Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle brings more than hope and pride - Bil'in fence is moving and the Ni'ilin one will be moved too.

During the years, the joint struggle against the separation fence and occupation brought some successes forcing the Israeli state to retreat a bit from initial steps of using the separation fence for annexation of Palestinian lands for colonialist settlements. However, the persistent struggles in Bil'in and in the near-by Ni'ilin were in the focus of the media [and in intensive participation of me the last six years.] Thus, with huge satisfaction we have seen the beginning of the moving of the separation fence in Bil'in and the media report on it and the coming moving of the fence in Ni'ilin. The relentless joint struggle continue in the heroic Nabi Saleh, in the persistent Ma'asara, in Beit Omar, in the Southern Hebron Mountain region, in East Jerusalem, and within Israel.

Beit Ummar Saturday 25.6.11

The weekly peaceful demonstration in Beit-Ummar set off on Saturday noon out of the village and next to the agriculture zone nearby the settlement Carmei-Tzur. In the demo took part approx 60 participants, Palestinians, internationals and 8 Israelis. The big number of IOF soldiers and border police waited to the protesters on the narrow road which goes up to the settlement (down the area where they usually Waite), but the protesters were smarter and branch out into two groups - one went directly inside the plum's grove and the other continue climb up on the road and stopped in front of the soldiers. As usually the soldiers used violence in order to stop the protesters, that tried again and again to enter the agriculture's areas around on the side of the road. After about 30 minutes the soldiers started to use sounds bombs, arrested 2 international activists and one Palestinian young guy, they also took the ID cards from 3 Israelis activists. After one hour the protesters left the area and the protest came to the end.



Israeli army begins to remove the apartheid wall in Bil'in 22/6/2011

Israeli occupation forces began on Tuesday to dismantle the separation fence in the village of Bil'in west of Ramallah, (note that this fence is composed of three barriers) presumably To complete the dismantling and demolition of the wall in full until mid-July next month.
Photos by Iyas Abu Rahmah

Emad Bornat video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aA-xaI7oAk


Friday June 24, 2011

"Over 50 Israelis and more internationals than I managed to count joined Palestinians protesters to finally remove the fence that separates Bil'in from its agricultural lands. Drummers, politicians (one Fayyad guy [head of Palestinian Authority] and one Barake [Israeli Palestinian Member of Parliament] dude), a sound system, flags of the DPFL, PFLP, Fatah and Mubadara, people in anti-skunk storm suits and some 300 protesters escorted a bulldozer that was on its way to remove the fence that the Israeli army was supposed to remove four years ago (according to the Israeli court) or seven years ago (according to the International Court of Justice), but only actually started removing this June 21. When the bulldozer reached the main gate and started removing it with its shovel, the soldiers panicked and started shooting barrages of gas directly at demonstrators and live bullets into the bulldozer. The massive amounts of gas pushed the protesters back injuring quite a few, but could not suffocate their celebrations of the pending removal of the (first line of the) fence."

Ziv Oren (Activestils.org)
Mario Savio Album
Haitham Al Khatib video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N5TZt7tVzk
AlmadaMedia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGIMSo8XoC8
PressTVGlobalNews http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VAFXK4iK-A
Bilin Sunday 26.06.2011 By Haithm Katib: finally ... Demolishing the apartheid wall After the struggle of a six and a half years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v1dqwfJroU

Dir Quadis

There were additional demonstrations daily in Dir Qadis where the near by settler colonialist village Nili is expanded on robbed lands of the village.

