Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue facing increased efforts to transfer Palestinians from area C mainly*
Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue facing increased efforts to transfer Palestinians from area C mainly.
When the world media is focused on the war mongering of israel directed to Iran, the naZionist settler colonialists efforts directed towards the Palestinian farmers in area C intensify. More suppression efforts are directed to Nabi Saleh and Qaddum who are in the front of the resistance. Other confrontations are a plenty in the South of Hebron Hills where the colonialist settlers are the main attackers and the state forces "only" help them. Lot of house demolitions are a daily phenomena. Bil'in, Ni'ilin, and Ma'asara who started the persistent non armed popular struggle against the separation fence and occupation floated to the margin of both suppression and media reporting. The sporadic vigils within Israel and more so in Tel Aviv seems to be on the margin of attention only.
Though no dramatic conflicts there any more, and the site of the wall not viewed from the village, the joint struggle continue. This Friday seen the usual demo at the the Abu Lamun park and the near by separation wall. We were about dozen Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, nearly two dozen internationals and similar number of Bil'iners. After initial verbal confrontation mainly, the conflict intensified to tear gas canisters, skunk water spray and even marginal invasion of state force through the far away gate. In spite of the state forces intention to disperse us quickly, the strong northern wind dispersed the tear gas and nearly neutralized it till a real efforts was initiated and put end to the demo.
"Around 100 protested against the occupation of the village spring and its agriculture land by the IOF and settlement of Halamish. Four arrested while marching towards the stolen land".
"Israeli soldiers just arrested 4 protesters in NabiSaleh. Local cameraman Bilal Tamimi, an Israeli activist and two internationals"
Tal King https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.114435695374708.22917.113760382108906
Israeli Military attempts to crush weekly Kufr Qaddum demonstration, 6 arrested.
Four human rights defenders (3 British citizens and an American), as well as two Palestinians, were arrested at the weekly Kufr Qaddoum demonstration. They are currently detained in the illegal Kedumim settlement police station for interrogation. The two Palestinians, Majed Faruq, 20, and Abd al-Latif Faruq, 24 were arrested from inside their homes as the army stormed the village.
Soldiers chasing a group of international human rights defenders shortly before arresting 4, still being held in police custody. (Photo courtesy of The Kufr Qaddum demonstration). http://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/267506_467304759958249_1762178807_n-400x300.jpg
The villagers of Kufr Qaddoum demonstrate weekly against the closure of the road from their village to Nablus since 2002. The Palestinians are not allowed to travel the most direct route to Nablus, 13 km away, due to the positioning of nearby illegal Israeli settlement Kedumim. The commute to Nablus from Kufr Qaddoum is now doubled.
Although the weekly Kufr Qaddoum demonstrations have been going on for over a year, the Israeli military has recently upped efforts to stop the demonstration from occurring. In the past two weeks, the soldiers have entered the village before the midday prayer and the beginning of the march towards the closed road, surrounding the mosque and firing tear gas into the crowd. Three people, including an Israeli press activist [with the AAtW], were injured as tear gas canisters were shot directly at them, hitting them in the arms. In addition to tear gas and sound bombs, after the arrests the Israeli military entered into the village with a skunk water truck. The checkpoints around the village were closed by the Israeli military until 5 p.m.
Resident of the Palestinian village throwing shoes at the soldiers after they entered the village and began shooting teargas near the mosque during Friday prayers. (Photo courtesy of The Kufr Qaddum Demonstration). http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467266353295423&set=a.271581452863915.64897.271405776214816&type=1&theater
The Israeli military has been continuing their arrests of villagers: soldiers came early yesterday morning, Thursday 20 September at 2:30 a.m. to arrest four young Palestinian men: Taka Mohammad, 17, Mohammad Amir, 16, Yosouf Shtaiwi, 20, and Nadir Amer, 23. Anas Waleed Barham, 22, was arrested early Wednesday morning at a checkpoint. Another resident of Kufr Qaddum, Ahmad Shtaiwi, 22, remains in prison since his arrest March 16th.
The nonviolent human rights defenders have been charged with throwing stones and being in a closed military zone. There are reports that the detainees were beaten during the arrest, although this remains unconfirmed.
The four international activists were sentenced to seven days house arrest in Tel Aviv and are taken care of by the AAtW activists.
Dima Dany Zarkh https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151184653654617.470481.710749616
Loli Su http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goi5BFhBu80
South Hebron hills 21.9.2012
Guy Butavia https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151168554807138.472283.779192137
Vigil against expulsion of refugees at the war minister home 22.09.12
Israel Puterman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qbcOeN-RL0
* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at the blog
See also: http://awalls.org