Last week there was escalation in the pressure against the Palestinians in chosen locations Israel want to transfer them from - in the south and East Jerusalem neighborhoods. After the first successful hunger strike of two Palestinian administrative detainees, the hunger strike of the 1500 administrative detainees is wide scaled and the demonstrations of support and solidarity hunger strikes are abundant. In addition to the weekly demonstrations promoting this theme, Ramallah and the concentration camp Ofer are the main locations with mounting confrontations between demonstrators and Israeli state forces. In addition to the social struggle within Israel that collect momentum, we had actions and solidarity demo with the African refugees. May 1st demo with a black block in it will start in Tel Aviv in the early evening.
Occupied east Jerusalem-AlKuds
Palestinian, Israeli and foreign activists protest against illegal Israeli Jewish settlers moving into the house of Palestinian Khaled Natshe which was taken over by force by the Jewish settlers, in the Israeli annexed Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
Demonstration at Friday 27/4/2012. Palestinians, more than 50 Israelis and number of internationals demonstrating together in Beit Hanina against evictions of Palestinians from their houses in the neighborhood and extremist Jewish settlers moving in which started last weeks.
The demonstration was powerful, and long. The police attempts to capture a number of Palestinians who did not do anything, but failed. Eventually they settle for one Israeli detainee. She stayed a few hours in the patrol car that was prevented from leaving the area of the demonstration. Finally, after hours of demonstration full of energy the protesters decided to let the police car go and take the detainee to the police station where she was questioned and released immediately.
There were several dozen police officers, to suppress the demo. They pushed, beaten, and trampled protesters, but did not used more drastic means like tear gas or fire of live ammunition.
The neighborhood made it clear this demonstration is only the first opening of the struggle to expel the occupation from Beit Hanina.
Amir Bitan http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.445937058754648.118573.100000150737581
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Saturday protest, 28.4.12 "Our protest was in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike and against the Israeli occupation colonial activities in the town. One Israeli peace activist (K.) was arrested. Our main demands were: to Free Palestinian prisoners from the Israeli jails, to stop colonial activities, to allow the farmers to cultivate their land freely, and of course number one demand was to end Israeli occupation."
"I was arrested in Beit Umar yesterday for being in a closed military zone. The police decided to keep me for the night and take me to court on Sunday to ask for a 2 month restriction from the area. Thanks to the great work of Leah and the rest of the legal support the police were forced to reverse their decision and bring me to court the same night.
I finally got to see a judge at 1 am he released me without and restriction from the area." K. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.422156411128002.105172.136633479680298
About 20 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative and few internationals joined dozens participants from the village in the Friday weekly demonstration, Apr. 27. 2012. One activist with a tin sheet hide from military lookup another comrade while he cut the barbed wire preventing access to the separation wall.
Friday demonstrations, thirty demonstrators stood in front of about forty soldiers, and for an hour and a quarter lectured them all the reasons to refuse.
Protest, April, 20,2012
Noa Shaindlinger http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150685590865060.387310.624420059
Weekly demonstration, Apr. 27, 2012
Today during the weekly demonstration three Israeli activists and approximately 7-10 internationals joined a considerable amount of participants from the village.
This time the army showed its presence at the entrance of the path which crosses the village but demonstrators managed to go around it.
Even before the speeches began the firing of gas launchers started, there was a lot of tear gas in the air, that some still was left even after the end of the demonstration.
During the demonstration, about seven people were injured. One of them is 19-year-old youngster from the village that a grenades launcher wounded him in the head. Another one got injured hip also from grenade launcher. An international activist got injured elbow also from the launcher. Four others suffocated from the tear gas inhalation.
The army tried to enter with a small bulldozer to remove road blocks to enable the entrance of the car spraying the skunk water but the shabab forced it to retreat outside of the village.
Doctors are trying to save the life of a 19yo man from KufrQaddoum who was shot by IOF with a canister on the head from 30m.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.420495104627466.104960.136633479680298 Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3864740096299.2172431.1212414101
Salfit village Deir Istiya
"Call to come to Deir Istiya, Monday evening... As already mentioned in a previous mail, 9 farmers of the Salfit village Deir Istiya received an order to uproot 1400 trees in Wadi Qana by May 1st. We visited Wadi Qana last Friday and were invited to participate in a meeting this Monday evening, to lay out a plan of action.
People from the village together with some internationals have also established a presence in Wadi Qana and stay there the nights and would really love us to join, specifically Monday to Tuesday night, i.e. the night before the expiry date.
We will be leaving Tel Aviv Monday evening at around 6. If you are interested in coming to the meeting and/or to spend the night, please contact K."
On April 25, 2012 nine farmers of Deir Istiya, Salfit were given orders to uproot 1400 olive trees in the Wadi Qana agricultural area by May 1, 2012. This is the largest order for uprooting trees that the farmers of Wadi Qana have ever been given. Most of the trees were planted approximately 5 years ago on privately owned Palestinian property. The orders, placed on retaining terraces, rocks and fences in the vicinity of the trees, state that if the farmers do not uproot their trees they will face punishment which could, according to Deir Istiya mayor Nazmi Salman include large fines and imprisonment.
On Friday, April 27, villagers and international activists will proceed from the village of Deir Istyia to the Wadi Qana agricultural area for Friday prayers and an educational walk through the valley. Internationals and Israeli activists are encouraged to show solidarity with their presence Meet at 12:00PM in the village of Deir Istyia, Salfit, where transportation to the agricultural area will be arranged.
"Going with a few friends. We have been active in the village for a couple of years. We're leaving from Tel Aviv"
Tonight (April 25, 2012) at 22:30 15 activists intended to get into action in Rabin Square. As we seek to leave the office of Zochrot (remember - the 1948 Nacbah) we discovered that the police are closing around the building and closes all exits (from the main path leading to the building and a courtyard that connects the buildings). Staff officers on the scene made it clear that he is determined not to allow us to "violate the public order" and therefore not in and out.
Sieged near Ibn Gvirol Mane Street intersection, we were interned for almost four hours and were forbidden to go outside the building unless we agree to give the police force our materials, submit our identity documents and undergo interrogation that includes search in our personal belonging. It was made clear to the police by attorney Gaby Lasky which helped us (and a big thank you!) That they commit false imprisonment and that they have no reason to ask us to identify ourselves but they ignored her. Around 02:00 most of us were released, except three arrestees from the supporters who converged out of the sieged building and were reading the names of the demolished villages at 1948. "We work for their release" (They were supposed to be brought Thursday 20:00 before judge but released by court a bit earlier). On Sunday we will submit a complain for false imprisonment.
Silencing sailed this evening from Ibn Gvirol Mane Street intersection, towards new realms with the bitter taste of totalitarian regimes.
Israeli police blocked the exit from the event, claiming activist were planing to take part. http://972mag.com/police-besiege-arrest-activists-planning-to-commemorate-nakba/43568/ Arresting people for reading aloud the names of the destroyed Arab villages
Friday noon, demo of 100 activists against night attach with molotovs of doweling apartments and a kindergarten house of African refugees/
One activist is being arrested during a demonstration against racism after a string of Molotov attacks on refugees in the Shapira neighborhood in Tel Aviv, Israel, on April 27, 2012. The previous night, at least four homes and a kindergarten were targeted with Molotov cocktails, http://www.flickr.com/photos/activestills/6972383564/in/photostream/lightbox/ http://j14.org.il/articles/22721 ------------------------ See http://awalls.org See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com