Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle intensify on the back ground of the intensifying of the harassments.

It was not just the coming Israeli elections that Israeli settler colonialism intensified. It is part of the trend of last years in which the efforts to expand the settler colonialist project increase - as if to exploit the last opportunity. It is done within the 1948 borders - mainly with transfer of the Bedouins of the south. It is done within the occupied east Jerusalem. It occur in the C areas mainly near colonialist settlements and more so in areas intended to be annexed to Israel. In response, the third Intifada collect momentum and the anarchists against the wall are invited more and more to locations of joint struggles. The general election revealed that a substantial section of the capitalist elite start to distance itself from the costly settler colonialist project... But, it seems more international pressure is needed for a significant change.

Bab Al-Karamah

Activists re-erect tents at Bab al-Karamah, Jan. 25, 2013.
Dozens of Palestinian activists entered a demolished protest village in northwest Jerusalem on Friday, starting to rebuild the al-Karamah (Dignity) encampment. The tent village was established last Friday to protest Israel's land confiscation and settlement building in the area of Beit Iksa. On Monday, Israeli troops demolished all the tents and evacuated all the activists in the camp. Activists entered the village on Friday and performed the weekly prayer, before re-erecting tents and planting olive trees, witnesses said. Beit Iksa, surrounded by Israeli settlements, is set to be entirely encircled by Israel's separation wall, cutting it off from Jerusalem. When completed, the wall will annex 96 percent of Beit Iksa's land, according to a study by the Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem. The Al-Karamah village was the second protest village set up, and torn down, this month. Earlier, activists established the Bab al-Shams village near East Jerusalem, in a protest against Israel's plans to build the "E1" settlement on the land, severing the West Bank from Jerusalem.


16 Israelis, few internationals an dozens of Bil'iners participated the 414th Weekly Friday demonstration against the separation wall and occupation. This week the Israeli state forces used from the beginning lot of tear gas... but "only" the usual one - not the very strong experimental gas of the previous Friday.
avi shavit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E83FjZk2ZxA


Clashes with Israeli soldiers, Budrus, Jan. 23, 2013: http://on.fb.me/SCukiK
Friday Jan. 25, "....Later we went to support/protection of protest demo in Budrus in which the murder of 16 year old boy cure last week, and raids of the army of occupation into the village cure everyday. When our protest was in progress, the gate in the fence was open and the soldiers entered the village. Opposite them stood dozens of protesters, led by the brother of the murdered youth...."
Jan. 26,: http://on.fb.me/V9dDdu


IOF dismantles protest tent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgGU4IviPU4


"....First Ni'lin, just before the checkpoint we encountered a promissory obstacle of spikes on the road, something we never came across it even when it was closed to bar the entry of leftists before large demonstrations in Bil'in. For a moment I feared ... At the booth was an officer, I opened the window and I turned to him impatiently as the settlers did not understand why interfere with their lives and I were doing something wrong? Why barrier down? The officer said that they only looked at the gate and immediately picked it up, I exhaled.
After the noon prayer, approximately 60 Palestinian, Israeli and internationals walked to the separation wall. First we walked and called shouting in Arabic and Hebrew against the occupation and theft of land, until we reached the gate of the separation wall, there some of us knocked on the iron gate and demanded that the soldiers open the gate so that people of Ni'lin be able to access their land. We have not received any response from the soldiers on the other side of the gate. Then we brought tires, placed them on the wall and ignited them. To this the soldiers did respond... with big quantity of tear gas. Some protesters bravely climbed the wall and tried to speak to the hearts of the soldiers. Some protesters threw Frisbees with Letter to the soldiers glued to the bottom."

Nabi Saleh

Friday, 18/12013 The weekly Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh was held in the aftermath of an attempt by Halamish to expand the settlements earlier this week. Demonstrators march in solidarity with hunger striking political prisoners Samer 'Issawi and Ayman Sharawneh and chanted against the occupation and land theft. The Israeli occupation army responded with barrages with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and skunk water. Three protesters were injured, including a 16 year old boy who was hit with a canister to his head. They were all treated at the scene.

