra, The one state the joint struggle try to change*.

You struggle when you have hope for a developing change. You struggle when you refuse to accept the present as the only possible future. You struggle even when the hope is low just to keep your dignity from evaporating. And there are people their rage is so strong that no reasoning can hold them back. Now, when the hope for a better common future evaporated, and the hope for a nice personal future is even lower, the anger of lot of youth is stronger than the preservation of life instinct... it is just waiting for a chancy trigger to pull another boy or girl and send them to a suicide mission. And the mighty Israeli state just start to admit that their brutality reached the wall it cannot overcome. The military elite already stated to reveal it in the open that the new emerging "individualist" Intifada cannot be stopped by force. For those who are not burnt out or desperate the non armed joint struggle is the only sane road.


13/11/2015 Friday 13-11-15, the strangest ever demo in the nearly 11 years of Friday demos. This noon, when we converged at the western margin of the village as the last months, (10 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative dozens of internationals, dignitaries from Ramallah, and the local people) the usual convoy of Israeli armed forces were not there to block our way to the new separation wall.
We immediately reorganized and travelled to the vicinity of the gate of the separation wall. Cautiously we approached the gate... but nothing happened.
The soldiers opened symbolically the gate to show us the armoured car parking behind it and shut it again. Even when the few shabab youth started to throw stones of them - they refrained from any warning or shooting.
Many of the participants got bored and returned to the village, while the more resourceful moved to the Abu Lamun oak wood where the youth converged.
Soon, the unit of border police which had entirely different mood came with cars, harassed both the youth, and the other demonstrators. The also arrested Mohamed Khatib of the village comity and three internationals.
"Do you want to know what the Israeli occupation commander told his soldiers?"
"Don't get too close to those Palestinians journalists, they carry knives with them. If any of them get close just shoot them."
Watch how six Israeli occupation Soldiers attack and severely beat an Italian man before he was arrested for participating in the non violent demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people .Palestinian and 2 Americans were also arrested . * **

Nabi Saleh

13/11/2015 "villagers from Nabi Saleh confronted the IDF protesting the ongoing occupation, land confiscation and mass arrests. As many of the village’s youth remain in Israeli military jail awaiting trial, the IDF stages nightly raids, and often closes the main gateway to the village. The Israeli soldiers deployed barraged of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse protesters. No major injuries reported."
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) report via twitter that Israeli Occupation Forces have fired around 20 rounds of tear-gas at the peaceful Friday demonstration, targeting the press. Four International activists have been arrested while participating in the regular Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh and an Italian man has prevented by the IOF from receiving medical help.
David Reeb
The village of Nabi Sales commemorated Rushdi Tamimi who was shot and killed by the Israeli army three years ago, during a demonstration against the war on Gaza, operation pillar of defence. Villagers and solidarity activists marched on the main road, when the IDF fired barrage of tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets. A tear gas canister was fired in my direction, causing my eyes an acute burning sensation. Even when I crouched toward the ground, soldiers continued to fire in my direction. The effects of the tear gas then lingered for many hours after the demonstration concluded.
Haim Schwarczenberg
27-11-15 With the number of Palestinian casualties rising over 100, among then several women and minors, residents of Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army in a show of defiance, decrying Israeli impunity and calling for an end to occupation and land grab. The soldiers fired tear gas canisters and many rounds of rubber coated steel bullets, which resulted in a few light injuries.




Friday 27-11-15 two injuries with live bullets today in Kafr Qadddom
Qaysar Jehad 13 and Hamza Motee´ 22 were shot in their legs today during the Israeli occupation army to Kafr Qudoum march.
The march began after praying to the eastern of the village but at the first moment we didn't see army so this means that some of the soldiers hide in an ambush because we saw one jeep comes towards us and goes back to give the youths the chance to follow it to let the soldiers arrest them from the ambush.
Suddenly appeared a group of special forces soldiers and shot live bullets caused the tow injuries.
After that the soldiers chased us with jeeps and bulldozer shooting gas and rubber bullets until we finished the march at 3:00.

