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
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
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
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.
* 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