During the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh, the IOF attempted to suppress the protest using putrid skunk water and barrages of rubber coated steel bullets and tear gas. Seven international and Israeli solidarity activists were arrested in the pretext of entering a 'closed military zone.' A few protesters were injured by rubber bullets, one of whom sustained an injury to his face and was taken to hospital for medical treatment. Dozens suffocated from the tear gas.

"Activists on the ground in Nabi Saleh are reporting that Israeli Occupation Forces have invaded the village and are shooting plastic bullets and teargas randomly! Skunk is also being sprayed at houses. One 16/17 year old boy has been hit directly in the head with a teargas canister. no updates as yet on his condition.
Haim Schwarczenberg:
Bilal Tamimi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WopJfd3BPH4
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1aOuZ5ilpA


Friday 25.1.13,

"Hope very nice time for u and your families.
Today we also very strong march but I can say that our march began at
11:30 from the last night when about 30 soldiers stormed many houses
in the village asking for id and taking photos to the families they
get out from the village at 2:00am.
In returning to the march as I said it was very strong hundreds of
people share it but before it began the soldiers arrested GHALIB
HILMI SHTAIWI 21 from his house then when we reached the point you
know many soldiers and 5 JEEP began to shot hundreds of tear gas bombs
many bombs shot direct towards the people.
Police borders hit ZAHI ALI 47 in his house ,ZAHI didn’t know why but
he told me that the soldiers asked him to show his hands only then
they began to hit him.
My friends I would like to tell u that its very important for us to
see you sharing our march.
Thank u very much
Best Wishes

The village kid who was detained released after a while. The Israelis who were stopped for a while at the check point on their travel home because of two international who joined them were released too.


South West Bank Committee Protests on Friday 25.1.2013

Palestinian Protesters in the Settlers' Backyard

Today, 25.1.2013, at 10:30 AM the South West Bank Committee with international and Israeli activists and under the coverage of a large number of journalists, marched up to the gates leading to Elazar colony. Palestinians are barred from entering the illegal colony which sits on private Palestinian land. The large number of protesters, waving Palestinian flags and holding signs, stayed in front of the closed gate for about an hour. A settlers' bus and cars which attempted to enter the colony were blocked from entering by the participants and settlers found it impossible to enter the colony without having to make their way through the protesters and hear their calls. One settler shoved a protester and others attacked them verbally.
The protesters then proceeded to march along the apartheid road 60 which is under the control of the Occupation Authorities. By this time, four jeeps of the occupation army arrived, and the protesters were followed closely by occupation soldiers along the road. At several points the occupation soldiers became violent while protesters insisted that this was a peaceful march. Despite attempts by the forces to stop the march, the participants were determined to continue and marched on. Several Palestinian cars which passed by honked their horns in support while settlers who drove by cursed and verbally abused the peaceful protesters. Indeed, this was a rare moment as various settlers who drove by with cars and buses saw for the first time a Palestinian protest taking place right below their eyes.
Protesters then proceeded to march to the illegal colony of Neve Daniel. At this point a settler from the the illegal colony came out of the gated colony, took pictures of the protesters and pushed them. Protesters were then entirely surrounded by occupation soldiers who prevented further movement towards the colony. The participants remained steadfast and a after about an hour the protest ended as activists continued on to the weekly protest in al Maasara and Al Fawar refugee camp.


In al Maasara, Palestinian, Israeli and international protesters were surrounded by occupation soldiers who prevented their exit from the town to the nearby agricultural lands. Despite the occasional violence imposed by the occupation soldiers on the children who participated, the protesters continued to attempt to make their way through the many heavily armed soldiers surrounding them.