Don't say we did not know #473

The Israeli army persists in its efforts to force the Palestinians out of the Jordan valley. It notified the Palestinian inhabitants of Khirbet Khumsa, in the northern Jordan valley to evacuate because of forthcoming military manoeuvres. The inhabitants were evacuated on Monday, November 2, 2015, from 06:00 AM till midnight. On Thursday, November 5, 2015 they were evacuated again for the same reasons. The army informed them that in the coming week, they will be ordered out of their homes again on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

- Continuing an item in "Don't say..." #468 -- The Israeli army told a Palestinian of Umm El Jamal, in the northern Jordan Valley, that he could get back his tractor which the army confiscated on September 16, 2015, if he pay a NIS 4600 fine. A month earlier he redeemed the same tractor for NIS 3700. He was told that the army will continue to confiscate his property until he leaves.
Fearing state threats that they are forced to pay for the demolitions, two Bedouins from Wadi Gawin (near road 31) demolished their own homes.

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, government agents escorted by police arrived and demolished Bedouin homes. East of Tell Sheva they demolished a home. in Al Fur'a, near Arad, a shop. In El Dardani, near 'Ar'ara, they demolished a home.

Don’t say we did not know #474

On Saturday, 31st October, 2015, Ahmed Nassar stood with an ambulance near a Palestinian demonstration, in front of the IDF base at Beit El. An IDF jeep hit one of the demonstrators. Ahmed and another ambulance crew member went to the wounded person in order to treat him, and take him to hospital. The IDF soldiers prevented them from doing so, and sprayed pepper gas at them. A journalist covering the event was hurt too. Two and a half days later (at 2:30 a.m.) IDF soldiers came to Ahmed’s home to arrest him. During the arrest, they beat him and broke five of his ribs. During his interrogation, it was claimed that he had thrown stones at soldiers in Beitunia (where he lives). When it was obvious that the charge was completely unfounded, he was released from detention.

Don’t say we did not know #475

On Thursday, 19th November, 2015, once again there were clashes between IDF soldiers and Palestinian children passing through the Qitoun checkpoint, on their way to school in Hebron. International volunteers, there to monitor, report that 18 tear gas grenades were fired at the children. A short while later, IDF soldiers fired tear gas canisters in the vicinity of Al Zahra Girls School. Thirty seven young girls were injured by inhaling the tear gas.

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Don’t say we did not know #476
Even though a stop work order had been frozen until 31st December, 2015, on Wednesday, 25th November, 2015, IDF soldiers arrived and demolished some 200 metres of the entry road to the Palestinian village El Hadidiya, near the settlement Roee, in the Jordan Valley. After phone calls had been made, a Civil Administration officer arrived and halted the demolition.
The next day IDF soldiers came back and demolished three families’ homes and sheep-pens. Since that demolition, the army has not permitted residents to erect tents and is calling for eviction from the site, using threats.
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On Thursday, 26th November, 2015, government representatives arrived, accompanied by police, and demolished El Araqib, yet again.

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See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Pale-Isra - The one state the "realist" Zionists strived for and the (joint) struggle.

In the beginning of the British mandate of the both sides of the Jordan, when Palestine was divided by the UK into two entities - each on one side of the Jordan, the secular national socialists accepted it while the rightist opposed. They still have in their movement anthem: "two sides to the Jordan - this side and the other are ours too". After Israel grabbed 75% of the west bank of Palestine in 1948 war, the Zionist elite of all trends was urging and waiting for opportunity to enlarge its share. The 1956 war failed to supply it but the 1967 one gave Israel all the west bank (and some more like Sinai - which it had to give back). The efforts to transfer the Palestinian out was successful in 1948 war, was less successful in the 1967 war, and much less substantial later - in spite of the efforts. The fear of transfer which inhibited the urge to struggle - both within 1948 borders and the enlarged 1967 ones is gradually dwindling and the non armed popular struggle - though hesitant, is gradually collecting momentum.


