Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue within 1948 borders and in the 1967 occupied areas

The enlarged radical initiative of Sheikh Jarrakh the anarchists against the wall participate in joint struggle against the demolition of the Arkiv Bedouin village. During the week, in addition to the Sheikh Jarrakh struggles, the activists involves also in Arkiv and in the East Jerusalem Silwan neighborhood. The Jerusalem section of the AAtW seems to flourish. In the weekend activities continued at the south: Hebron, south of Hebron mountains, Wad Rahal, and in the central regions: Bil'in, Ni'ilin, and Nebi Saleh. In the world at large, AAtW activists combine educational/information-sharing and fund rising to cover our judicial debt equivalent to more than 100,000 US dollars.


Monday 6-9-10 at the Lehavim intersection, the weekly demonstration against the demolition of the Arkiv village.

8-9-10 - Towards the fifth demolition of the village comrades from Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem stay there nights.

Monday 13-9-10 early in the morning 4:00, the fifth demolishion did occure. Afternoon 17:00 the weekly demonstration against the demolition of the Arkiv village at the Lehavim intersection.


Friday demonstration. Still a hot summer noon. About two dozen Biliners, two dozen Israelis and a dozen internationals marched to the gate of the separation fence.

Due to the new Jewish year holiday very few soldiers converged beyond concrete blocks on the other side of the separation fence. They did not bother to confront us on the way, and only after few people entered the route of the fence they started the usual tear gas shooting, but did not try to cross the fence to our side and harass people.
Bil'in Friday 10.9.2010 videos
Haitham: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrsNtiXrDik&feature=player_embedded
David: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_fMYV-kCp4

Nabi Saleh

Dozens of residents Israelis of the AAtW and international activists held their weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and settlements in Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The protesters marched marking the Id Al Fitir Muslim feast while insisting that the real feast is liberation and independence.

They marched towards one of the entrances of the village that was sealed off by the Israeli since the beginning of the Al Aqsa Intifada in late September 2000, and also marched towards a military tower installed at the entrance of the village.

The protesters chanted against the occupation, the Wall, settlements and military roadblocks that hinder the freedom of movement of the residents.

Another take:

"The group arrived to An-Nabi Saleh without a hitch (the road wasn't closed, and the soldiers didn't declare the area a closed military zone) and headed up to the meeting point to wait for the demo to start. As a few people started to arrive in dribs and drabs, people started to congregate under the shade of the tree. After about 15 minutes of waiting, the numbers reached just under 20 Palestinians (as always, mainly children) and just under 20 Israelis and internationals, and the demo set off down to the yellow gate at the edge of the village. There were a few chants started, but as a whole, the group was relatively subdued.

Once the group arrived, the soldiers moved from their position in front of the gate to standing behind it. They tried a few times to get B (the leader of the protest) to leave, but he stayed his ground as children banged rocks on the metal gate and adults clapped along in rhythm. After a few minutes at the gate, B announced that it was traditional for the village to organize trips to those families who had members in prison, so the crowd turned round and headed back into the village."


Ni’lin weekly demo 10.09.2010 by Saeed Amireh

"...... The protest that followed at 1pm was organized by the Ni’lin Popular Committee against the Apartheid Wall. And it send a strong message to the Occupation Forces and the Israeli government: we will never forget those who died for our just cause. And we will not stop our protests against the Apartheid wall until we get back the land that was stolen from us. We will continue our struggle, no matter what.

As soon as the demonstration reached the wall the Israeli Occupation soldiers began to threaten the protesters, telling them that they were in a closed military zone (our olive groves). No one responded to the soldier’s threats. Instead, the protesters started speaking with the soldiers. They asked them, whether they don’t feel shame for what they are doing to the people of Ni’lin? How can they kill innocent children?

What about human rights? What about humanity? They’re human, too, or aren’t they? Don’t they have children themselves? How can they live with the shameful crimes they are committing? But the soldiers didn’t response. It looked like they don’t feel any shame, instead they seem to be proud of killing innocent people.

The Israeli military wanted to arrest as many protesters as possible, thus they made them come closer to the wall and didn’t shoot any tear gas at them this time. But the demonstrators were clever enough to understand what was going on and before the soldiers could arrest them, they left the wall. The demonstration took place until 2:30 pm. No one was shot or arrested this time......."

Sheikh Jarrakh

Saturday evening we replaced the weekend demonstration with a party celebrating both the end of the Ramadan and the Jewish new year. Hundreds participated in the courtyard of one of the evicted families.

Monday, Police brutality video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIdFw2vuijA

Education/fund rising

Thursday 9/9- Smash Israeli Apartheid: Anarchists Against the Wall Came to Denver

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