Al Fawar

In Al Fawar, protesters marched towards the block established in 2001 by the Israeli Occupation Forces at the entrance to the refugee camp. A huge number of occupation soldiers attacked the protesters physically and fired tear gas canisters on them. Despite this, protesters were determined in their efforts to open the block which restricts their movement. The protesters finally succeeded to break the gate open, but were not able to move the huge concrete blocks. The road was partially opened and the protesters made it clear that this road will be open in spite of the terror inflicted by the Israeli state.

To view the protest photos, please follow the link below:

South West Bank Committee

South Hebron Hills

Awake 06:15, on a Saturday morning, in order to go with Taayush to escort farmers in South Hebron Hills.
A police car led the way for our van for ten minutes. Then they stopped us and demanded our IDs, even though they had no ground for that. The police officer that came on the van said "Hey, I already recognize some of you." Then another officer explained that we are leftist activists so our purpose is to cause clashes. After warning some of us privately and all together, we were allowed to continue driving.
Umm-al-Arayes South Hebron Hills, West Bank, 26.1.2013 israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REYYGIxUR1Q
* 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

Monday, January 21, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The third Intifada collect momentum with clear contribution of the joint struggle*

Lot of the Israeli activists in the joint struggle with Palestinian popular initiative were skeptic about the contribution of the anarchist against the wall initiative. They fail to see its contribution to the recruiting and encouraging of the less radical Israelis to initiate and/or participate in joint actions with Palestinians. They fail to see the contribution and legitimizing the struggle in the world arena, they fail to see the contribution for publicity - both within the Israeli main streem media and the world (Fife Brocken Cameras nominee for oscar), and most of all the creation of a security net that prevent Israel from suppressing the popular struggle in a Bloodbath and mass arrest of the Palestinian activists. The later picks of Bab Al Shams (the Sun gate) camp in Jerusalem and Al-Karamah (Dignity) at Beit Iksa no one can ignore.

Beit Iksa

A village in northwest of Jerusalem - a region where joint actions with the anarchists against the wall occurred during the years took a new initiative: Activists build a new protest village on Friday Jan. 18, 2013. They set up three tents and a small building in the area near Beit Iksa, naming it: Al-Karamah (Dignity). Around 400 performed Friday a demonstration prayers in the open area. An activist from nearby village Beit Ijza, said the camp was "a message to Israel and all democratic societies that we are human, and we want peace." Activists from across the political spectrum, mainly from nearby villages, have gathered and planed to sleep in the tents overnight.

Beit Iksa, surrounded by Israeli settlements, is set to be entirely encircled by Israel's separation wall, cutting it off from Jerusalem. Israeli authorities ordered lately the confiscation of 500 dunams of the village's land three weeks ago, and do not permit any new building in the town, while Israeli settlements in the region were still expanding.

Israeli forces immediately shut down the military checkpoint at the entrance to Beit Iksa to prevent more activists and supporters from accessing the protest site, witnesses said.
The tented village Bab al-Shams, set up to protest Israel's plans to build the "E1" settlement on the land, severing the West Bank from Jerusalem started a new dimension in the Palestinian struggle and that more protest villages would be established. "Today in Beit Iksa, tomorrow in other areas."

Sunday, the palestinian outpost at Beit iksa is asking for Israelis to Join them soon. If people can go please call k.

"Occupation soldiers “visit” Gate of Dignity (Bab AlKarama) early morning, then close checkpoint, confrontations now going on. Media people and activists needed now on location and activists around the world can publicize.

It was too cold to sleep for most of us last night at the Gate of Dignity encampment and the army “visited” us early in the morning. Yesterday we had to overcome the Israeli checkpoint at the entrance of Beit Iksa but today the occupation forces closed the checkpoint and are attacking peaceful demonstrators with tear gas and stun grenades. Read more and see videos/pictures and important links at
Day 2: Karamah village, Jan. 19, 2013: http://on.fb.me/UEs7Sp
Day 3: Karamah village, Jan. 20, 2013: http://on.fb.me/VeBHzc
At night, between Sunday and Monday the army destroyed the camp. T. report it was without arrests.


