Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue with tense political background*
After the mainly political defeat of Israel in the attack on Gaza and the following defeat in the US, the Israeli state forces repressing the weekly demonstrations got restraining orders. It was expressed in few cases of small units of soldiers escaping from stone throwing youth - the video of the most pictorial one played again and again in the Israeli TV channels. The rightist "talking heads" complained the fleeing soldiers insult Israel and harsher measures must be taken. the more realistic ones point to the international loss of respect to Israel that harmed protesters will aggravate. In addition to the usual Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Al-Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Nilin, Qaddom, South Hebron Hills, and Sheikh Jarrah, there were as addition this week Kufr Al-Dik and Kraiut.
The Friday demo revealed the deterioration of the moral of the Israeli state forces. They do not stop the demonstrators from passing the spools of barbed wire and approaching the wall. They put an Israeli flag for all to see but after half hearted efforts failed they let the Palestinian flag posited a meter from it to stay. A team of state forces confronted the shabab but after they received a returned tear gas canister with added stones they fled to a distant position.
They even did not bother to bring the machine that spray the demonstrators with stinking water.
Though it was a relatively smaller and shorter demonstration it was finished on demonstrators own terms and with a good moral.
Kufr Al-Dik, West Bank, 07.12.2012
-Solidarity visit in Kufr Al-Dik village, near Salfit, West Bank, December 7, 2012.
Al-Ma'asara weekly demonstration, Dec. 7, 2012
A soldier wishing protester to be raped https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S2CSHsYfyQ
Nabi Saleh Weekly demonstration, Dec. 7, 2012
While in Tel Aviv they mark Human Rights Day in Nabi Saleh we mark a year to the murder of Mustafa Tamimi. Disregarding both of the occasions the IOF shoots tear gas canisters directly at the protestors, as well as skunk water and rubber bullets.
During the weekly Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh, Palestinians and solidarity activists commemorated the first anniversary to the martyrdom of Mustafa Tamimi, killed by a tear gas canister shot by an Israeli soldier as well as Rushdi Tamimi, who was shot and killed three weeks ago. Protesters were carrying banners in Hebrew and Arabic naming the soldier who shot Mustafa Tamimi as well as others in the IOF chain of command. The IOF attempted to suppress the demonstration with massive amounts of tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets, and for several hours residents resisted attempts to invade the village; A few suffered injuries due to rubber bullets and many suffocated from the tear gas.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291798654273169.66816.202358256550543
Saturday, Anarchists against the Wall, as well as many journalists and photographers were among those honored yesterday in Nabi Saleh during a ceremony commemorating Mustafa and Rushdi Tamimi, both killed by IOF soldiers. "Just to let you know that the popular committee of Nabi Saleh honored our group today with a prize shield for our solidarity with them in their struggle".
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWZSPTprqdA
David Reeb http://youtu.be/3ZCxLKSBGKg
Nilin weekly demonstration, Dec. 7, 2012
Friday 7-12-12. "I cant describe our demonstration today,the thing
that i can talk about that more than 600 share it with our friends
from ism and Israel.
The soldiers a lot of soldiers came to suppresses us with a lot of tear
gas and sound bombs,they came from all sides trying to arrest any one
but they failed.
They shot us with new tear gas bombs by there guns,its the first time
i see some thing like this,one of it shot a wall causing hole in it.
Thank u my friends hope to see u"
Human rights march, 7.12.2012
-An Israeli activist at the annual human rights march in Tel Aviv holds a poster asking "Who Killed Mustafa Tamimi?" December 7, 2012. Tamimi was killed on December 9, 2011, when he was shot in the face with a tear gas canister at close range by Israeli soldiers. Also pictured on the poster is Lieutenant Colonel Shay Ben Yshai, the direct commander of the soldier who killed Tamimi. No one responsible for Tamimi's death has been brought to justice to this day.
Photo by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org
* 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