Palestine-Israel, After the first major victory of the third Intifada the joint struggle the AAtW involved in just persistThe victory of the hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners and their pick of the administrative prisoners was so unexpected that the wind as if left us. However, the third Intifada do not extinguish.The Palestinian farmers accompanied by Israeli and international activists confront brutal settlers protected by Israeli state forces. The usual week end joint demos continue and the coming summer seems to promise an escalation in both the struggle against occupation and for social justice within Israel.
Saturday 19/5/2012 Our Protest today was in solidarity with Ahmad Abu Hashem and his two sons who are in the Israeli occupation jails, Ahmad was kidnapped from our protest last , he was beaten before being arrested, Ahmad is a 46 years old and one of the popular resistance leaders in Palestine in general and the secretary of Beit Ommar popular committee. The Israeli apartheid occupation army suppressed our protest today from the beginning, but we managed to reached very close to the so called security fence of Carmi Tsur settlement built on Beit Ommar farmers land, last week two farmers were attacked by Carmi Tsur terrorist settlers, and partially destroyed a car and a tractor owned by the farmers.
Younes Arar http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151115530005760.544157.531065759
Bil'in Friday May 18
Rani Abdel Fatah http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4070859692992.319133.1327358013
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4070860653016 (Me with the white hat)
Ni'lin Friday May 18
small scale clashes took place near the concrete Wall where it is surrounded by fence.
Friday May 18 Weekly Protest against illegal land confiscation. Some two hundred protesters marched towards the entrance of the village, where the soldiers were blocking the road. The army violently dispersed the demonstration but no injuries were reported. In Ma'asara, some fifty residents and supporters marched towards their lands and were shortly blocked by the army. The protest nevertheless was maintained for over an hour, during which protesters made speeches and chanted slogans calling for dismantling the Wall and settlements.
Al Ma'asara Friday May 18
An Nabi Saleh Friday May 18
The weekly protests against settlements and occupation commenced peacefully this week as the army was stationed at relative distance from the demo, near the watch tower at the entrance to the village. A group of Scottish women peace activists who joined the demonstration led the march with chants and liberation songs. As protesters arrived close to the gate of the village, the "skunk" – a water cannon carrying foul-smelling liquid - was used to disperse them. Some small scale clashed then erupted between the army and the local youth during which two were injured: a woman was hit by a tear-gas canister, and a 15 year-old boy was hit in the head by a rubber-coated bullet. The two were treated by medics in the field. Following this, the army slightly retreated and protesters regrouped for another march, which again was met by extensive use of the 'skunk', large amounts of tear-gas and rubber coated bullets, which led to the injury of three additional protesters. Picture by: Oren Ziv/Activestills https://popularstruggle.org/content/broken-window-nabi-saleh
Later some clashes erupted inside the village between local youth and the army. The army then invaded the village with large force, shooting rubber coated bullets and tear gas into private houses, causing damage to property and potentially risking the lives of people inside the houses, including children and elderly. Towards the end of the demonstration some protesters managed to make their way to the watch tower overlooking the village and dismantle some parts of the camouflage net surrounding it. No arrests were reported.
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNLi18ji5L4
Kufr A-Dik Friday May 18
Nakba day at Tel Aviv university
Monday, 14-5-23. Hundreds of people attended a ceremony Monday afternoon to mark Nakba Day in front of the main entrance to Tel Aviv University. The ceremony was organized by students – both Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel - and billed as a joint memorial ceremony aimed at giving voice to the Palestinian narrative of suffering following the events of 1948. Organizers emphasized that the event did not seek to reject Israel’s right to exist.
Oren Ziv, Activestills photographer getting treated by a medic after being hit by a rubber bullet shot at him by Israeli soldiers during clashes following a protest commemorating the Nakba, outside Ofer military prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, May 15, 2012. Photo by: Yotam Ronen/ Acitvestills.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/activestills/7203760970/
Activestills set slide-show from Nakba Day
Occupied Betunia, in front of Ofer Prison, to commemorate #64Nakba.
Tuesday, 15/5/2012 Down town intersection, a vigil to commemorate the 1948 Nacba day and the 510 villages destroyed and their dwellers transferred.
Israelis and Palestinians will demonstrate at the Old City's Damascus Gate against the "Jerusalem Day", which is the Day of Occupation.
Palestinians, Israelis and foreigner activist march from Damascus Gate to Sheikh Jarrah organized by the neighborhood committees of East Jerusalem, against the settlements in East Jerusalem and against Israel's discriminatory policies and plans to evict families from Sheikh Jarrah. The group of activists held flags and signs outside the Damascus Gate of the Old City then marches through the town.
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com