Jerusalem - Al Kuds

The joint struggle continue against the expansion of transfer of Palestinian families in occupied east Jerusalem and replacing them by Israeli settler colonialist rightists

Silwan 23/6/11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mARMcBpBCAs

Sheikh Jarrah Friday 24/6/2011 Demonstration at 16:00 Celebration at 19:30

Mario Savio http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.222095941158386.63192.100000739446057

Lior Ben Eliahu http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1741247822020.124048.1563442697

Action at the Book Fair as part of the international day against torture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf97CyxEKtI&feature=player_detailpage

‎Al-Ma'asara 24-6-11

Photos by Jawad Zawahra (Album)


Nabi Saleh

As you all know, this Friday we are planning a colorful demonstration in Nabi
Saleh. please remember to come as early as you can (around 8-9 am) and also to
bring materials that can be useful: colors, masks, kites, and any raw materials
that can be useful.

This week in Nabi Saleh, we and the March 15 activists, will dress in colors, we will have Balloons, face mask, face paints and we will fly freedom kites..
Be there with us in the Nabi Saleh and let’s make it a fun day for the kids.. Let’s make our freedom colorful. Bring Your colorful smile and join us in our struggle for freedom!!
P.S. There will be a workshop with the kids in Nabi Saleh to make the kites"

Friday June 24, 2011

AAtW (Anarchists Against the Wall): "This Friday Palestinian youth from the March 15 movement gathered early in the morning in the village of Nabi Saleh to prepare colorful kites, balloons, make-ups, wigs and masks as part of a fun day for the local kids, dubbed “freedom in colors”. Israeli army and police forces attacked the peaceful clown-looking children and youths with tear gas and stun grenades."
Roughly 80 demonstrators, including about a dozen of Nabi Saleh children as well as international and Israeli supporters, held a colorful march through the village of Nabi Saleh, protesting the Israeli occupation and the settlers takeover of the village farmlands and spring. Just as soon as Israeli forces had the march on sight and only a minute into its start, demonstrators were attacked with tear gas canisters. An 11 year old girl was shot in the back with a tear gas canister shot through directly aiming at protesters.

After about 20 minutes of rounds of tear gas some demonstrators managed to get close by to the Israeli forces and join Nabi Saleh children, who were coming from a different direction to stand in front of the armed soldiers. An Israeli cameraman was detained during that time. Some children waived Palestinian flags which were twice violently grabbed from them and confiscated by one of the soldiers. The soldiers threw stun and tear gas hand grenades to disperse the singing children.

Soldiers stationed above one of the village's hills shot a tear gas canister which almost hit a 4 year old kid playing next to his home. Adults rushed to calm and treat him for tear gas inhalation. Later on they carried him to its shooters for a closer look.

After a while, the Israeli soldiers started going up the village's main street. They stopped next to one of the houses and broke into its yard, pushing its resident. The soldiers than left the house and went up towards the village's center. In the meantime, demonstrators went the other way, towards the hill that overlooks the village's spring. While sitting below a tree, demonstrators were attacked from behind by Israeli soldiers with tear gas hand grenades. A few people required medical attention for tear gas inhalation.

Even after the sun began to set, Israeli forces were still amidst the village, shooting at whomever was on sight and randomly at the village's populated area. During these long sunny hours soldiers threw stun grenades at houses' entrances and roofs, used tear gas canisters as large bullets shot directly at people, and close to the day's end, also shot live ammunition above the heads of youths.

See also: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=399506

By Amir Bitan (Albums) http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.244326365582386.79573.100000150737581
Freedom in Colors http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150217731524387.331998.503804386
Tamimi press http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.205563022821519.57259.113817528662736

Six years old girl report in English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmRs-xRzaic
Tamimi press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5fYjs65CB8
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCjibZ-7b-o
Nabi Saleh Clownistan! by jeaunkes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KieHEoWewtY
PalestineYouthVoice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1TREPpp5Ig


Friday 24.06.2011
A weekly Ni’ilin demonstration was met with the intense tear gas attack, leaving dozens suffering from the consequence of inhaling the gas. Demonstration, organized by the Ni’ilin Popular Committee and joined by Israeli and international peace activists was held in solidarity with the political prisoners from the village held in Israeli prisons. The prisoners from the village, detained 17 months ago and sentenced on false charges, were moved from Ofer to Negev military prison.

