Sunday, September 28, 2008

Palestine-Israel, Ni'iln, Bil'in, the joint struggle against the separation fence continue

During the week, the struggle in Ni'ilin of the villagers joined by internationals and the Israeli anarchists against the wall continued. The Israeli state force continue the harassment of the village(rs) and partial sage on its the entrances. In Bi'lin we had the 188th Friday demonstration. We marched up to the blocked gate of the route of the separation fence. After waves of approaches and retreated because of tear gas grenades comrades succeeded to break the gate and approach the separation fence... before retreating from intensive shooting of tear gas canisters. Some suffered temporary tear gas flooding, three were shot at by tear gas canisters, one of them hospitalized.

Bil'in video for Friday 26.9.08 at

Three Objectors Sentenced for Refusal to Enlist - article and pictures:

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle against the separation fence and occupation on Tuesday - Ni'ilin - Tel Aviv

At 08:30 a buss load of activists traveled from Tel Aviv to the recruiting center and demonstrated in support of additional three high-school graduates refusing mandatory service in the army. They are part of the new wave of refusnics. Young activists of the Anarchists Against the Wall participate in it and the older ones support it. In this Tuesday AAtW people demonstrated in the village of Ni’ilin - some after the demo at the recruiting center. Following are excerpts of posts of comrades on these actions.

Demonstration in Support of the Conscientious Objectors Omer Goldman, Tamar Katz & Miya Tamrin

This Tuesday,September 23rd, Tamar, Miya & Omer, signers of the Seniors Letter, will present themselves at the Army's central Recruitment Base - where they will declare their refusal to serve in the army of occupation, be court-marshaled and sent to the stockade. Omer, Miya & Omer are to be the fourth, fifth & sixth signers of the seniors letter to enter the stockade for their refusal to participate in the horrors of the occupation, and their decision to protest against the violent measures carried out by the IDF against the civilian population in the territories.

The demonstration will take place at 08:30, Tuesday the 23rd of September at the entrance to the army's central recruitment base at Tel Hashomer


Demon in Support of the Conscientious Objectors 23-9-08 - link to video


Demon against the separation fence
See pictures of the demon against the separation fence at:

On Tuesday the 23rd of September 2008 approximately 50 Palestinians, Israelis and international solidarity activists marched in protest towards the construction site of the annexation barrier being built on the farmland of the west bank village of Ni’lin

Border police fired teargas rubber coated steel bullets and sound bombs at the protesters to prevent them from approaching the fence construction site.

Although this time the protesters did not managed to reach the construction site due to unrelenting aggression by the Israeli military, they did prevent the army from entering the village by building a make shift road blocks out of rocks on one of the main access roads.
A number of people were treated for the affects of tear gas.
The regular demonstrations against the apartheid wall will continue in Ni'lin, as the barrier when finished will annex over 25% of the village’s agricultural land.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle against the separation fence and occupation do not stop

The activists of the Anarchists Against the Wall were involved this week in the struggle against the separation fence in Ni'ilin and Bil'in, and in the new wave of the graduates of high schooler refusnics. In Bil'in it was the 187 Friday demonstration with the usual harassment of state force who respond with tear gas mainly to the "infringement" of the route of the separation fence. In Ni'ilin, the efforts of state forces to prevent us from arriving to the joint demonstrations failed so far... but we had to make more and more efforts to overcome them. Last Friday the whole 60 of us arrived in time, including a contingent of anti Zionist orthodox Jews from Jerusalem.

Video of Wednesday 17.9.2008 big demo in Ni'ilin commemoration Sabra and Shatela day at:


Text about the Friday demonstration and the struggle against the separation fence:

Teargas injures dozens at weekly Bil’in Protest Occupation army sprays water mixed with teargas

Friday, September 19, 2008 FFJ-Bilin-.The residents of Bilin joined by international and Israeli peace activists gathered to demonstrate against the Wall and settlement building. Today is the 26th anniversary of Sabra and Shatela massacre. The protesters raised the Palestinian flag and condemned the massacres against the Palestinian people.
The demo left after the Friday prayer and called for an end to the Israeli racist policy and settlement building, closures, kidnappings, and the siege on cities and villages. The protesters marched towards the wall to reach the confiscated land behind it. As a usual procedure, the gate was closed and Israeli soldiers standing behind concrete blocks. When protesters tried to get closer to the gate, the army fired sound grenades and teargas canisters which caused dozens to suffer teargas inhalation. Occupation army sprays blue water mixed with teargas resulting in skin absorption of teargas thus increasing the painful effects of the teargas.

