Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The harassment of Israeli and Palestinians involved in the joint struggle escalate.

In the past, Israeli activists detained in joint struggle activities were released after the action ended or on bail late evening/night after interrogation in the police station and banned for two weeks from the specific region. Seldom activists were detained for the night and released at court the next day or banned for up to a month. In very seldom cases activists were detained for two nights, or asked by prosecution for longer time. Last Friday an Israeli comrade was detained at Nebi Saleh. Three days later, on Monday evening at about 6pm, he was released after a Jerusalem District Court judge ruled that there was no evidence to substantiate the soldiers’ allegation of assault. He was however indicted for “reckless behavior” and will face court proceedings for this charge. He also was banned from participation in actions for the following three months.

Beit Ommer

‎Saturday, 2 Israeli activists got arrested in the weekly demo in Beit Ommer.
They were released after few hours in time to participate in the Tel Aviv Saturday night demo of social struggle.


Friday weekly Demonstration. Palestinian, Israeli and international activists participated in today's demonstration in the village of Bil'in. Israeli soldiers shot rubber bullets and teargas: several demonstrators were shot by rubber bullets and many suffered from asphyxiation. Three photographers were seriously suffered from asphyxiation, including this young photographer.
17 year-old boy injured during Bi'lin protest . See http://t.co/YLvaGsSv


8 Israelis and 30 internationals joined the 20 local activists in a relatively peaceful Friday demo.



Nabi Saleh

Seven years old protester - safappa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MiX_osLa7A
The hearing in the case of the 3 activists (2 international and 1 Israeli) arrested yesterday in Nabi Saleh, will take place tonight at 21:00 in Jerusalem. They are charged with assaulting a soldier. The Israeli remained in jail and released only Monday evening.
A Palestinian woman uses a slingshot to throw stones towards Israeli troops during a demonstration
Army Targets Women at Nabi Saleh Demo. See http://t.co/LglD1gG9
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKEWYZC1lJQ


The first demonstration in our second year of the continuous struggle against the Israelis was so remarkable. There was great participation from the whole village -youngsters and old people- to emphasize the fact that we will not give up until we achieve our objectives. There was a larger number of soldiers than before and they were so brutal targeting the bodies of the youngsters with their bombs which resulted in many casualties. They also set an ambush behind one of the houses to arrest some of the demonstrators, but luckily all our youngsters who were in that area managed to escape except for one who was arrested and brutally hit with sticks by the soldiers. Fires erupted in some parts because of the tear gas bombs they fired. The message is still the same"there's only one option which is the opening of our road and free access to all our lands."
One arrested during Qaddoum demo. See http://t.co/GUgAtW3o
Arrest of Majdi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltm6LoCcd0g

South Hebron hills

This week we will accompany Palestinians farmers and shepherds to their lands in several locations in South Hebron hills. Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the area by both settlers and the army continues.
This coming Saturday, July 7, we need as many activists as possible to accompany them and stand up for their rights. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to harvest and work their lands.


Saturday, 4 activists were arrested. Will be probably in court late evening. They detained for damage to possessions as they were erasing defamation graphite made by colonialist settlers and writing better ones.
Lior Ben Eliahu http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3260651446161.160251.1563442697

Court solidarity

Saturday night: The arrest of the Israeli activist imprisoned Friday in Nabi Saleh was extended in one night. His hearing will take place tomorrow (Sunday) at 1pm in Jerusalem.
The American girl, also arrested in Nabi Saleh will soon be released, with two weeks restraining order from the village.
4 Taayush activists were arrested today in Susiya for painting over settler colonialist "price tag" graffiti. Their hearing will take place tomorrow at 2pm, also in Jerusalem.
Solidarity to all from those waiting outside the Russians Compound police station in Jerusalem.

Tel Aviv

Saturday, another social struggle demonstration. Nearly thousands of us converged at the state offices building and marched towards the Habima national theater square. From there we marched along the Rothschild boulevards and continued to the near by stock exchange building.
yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLXgh4pT6nU

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