Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Palestine-Israel, the joint struggle persist

The joint struggle in Bil'in have never stopped for the last seven years and eight months. It inspired the persistent struggles in Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Beit Ummar, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, and Sheikh Jarrah. Activists of the persistent locals inspired and helped the struggles in additional communities. It was "upgraded" when the higher level comity of the struggling local communities was organized. In addition to support of the local struggles it was also expressed in joint actions like this of the previous week at the 443 high way to Jerusalem which pass through the occupied west bank of Palestine and this week at the Beniamin compound against the settler colonialist Rami levi supermarket. This week end the activities were minimal because of the Eid Al Adha holiday, but not canceled.

Beniamin compound

Tuesday 10/24/2012, Demo at settler colonialist Beniamin compound mall (Rami levi supermarket), 6 Israelis of the AAtW, dozens of internationals of the ISM and Palestinian activists of the popular comities calling for boycott of Israeli goods. Four arrested.
Around 150 protestors demonstrated on Wednesday in front of an Israeli chain store east of Ramallah, a Ma'an correspondent said.
Palestinian, international and Israeli protesters gathered outside of a branch of the Rami Levi store, chanting slogans and carrying banners calling for a boycott of Israeli products.
Protesters also condemned settler attacks on Palestinian communities.
The protest took place near the village of Mikhmas, east of Ramallah. There are several Rami Levi stores in the occupied West Bank, which attract both Israeli and Palestinian customers. — Protest against settlement goods, Binyamin settlement, Oct. 24 (15 photos)
Bilal Tamimi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx9XzODAZYk


Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. On the first day of the Eid Al Adha Bil'in continues to demonstrate against the wall and settlements. About 15 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall joined about 20 Bil'iners in the weekly demonstration. As usual, after initial convergence at the near by Abu Lamun groove we marched to the separation wall with the usual chants. Not long after the more daring participants entered between the barbed wire spools and the wall the Israeli state forces started to attack us with tear gas and sound grenades and added the spray of stinking water.
As the wind was most of the time friendly, the state forces succeeded only to prevent the hanging of the Palestinian flag on the wall.
The Shabab who improved their stone throwing capabilities scored lot of direct hits on the plastic shields of the soldiers located on a ramp beyond the wall, who were monitoring us and directing the the spray machine and tear gas shooters harassing us.


South Hebron Hills

Companying olive picking farmers
* 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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle included this week both the highway to Jerusalem and the solidarity sailing to Gaza*

The struggles the anarchists against the wall were never restricted to joint local struggles against the separation fence (Masha, Zabuba, Budrus, Bidu, Bil'in, etc. Nor to other local struggles against the occupations (Beit Omar, Nabi Saleh, Quadum, 443 high way, etc. Nor even restricted to the joint actions together with Palestinian partners. We joined along the years direct actions: of social struggles, of refugees and guest workers, and even activities for the Gheto Gaza people (the last one was solidarity vigils and jail/court solidarity with the crew of Saturday captured ship which tried to overcome the siege of Gaza. To overcome the effects of widely dispersed activities on activists community feelings a weekly meetings were initiated.    

443 Highway

Palestinian and activists blocked Route 443 16, 2012
Haim Schwarczenberg: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.271869656266069.61509.202358256550543
antiprocon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TwHB6l0eL4


About dozen Israelis, two dozen internationals and 20 bil'iners participated in the weekly Demo on Friday 19.10.2012. As usual, not long after entering the route of the wall and hanging a Palestinian flag on the separation wall the Israeli state forces started to tear gas us and later added the spray of stinking water. As usual the Shabab responded with effective stone throwing hitting time and again the shields of the soldiers located behind the wall with just their heads in sight. As the wind was most of the time favoring us, we succeeded to evade the tear gas and after an hour we ended the demo and returned to the village.

A Bil'iner is putting his flag on the top of Israeli apartheid wall, http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=446444238735231


Saturday, comrades held a vigil at Ashdod beach near the harbor in solidarity with the ship Estelle after it was boarded by Israeli navy who prevented it from reaching Gaza.
"The Israeli navy surrounded the Estelle in the early morning hours and took control of it at 10am. The army spokesperson now announced that the ship will not enter the Ashdod port earlier than 9pm. They are trying to wear down the activists on board before their interrogations, and scare off media. They are trying to get supporters to give up and go home. Let's show them we are not giving up. Come stand with us and with the families of the activists outside the Ashdod police station so that Reut, Elik and Yonatan will see they are not alone and in order to add out voice to the cry to break the siege on Gaza and offer our support for and solidarity with the Palestinian p"

The Israelis were brought to court Sunday with serious charges with prosecutors asking for 5 jail days... but judge declined, call them peace activists and indited them for three days only - this was revoked Monday in district court that replaced it with one day house arrest and 500 meters restriction from Gaza border...