16-10-15 Friday demo. 15 Israelis and many internationals Joined the local activists reinforced by exceptional number of youth in the weekly demonstration. The Israeli soldiers confronted us with lot of tear gas shooting.
Due to the northern wind the state forces forced us to regroup out of their shooting range, but they failed to disperse us in the allotted half hour of confrontation.
"Nothing like the surprise effect and once will not hurt, since we harvested the olives in a field on the heights of the village of Bil'in against the wall of shame, my friend Abdullah us proposed a strategy of occupation soldiers approach, coming up behind them, instead of converging towards the wall of the village and be "gassed" quickly ... As is usually the case
The surprise was total all with us that day fifteen young Spaniards, an arrival "in force" as only 2 Palestinians with us ... The other being opposite in relation to us. After negotiations, the military escorted us practically, some even tried the discussion and only after having largely exceeded they sent us their toxic gases .... Just to show their domination! With GĂ©rard
Mohammed Yasin:
Bil'in 23-10-15 Friday demo. 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, and some internationals joined the local activists and lot of Shabab youngsters in the Friday demo. Thanks to the strong mainly southern winds the Israeli forces had a real problem to repulse and disperse us. It took them much more than the usual 30 minutes confrontation till they pulled of.
Friday 30.10.2015 Due to moving the clock but not the demo, the state force fail to come in time. Gradually, about dozen of Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, about ten internationals and many youth of the village and near by villages joined the village activists and gradually we entered the usually forbidden area around the old route of the separation fence. After a long while the state force arrived... and started to confront the youngsters with lot of tear gas leaving the few of us who were near the rote to stand in peace and view their activity from the side of the road (and the stones and tear gas canisters the shabab threw on them).
After a long while when the cloud of tear gas was cleared for a while we left the soldiers and regrouped to the line where the youth and other demonstrators were dispersed.
Long after the usual 30 minutes the state force continue the confrontation a after nearly 2 hours still few of the youth still confronted them.
Bil'in, Friday 6-11-15 demo. 6 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall with few internationals joined the village activists and youngsters. Before starting the demo, while converging to the march, the state forces sent a unit to ambush the youth among the olive trees. The tear gas canister were shot too before we started to march. Though the soldiers came nearer to the village than usual, due to the many gas masques and the southern wind, we just had to retreat nearer the village than usual. After the failed ambush and the allotted 30 minute for harassment, the soldiers retreated to behind the new separation wall and many marched to the forbidden region near it. The soldiers responded with another intrusion and shooting. ***

Nabi Saleh

Friday 23.10.2015
David Reeb
Friday 30.10.2015
With dozens of Palestinians killed in the past months by Israeli forces, villagers in Nabi Saleh confronted the IDF to protest this wave of brutality, in addition to continued land confiscations and construction of Jewish-only settlements. Israel, on its part, has attempted to squash these weekly protest through a wave of arrests. In the last few weeks, 15 young residents of Nabi Saleh have been arrested from their homes, including a young woman, They are all being interrogated by the Israeli Shabak as their detention is repeatedly extended by a military judge. Today, the Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canister and rubber-coated steel bullets at demonstrators in an attempt to disperse them. No major injuries reported.
David Reeb


October 20 the main entrance to the village of Ni'lin was completely blocked with concrete barriers, perhaps as a form of collective punishment against the very existence of the village. The next day, soldiers invaded the village on the main road and clashed with young stone throwers. When they ran out of tear gas they started using live ammunition. Three young men were wounded one got head injury. Transporting the wounded to the hospital was deliberately denied by the soldiers. On Friday (October 23) fuel trucks that were supposed to go into the village stood near the blocked entrance. After indirect negotiations and fear of tankers loaded with fuel that stand near occupied population that have nothing to lose, the road was temporarily opened. A number of Palestinian vehicles, trying to enter with the fuel trucks, were stopped and the soldiers confiscated the car keys. The drivers and their cars became a shield against stone-throwing. It seemed that the soldiers were relaxed because they were fully shielded and armoured. They passed the time by firing rubber bullets from time to time. A television crew that arrived and settled near the soldiers fled the scene quickly. From time to time even when I was not close to stone throwers the soldiers fired towards me (rubber coated steel bullets). Apparently it was a


Friday 16-10-15 - "Right now, Israeli army snipers invade the village and fire copious rounds of rubber costed steel bullets. Thankfully no one has been hurt so far amongst the protesting residents of kufr Qaddum".
We shall overcome!
23-10-15 demo in Qaddum and olive picking in Jayus:

Sheikh Jaraqh


C area The settlers are para-military militants in the front of the transfer efforts of Palestinians which is the core of the Zionist settler project.