Once the demonstration reached a gate in the apartheid wall, protesters started to knock on the door and demand that they are allowed to access their stolen land, which they have not seen for last three years. The soldiers reacted by attacking the peaceful demonstration with tear gas grenades, rubber coated steel bullets and sound grenades. One of the protesters was shot and dozens suffered from suffocation after inhaling tear gas.

Ibrahim Amireh, the coordinator of the Ni’ilin Popular Committee against the apartheid wall, said that the harsh treatment of the prisoners from the village was meant to destroy people’s spirit and hope. – But we will not stop defending our land and our dignity. We will continue to hold peaceful demonstrations, maintaining strong will and determination until we tear down the apartheid wall, put an end to the racist occupation of our land and we are able to live in a secure, just and peaceful society. – added Ibrahim Amireh.

Since the construction of the apartheid wall began on Ni’ilin land, the Israeli occupation forces have had conducted numerous raids into the village, arresting people in the middle of the night.

Between August 6th 2008 and December 1st, 2008 more than 157 people were arrested in Ni’ilin. Age: between 9 and 55 years-old. Israeli occupation forces raided villagers’ houses in the middle of the night, arresting people in an extremely brutal manner. During one of the raids, a mentally-ill person, whose brother was being arrested, was shot in the left eye with a rubber coated steal bullet. The man lost his eye.

Between May 1st, 2009 and August 27th, 2009 – 123 people were arrested.

Between January 1st, 2010 and July 26th, 2010 – 45 people were arrested. During this campaign, Israeli occupation forces detained three leaders of the local popular committee: Ibrahim Amireh, Zaydoon Srour and Hassan Mousa. They were sentenced to one year in prison and a bail of 9000 NIS in exchange for additional 9 months of imprisonment. There are still five villagers held in Israeli military prisons. Ni’ilin prisoners were sentenced to 4 to 28 months in prison and high bails.

Video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4DbE-QkzCY

Road map to apartheid video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hapTDNZpWMg

Tel Aviv

Tuesday 21.6.11 About 50 activists vigilled the offices of national housing company in Tel Aviv, to support a family that was evicted from its house in Jaffa the previous week as the company is "privatizing more and more houses.

This week, The Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall initiative issued an urgent call for support:
See http://awalls.org
See Previous reports at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle of Israeli anarchists and other radicals with the grass root Palestinian activists.

It seems a routine that will continue for years to come, but the approaching September is in the mind of all involved. The naZionist settler colonialist project is continuing as if nothing changed but it is not so. The struggle continue every week end and in the week days too. In addition to Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Ma'asara, Beit Ummar, Southern Hebron hills, the Jordan valley, East Jerusalem (Silwan, Sheikh Jarrah) and within 1948 borders: Arakib, Lod-Ramla, Jaffa, a new struggle front opened in Dir Quadis (located between Bil'in and Ni'ilin). An expansion of the Nili colonialist settlement ignited the persistent struggle of Dir Quadis people.


Jenin in Bil'in... the delegation from Jenin freedom theater colored this Friday demo.
"For a few minutes it seemed like even the soldiers could not fathom the colorful demonstration that took place in Bil'in this Friday. Following yet another tear gas and "skunk" water, a small group of drummers [mainly Israeli activists from Jerusalem] and actors [from Jnenin Freedom Theater] neared the fence, and broke into a dance. Then, at a sudden, four of the actors lay flat on the ground. It took another minute before one of them stood up, and made a dramatic speech to the crowd around him and the soldiers across the fence, asking why Palestinians and Jew must fight. After lying down again, two more women got up and spoke of life in the refugee camps, and after them – the fourth man stood and acted like a soldier beating the others.

All this time the soldiers stopped firing, amazed and the unusual spectacle, but when all four stood up, received their applause and shouted "Free, free Palestine " – the soldiers got themselves together, and soon the demonstration once again found itself in a cloud of tear gas.

