The local struggle of the villages against the crawling occupation frustrate the striving of Israel to take over all the areas around the Palestinian towns and leaving the towns and cities as separated islands. The picking of the olive trees open many battle arenas where settler colonialists are encouraged by the Israeli state to expand the areas around them "clean of Palestinians". The anarchists against the wall and other radical Israelis share with the Palestinian partners some of the injuries inflicted by settlers while state forces prefer a neutral position. Anata was the bloody arena at the beginning of the month. In addition to the accompanying farmers to fields and olive trees we participated in the usual location of week end demonstrations: Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Ma'asara (where they celebrated the 5 year anniversary), Ni'ilin, and Qaddoum (which joined for persistent struggle 4 months ago).
Israeli occupation army Saturday attacked the weekly non-violent protest against settlements and the Apartheid Wall in Beit Ummar.
22th October 2011: Accompanied by a big crowd of international and Israeli activists and residents of Beit Ommar, PSP had a peaceful demonstration towards th...
"Last week: Some 20 Israelis and over 30 internationals, including a Basque delegation, joined the weekly Palestinian demo against the wall, land-grab and occupation in Bil’in. The protesters marched from the old route of the wall to the new route, where the soldiers demanded that they retreat. The demonstrators started retreating in order to have a few peaceful minutes of protest, but the army started shooting gas. The shabab took their posts in the Southwest corner of the Abu Lamun oak grove, and the usual exchange of stones for gas and rubber bullets ensued. The soldiers made a point of shooting also the peaceful demonstrators at the back, and shooting at protesters who were trying to put down fires that spread into the few olive trees that hadn’t been uprooted and stolen before the wall was moved. An Israeli demonstrator called the Israeli fire brigade (the site being area C), but they did not come to the rescue."
"This week: Some 20 Israelis and about 10 internationals joined the weekly Palestinian demo for freedom, peace and Tsumud in Bil’in. The protesters, led by the new Libyan flag, marched to the new route of the wall, where the soldiers welcomed them with gas. The demonstrators moved upwind, eastward along the wall, where a handful of Shabab held their impromptu fort for about an hour. Since the spot was hard to hit, the soldiers retaliated by shooting canisters into the oak grove downwind behind the shabab, setting fire to some rare and ancient oaks. When the demonstrators were heading back, the soldiers decided to have the last word and crossed the gate. The shabab were swift to disappear, leaving behind peaceful Israeli, international and Palestinian demonstrators.
In line with apartheid rules, the soldiers jumped and arrested Ashraf Abu Rahme (brother of Bassem and Jawaher, the two unarmed and nonviolent demonstrators killed by the Israeli army in Bil’in during Friday demonstrations, himself shot in his foot by soldiers while arrested, bound and blindfolded at Ni'ilin demo). He was arrested under the false pretext of throwing stones (while he is a person whom I’ve never seen as much as pick up a stone to throw in the hundred or so demonstrations I’ve been to in Bil’in). His true crime: he didn’t run away from the soldiers like the kids who did throw stones, and wasn’t a Jew like the other demonstrators who stood next to him.
The soldiers promised to release him if the demonstration dispersed, which was anyway the case, but, of course, lied through their teeth. Two army jeeps then drove through the village to show who’s boss, and then left. Ashraf was taken to Ofer prison, despite the authorities’ awareness to his medical problems."
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Documenting and Intervention Campaign
The joint patrols to deter settlers harassment (Tag Mechir) and documenting them continue.
settlers attack Palestinians and Israeli supporters at olive picking activity in jalud!
Yesterday (17,10,11) I learned that an old man in Jayyous, father of a shaheed, is the only one in his family that got a permit to pick olives behind the wall. Without his wife and sons (he's alone), he is having a hard time. A friend called to ask if there was anyone that could help? ISM is stretched thin, as I know many people / groups are. But, if you know people that would be willing to go help this man pick his olives in Jayyous, it would be greatly appreciated -- internationals, Israelis, 48 Palestinians... basically, they would have to be allowed to go through the gate.
Olive picking Thursday 20.10, was attacked by settler colonialist including shooting with live ammunition. State forces responded by driving away the Palestinians and the Israelis who accompanied them.
Pasta, flags, drums and blows: five years of struggle Ma'asara
For five years the inhabitants of Ma'sara out nonviolent popular demonstrations against the Wall and settlements. Today they celebrated with Israeli and foreign, with flags and pasta, and the soldiers who guarded the local tradition and again attacked the demonstration with blows.
Origin [translated here by machine] with Pictures at: http://www.mysay.co.il/articles/ShowArticle.aspx?articlePI=aaauqo
Today (Friday) afternoon were about a hundred demonstrators - Palestinians, Israelis and foreigners (mostly French) - specify five years of popular struggle in Ma'asara against the wall and settlements. Every week for five years out of the demonstration from the heart of the village, and gay procession moved toward the village's land and the surrounding villages, now to be confiscated by the security fence (whose construction was put on hold for now) for the settlement of Efrat.
Surprisingly, and unusual, at the entrance to the village waited only one jeep with two soldiers, who were unable to arrest many demonstrators, and for the first time these were able to leave the village and move toward land, marching most of the time the road. A few hundred yards of walking and reading slogans the protesters were stopped by a larger force of soldiers and border police, who began to push them back.
It should be noted that although the violence continued throughout the demonstration, with many pushing and beating demonstrators clubs, this has not been declared a closed military area, no arrests, no thrown grenades or gas - unlike many other demonstrations and similar instead.
The demonstration lasted about an hour and a half, limited to the roadside at the village entrance, with occasional urgency on the part of soldiers. Between protesters waved flags, sang songs in various languages, danced to the samba drums were there, blew soap bubbles, and declaimed speeches to mark five years of popular struggle. At some point drew solidarity activists Italians who were there, including Deputy Chairman of the European Parliament, former Louisa Morgantini, pots of pasta big, and began to distribute lunch the demonstrators as a birthday present struggle. Controversy easy broke out between some demonstrators as active Italian and French offered pasta also soldiers (who refused to ). Some said it was improper collaboration with representatives of the violent occupation, and the soldiers are entitled to join in the fun only if you will go out of their uniforms, and were insisting that this is - this is the way to convince them that the struggle is against the occupation and theft of land - not against them as people.
At the end of the demonstration dispersed back to the village and their homes, and promised to continue demonstrating the same way in the future.
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Ni'lin weekly demonstration, 21-10-2011
Permission to enter their own lands: Kufr Qaddoum rampaged again by military
In the village of Kufr Qaddoum the people held a demonstration for the 17th Friday in a row. The demonstration started around 11:30 AM in the center of the village and consisted of approximately 80 people. The procession only made it to a barbed wire that blocked the road although it stood within th...
"The residents of Sheikh Jarrah are continuing their protest vigils in the neighborhood every Friday, protesting their violent evictions from their homes,
the taking over of the neighborhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem. They call upon each and every person who supports their struggle to join them.
Please make the effort and join them this Friday, October 21 for a vigil in support of their struggle.
Social Justice Struggle
Comrades join the masses in the various locations of struggle and in the preparation for the 29th October mass demo in Tel Aviv and the other cities and towns.
See Previous reports about the joint struggles of the Anarchists Against the Wall at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com