Don't say we did not know #471

On Thursday, 8th October, 2015, a Palestinian from Tayassir transported bales of hay to the owner of a flock of sheep, in neighbouring Al-Aqaba. IDF soldiers confiscated the tractor and cart.
Past experience teaches that the IDF will now demand thousands of shekels for the return of confiscated property – the tractor and cart.


Don't say we did not know #472

Our bus - a bus of leftist peace activists who had came to the West Bank to help with the olive harvest - stopped at the entrance to the olive groves of the Palestinian village, Burin, between the settlements Bracha and Yizhar. As we got off the bus, IDF Jeeps arrived and soldiers - with masks on their faces – prohibited us from entering the olive groves. The harvest had been co-ordinated with the DCL (District Co-ordination & Liaison of the Civil Administration of the IDF). The harvest organisers phoned the DCL. They were told to wait until officers had checked the matter. Meanwhile, the (civilian) security co-ordinator of the nearby Yizhar settlement turned up. I was surprised to see a religious Jew driving on Shabbat. Meanwhile he and other settlers expelled Palestinians who were harvesting near the settlement's fence - even though they had been given permission by the army. Land robbery is apparently permitted on Shabbat... We talked to the soldiers about that, but apparently they were not in the least bothered.

The army probably assumes that leftist activists coming to assist Palestinians with the harvest pose a military threat to the State and to a settlement a kilometre away. Indeed after some officers arrived, it seemed that we (Israeli citizens!) were indeed a threat to Israeli citizens: the IDF proclaimed the area a closed military zone and commanded us to leave. We were afraid that if we insisted on staying, it would cause problems for the Palestinian farmers, so we left.

We had come to help the Palestinians of Burin who are regularly attacked by settlers from Yizhar and the Givat Ronen outpost. We must emphasise that the Palestinian farmers are attacked in their village and their own fields. So, in many places in the West Bank, settlers are taking over land from Palestinians when those Palestinians cannot hold out against the regular, repeated attacks. Usually the IDF does not interfere. On that Saturday, 31st October, 2015, the IDF helped the settlers by driving us out, preventing us from helping or being a non-violent human shield for those victims of the settlers, the Palestinians.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Palestine-Israel - The third Intifada is collecting momentum - The joint unarmed struggle continue

The fiasco of the failed take over of the relatively independent Iraq and Syria, by US imperialism lead to the compromises with the independent Iran. Israel role of threat on Iran during the bargain gave israel increased freedom to suppress the Palestinians. The returning of Russia to the Syrian arena give Israel more rope and it use it to intensify the efforts to take over the area C lands of the west bank. The third intifada is a desperate response of the Palestinians who see that the end of occupation is removed to behind the horizon. The joint struggle continue not as a rising hope but as a stubborn Tsumud of not giving up. The intensifying attack of the Israeli state and its rightist agents ignited a lot of social and individual responses. The Israeli media and public is not in 100% support of the state activities.


25-9-15 15 Israelis and few internationals joined the Bil'iners and others in this Friday demo. The Israeli state force dedicated the usual 30 minutes to harass the Friday demonstration just as we started to march down the village hill. In spite of the temporary suffocation from the huge amount of the tear gas, few activists who survived better the tear gas barrage marched to the forbidden zone of the new separation wall and confronted there the soldiers.
2-10-15 Another Friday in Bil'in. Another intimate meeting for the Israeli and the activists of Bilin. Accompanied with Catalonian anarchists and other internationals we marched down the hill. Nearing the Israeli soldiers they started to shoot the tear gas canisters. Due to the northern wind we only had to retreat a bit and continue the demo till the soldiers left. Barely got some tear gas - compensation for last week flood.
Israel Puterman