Friday weekly demonstration, Jan. 18, 2013. The demo was more lively than the previous Friday as we had with us the activists who went last Friday to Bab Al-Shams...
The state forces who used along the years the demonstrations against the wall and occupation in Bil'in as testing ground showered on us a new kind of gas which cause breathing problem to most participants.
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVGJNkVy67g


Jan. 18, 2013 Protest after the killing of Samir Awad.

Jerusalem-Al Kuds

"The popular comity against the separation fence and colonial settlement in Jwerusalem invite us for a protest vigil against the occupation and the strengthen of the extreme right, on Tuesday (election day) 22.01.13. Meeting point: Nablus (Shkhem) gate 12:00."

Nabi Saleh

Friday 18-01-13,
The weekly Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh was dedicated to 16 years old Samir Awad from Budrus, who was shot and killed by the IOF earlier in the week. Protesters marched down the road towards the main entrance to the village when they were attacked with skunk water, tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets. Nabi Saleh youth have managed to push the IOF back down the road towards the checkpoint at the entrance of the village.
Reports are that Nariman has suffered a foot injury. No more reports as yet to her condition, except activists on the ground are attempting to get her medical aid.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.309450905841277.71044.202358256550543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/j4gz_PM7d6I


weekly demonstration, Jan. 18, 2013:




Friday weekly demonstration, Jan. 18, 2013

South Hebron hills

"This Saturday morning, the Israeli army violently arrested 5 Israeli activists and 10 Palestinians in their privately owned lands the area of Qawais in South Hebron Hills. The arrests were carried out in order to prevent the Palestinian farmers from working their lands. Three of the women detainees are minors, among them a 2 year old.
Three Palestinians who were arrested in South Hebron hills yesterday, among them a mother to a baby and an elderly man, are still under arrest.

Due to the mass arrests, we were unable to accompany additional farmers who need our help to plow their lands. We need your help in accompany them tomorrow (Sunday). Besides being critical to the farmers livelihood, every season the lands are not plowed increases the chance of their being taken over by the occupation forces or settlers.
To join tomorrow, please call Ezra.
Please make an effort to come tomorrow. If you are unable to come, please circulate."
Nissm Mossek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCQa48SUkyI
Sunday late night, all 19 arestees were already free.
* 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

Monday, January 14, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle escalate to a higher level in spite of skeptics*

Bab Al Shams (the gate of the Sun) is a one step higher of the non-armed direct actions the joint comity of the villages popular comities involved in. The political parties that marginally support the struggle failed to co-opt it so far. The creativity of the joint comity rouse to an higher level in this action, forcing the Israeli state to disregard its pretension of law and order, and acted against its own higher court and destroyed the camp. The world media was "recruited" again to promote the non violent struggle against the occupation. In each village where weekly demos are done, few of the activist were left behind to keep the joint struggle going.

Bab Al Shams

Popular Comities project. Dozens of Palestinians established on Friday an outpost in E1 between Jerusalem a Maale Edomim and did "Not left the area". The activists, who brought with them equipment and established long stay 25 tents, have stated that they intend to expand the permanent settlement: "we will hold this village stubbornly".

"Hundreds of Palestinians have established this morning (Friday) outpost in E1 , which they call the "Bab al-Shams" (Sun Gate). The activists, who brought with them equipment, long stay, established 25 permanent tents and said that they intended to expand the initial settlement and turn it into a permanent settlement. Police force came to the area but have not yet decided what to do activists staying there."

"Abdullah Abu Rahma, a prominent figure Palestinian struggle, said the call for the establishment of the outpost began more than a month ago, particularly among Palestinians in the neighborhoods and communities whose lands are at risk of expropriation for the construction of new settlements. Among the others there were involved activists from Hattori, Issawiya, Abu Dis, and Anata Alaizrih.
One of the organizers, Mohammed Khatib, said: "It is a symbolic act, but a response to the intended Israeli settlement. We send a message to the international community to take immediate action to stop the settlement of Israel."

