It is just another week of struggle in Al Arakib, Beit Ommar, Bil'in, Hebron (Al Khalil), Gaza, Lod, Maasara, Nabi Saleh, Nilin, Silwan, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Wad Rachal, Walaja. On the background of increased international pressure, the Israeli oppression of Palestinians increase - both within the 1948 borders and these of 1967 occupation.... and so rise the resistance, including the joint struggle.
This week the Israeli forces destroy the eighth time the Israeli Bedouin village Al Arakib. The joint struggle continue.
Protest Against Karmei Tsur Settlement, West Bank, Palestine, 12/18/10: video
Saturday December 25 another weekly demo.
Friday 24/12/2010 Bil'in weekly demonstration against the wall and settlements
To mark the International Week of Solidarity with the Palestinian people and the Christmas holiday the people of Bil'in remember their martyrs, prisoners and wounded and vow to continue their struggle against the occupation with the aim of establishing an independent state with Jerusalem as capital. A dozen of Israeli anarchists against the wall joined international activists an Biliners in the march to the separation fence and in the confrontation with the Israeli state forces.
Israel Puterman video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nBozOjr9H4
Hebron (Al Khalil) Saturday December 25
Israeli soldiers attacked on Saturday evening a nonviolent protest organized by the Youth Coalition Against Settlements in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Dozens of Israeli and International peace activists participated in the protest.
Palestinians Israelis and foreign activists hold demonstration against the Israeli settlements expansion and demand to open al-Shuhada street closed by Israeli army, in the West Bank city of Hebron, December 25th. Five protesters were arrested Saturday by Israeli army in the protest in Hebron.
At least four Palestinians and three internationals were wounded after being violently assaulted by the army, and three international activists were detained. The Youth Coalition Against Settlements stated that soldiers attacked local protestors, internationals and reporters who arrived to provide media coverage. The protest, held weekly, is conducted by dozens of locals, Israelis and internationals.
This week’s protest was held at the eastern entrance of the Al Shuhada Street, in the Old City. The street was closed by the army several years ago leading to the closure of dozens of Palestinian stores. Only Jewish settlers are allowed to use the street. The protestors carried Palestinian flags and banners calling for ending all sorts of racial discrimination, and demanded Israel to open the street and to stop the frequent attacks carried out by extremist Israeli soldiers and settlers.
Monday is the two years anniversary for the 2008 assault of Israel on Gaza strip. A demo was called for Monday evening in front of the Israeli war compound in the center of Tel Aviv.
Tomorrow noon, Monday, December 27, a demonstration commemorating two years to the vicious assault on Gaza will be held in Ramallah area. AAtW were invited to participate.
Please contact S.
The yasam special police troopers came Monday 21 Dec. to destroy the tents of the families whose houses were destroyed last week during the peak of the storm.
supposedly one woman threw herself in front of the police car and managed to prevent the tent destruction. (she was not hurt).
To those who are unfamiliar with the case:
60 Israeli Palestinians with kids and elders were left with absolutely nothing in the freezing rain last week after hundreds of armed policemen stormed 7 houses in samech.chet neighborhood in Lod and destroyed them WITHOUT TAKING THE FURNITURE AND VALUABLES OUT.
the only thing those families have now are donated tents to protect from the weather. police will probably return tomorrow again to destroy them too.
there will be a big meeting tonight at the site at 1900 to discuss further action.
Popular Resistance Movement inviting to One Year Celebration of the An Nabi Saleh Demonstration
As been the case in recent weeks in Nabi Saleh , all entrances to the village were closed from the morning by Israeli forces, attempting to prevent Palestinian, Israeli and international participants from attending. During this initial incursion to the village, an Israeli soldier shot from a close range 12 successive bullets into the chest of a Nabi Saleh youth, who stood by. The youth fell to the ground, and required to be taken to a hospital. He was released the day after.
This Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh began with a group of about 50 people marching through the village to confront face to face the Israeli army, which blocked the protesters from proceeding towards the village's lands and spring. After chanting for a while in front of the soldiers, the army attacked the protesters who had to make a fast under-fire retreat, while stone throwers ward off the army incursion. Until the evening, the Israeli army kept shooting tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steal bullets, inside the village's populated area, forming an unlawful collective punishment repressive measure. Tear gas canisters were shot directly at the protesters, a dangerous conduct which violates even the army's own regulations. Some army soldiers kept hidden and then ambushed the protesters from the back or the side. As a result, many were shot from close range, including people inside their houses.
4 people were arrested during the day. One of the Israeli arrestees, a cameraman, was released from the Halamish police point. A Palestinian 20 year old youth was taken to Ofer military prison. The two remaining Israeli arrestees were taken to the Russian Compound and unlike the Palestinian youth, will be brought to court on Saturday evening.
