To vent their anger, to embarrass the Israeli state, and to expand their land grab, the settler colonialist militants respond to any excuse - whether from Palestinians or the state of Israel, by increased harassment on the Palestinians. To sweeten the symbolic destruction of illegal colonialist settler outposts Israeli state have to do to pretend being a law biding Israeli state "balance it by destruction of "unlawful" Palestinian houses, and roads. The joint struggle try to curb both the settlers and the Israeli state increased harassments. The persistent struggle focus on Arkib (Israeli Bedouins), Beit Ommar, Bil'in, A-Dic, Kufr Qaddum, East Jerusalem-AlKuds (A-Tur, Issawiya, Sheikh Jarrakh), Al-Ma’sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Wallage.
Weekly Peaceful Protest Saturday, 21.1.2012 The Beit Ommar Popular Committee has organized its weekly protest in coordination and cooperation with the popular committee of Yatta, Palestine women’s struggle committee, Israeli and International solidarity activists. We have organized the Beit Ommar weekly protest in a unique place and the first of its kind, it was held in front of the Tunnel apartheid checkpoint connecting Hebron with Jerusalem, this Tunnel and Road is prohibited for Palestinians. Once we arrived to the site, we directly started to play football in the middle of the street to emphasize on the following:
1. Our right to use this apartheid road which is built on a Palestinian land.
2. Our right to enter freely to Jerusalem which is a Palestinian city without the need to have Israeli security permission.
3. Our rights to move freely on our roads without Israeli apartheid occupation military checkpoints, all the checkpoints (450) have to be removed from the Palestinian land.
4. Among other demands related to putting an end to colonization, apartheid and occupation in general. When we started playing football on the road, tens of Israeli heavily armed soldiers attacked the protesters to suppress this peaceful protest, by terrorizing, pushing, beating participants, but we insisted to continue our protest until we deliver our messages, but then, they tried to arrest Mousa Abu Mariya and took him away, the participants insisted to stay until they release Mousa, and finally we succeeded to release Mousa.
We decided to end the protest, emphasizing that we will carry on our peaceful protests until we achieve our ultimate goal, ending the occupation and freedom.
"Almost 15 Israelis and no internationals joined the weekly Palestinian demonstration in Bil'in. When the marchers reached the wall, the army had already been busy gassing and skunking the shabab. While the soldiers' attention was drawn to one side, a protester sneaked in between the barbed wire "protecting" the wall and sprayed anti-occupation and pro-Palestinians graffiti. Then a relatively low key exchange of gas for stones followed, both because the the wind blew in the soldiers' faces, and because the stones, as usual, didn't place the over-protected soldiers in any real danger.
Remembering the fiasco of the previous weeks when soldiers crossed the wall coming to harass us... only to be driven away by the shabab, they did not even try it this week. After more than an hour, and after the comrade doing the graphity finished his task, the popular comity declared the end of the demo and we returned to the village"
Bi'lin weekly demonstration, Jan. 20, 2012 Protests Arbitrary Sentence of Ashraf Abu Rahmah http://t.co/5b49KKlD
Rani Abdel Fatah http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3152158486036.302880.1327358013
US protesters target CSI, the manufacturer of the tear-gas that killed Bassem & Jawaher Abu Rahmah & Mustafa Tamimi. http://t.co/SFQ0szd8
Issawiye and A-Tor
On January 10th, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority started construction work on the "National Park", planned on the private lands of Issawiye and A-Tor
At this weekend about 100 Israeli and Palestinian activists corrected it.
Al-Ma’sara weekly demonstration, Jan. 20, 2012
Protests in al-Ma'asara Continue as Israel Resumes Building the Wall.
A new gate to besiege Al-Ma'asara village was recently announced by Israeli authorities. Residents demonstrate against the appropriation of lands and gather objections for a court case.
Residents of Al-Ma'asara village, near Bethlehem, have been demonstrating for the past five years against the Wall that is planned to encircle the village. This week, residents were informed of the construction of new gate at the entrance of the village, which will prevent passage to the main road to Bethlehem and Hebron. The new gate is part of the recommencement of the construction of the Wall in this area, which ceased in 2008 after an Israeli court ruling. If completed, the Wall will expropriate Palestinian privately owned agricultural land and will result in the closure of the main road that links Al-Ma’asara to nearby cities in the West Bank. Residents are currently gathering objections for a court case against this decision.
Dozens joined the demonstration this week. Marching from the center of the village towards the main road, the demonstration was stopped by the Israeli soldiers who closed the main entrance to the village, preventing the protesters to reach the lands which had been grabbed for the building of the Wall. Israeli soldiers pushed back violently some protesters who attempted to pass their line. After some speeches the demonstrators ended the protest without further confrontation.