With the establishment of the tents, the group gave the following statement: "We, the sons and daughters of Palestine, announce the establishment of the village of Bab al-Shams (Gate of the Sun), by order of the people, without a permit from the occupation, without asked permission from anyone, that this land is our land and the it is our right to build."

The name of the Palestinian outpost in E1 taken from the novel "Bab al-Shams" authored by Elias Khoury. The book describes the story of the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon after the 1948 War.

It also said in a statement that "we build the village as we can no longer remain silent on the continued construction of settlements and the theft of our land, and we believe direct action and popular resistance will achieving our goals. We are committed to hold this village stubbornly, not leaving it, until the Palestinians will regain full ownership rights on This land. "

According to the activists, "for decades, the governments of Israel would created facts on the ground, while the international community continued to be silent. It is time to change the rules of the game. Now we are determining the facts on the ground, the land of ours. Action, in which participated women and men from north and the south, organized by the popular committees. In the coming days we will hold here workshops and discussions, cultural events and art, as well as film screenings." http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/150646_485634661479105_1676409323_n.jpg

Palestinian Village of Bab Al-Shams Remains Steadfast. In the face of blatant eviction threats by Netanyahu and under Israeli army siege, the village of Bab Al shams continues to stand boldly.


Israeli army and police have been laying siege to the newly founded Palestinian village of Bab Al shams since earlier today, blocking all roads leading to it. The area has been declared a closed military zone. The village was inaugurated yesterday on Palestinian land, East of Jerusalem, in an area referred to by Israel as E1, and designated for the expansion of Ma’ale Edomim settlement.

Despite the siege, roughly a hundred supporters from across Palestine managed to reach the village, trekking through rocky terrain. Earlier today, Abdallah Abu Rahmah of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee said, "Israel has been defying international law for decades by building illegal settlements on stolen land and demolishing Palestinian homes. We are here to say that Israeli impunity must end. We have the right to build and live on our own land”.

This morning the residents of the village where notified by Israeli police that they will be evicted despite an injunction issued by the Israeli High Court, prohibiting demolition of the village for six days. The officers informed residents that the injunction only forbids the removal of village structures, not their inhabitants. Despite this statement, Israeli government has appealed to the court to revoke the injunction. As growing numbers of Israeli forces amass in the vicinity of the village, seemingly preparing to carry out an eviction, the residents of Bab Al shams stand firm in their resolution to hold on to the land.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers prevented Palestinian legislators Hannan Ashrawi, Saeb Arekat and Ahmed Majdalani from reaching the village and confiscated Majdalani's VIP card.
Famed Lebanese writer, Elias Khury, author of the epic novel Bab Al shams after which the village is named, phoned the residents earlier today to express his support. "You have revived Bab Al-Shams", he said, "I wish I were there with you."

On Sunday, at 3am, About 500 Israeli Forces started the evacuation. "Israeli security forces evacuate activists from Palestinian tent outpost in E-1 area
Heavy security forces remove protesters despite High Court temporary injunction

Activists are reporting two buses full of people arrested at Bab al-Shams arrived at Qalandia checkpoint where detainees were released. Others, however, remain in Israeli custody for a while but released later. A. says they got 5 soldiers for each resident they beat them with sticks there are many injured.


Dozens of Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists (Israelis and internationals) got a asphyxia after inhaling the Israeli tear gas bombs in Bil'in that were fired by the IDF on their weekly demonstration against the settlements and the Apartheid wall.


Picture: Israeli soldiers contemplating the meaning of the word freedom made from snow balls at the non violent weekly demo.

Nabi Saleh

During the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh, the IOF attempted to suppress the protest using putrid skunk water and barrages of rubber coated steel bullets and tear gas just as the demonstration started.
"We tried to reach the spring but IOF attacked us and we had a long argument with them then they began to hit us with their guns". Activists report that the demo in Nabi Saleh while small this week (due to the weather) was very energetic.
Seven solidarity activists (international and Israeli with the anarchists against the wall) were arrested in the pretext of entering a 'closed military zone.' A few protesters were injured by rubber bullets, one of whom (Mutaz Tamimi) sustained an injury to his face and was taken to hospital for medical treatment after a long delay as the Zionist soldiers forbid the ambulance from approaching the area to treat him. Dozens suffocated from the tear gas.

