The Media was busy regurgitating the acceptance of Palestine as full member in UNESCO. The happiness for the hundreds released in the Gilad transaction was still fresh, but the settler colonialist onslaught the Palestinian olive pickers and the Israeli activists that joined them was more intense than in previous years but state force had not show more than minimal intervention... and mostly on the side of the settlers. The consistent struggle at Bet Ummar, Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, Southern Hebron Hills, Al Walaja. The social struggle continue, in spite the tendency of the student organization to bargain for specific subjects instead of the struggle against the neo-liberalism piggery as a system to replace.
The thirties time the villages meager dwelling were destroyed. The whole Bedouin population is in expended struggle as the eviction of tens of thousands is on the agenda in a renewed efforts of Israel to rob half of the lands not robbed yet, and relocate the victims.
In the Hebron-area village of Beit Ummar, Saturday’s demonstration was held in protest of the arrest of local activist Yousef Abu Maria. Abu Maria, a member of the Beit Ummar Popular Committee, was detained during a night raid that took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.
At noon, about dozen Israelis, two dozen internationals and similar number of Bil'iners participated in the 347th Friday demonstration against the separation fence and occupation. We chanted along the way to the new separation wall and when we arrived started the usual ritual: First, calls towards the few state force armed tugs, then a touch of the spools of barbed wire blocking the approach to the wall, than a kid threw some stones on the wall that served as an excuse for the soldiers to throw and shoot of us a salvo of tear gas canisters, then more touching and more trowing and even entering between the barbed wire and the wall.
The time passed slowly, the amount of tear gas increased and the strong wind changed direction frequently... as a result most demonstrators reached the limit of tolerance, and we returned to the village.
Photos From Bi'lin Protest, Nov' , 4,2011
By Rani Abdel Fatah
David Reeb - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPTTwrbFL40
Protest against the closure of a road by Jewish settlers from the nearby settlement of Kadumim, on November 5, 2011 in the West Bank village of Kfar Kadum.
The non-violent demonstration in the Nablus-area village of Qudum on Saturday was also attacked by Israeli soldiers with tear gas, sound bombs and rubber coated steel bullets. During the demonstration--which drew some 250 Palestinian, Israeli and international activists--the leg of a Palestinian activist was broken after he was hit by a tear gas grenade.
200 protesters marching in Kufer towards the Qedumin settlement.
Popular Struggle Coordination Committee Demonstration against Land Grab in Kufer Qaddum Ends in Military Raid . See http://t.co/DLGKvUmu
200 protesters marching in Kufer Qaddum towards the Qedumin settlement.
Dozens participated in this week's demonstration in Nabi Saleh against the Israeli occupation and settlements. Nabi Saleh residents, other Palestinians, and international and Israeli supporters wore “Freedom Flotilla” ribbons to salute the Freedom Waves to Gaza flotilla activists in their attempt to break the Israeli naval siege on Gaza.
Slightly after noon, a peaceful procession started at the center of the village and headed towards the village farmlands and spring, taken over by settlers. Israeli forces blocked the protesters from approaching the spring, shooting masses of tear gas from two different locations at the protesters. Two men were injured due to gas inhalation and required medical attention.
From then on demonstrators kept going back and forth on the village's main road towards the exit, blocked by Israeli forces. Others threw stones to ward off the army incursion. The army used a foul-smelling water cannon, rubber coated steel bullets and tear gas projectiles. Both the bullets and projectiles were shot indiscriminately and directly at protesters, sometimes at a pace of about a dozen at once, using automated cannons. As a result, more than a dozen were lightly injured. One protester required medical treatment and was taken to a hospital, after his finger was hit and broken by a rubber-coated bullet.
By the day's end, and for no apparent reason other than the well-known Israeli army habit to provide “practice” for its soldiers on the expense of struggling Palestinian communities, four Israeli jeeps entered the village and circled inside it, stones hurled at them throughout. At a certain point Israeli soldiers also hid behind a military tower, leaving the road clear, and then reappeared chasing nearing protesters. One Palestinian photographer was beaten while his arms were raised in the air and then arrested.
Protest, Nov', 4,2011
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International communities - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.305480236128954.85333.136633479680298
Al Walaja Fights Back Illegal Construction of the Wall
In recent weeks, there have been significant legal developments concerning the Al Walaja residents’ legal efforts to challenge the route of the Wall, which could effectively encircle Al Walaja and confiscate more privately-owned Palestinian land.
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Al Walaja Demonstration against the Wall. Picture Credit: Anne Paq/ Activestills
The Friday demonstration was joined by several dozen residents and supporters from Israel and abroad. The protests took place near the gates of Har Gilo settlement, which is located literally on the top of Al Walaja, overlooking the village. During the protest, demonstrators sang songs and chanted slogans against the Wall and land confiscation. Near the end of the demonstration, while protesters were making their way back into the village, they were followed by two military jeeps who tried to provoke and incite violence. This attempt, however, was quite unsuccessful, and the demonstration dispersed peacefully. The local popular committee promised to maintain and expand the struggle in the coming critical weeks, as construction works are being renewed.
A similar demonstration also took place in the neighboring village of Al Ma'asara, where some 100 residents and activists flew kites and played ball games. The demonstration was blocked by the army however no injuries or arrests were reported.
Al Walaja, with a population of approximately 2,000 residents, is located north-west of Bethlehem and south-west of Jerusalem. In a recent decision regarding the western section of the Wall, (on the ‘West Bank’ side), the Israeli High Court lifted an interim injunction that had managed to stop work on the Wall in that area since 28 December 2010. On a positive note, the judgment confirmed a partial change in the route of the Wall, keeping an ancient water spring and a cemetery within the ‘West Bank’ side of the Wall. However, the decision also rejected another proposed change to the Wall’s path, which means that a large area of agricultural land owned by residents of Al Walaja will remain on the ‘Jerusalem’ side of the Wall, accessible only by agricultural gates and a permit system. Construction of the Wall continues although legal procedures are not exhausted.
Residents have raised a number of critical legal concerns in their appeal against the Wall: the wall will highly impede residents' access to their lands, the fact that lands were expropriated without necessary court orders and that construction persisted despite court deliberations without any security justification. Furthermore, at least in one part of the planned route of the Wall, a house will be completely encircled. At the same time, the expansion of the nearby settlement continues, proving beyond doubt that the main motivation for building the Wall is to advance Jewish settlements on Palestinian lands. For further reading see a detailed legal briefing on the situation in Al Walaja.
Circus action Saturday 5-11-11 http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.237283142997982.57191.100001488933129
Don’t say we did not know #285
On Tuesday, 25th October, 2011, IDF forces arrived at the Bedouin neighborhood adjacent to Jaba’ (to the north of Jerusalem ), and demolished two homes. Fifteen people were made homeless. In addition, four animal sheds were demolished.
In ‘Anata the army demolished a chicken coop and an agricultural building; six beehives were confiscated.
On Thursday, 27th October, 2011, government representatives, with a police escort, went to various unrecognized Negev villages and carried out demolitions: one home in Tel ‘Arad, a home in Qasr a-Bir (near Dimona), a home in ElQurein (south of Hura), and two homes in Sa’ua (east of Hura); forty people were left without a roof over their heads.
The authorities continued on their way, and two sheds were then demolished south of Rahat.
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