The actors were representatives of the Jenin refugee camp's Freedom Theater. Since theater founder, director and teacher Juliano Mer was assassinated, the actors relocated to Ramalla, and are about to start touring with their new interpretation of Wait for Godo. Joined by Israeli drummers and jugglers in the late morning hours, the actors met with the local activists of Bil'in, and after the noon prayer about two hundred demonstrators [including about 50 Israelis with the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative, and many internationals] started marching towards the wall. The marry procession reached the gate in the illegal fence, and called upon the soldiers not to shoot at the non-violent protest.
Unsurprisingly, soldiers responded with their "skunk" water canon and great amounts of tear gas. Demonstrators retreated, regrouped, and came back for more time after time for about two hours, during which the above mentioned play to place. Later, some youth from the village threw stoned at the soldiers, and some tried to but were stopped by two women who stood between them and the fence, sending small soap bubbles into the air around them.
Throughout the demonstration gas canisters set fires in the olive groves, which activists harried to put out. Near the end of the demonstration, fired were lit in two locations close to the fence, and soldiers refused to stop shooting tear gas at people who tried to fight the fires. Eventually both were put out, but two ancient trees were destroyed, and others badly harmed."

Three injured, fields and trees burnt, and Freedom Theater performers fired on in Bil'in In today's demonstration in Bil'in against the Jewish-only colonies ...

Haithm Katib video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4UhM-FTtJQ
David Reeb video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDdtr_HQzFQ
Dima Dany Zarkh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QByk0zk25M
Krasnoe tv http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkR6vRVLqo0

Lior Ben Eliahu http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1728199055809.123151.1563442697

Deir Qaddis

Press release Wednesday, 15 June 2011

"Two Protesters Injured by Live Ammo in Deir Qaddis

Organized by the Ni’lin, Budrus [neighboring villages to the west of it] and Deir Qaddis Popular Committees against the Apartheid- Annexation Wall and Israeli colonies, residents from all three villages accompanied by Israeli and international supporters, marched to their lands today in order to stop the expansion of the colony of Nili.

Demonstrators disrupted construction of a new neighborhood in the adjacent settlement of Nili. Israeli soldiers responded with baton charges, tear-gas, rubber-coated bullets and live ammunition. One organizer was arrested and many olive trees were burned.

As the protesters advanced towards the bulldozers, Israeli occupation soldiers and Border Police officers first fired live rounds into the air and then very quickly regressed to shooting tear-gas and rubber-coated bullets directly at the protesters. Despite the attack, demonstrators managed to reach the bulldozers and halted construction for half an hour during which they were beaten and Muhammed Amireh arrested.

As the protesters retreated, soldiers pursued them to the edge of the village, where clashes ensued and where the two were shot – additionally, six more were struck by rubber coated steel bullets, also, many olive trees were burned as a result of tear gas grenades being shot into the fields at the demonstrators.

Two Palestinian youths in their twenties were hit by live ammunition today, during a demo against illegal colony expansion on the lands of the West Bank villages of Ni’lin and Deir Qaddis . One, a 24 year-old, was shot in the pelvis and shoulder, the second, a 22 year-old, was shot in the back of his thigh; an injury that will require a hospital operation. Mohammed Amirah, a member of Ni’lin’s Popular Committee, after being severely beaten, was arrested for “incitement” (1:24 mins into the video).

The demo ended at 4:30 pm

Nilinvillage video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62hWumbuzk0

Thursday, 16-6-11

todays demo was pretty successful- the bulldozers were stopped for about an hour. there will be another demo tomorrow if you can make it please let me know.

Hi all,

There will be a another demo Sunday 19.6.11, and Monday, Tuesday... as well in Deir Qadis against the settlement expansion on their land.
Please call K.