Friday 24.12.2010 David Reeb video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hri-FOz8EN0
Popular Resistance Movement inviting to One Year Celebration of the An Nabi Saleh D
Popular Resistance Movement invitation:
"We would like to invite you to join the celebration of the one year anniversary of the weekly demonstration held in our village, An Nabi Saleh. The celebration is going to be held this Saturday, December the 25th. We will meet at 9.30am in the village to go to the grounds of the village together to plant trees. Around 1.00 pm we will return to the village to continue the celebration there.
In spite of being forced to face injuries, arrests, night raids and demolition orders, after one year we are still continuing the resistance against the illegal settlement of Halamish and the many injustices of occupation.
Let's end the occupation together"
The heroic Nebi Salah --- Today two dozen Israelis joined the village people and together we planted olive trees in front of frustrated Israeli troopers who could not shower us with tear gas.
This Saturday Nabi Saleh marked one year anniversary of weekly protests against the creeping annexation of land by the Halamish settlement, the apartheid wall and the Israeli occupation. About 150 residents and supporters of the village marched to the village's lands and planted some 200 trees right before road 465, which a spring and lands of the village are annexed and threatened to be annexed by the settlement even beyond it. The Israeli army spread across the road but kept at bay, preventing the settlers from nearing the works and keeping a close-eye on the workers, so they want cross the road to the other parts of the village's lands. The works ended peacefully and were succeeded by a ceremony in the village, which was attended by many of the village's residents and supporters.
The right to exist the right to fight and sure the right to live free , another day of struggling against the Israeli apartheid wall in the town of Ni'lin west of Ramallah, please leave a comment for the people who struggle write your message to them.
Photos By Ahmad Mesleh http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=21222&id=100001627657640
A Chronicle of Political persecution: Fighting the Oppression in Silwan
The weekly demonstration in East Jerusalem will take place in Silwan.
The armed forces announced their intention to employ against Adnan Gheith, a political and community activist and a resident of Silwan the extreme and draconian mean of restricting him from his community, home, family and livelihood for the duration of four months, due to his participation in the democratic protest against the Jewish settlement enterprise in Silwan (see article in Haaretz for further details).
Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) -- A demonstration was held today in Silwan in protest to the Israeli government’s attempts to exile Palestinians from Jerusalem. The demonstration commenced at 2pm, with a large number of both Palestinian and Israeli activists marching from Wadi Hilweh neighborhood to the threatened el-Bustan protest tent. Activists who spoke at the tent denounced the Israeli government’s latest attempts to crack down on Palestinian political activity in Jerusalem, namely the attempt to impose a four-month ban on community leader Adnan Ghaith from the Jerusalem area.
Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians, Sheikh Jarrah activists, AAtW, and others of the radical Israelis and Silwan residents, gathered in Silwan in East Jerusalem for a demonstration and march against political repression of Silwan activists by Israel.
We marched from Wadi Hilweh neighborhood (near the walls of the ancient city) to the threatened el-Bustan protest tent. Activists who spoke at the tent denounced the Israeli government’s latest attempts to crack down on Palestinian political activity in Jerusalem, namely the attempt to impose a four-month ban on community leader Adnan Ghaith from the Jerusalem area.
Silwan Demonstration 24/12/2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlnHW16iZsg
Israel Puterman video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Kr3aB8nzk
Pictures at: http://silwanic.net/?p=9439
There were rumors in the last few days that the army will move settlers into beit abu nab in Silvan. This is a building in the heart of Silvan and such a move will surely spark a strong confrontation. right now the army is surrounding Silvan will lots of forces and people are asked to come if they can. there might still be a chance to get in for several hours. if you can make it please call d.
Tel Aviv - Jaffa
"ACTION ALERT: Activists organizing sit-in to prevent eviction of family from home on 59 Yehuda Hayamit St. in Jaffa requesting urgent help."
About two thousands participated in a demo against the scandalous treatment of Israel of the African refugees and the planed concentration camp for them.
"The Wad Rachal committee has invited us to meet and think about future activities. They are inviting everyone to a screening of "Our Story" by Mustapha Barguthi and a meeting to follow.
The time is 5 pm This Saturday Dec 25. Please let me know if you can make it."
Today (22-Dec) the construction of the wall in al-Walaja was renewed after it stopped since the court case.
8 people were arrested during resistance and still haven't been released.
Help and solidarity needed. Link to the pictures of arrests http://tinyurl.com/3xjky9j
The good news is that the bulldozers stopped working today thanks to the brave people of Al-Walaja but they still need our collective support.
On Friday there will be a demonstration, starting 9:00 from the village council. 100 internationals will be in Al-Walaja tomorrow morning (Friday at 9 AM).