Yesterday, the Israeli Occupation army presented the first new suggested plan to change the path of the wall in Bilin according to what so called "the Israeli high court" which stated one year ago to remove the wall and change its path. Two months ago, the Israeli army submitted a plan for changing the route of the wall, this plan was to return only 120 dunums to the farmers. It was rejected from village and the Israeli court. Two days ago, The Israeli army submitted again another plan but it's still doesn't comply with the decision from the court and wasn't accepted by the residents of Bilin. The Popular Committee Against The Wall requested their lawyer to refuse the new plan at the court.
Thank you for you continued support,

Iyad Burnat- Head of Popular Commitee in Bilin

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle against the separation fence and occupation continue - Bil'in, Um Salmuna, Ni'ilin, Asiara Al Qiblia

This week the intensive struggle in Ni'ilin continue. The week ended with the big village assembly Friday afternoon to commemorate Ahmed Mousa's murder. In it, the AAtW activist participated together with activists from Bil'in and the region in the marking of 40 days for the murder, and later in the public Iftar - breaking of the fast meal near the path of the separation fence. In Bil'in, we participated in the 186th Friday demonstration, with the usual harassment of the nonviolent demonstration by the Israeli state forces. It took 4 rounds of shooting tear gas grenades, retreating to reorganize and advancing again to the fence, till the declaration of the end to the demonstration by the comity.

Ni'lin 8-9-08 - link to video

A comrade of the AAtW wrote:
Yesterday (Saturday) 4 went to the village of asiara al qiblia in the nablus region, we went there to support the Palestinian residents after their village was under attack the same morning by couple of dozens of settlers from the near by settlement of Itzhar, the settlers arrived to the village on Saturday morning in what they called an act of revenge to a stabbing incident that happened the same morning inside the settlement, they entered undisturbed to the village, some of the armed with guns and some of them with stones and started terrorizing the local residents, an army unite that followed them didn't do anything to prevent their acts of violence and even helped them by firing rounds of live and plastic bullets an act that left 7 Palestinian injured .
during the night while staying in the village we witness the army invade the village and destruct property in a few houses, after we left the village the settlers came back and made an attempt to build an illegal outpost on the land of the village .
due to the short notice on Saturday we were not able to publish it on the list but we intend to stay in touch we the people of the village support their struggle against the army and settler daily terrorizing .

for update on the situation please call ben on 054xxxxx

During the week we started to organize the 17-9-08 big demonstration in Ni'ilin:
Mass Demo against the wall and in commemoration of Sabra and Shatila

Ni'ilin, Wednesday 17.9

In the past four months, the people of Nil'in have been struggling against the construction of the separation wall that is being built on their lands. Since the very beginning of the struggle, the army has used mortal violent in an attempt to oppress this popular uprising. As a result, hundreds have been wounded, dozens have been arrested and two people from the village have been murdered - Ahmad Musa, 11 years old and Yusef Amireh, 17 years old.

Despite the army's oppression, the people of the village of Nil'in continue their struggle and invite us to join them in their struggle against the wall and the violent oppression.

On Wednesday, September 17th, we will join the village in a mass demonstration, in which we will mark the continued resistance against the wall, and commemorate 26 years of the Sabra and Shatillah massacre.

To register to the demo, please call Ilan at: 03xxxxxxx or 052xxxxxxx

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Palestine-Israel, Bil'in, Ni'ilin - the joint struggle continue

This week the AAtW people joined Palestinians from the villages and the region and internationals in the struggle against the separation fence and occupation.
At Bil'in - we joined the 185th Friday demonstration, with mild "retaliation" of state forces - tear gas the wind often carry towards them, and harmless blue colored water. See video at
In Ni'ilin, few demos during the week with a bit toned down repression during demonstrations but harassments villagers at nights, and increased efforts to block the way of the Israeli AAtW from arriving to the village. Israeli Media
still cover the struggle in Bil'in and Ni'ilin but much less than previous weeks.