Nabi Saleh June 17, 2011

Undercover Special Forces Attack the Weekly Demonstration in Nabi Saleh
Undercover soldiers from the Army's special forces unit, Duvdevan, attacked the demonstration in Nabi Saleh as it was coming to an end. Four were arrested and four were injured.

Patience certainly didn't characterize the Army's behavior today during the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh. The dozens of men, women and children who marched in protest down the streets of their tiny hamlet were attacked on sight by a force of Israeli soldiers and Border police officers positioned at the town's main junction - well inside the village. The Israeli forces initially used tear-gas and concussion grenades, but quickly moved on to shooting scores rubber-coated bullets.

As rubber-coated bullets whizzed by and the asphyxiating tear-gas clouded the houses of Nabi Saleh and spread throw its streets, marching was rendered impossible, and dispersed clashes began. Some of the village's residents responded to the military's aggression with setting up barricades made of stones and dumpsters on the street to impede the soldiers advance deeper into the village, while others threw stones, taking cover behind makeshift barriers. Some live fire was used, but luckily no one was hit.

As clashes dwindled down and were about to end, soldiers from the army's Duvdevan special forces unit drove into the village under-cover, in a white van with Palestinian number plates, embedded into a wedding motorcade from the adjacent village of Beit Rimma. They then got out of the car and stormed at the demonstrators, guns drawn and shooting live fire in the air and towards people.

The attack resulted in the arrest of three Palestinian demonstrators and one Israeli camerawoman, who had one of her cameras broken and another stolen by the soldiers. The soldiers also failed to arrest a second cameraman, Bilal Tamimi, who managed to escape with the above footage, as well as a medic with the Palestinian Red Crescent who was also beaten up. Another demonstrator took a blow to the face from a rifle butt, causing intense bleeding below the eye.

Then, as the sun began coming down behind the hilltops to the west, the army despite complete calm, staged yet another invasion into the village, which began by simultaneously shooting dozens of tear-gas projectiles into the village. Clashes then resumed and ended shortly after dark, with the day's most serious injury. As the last armored jeep drove out of the village, one of the soldiers stuck the barrel of his gun out through the firing loophole and fired a burst of rubber-coated bullets from inside the armored vehicle. A young man from the village was hit twice in the left shin, and suffered a penetration wound.

Bilal's video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAV8Ak1cge4
Michael T. (Albums) http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.198395616873597.50047.100001094792472

Btselem video 13.5.2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ9BLW2TEw0

South Hebron Hills

Our continuing activity in South Hebron Hills lead to some achievement in recent week:
Farmers from Susiya were able to access olive orchards that have been closed to them for years. Army forces prevented settlers from approaching the orchards.
This change in the army's behaviour is a result of consistent and persistent activity.
Also, the settlers' and army harassment of shepherds in Khierbet Umm el-Khier have ceased for now, and in the past few day herds were able to get to the grazing lands unhindered.
This however does not mean that our work in done. Yesterday (Tuesday) the army demolished additional water cisterns in South Hebron Hills.
The Palestinian residents still need our help in guaranteeing water supply and access to their agricultural lands.

Saturday June 18
Accompanying farmers and shepherds and pumping water in
South Hebron Hills

Sheikh Jarrah

Mario Savio http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.218934401474540.62507.100000739446057
Amir Bitan http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.234343779913978.78653.100000150737581

See http://awalls.org
See Previous reports at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle of the AAtW* and the radical left activists with grass root Palestinian partners

Week after week... sometimes day after day, the joint struggle continue. The years with no joint struggles with no lively solidarity and no hope for better days soon coming nearly forgotten. People injured and arrested are not deterred. The inhaling tear gas together function stronger than "ceremonial friendship pipe". This week, in addition to the usual locations we participated also in the demonstrations in Kufer Malek, Biddu, a-Tuwani, and Shuqba. The joint struggle that started with the struggle against the separation fence expanded and include more and more locations of struggle against the colonialist settlement: Beit Ummar, East Jerusalem (Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, Ras Al Amud, Issawiya), Kufer Malek, Nabi Saleh, A-Tuwani, South of Hebron Hills.