19-10-2012  6 years of struggle.
Today, in the demonstration marking six years of struggle in al Ma'asara we walked - about fifty Palestinians, twenty Israeli and twenty internationals on the road to the depths of the village lands.
Meager and tired military forces indeed prevented us from getting to the land, but we went far anyway and walked on the road. Because the army was trying to block us they also ended up blocking the highway 3157 for more than an hour. The Israeli state forces were very mild did not arrest any one nor even used the usual violence.
In short after being happy and celebrating the anniversary with cake etc. Our hosts invited us to celebrate the village with some tea.
Some of us (including the Yasamba troupe) decided to go to the demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah, which was a joy, more than expected, and from the demonstration area in the park we marched into the neighborhood with tambourines and dancing.

Lior Ben Eliahu http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3650752198436.169535.1563442697
Guy Butavia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTbIVDqArPg

Nabi Saleh

Weekly demonstration, Oct. 19, 2012 Live bullets were shot in the village now, according to an activist Abir Kopty.
The weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh hosted visitors from the Dorothy Cotton institute including veterans of the American civil rights movement. Protesters were attacked by the IOF in an attempt to the suppress the demonstration. The soldiers used skunk water, tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets against the unarmed protesters.
David Reeb http://youtu.be/99gXoxlVt2s


israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_-_TIipoLM

Kufr Qaddom

Friday weekly demonstration, Oct. 19, 2012

South Hebron hills

Saturday 19.10.2012 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151210097942138.479556.779192137

sheikh jarrah

This Friday, the yasamba troupe came to the demo after participating in the 6 years struggle anniversary in Ma'asara.
Sara Benninga https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150427819549688.451862.576534687

* 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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The struggle against occupation is still in the focus of the public arena*

The social struggle with in Israel fragmented. Some of the leading activists used the focusing of media on them for jumping on the election wagon. Only minority choose the non parliamentary road. Very few of the activist were educated by their struggle to adopt anti capitalist anti authoritarian road for social struggle. In the occupied territories lot of stress as the settler colonialists get more cooperation by state forces in are C but the threat of the collapse/disintegration of the Palestinian authority force Israel to make concessions no previous struggle and pressure brought about. The joint struggle of the anarchists against the wall has a diminishing momentum but we still go on. An action that blocked to day one of the main highways to Jerusalem for more than half an hour remind people on under current potentials.

Beit Ummar

Saturday 13.10.2012 israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wmUillrhZY

Friday in Bil'in

5 activists with the Anarchist against the wall joined a dozen of Bil'iners (the rest were picking olives) and two dozens internationals in the demo against the separation wall and occupation in the hopefully last hot and humid remnant of the summer. After a prolonged verbal confrontation the Israeli state forces started to attack us with the skunk stinking water and than added tear gas. The small group of Shabab responded with stones.
After about an hour the main demo ended.
The soldiers who got wise after they were driven away few months ago after their last brutal harassing of the Friday demonstrators (when they were driven away by the Shabab who used tear gas and stones) cross the separation fence at nights and come to harass the Bil'iners.
Bilin, Palestine 13.10.2012 the night after the demo: "Israeli soldiers raids Bil'in Village tonight at 2 morning without arrest anyone ... But, they gave papers to one guy ordering him to go to meet Sunday an Israeli shabak [secret services office] interrogator."

Beit Ur a-tahta

Today 10/16/2012 A group of Palestinian and international activists and Israelis blocked the Route 443 This morning for more than half an hour .. This resulted in the arrest of activist Ashraf Abu Rahma (Bil'in) and injuring 5 activists It came in response to the recent attacks by settlers against Palestinian farmers focused on the olive picking season just started.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.271869656266069.61509.202358256550543


demo of almasra 11-10-2012 http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.427835213930178.93653.398339956879704
Leafy Molshazky http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151206736712859.481162.734442858