Friday 9-1-15 The oppression of the demo in kufr qaddum today was a real carnage. An old man was shot in the belly and he is in unstable condition now.
And dozens have been gravely injured
10_10-2015 again all over the weekend the Israeli army terrorized the village Kufr Qaddum, who's ppl resolutely protest for reopening their main road.
They fight with their will, megaphones, tires and rocks, all inside the village, and Israel responds with lethal gunfire, night raids, arrests, gas and skunk water

Beit Jala

27-9-15 protest David Reeb video at

Nabi Saleh

2.10.2015 Residents of Nabi Saleh and solidarity activists staged the weekly march towards the al-Qaws spring, which was expropriated by the settlers from nearby Halamish in 2009. This weekly demonstrations began after the settlers took over the spring and adjoining lands owned by Nabi Saleh and Deir Nizam, renamed the site “Maayan Meir” and with the assistance of the IDF, blocked Palestinians from using the spring. In 2013, the Israeli supreme court ordered the settlers to cease any further works in the site and the immediate dismantling of existing structures. Nevertheless, the IDF still prohibits the Palestinian owners from reaching their lands. On the first Friday of October 2015, settlers staged a demonstration, marching from Halamish to the spring as a show of force, under military protection, while Palestinians were forced to watch from the opposite hill.
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Firing live ammunition on Palestinian demonstrators
David Reeb
David Reeb
09/10/2015 Following a week of escalated Israeli violence against Palestinians and the repeated incursions of al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, residents and Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army, protesting the occupation, land expropriations and mass detentions. The Israeli army attempted to disperse marchers using tear gas canisters, rubber coated steel bullets and stun grenades. No major injuries reported.
David Reeb


02.10.2015 Friday weekly protest today in solidarity with Ni'lin isolated political prisoner Shukri kawaja, 47 years old who is in Israeli military isolation since more than 245 days!

Don't say we didn’t know #467
On Thursday, 3rd September, 2015, at 3:00 a.m., IDF soldiers entered the homes of six Palestinian families in Hebron to carry out search operations. They broke doors, damaged furniture and a car. Three men were arrested, then released, and summoned for interrogation. The Palestinians lodged a complaint that soldiers had stolen NIS 1200 and a gold pendant.

On Monday, 7th September, 2015, government representatives, escorted by the police, demolished a home in Umm Batin, near Omer. In El-Ghara, near Road 31, they demolished a home.

Don't say we didn’t know #468
On Wednesday, 16th September, 2015, IDF soldiers came to the Bedouin village Khirbet Umm El Jamal, near Maskiot settlement, in the north of the occupied Jordan Valley. They confiscated a tractor belonging to a resident, and threatened all those living there that if they didn't leave, their water tanks and farming equipment would be impounded.
Last January, 2015, the IDF demolished the entire village.
On Thursday, 17th September, 2015, government representatives, escorted by the police, again uprooted olive trees in the village Za'arura, near Kseife, in the Negev. They also yet again demolished El-Araqib.

Don't say we didn’t know #469
On Monday, 21st September, 2015, 170 Palestinian children from Hebron passed through Qitioun checkpoint on the way to their (elementary) school. One or two kids threw stones at the soldiers. The soldiers responded by firing three tear-gas grenades and a stun grenade at the children. Returning from school, stones were again thrown and the soldiers responded with four tear-gas grenades fired at the children.
Don't say we did not know #470

On Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015, a Palestinian shepherd from Fasayil, in the occupied Jordan Valley, crossed the road with his herd of sheep near the settlement Masua. While crossing, an Israeli (presumably a settler) came by in his car (a 4x4 Toyota). The shepherd signalled to him to stop and wait until the sheep had finished crossing. The Israeli continued to drive, running over and killing forty sheep and then immediately drove away.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Palestine-Israel, The non armed social struggle increase in response to increase in Israeli assaults.