Beit Ummar

Saturday, the weekly peaceful demonstration in Beit-Ummar set off as almost every week in the last few weeks outside the village on the walkway up to the agriculture zone near the settlement Carmei-Zur.In the march took part approx 15 Palestinians, few internationals and 10 Israelis (from Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa), holding nations flags and signs. At the middle of the path, about 150 meters walking the IOF soldiers waited and tried to stop the march, the protesters terned into the grove and then were stopped by the soldiers between the trees. The soldiers were aggressive, allow the protesters to say a few words but not to move forward, and when some people tried to do so they stopped them violently. After that the protesters worked symbolically for 10 minuets deforestation stones from the agriculture area. After that we felt our message delivered and we left the area.


Israel Puterman video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk53uIfJC2s

Kufer Malek


The village of Biddu held a demonstration this week demanding access to their farmlands and a end to the Separation Wall in their village. In 2004, four demonstrators were shot dead by live ammunition in a similar demonstration

Roughly 50 people gathered near an Israeli placed gate at the edge of the agricultural lands of Biddu on Friday for an unarmed demonstration. Quickly the demonstration turn into chaos as Palestinian youth threw rocks and the Israeli army responded with tear gas and stun grenades. No injuries were reported in the course of the demonstration, which lasted for several hours. In 2004, four unarmed demonstrators were shot dead in Biddu by live fire from Israeli soldiers. In recent years, demonstrations in the village have been all but non-existent.

Israel Puterman 10-6-11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHO2zmft5XI


Friday, in spite of the scalding heat, dozens of villagers from Bil’in marched once again together with international and Israeli solidarity activists to the Apartheid Wall in protest to its illegal annexation of 60% of the village’s land for the construction of Jewish-only settlements. As every Friday in various locations throughout Palestine, the activists attempted to implement international law, international humanitarian law – under which settlements constitute a war crime, and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice with ruled in July 2004 that the illegal Wall and its associated regime should be dismantled.

Waving the Palestinian flag and images of martyrs and prisoners of the popular resistance, protestors chanted for freedom and justice, against Apartheid, and for the release of all political prisoners. As usual, the army opened fire at the protestors even before most had reached the Wall, shooting a type of tear gas that is considerably more harmful than the types ordinarily used in Europe or the US, throwing sound bombs, and spraying them with a chemical green liquid that activists have termed „shit“ or „skunk“ due to its nauseating odor which sticks to its target for days.

Dozens of activists suffered from tear gas inhalation, which is aggravated by the harsh summer heat, and in various places, crops caught fire and spread quickly. The army continued to shoot at protestors even while they attempted to put out the fires.


Haitham Al Khatib video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aU4M1rAhjI



Israel Puterman Qalandia - 5-6-11 video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsmJ_iQmWdw

Nabi Saleh

Roughly 100 gathered in the center of Nabi Saleh just after Friday afternoon prayers for the weekly demonstration/confrontation against the occupation and settler takeover of the village farmlands. Among the demonstrators was a large group of 50 Israeli supporters and many internationals. The demonstrators were able to walk roughly 100 meters before the army attacked them with tear gas from three sides.
For the next three hours, the army was relentless in its use of tear gas. At one point, a demonstrator fell unconscious and was moved to a civilian house. The army attacked the house with tear gas and prohibited emergency personal from entering the village for roughly 20 minutes. Medics were able to revive the young man with oxygen when they were allowed into the village.
In the afternoon, the army invaded the central part of the village and began house to house raids in order to arrest Israelis and internationals. Over five people were detained in the course of the search and the demonstration.

As the sun began to set, Israeli forces pulled out of the village amidst clashes with youth who were throwing stones.

