Palestine-Israel, The 7th Bil'in Conference of the joint struggle against the separation wall and occupation
When the call for the third non armed Intifada is issued by the Palestinian leader Marwan Burguti from his jail cell, the 7th Bil'in Conference of popular struggle is both celebration the log way we made, commemoration the martyrs murdered by the Israeli state forces, solidarity with the activists in jail and opportunity for wishing health for all those injured during the non yielding struggle. Hundreds of internationals, Palestinians from the whole west bank, and two dozen Israeli activists participated in the first day of the conference. It happened after a week and of joint struggles in various locations of the occupied Palestine, and it will end in the Friday demo in Bil'in that symbolize the unyielding joint non armed struggle against the separation fence that now is on the verge of transforming into the much fiercer Intifada. (This explain the vicious attack on the Nabi Saleh, Qaddum villages and Beit Ummar whose struggle is not related to the Wall.
one Palestinian child, in addition to an Israeli and an international peace activist, were injured after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and the near by Settlement
Two delegations from Norway joined the weekly demonstration in Bil'in, protesting the racist policies against Palestinian prisoners and demanding their release. The Israeli army soldiers, situated behind the concrete wall shot rubber bullets , stun grenades, tear gas and waste water mixed with chemicals towards the participants.
Haitham Al Khatib, Iyas Abu Rahmah http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.404105762933067.102277.136633479680298
Rani Abdel Fatah http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3706121774772.313707.1327358013
The weekly demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah
Mario Savio http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=383409281693717
The popular committee of Al-Ma'asara village calls people to join us tomorrow in the weekly demo. The demo tomorrow will be in solidarity with the political prisoners.
Weekly demonstration, Friday Apr. 6, 2012
Weekly demonstration, Apr. 6, 2012
Israeli occupation forces advancing and pushing people back into village. Skunk truck is spraying people near local petrol station.
On the backdrop of continuing night raids , numerous injuries sustained at the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh. A photographer injured after he was hit in the head by a tear gas projectile shot directly at him by the Israel army. The army doused the participants, homes, and the local gas station with "skunk" water, and fired huge amounts of tear gas projectiles. Journalists were repeatedly attacked by soldiers with physical force. A shock grenade was tossed at local journalist, Bilal Tamimi's feet
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Issam Rimawi http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.404140286262948.102286.136633479680298
Bilal Tamimi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R78QHsoRnzc
Weekly demonstration, Apr. 6, 2012
Friday Apr. 6, 2012 Protest against the Jewish settlement of Qadomem, near the West Bank City of Nablus
After Israeli army nightly incursion into Kufr Qadum accompanied by massive arrest of villagers, the children of the village have come out in protest with a message to the occupying army and the world: "You Arrested Our Fathers, So We Lead the Demonstration Today".
"In the entrance of the village stood a flying checkpoint, what has become commonplace.
So we had to go like last week in roundabout ways.
Procession marched over two hundred and fifty Palestinians, about thirty-five internationals and Israelis. The demonstration began as usual accompanied by music and good atmosphere.
An army contingent was waiting on the outskirts of the village and on rooftops and minutes after we got started skunk water were sprayed on us in large quantities. Soon after they started shooting a lot of tear gas and shock grenades. Shabab of the village gave as usual impressive fight. And the army began to advance a little into the village and shoot gas both in front of us and from the hills on our left.
The protest was marked by mass arrests made by the henchmen of the occupation on Thursday early morning.
The army got about twenty young men and looted jewelery.
As the demo finished, the triumph march was more determined than ever. Firm and unyielding.
Singing and clapping demonstrators returned to the village center. There were two short speeches, That I did not understand but sensed that they were speeches of a considerable victory, struggle and adherence to fighting beck, despite the price They pay due to the diligence demonstrations.
Even at the end of the demonstration army blocked the entrance to the village and we had to go back the unpaved roads I did not believe we can pass...
But here we are.
Small incident was as one of the photographers was assaulted by one of the boys but all the photographers around him quickly backed him an called the organizers who
supported and clarified that photographers should not be hurt, and drove the youngster away. It is important that though not all the shabab are aware of it - as that is a big demonstration, but most of the protesters and march organizers understand
the importance of photography and are backing us and explain the shabab whenever a conflict arouse."
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3706994192750.2169721.1212414101
Dima Dany Zarkh http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150736284239617.422784.710749616
South Hebron Hills
I accompanied a group of Palestinians farmers in Wadi between Bat Ayin and Tzafa (Beit Ummar). Settlers came towards us. Army and director arrived. Thanks to anarchists, we have official written permit for the Palestinians to work their land. The settlers just asked us not to photo the settlement and some remained to ensure it. We agreed that as long as the settlers do not advance to us, we do not take pictures of the settlement.
Friday, April 13 at 3:30pm
Commemorating 64 years since the Dayr Yassin massacre
On Monday, April 9, we will commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Dayr Yassin massacre. We will walk along the main street of the village (now Kanfey Nesharim Street), learn about the village and its Nakba, and pass some of the Palestinian buildings that are still standing along the road - people were massacred in some of them - as well as the Kfar Shaul mental hospital, whose buildings were once the core of the village. We'll stop at the remains of the Palestinian cemetery and end the tour in the grove behind the hospital.
We will carry signs bearing the names of the victims of the massacre.
The tour will begin at Kanfey Nesharim 22, Jerusalem, at 16:00, and will end at 18:00.
For information: Umar
Tomorrow at 8:30pm demo and....
Town Square, You arrive Saturday with revolutionary mats, tents, blankets, couches, signs ... After the demonstration anyway remain in-take advantage of the mass of the people to strengthen the camp (spring)
We were four hundreds according to TV news. After lot of marching around in the town square, the march along the main street started, blocking the traffic to the north. Later, a main intersection was blocked for a while before marching back to the square. Police was very tolerant and most of the time let the demonstrators alone till nearly the end. Two kids age 14 were physically assaulted by "law keepers" and one adult was rushed to hospital after a lousy kick by a policeman. Five demonstrators were arrested and scores came to the police station in solidarity.
Dear Friend the AAtW needs your help
I am writing on behalf of Anarchists Against The Wall to ask for your support for our legal defense fund. It has been another intense year of constant struggle against the construction of Israel's wall. We have also worked on struggles against Israeli settlements and for freedom of movement for Palestinians. We have managed to reach every village in the West Bank that invited us to join their struggle. We have continued to march in villages such as Bilin, whose struggle we joined seven years ago when its demonstrations began; and we have recently joined villages such as Kafr Qadum, which has been demonstrating for seven months.
Throughout hopeful times and times of mourning, we have continued to demonstrate every single week following the example of our Palestinian partners. This year another demonstrator was killed in the struggle for his freedom. Mustafa Tamimi of Nabi Saleh was shot by the army at close range and died from his injuries the following day. Like a lot of the people in his village Mustafa had formed close ties with many of the Israeli supporters, and his killing was a shock to many of us.
The knowledge that our struggle is supported by people throughout the world helps sustain our work but we are also in need of donations to be able to keep activists out of jails and in the struggle. Please donate what you can and consider making recurring monthly donations.
We have no office, no paid staff. Our objective is to reach $2,500 per month to cover the legal fees and thus to ensure that all our activists receive good representation when they need it. Donations (which are tax deductible in the US) can be made through our website http://awalls.org/donations. Please consider lending a hand.
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See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com