In addition to the weekly joint demonstrations and other joint actions the anarchists against the wall activists participated in the social justice activities and solidarity with the African refugees lately under racial and state harassment. The pick was the Nacsa 45 demonstration in Tel Aviv where about a thousand and a half activists (mostly left to the communist party. State forces were surprisingly lenient and let us take for two hours the King Georg road which is leading from the city square to a park near the building of the ruling party. As the Summer begins, the political climate is warming the police "invite" for interrogations activists.
Today Kobi and Yousef were arrested in Beit Ummar.
They were released on a 1000 shekel bail each.
Bil'in habibti Friday 8-6-12 On the Anniversary of the Al Naksa. In 1967 in this time of year, The West bank and Gaza strip were occupied by Israeli occupation. This occupation led to the killing of thousands of Palestinian people and Arab people, and many tens of thousands of Palestinians were forced to leave their land (transfer-immigration) to outside of Palestine. Another demo in Bil'in - The 381st one. A bit bigger than the usual ones. We were about two dozens Israelis, about two dozens internationals, and few dozens Palestinians - mostly from the village. As it is the usual routine lately we came by cars to a location in the middle of the returned lands, near the Abu Lamun reservation, and marched from there to the separation wall.
It seems the state forces changed again as they refrained very long time from harassing us - even when we entered between the fences of spools of barbed wire "protecting" the wall. For a while they just sprayed us with the Skunk water, which the wind dispersed quickly. Only when most of the people started to return to the village they showered the area with tear gas grenades.
Some of us who felt the urge for more, traveled to the demo in the not far away village Nabi Saleh.
Rani Abdel Fatah http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4185664723046&set=a.4185663203008.321409.1327358013
Hi Folks, An invitation forwarded form our friends in Al Khalil for Wednesday, June 13, 2012 2:00pm until 4:00pm action: "if you want to act as a Palestinian woman, if you want to support the Palestinian woman rights, Calling the Israeli Army to let them use shuhada street in Hebron. Many international and Israeli women will gather in Sumood and chalenge center for a media conference about not letting the Palestinian women to use the main streets in Hebron and to increase the awareness about the apartheid policy in Hebron".
"The people of East Jerusalem will hold a protest against 45 years of Israeli occupation this Friday, 8th June, at 2 PM in Damascus Gate. Please come to support them".
Three international solidarity activists were arrested during the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh this week. The army used anti-riot gear inside populated areas, shooting tear-gas canister and spraying "skunk" water into homes.
Dozens joined the weekly demonstration at Nabi Saleh this week, which marked 45 years to the "Naksa" – 1967 war which ended with the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Making its way from the center of the village towards the main road of the village, protesters were met by the "skunk", a water cannon spraying foul-smelling liquid, and a volley of tear-gas canisters. As the demonstrators were dispersing and regrouping, soldiers marched into the village and started making arrests.
Three international activists were detained on no grounds, only to be released at the end of the demonstration. The skunk truck also proceeded into the residential areas of the village, spurting the fetid liquid into homes for clearly no other reason than vengeance. A group of protesters who began making their way to the villages confiscated spring was attacked with a volley of tear-gas, fired from a launcher which shoots dozens of canisters at once. The demonstration ended with some clashes, however no serious injuries were reported.
Three international activists were detained on no grounds, only to be released at the end of the demonstration. The skunk truck also proceeded into the residential areas of the village, spraying the fetid liquid into homes for clearly no other reason than vengeance. A group of protesters who began making their way to the villages confiscated spring was attacked with a volley of tear-gas, fired from a launcher which shoots dozens of canisters at once. The demonstration ended with some clashes, however no serious injuries were reported.
Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills http://popularstruggle.org/sites/default/files/images/Nabi%20Saleh%20cars.preview.jpg
Israel Putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtdEqHQksq0&feature=youtu.be
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.223518381101197.46683.202358256550543
Ni'lin weekly protest
"There will be a demonstration for 45 years of occupation in Beit Nuba this Saturday and we are invited to participate. If you can make it please let me know. K."
Demo in the displaced village of Beit Nuba to mark 45 years of Occupation this Saturday
The village of Beit Nuba was destroyed in 1967 and its residents displaced forcefully. The Wall now separates them from the remaining lands of their original village.
When: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 15:00
Where: Beit Nuba village (near Beit Liqya, off road 443)
Register for transportation: K.
Residents of Beit Nuba, will commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Naksa -The Israeli occupation of West Bank and Gaza this Saturday. The villagers will march with their supporters - Palestinians, Israelis and internationals - towards the ruins of their village, inside the West Bank, from which they were expelled in 1967 and are still denied the right to return to.
The demonstration will also protest a recent demolition of a public building in the village by Israeli authorities, as well as five standing demolition orders that were handed out to the villagers. Currently, more than 10% of the houses in the community are currently threatened by demolition.
In July 1967, during the war in which Israel occupied the West Bank, Israeli forces took over the original village of Beit Nuba. The village, together with the neighboring villages of Yalo and Aamous were depopulated and then destroyed on the orders of Yitzhak Rabin, the then Chief of Staff of the Israeli army to clear the way to an highway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
About 250 refugees of the Beit Nuba live currently few kilometers east of their original village. The path of Israel's Separation Wall leaves the ruins of their village and much of their lands sequestered behind it.
On May 23th, large military forces raided the new Beit Nuba accompanied by a D9 bulldozer, and demolished a public building which has been built back in 1977. The soldiers have also handed five more demolition orders.
On May 25th, two days after the date of the demolition, a hundred people from the village marched towards the Wall’s gate, in protest of the recent demolitions, and in demand of being allowed to return to their original, demolished village.
Two hundred Palestinians, six Israelis and some internationals participated in Friday weekly demonstration, Jun. 8, 2012.
The demonstration began as usual with the march toward the forbidden road. Right at the beginning the Shabab burned tires and black cloud covered the sky and smogged the
The fresh air and hopefully the jovial atmosphere in the Kedumim settler community. In few minutes the army started with heavy tear gas shooting, skunk cannon spray, concussion grenades and if I remember correctly also A touch of rubber coated steel bullets. Lots and lots of gas. A guy who escaped from the gas fell and was injured in his hands
and required medical treatment. He was treated and bandaged in the village. And soon returned saying that he wanted to join his friends and his brother again - respect. A child was wounded by a tear gas canisters and was taken care of on the spot. Many suffered from gas inhalation.
As always Kadum shabab gave beck an appropriate fight.
The demonstration lasted about an hour and a half. And ended when the army retreated.
Dima Dany Zarkh http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150967200924617.441418.710749616
Nacsa day in Tel Aviv
A coordination comity of activists of the Israeli radical left organized demonstration in Tel Aviv. The anarchists against the wall participated in the preparations and in our own block in the demo but refused to sign a press release of the coalition that included fronts of the communist party, various Trotskists parties, and other initiatives.
Some of us planned a nice block during Saturday Demo. "We made some new big Banners and it will be good if we can march together and have our voice heard. Please bring you Kufia if you have one. See you there". In the pictures and video of Naksa 45 our banner says resistance, and we are chanting slogans against the occupation and Apartheid and in support of Mahmoud Sarsak in the streets of TLV: Anarchist banner and flag. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150831428877554
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44lfSf6fvUo
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com