DON'T CHOKE! The 19th of October a big demonstration will celebrate the 6th year of Popular Struggle resistance in Al-Ma'sara
Al-Ma'sara, October 2012 – Friday 19th of October, Al-Ma’sara Popular Committee will celebrate its 6th year of resistance with a big demonstration.
Since October 2006, Al-Ma’sara Popular Committee - together with the other Popular Committees in the West Bank - has been organizing weekly demonstrations against the Apartheid Wall and the illegal settlements. Al-Ma'asara Popular Struggle Committee includes also other 7 villages of the area – Wadi Rahhal, Khalled al Haddad, Wadi an Nis, Jurat ash Sham'a, Marah Ma'alla, Umm Salamuna - concerning about 9000 inhabitants.
Al-Ma’sara and the 8 surrounding villages are threatened by the expansion of Gush Etzion settlement block and the preparation of the infrastructure for the illegal apartheid wall started in 2006.
The segregation wall will be a 14km electrical fence with armed support and military guard and will annex an additional 35.000 mq. Further, the new wall will effectively isolate Al-Ma’sara and the other villages from the rest of the Palestinian communities and cuts off their main water supply, negatively impacting health and income of the villages.
The demonstration will take place in Al-Ma'asara at 12h00. The focal point will be the AlShmoh Cultural Center.
For more information do not hesitate to contact us:
Email. almasara.pscc@gmail.com
Web. http://almasararesistance.wordpress.com/

Nabi Salih - 12/10/2011

Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2562321096638.2146797.1212414101
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYTHP_Md43Q


In a relatively calm Friday demonstration two Palestinians and one Israeli were arrested.
The Palestinians were released late evening. The Israeli was released only Saturday night.

Sheikh Jarrah

The residents of Sheikh Jarrah are continuing their protest vigils in the neighborhood every Friday, protesting their violent evictions from their homes,
the taking over of the neighborhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem.
They call upon each and every person who supports their struggle to join them.
this Friday, October 12,
for a vigil in support of their struggle.
Please notice, the vigils will start at 3:00 PM
Amir Bitan's Videos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=vb.100000150737581 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=537548866260133

South Hebron Hills

Settlers and soldiers continue to harass the Palestinians residents of South Hebron Hills.

Last Saturday, the army prevented herding in Umm el-Amad and in Rihiya near the settlement of Otniel by issuing closed military zone orders. The army also declared a closed military zone near Mufaqara. Border Police arrested two activists who already left the closed zone. After making the arrests, the police left, with no one remaining to enforce the closed military zone or to disrupt the herding. This raised the suspicion the the order was issued solely to the end of justifying the arrest. In Tarqumyia, the army fired tear gas on olive pickers (click here for a video from the olive harvest)

This coming Saturday, October 13, 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.

Social Justice - Tel Aviv 10.10.2012

israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSJqTyS8BCI

The Eritrean community invites you to a demonstration against the policy of the government regarding asylum seekers. come and support the Eritrean asylum seekers in their protest against racism, imprisonment without a trial and violation of human rights.
Refugees protest - Tel-Aviv 14.10.2012 israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6OzhSC81us
* 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

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle still count*

The separation fence is no more at the center of attention - both in the efforts of the Israeli state which use more brutal means for the transfer of the Palestinians from rural areas, and in the Palestinian public which focus around the survival of the Palestinian authority in the west bank. The danger of the collapse of the PA forced israel to allow more Palestinian workers to enter Israel - half of them with official permits. It also provided some monitarry help too. However the efforts to clear rural areas with the help of colonialist settlers para militarists and terrorist increased the joint struggles against it - mainly in the South Hebron Mountains. The joint struggle in Beit Ummar, Nabi Saleh against the state helped encrouchments by colonial settlers and Qadum are still worrying the occupation managers who gradually escalated the efforts to crash them.


 Image from the weekly demonstration in Bilin, against the wall and the occupation.

weekly demonstration, Oct. 5, 2012

Nabi Saleh

As every Friday, Palestinians from Nabi Saleh together with International and Israeli supporters protested against the occupation and spoliation of their lands and spring by the nearby settlement. Also as every week, they faced attacks by the Israeli army who uses this week: tear gas (many shot at head levels and at houses); rubber-coated metal bullets; skunk (foul-smelling chemical liquid); and live ammunition. The village was totally closed down from morning to late afternoon. A miracle with all that was shot today that nobody got seriously injured or killed.
Activist in Nabi Saleh are reporting that in addition to firing tear gas (between houses in the village) and rubber coated steel bullets, the IOF has just also started firing a large barrage of live ammunition.
During the weekly Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh, dozens of Palestinians, international and Israeli activists marched together to protest the occupation and continuing land garb by settlers. The Israeli army deployed in large forces on the road leading to the main entrance to the village and on the mountain top, using skunk water, tear gas, rubber coated steel bullets and several rounds of live ammunition to disperse protesters.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.268009759985392.60268.202358256550543
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnJVu0-cDQg


Soldiers arresting one of the directors of the Jenin Freedom Theater, during the Weekly demonstration against the occupation today in Kfer Qaddum

Sheikh Jarakh


South Hebron Mountains

2 Activists where arrested while accompaning a Palestinian Shepheard through his land near the settelment\outpost of Avigile. Around 30 activists joinded this week
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkVbQo7-WDk
* 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

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle of the anarchists against the wall* and the popular comities loose momentum.

