Palestine-Israel, The fact that the joint actions is significant was demonstrated to all the skeptics.
Unexpected visitors came Sunday early morning to visit activists of the anarchists against the wall and others with a "present": It is not everyday I get a wake up call from the police. Without warrant,they entered our home and handed over four bits of paper each with a map showing one of the villages of Bil'in, Kfur Qaddum, Nil'in and An Nabi Salih. They explained that until mid-March 2013 I cannot go on Fridays to any of these villages. They recorded the whole thing and insisted on signing receipt. It took time to understand it was not a legal personal restriction order, but a bogus act of intimidation which have no legal meaning. As it was the initiative of the regional commander of the center of the occupied was bank I joked that may be he want us to shift the focus of our weekend joint actions to the southern region of Southern Hebron Hills, Ma'asara, and beit Ommar
"Activists of Anarchists Against the Wall and supporters were awaken early morning to find police in uniform and civilian clothing at their doorsteps. Holding cameras, the police presented the activists (or their parents, roommates, or people currently renting the apartment - targeting 16 people) with general restraining orders (declaring closed military zones) from the villages of Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, and Qadum, on Fridays day time, effective until March 2013. They demanded that the recipients sign they were delivered the papers. Several houses were also entered with out warrants or permissions. The restraining order were issued to the police by the army.
Anarchists Against the Wall refuses to capitulate in the face of Israel's military regime's harassment of civilians, whether they be recognized by the regime as Jewish, or Palestinian. Most importantly, we'd like to keep the focus on the demonstrations, protesting the theft of Palestinian land, night raids, arrests and torture of villagers, especially that of children. The demonstrations in the occupied West Bank continue, and Israeli activists will continue participating in the struggle for the liberation of the Palestinians from Israeli occupation."
This Friday in Bil'in we had a nice demo. 6 Israelis, about 20 internationals and two dozens of Bil'iners converged near the separation fence. The army which de-escalating its viscousness let us march between the barbed wire spools that "protect" the wall. We marched all the way to the gate in the wall without any tear gas or spray of skunk water (the machine was not brought at all). Mean while daring shabab succeeded to climbed the wall before the soldiers drove them down. A late barrage of tear gas drove us away and we returned to the village.
Two international activists, one Italian and one of US were injure by tear gas canister in the leg.
Friday weekly demonstration, Nov. 9, 2012
After two soldiers injured - the driver of the stinking skunk water among them, the Israeli state forces retaliated with live ammunition fire and shooting into houses - injuring 4 of the inhabitants. The young girl on the video of the previous week https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=513118685365107 - Vaard Tamimi, was injured this Friday. She was injured by rubber coated bullet as she was sitting at the entrance to her home when troops fired gas grenades and rubber coated bullets at the direction of the house on Friday. She was wounded and taken to a Ramallah hospital, according to her mother.
The village of Ni'ilin which originally where forced to leave their homes in today israel during the nakba at 48' are protesting every week since 2008 against the apartheid wall that is build on their agriculture land leaving a large portion of the land at the other side, since the beginning of the demo's 5 protesters where murdered by the IOF two of them are very young children.
Friday weekly demonstration, Nov. 9, 2012
Regional comity of Beit Ommar, Ma'asara, and south of Hebron hills
Friday morning direct action of the new regional comity of Beit Ommar, Ma'asara, and south of Hebron hills:
70 Palestinian activists accompanied by few International and 10 Israeli activists blocked the Gush Etzion intersection on route 60 north of Hebron to protest Apartheid, robbery of lands, settlement expansion and military violence. Protesters were confronted by large police and army forces in an attempt to suppress the action
During the confrontation, policemen and soldiers surrounded the demonstrators demanding them to disperse. One Israeli activist was then arrested and taken to Hebron police station.
Palestinian protestors, along with some Israeli and international ones blocked for fifteen minutes the road to Gush Etzion leading to the settlements and military base. One Israeli activist was detained, while the rest of the protestors walked back to the cars escorted by cops and soldiers, and left the area.
The more militant comrades continued to the Friday demo in Ma'asarah
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.
Please make the effort and join them this Friday, November 9th,
"Friday demonstration against an highway along the shore which will cut Palestinian neighborhood Ajami from the sea and demolish few hoses and part of a school.
In Jaffa TLV mayor office decided on building along the sea side a neighborhood for millionaires and a highway road that would take the sea from the public, from the original people who lives next to the shore, some of them lived there even before the Jewish state was established, and some would lose their homes in order to build the highway road. Most of all, Jaffa would lose for ever their special ethnic site, the original inhabitants of Jaffa shore are going to be kicked out from the sea! in order to make way for houses that most of its inhabitants would be leaving out of the country, So around 100 Palestinian and Israeli's of Jaffa gathered to protest against the building of the road and the million eris neighborhood on the shore line were now stands a beautiful park thats is open for the public."
Demonstrating against eviction's. On 4/11/12 around 50 demonstrated against the planed eviction of 50 people - some are holocaust survivors, to the street with no real solution, they have no other place to go some are on medical treatment and can't be far from the hospital, but they cant afford anything els! In two day's their electricity and water supply will be cut from the building, unfortunately their building is close to the sea! The demonstration marched form the house through the main road to the municipality offices chanting slogans and blocking roads. No arrests or police violence was recorded.
* 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