Children Suffocating from Tear Gas. Picture Credit: Joseph Dana https://www.popularstruggle.org/sites/default/files/images/318268554.preview.jpg

krasnoetv http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmIOa_W18d4
tamimi1966 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz8hzn5XYPQ
Gershon Baskin http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150643369885366
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfFt2s3kQSg



The weekly demonstration in Ni'lin set off as always with a prayer in the village's land, and then a march to the wall route with approx 50 Palestinians, 5 Israeli and the same number of internationals. a number of youth threw stones and soldiers responded with tear gas. No injuries were recorded and the demonstration ended after around an hour.

Sheikh Jarrah - East Jerusalem - Al Kuds

This Friday, June 10th, at 4:00 pm, at the public garden in Sheikh Jarrah

Nissim Mossek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TZ-ytLtKc4

South of Hebron Hills

Um EL Heer IDF and Settlers Harassment Nissim Mossek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1VB2eBKCG4


Following the afternoon prayers, residents of the village of Shuqba (neighboring Ni'ilin) were joined by Israelis, internationals and a contingent of protesters from Ni'lin for a march and protest against the illegal Israeli quarry which is eating away at the village's land. approximately 150 protesters approached the Natuf quarry, and dismantled barbed wire surrounding it. Israeli soldiers and border police officers stationed at the quarry fired tear gas canisters at the protesters, setting large scale fires that spread through the dry weeds. A number of youth threw some stones at the soldiers, but the long distance between the two groups meant the clashes were very low key, unlike the events at last week's protest, when a private security guard fired dozens of live rounds at a group of Palestinian protesters, injuring one with a ricochet. No injuries were recorded.


On Friday, June 10, about 40 people gathered for the first of what will become regular, weekly demonstrations in At-Twani, a small Palestinian community south of Hebron. Protesters marched through town towards the nearby settlement of Ma’on, often a source of settler violence and harassment. Before they could get there, they were stopped by a group of about twenty Israeli soldiers. The army refused to let the demonstration pass. Protesters and soldiers argued for about ten minutes. Then the military grabbed a member of At-Twani’s Popular committee and an Israeli activist and pushing the rest of the activists back. One soldier threw a sound bomb into the crowd, which landed between the legs of the demonstrators. Three men were injured when it detonated: Rami Jabarin, Adham Ashwaheen and Fadl Abu Iram. They received medical attention from a Palestinian ambulance.

Palestinians and solidarity activists stayed at the scene, chanting slogans and demanding the release of the detained protesters. Finally, the military released the Popular Committee member. Protesters continued to demand the release of the Israeli activist, as well as their rights to continue the protest, but the soldiers ignored their demands. The demonstration lingered for another half hour, then dispersed peacefully. The Israeli activist was held for several hours before being released.

Settlers living in Ma’on, next to the At-Twani, often attack village children on their way to a newly-constructed school. The situation has gotten so bad that internationals and Israeli soldiers now escort the children so they can safely walk to school. Today’s protest sought to highlight this outrageous situation.

Tel Aviv

The radicals' LGBTQI parade-demo

See http://awalls.org
See Previous reports at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com

* Anarchists Against the Wall initiative

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Palestine-Israel, Week after week the joint popular struggle continue and the bad days of no struggle are nearly forgotten.

The feeling of the nearing immanent disaster of the 1967 war spoils start to color the joint struggle with a special Spring aroma. It seems that even the sting of the tear gas and the pains from rubber coated bullet, batons and tear gas missiles are a bit milder. Even the putrid smell of the skunkish water ("The Smell of Israel") is not stinking so much as in the past. The media and even the state politicians mention our struggles more and more as responsible at least in part to their problems. The inconsistency in their repression steps, express their helplessness in their efforts to put end to the joint struggle restricted by the arena being open to international media.


The struggle continue and in the background some compromises with the Bedouins to be evicted from most of their lands are proposed.