"40 Days Without him, Nabi Saleh Village Held its Weekly Demo in Memory of Mustafa Tamim
Six weeks since Mustafa Tamimi was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier, Nabi Saleh village held its weekly demonstration in Mustafa's memory. This week protesters marched towards the village's hilltops, overlooking the spring taken by Halamish settlers. Once on the first hilltop, tear gas canisters were shot at the peaceful procession. Since the wind carried the gas back to the soldiers, protesters kept marching on the hilltops, until they were close to the other Palestinian village that Halamish settlement has grabbed land from - Deir Nidham. At this stage Israeli soldiers already managed to climb up the next hilltop. They then shot tear gas canisters directly at protesters. A medic was hit in the thigh by two consecutive tear gas canisters. His friends rushed to help him keep up with the procession, which was going back to the village. Even then, Israeli soldiers kept shooting tear gas at the protesters. Tear gas was also shot in the village's populated areas at times during the demo, and at one time soldiers entered the village's street and kept shooting at protesters and houses. Later on some youths threw stones there to ward off this incursion.
As is traditionally the case in Nabi Saleh, the demonstration kept for a few hours. The Israeli forces used the “skunk” foul-water cannon, tear gas machine that shots dozens of canisters at once and rubber-coated steel bullets. At least two more protesters were injured."
Raids and Arrests Precede Weekly Demo in Nabi Saleh. See http://t.co/ogyfenXs
Nabi Saleh Marks 40 Days Anniversary to the Murder of Mustafa Tamimi
40 days after the killing of protester Mustafa Tamimi in Nabi Saleh, the village holds a march of commemoration. The army in response continues to shoot tear-gas canisters directly at protesters, against its own open-fire regulations. A medic was injured by two canisters shot directly at him.
"Six weeks after the killing of Mustafa Tamimi by a tear-gas canister shot directly at him from close range, the village devotes weekly protest to his commemoration. The village of Nabi Saleh has been protesting for the past two years against the appropriation of the village's spring by the neighboring settlement of Halamish. This week, protesters decided to march towards the village hilltops, overlooking the spring. Already as they were climbing the first hilltop, the peaceful demonstrators were met by a volley of tear-gas canisters. However, as wind carried most of the tear-gas back towards the soldiers, protesters were able to continue marching towards the adjacent village of Dir Nidham, which lands have also been taken over by Halamish settlers.
At this stage Israeli soldiers managed to climb up the next hilltop, which put them in a position to shoot tear-gas canisters directly at protesters. This manner of targeted shooting is in complete breach of the army's own open fire regulations and already caused the death and injury of several protesters, including Mustafa Tamimi. One medic was injured during this assault after two consecutive tear-gas canisters hit him in the thigh. He was evacuated by fellow medics, who rushed to help him and carried him back towards the village. Soon after this, other demonstrators also made their way back to the village, but even then the Israeli soldiers continued shooting large amounts of tear-gas at them. Tear gas was also shot in the village's populated areas, including into houses, as the soldiers entered the village. Several youth threw stones at the army jeeps to ward off this incursion. The demonstration was maintained for a few hours, with the army occasionally using the "skunk", a water cannon spraying foul-smelling liquid, rubber coated bullets and a appliance which launches dozens of tear-gas canisters simultaneously."
Michael Treiger http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.301858003194024.70671.100001094792472
David Reeb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HB953oN-sY
Weekly demonstration, Jan. 20, 2012
hassan daboos http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.286054584784338.68974.228124070577390
Protesters are gathering in Quffer Qaddum in preparation for the weekly demonstration against the settlement of Qedumim. Army already here
Army attacked the Quffer Qaddum protest minutes after it began with barrages of tear-gas. Now shooting projectiles directly at people
Tel Aviv 22-1-2012 Demonstration in front of the reopening of the national theater
Israel Puterman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51gDLyYAuXg
Don’t say we did not know #295
Another action made to expel the Bedouins of Khan El-Ahmar from their village (situated near the settlement Maale Adumim):
On Monday, 9th January, 2012, the IDF blocked the entrance to the village from Road #1 (the highway running from Tel Aviv, via Jerusalem to Jericho ).
Now the access to the village is made via a 2, 5 km dirt road. A sewage stream crosses the road, from sewage treatment pools of settlements in the area. On rainy days the road cannot be passed.
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
About the Negev Bedouins – on Monday, 9th January, 2012, government representatives escorted by police came and demolished a home in A-Sira. They continued and demolished another home near Hura.
Questions & queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
See Previous reports about the joint struggles of the Anarchists Against the Wall at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com