Israeli state which failed in its year ago offensive on the Hamas in Gaza, suffer also from its diminishing bargain power in the international arena, manipulate the internal discomfort of public opinions by increasing the encroachment on Palestinian spaces - both in the 1967 occupied west bank and within the 1948 borders. The diminishing in the support of the Israeli elite to the prime minister Netaniahu and his group push him to increase his political gambling that can crash him in the first big loss. His failure to pass his Gas scheme and the civil case in court in which his wife is grilled, may be the first signs of his approaching doom. In spite the efforts to lower the social pressure in the west bank by increasing the employment of west-bakers within Israel the popular resistance increase both in the occupied Jerusalem and in the west bank.


Friday 11-9-15 - The demonstration today, in Bi'lin was in solidarity with the prisoners and the Dawahbshi-family who were burned alive and ultimately die of their injuries. Two dozen Israelis (half with the anarchists against the wall and half the Yosamba drummers), Joined dozens of internationals... and the Bil'in activists for an half hour of confrontation with the Israeli armed forces. The wind was not friendly today and sided with the soldiers. The tear gas today was not too fragrant.
We were pushed back to the edge of the village but refused to disperse and mingled for awhile after the state force went away contemplating a march to the forbidden area of the separation wall on the west of the freed lands.
Friday 18-9-15 - never a boring Friday. 9 Israelis (the tenth one got cold feet just when we entered the cars ...), and nearly 20 internationals, joined the local activists in the weekly demo. The Israeli soldiers were seemed too passive and we approach the "war zone" cautiously. And the usual shower of tear gas was not coming. The more daring ones started to climb the hill approaching the soldier who were strong on warning but very few tear gas was thrown. Some of the activists stayed near the soldiers till the 30 minutes confrontation ended and they went away without any of the horrible thing we suspected from the strange behaviour of the soldiers.
It seems the belligerent higher commander of the region was replaced with more sane one and thus the last few "strange" weekly demos.


Weekly protest against the wall and the occupation

Nabi Saleh

This Friday, 11/09/2015 Palestinians called for hoisting the national flag, as a symbol of steadfastness and resistance to the ongoing Israeli occupation. In addition, Palestinians expressed their rage over the killing of the Dawabsheh family of Duma – Sa’d, baby Ali and Riham, who passed away earlier this week – and call on the Israeli authorities to arrest the arsonists. In Nabi Saleh, which has endured increased violence in the past few weeks, locals and solidarity activists confronted the Israeli army waving the Palestinian flag. The IDF responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, as well as several attempts to nab protesters and arrest them. Soldiers tried to ambush protesters, but failed to arrest them. Instead, they raided the village and hurled sun grenades and tear gas canister at houses and olive trees, causing a small fire. No major injuries reported.
David Reeb
David Reeb


11-9-15 "4 Young Palestinians wounded by zio pigs in Kufr Qaddum, west of Qalqilya, during clashes today
Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets as well as sponge bullets, tear gas, stun grenades, and skunk water to disperse protesters.
And Israeli criminals injured Yusif Shtewei , 24 years old with a sponge bullet to the head. He is in moderate condition ..... "
18-9-15 Many injured in today's kufr Qaddum demo. The pics don't show the snipers I'm afraid

Don’t say we didn’t know #466
On Friday, 28th August, 2015, during the weekly demonstration of the Palestinian village Qadum, where villagers protest land confiscations and closure of the road to their village, IDF soldiers sprayed water on an electricity transformer which transfers electricity to the village. As a result, the villagers had to replace the transformer.
On Friday, 4th September, 2015, IDF soldiers damaged the transformer, yet again, during the weekly demonstration against land confiscations. Yet again the villagers had to replace the transformer. In both cases, the entire village was without power for some hours.
On Tuesday, 1st September, 2015 at 11:30 p.m., a settler from Qedumim damaged an electricity pole which conducts electricity through the settlement, causing an electricity outage in the Palestinian village Qadum for 13 hours.
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On Thursday, 3rd September, 2015, government representatives, escorted by the police, demolished a home near Tel Sheva, a Bedouin township in the Negev. In Wadi Ghawawin, near Road 31, they demolished another home.

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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