Bil'in 03/06/2011

Over 30 Israelis and a bunch of internationals joined the Palestinian demonstration in Bil'in to commemorate the Nakba, Naksa, and ongoing ethnic cleansing in ever larger parts of Palestine. The demonstrators carried two man-sized cutouts of the map of Palestine marking the lands lost by Palestinians in 1948 and 1967. The protesters who carried the maps were skunked, but the man-sized Palestine cutouts shielded them from the putrid water. Then one demonstrator returned to the soldiers an unspent tear gas canister from an earlier demonstration, which exploded in their midst. The soldiers, obviously trying to explain that they suffer no shortage of tear gas canisters, shot several loads aimed directly at the protesters, causing a few small bush fires. While some shabab diverted the attention of the soldiers with stones, another group of protesters cut some electrical equipment from the fence, came back to show the soldiers their booty, and quickly declared the demonstration over. Even after all the demonstrators left the area, the army kept shooting tear gas canisters trying to set the fields on fire.
Rani Bornat http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2125542821286.273667.1327358013
Haithm Katib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLsxuvowQIw

BOYCOTT! Newsletter #57 http://www.scribd.com/doc/56575523


We are invited to join the demonstration in tomorrow.

if u can go please call Ch
Big Protest in Calandia Checkpoint Near Qalandia Refugee Camp in Ramallah in Commemorating Al-Naksa of 1967 when the Israel occupied West Bank and Gaza and East Jerusalem...

War Zone Qalandyia

Photos By Ahmad Mesleh Eye on Palestine
By: Ahmad A. Mesleh http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.166051346792453.44835.100001627657640
Haithm Katib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLhHPfcmeQw
natovarlden http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR0pOtOpngo

March to Jerusalem #5 June http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0spoiaZLYs0


AL-Masara 3-6-2011

Weekly demonstration in Ma'sara, 3rd of June 2011 The rally was organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and settlements in the village two days before the anniversary of the forty-fourth anniversary of Israeli occupation. The march began from the center of the village after Friday prayers in which many of the people,international activists and Israelis carried Palestinian flags and denounced the occupation and illegal settlements. The occupying forces attacked the demonstrators physically, pushing them back and preventing them from reaching their lands, imposing a security cordon by declaring it a closed military zone. The protesters said the popular resistance will continue until the legitimate demands of removal of the wall and settlements and the end of the occupation are met.

Nabi Saleh

Friday 3-6-2011 Another long afternoon and evening of struggle.
Tamimi video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86zTJBXbGoc

Sheikh Jarrah

In the past few weeks we have witnessed the attempts of the Israeli Government to annex East Jerusalem, being intensified. These growing attempts are seriously jeopardizing any possibility for future agreement. During 'Lag Ba'Omer' celebrations, Jerusalem municipality sponsored an event in Sheikh Jarrah attended by thousands. Only few days ago four government Ministers participated in the inauguration of a new gigantic settlement at the heart of the Palestinian neighborhood of Ras El-Amud.

Demonstration 3/6/2011


South Hebron Mountains

Radical activists - including some AAtW ones, joined Palestinians of the region who persist in the struggle to frustrate the efforts to evict them.

Tel Aviv

Saturday demo

About 6 thousands participated in the Zionist left demonstration that understand pragmatically they need to give back most of 1967 war gains if they want to keep the gains of the 1948 war. The "communist" party that support that wish with minor corrections was part of the initiative. The most radical Solidarity initiative that wish to give back all the 1967 war gains and some more with few anti Zionists had a block that colored the demo with militant slogans and chants in Arabic.


Al Walajeh

Dear all,
tomorrow June 5 we are having a big demonstration in Al Walajeh. we are starting
at 10am and gathering out side of the mosque at the entrance of the village.
if you want to join and you were stopped somewhere out side of the village
please let us know 052xxxxx.

see you tomorrow inshallah.
salamat, sheerin Al A.

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