The ferment and anger increase in the general population of the occupied west bank and Gaza. The already two weeks daily evening stone throwing of the Shabab of Qalandia at the Israeli check post. The economic ferment of unemployed in the west bank forced Israel to admit economic support in fear of the collapse of the Palestinian authority. The more than 50 thousands of Palestinians working daily in Israel are part of this economic compromises. However, the Israeli efforts to transfer out farmers from the agrarian areas of C category intensify with the unofficially help of the settlers. The involvement of the Israeli activists in Nabi Saleh, Beit Ummar and South of Hebron Hills area are the most damaging to this project and the pogrom at Anata-Anatot where state forces personnel who live there participated with immunity was a clear message to the Israeli activists.


Last 3 Fridays in Bil'in
10-"15 Israelis and a similar number of internationals joined the village activists and the Shabab each of the last three weekly demonstrations in Bil'in against the separation wall used for robbing village lands, and the occupation. The demos included the burning of the Oslo accords coffin and solidarity with the Italian No TAV campaign. One demonstration enjoyed the presence of British parliament members and another was joined by a Serbian TV crew. The demonstrations started peacefully, but escalated quickly due to the soldiers' shooting/ pointing guns/ preparing the "skunk" smelly water canon. In two of the three demonstrations, a few demonstrators managed to stage a very brief sit-in on the path between the barbed wire and the wall. In all three demonstrations, after most participants backed off due to the army's violence, the shabab continued to use stones as means for soldier-control, albeit with limited success. Last week soldiers crossed the wall to chase demonstrators and kept shooting gas far beyond the fence, choking many demonstrators. This week gas was shot - surprisingly - in the direction of the kids throwing stones, rather than the peaceful participants standing behind. The shabab then moved to the southern stretch of the wall and continued fighting back with the wind at their backs instead of their faces. During the three demos a few people (including a first aid person) suffered direct hits from gas canisters, and many suffered from the gas.

Friday demonstration, Sep. 28, 2012 http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.497615840248725.120181.136633479680298


Friday demonstration, 28, 2012

Nabi Saleh

A weekly protest against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish. During the weekly Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh, the IOF attempted to disperse protesters using skunk water, tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets. Resisting these attempts, the village's youth hurled stones at the invading army until the soldiers finally retreated and the main gate was opened.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.265561363563565.59496.202358256550543

Ni'lin Struggle 28-9-2012



kufr qaddom Demonstration 28-9-2012

South Hebron Hills

Settlers and soldiers continue to harass the Palestinians residents of the area.
This Tuesday, settlers and soldiers expelled Palestinian shepherds from their lands near the outpost of Avigail.
Also that, an army officer cashed away a herd near Mufaqra. Later that day it was revealed that Last Saturday, settlers from Mitzpe Yair expelled shepherds from the area of Umm el-Aryais and throw stones at them. Army forces presented an unsigned closed military zone order for the area. Despite the settlers' violence, the police chose to arrest a Palestinian shepherd and an Israeli activist.
Later that day, settlers from Havat Maon throw stones on the participants of a protest march against firing zone 918 and the plan to evict eight villages in South Hebron Hills. For a video from the assault click here.
This coming Saturday, September 29, 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.


Hi Everyone, The Freedom Bus is coming to Wallajeh tomorrow (Friday) and there will be an action/demonstration in the village.  If you'd like to come please be there by 12:45pm at the mosque closest to the entrance of the village.  For info regarding rides please call

Jerusalem-Occupied AlKuds

Protest vigil against fascist terrorism Saturday September 29, 8:00 Paris Square

Sheikh Jarrah weekly demonstration 28.9.2012
Guy Butavia http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151178895842138.474354.779192137

Tel Aviv

Wednesday late evening, About two hours demo in solidarity with the Spanish and Greece demonstrations. Few dozens of social struggle activists - including some anarchists against the wall with a black flag, converged at the Spanish embassy building. After short peaches and chants we marched to the near by main street (Iben Gvirol boulevards). As the police were extremely tolerant - only redirecting the traffic and protecting the demonstrators from passing cars, we marched for a while in the street, blocked intersections and one direction traffic, did educational activity for drivers and costumers of pubs sitting on the pavements.
israelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cci9QVhTLpo
* 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