Israel Puterman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOT0h2dnN6w
David Reeb http://youtu.be/INZGlPEQc8M
Tamimi Press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Sxc968WsU
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.306368549482846.70361.202358256550543

L. R. updates: "the Israeli police is deliberately holding the 5 Israeli and 2 internationals activists detainees from Nabi Saleh Friday demo outside in the freezing cold, no doubt as some form of punishment for supporting Palestinians.
The occupation forces let go the last one of us around midnight. I was released into a very cold night, but warm hugs, and juice and falafel. It was cold (especially in the long hours in which we were held outside), and long (especially after they'd let everyone else out, and I sat there on my own, wondering whether I might be the only one spending the night) and boring (I read most of the Friday issue of Israel Today, solved a word puzzle with Michal and read half of Camus, the Plague), but it was a relatively easy arrest and I think we're all more or less fine. The Israelis amongst us got a two weeks restraining order from Nabi Saleh. The internationals are summoned to the airport on Sunday, and we hold our fingers crossed hoping that they won't be deported. Thanks so much to all of you who supported from outside, and no less to those who supported from the inside.

Palestinian activists claim the use by the Israeli security forces of a foul-smelling liquid, dubbed “the skunk”, against protesters and, in some instances, private homes, may be putting lives at risk.
Last Friday, January 4th, Israeli border police directed the skunk at the home of the Tamimi family in the Israeli-occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, following the weekly protest against Israeli land confiscation.
A photographer recorded an Israeli tanker spewing the putrid liquid over the home of a Palestinian family. A border police spokesman, Supt Shai Hakimi, told The Irish Times that the spray was aimed at Palestinian stone-throwers on the roof of the building.

However, no such individuals can be seen in the photograph.

“The Israeli forces have targeted my home in Nabi Saleh dozens of times. On one occasion the powerful jet spray broke a window and also the television which was next to my seven-year-old son. The chemicals in the skunk destroy the furniture and no amount of cleaning can get rid of the stench.”

The comments by the border police spokesman were challenged by Haim Schwarczenberg, the Israeli photographer who witnessed the incident.

“There were no stone-throwing youths on the roof of the house that I saw,” he told The Irish Times last night. “This is not the first time this skunk liquid has been sprayed on people’s homes and not the first time I have witnessed how the Israeli authorities collectively punish the people of this village.”

The residents of Nabi Saleh, a small village of less than 600 residents, north west of Ramallah, have hosted weekly protests for almost four years against land confiscation by the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish.


On Friday, clashes after the Israeli army attacked the peaceful demonstration against the apartheid wall


Dear friends
best wishes to all
We have very hard march today nearly 600 from our people here share it
beside our friends from Israel and ism.
The Israeli army and the police border shot a lot of tear gas bombs all
of these bombs were shot direct at the people.
Many persons were suffocated.
No arrests and no injures.
please see the link:http://www.facebook.com/AlMasira.KufurKaddom/photos_stream

South Hebron hills 12.1.2013

Guy Butavia http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151347840302138.499413.779192137
* 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, January 9, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle* on the last track of an 131 years settler colonialist Zionism.

Interwoven with the western imperial interests in the region, the nationalist-socialists Zionists initiated the immigration of nationalist Jews to Palestine. It interwove with the Ottoman-German-British-US dynamics and gradually collected momentum. As one of the last islands remained from the colonial era (mainly because it involved big settlers community and serving a strategic interests), its time is running out.... and faster since the "Arab Spring". Sensing the end, the die-hard leadership of the Zionist settler colonialists - in a last desperate effort continue as the end is not in sight and even increase its onslaught with diminishing restrain. On the back ground of this month election, the onslaught is collecting momentum last weeks - as if the third Intifada is what the Israeli elite want. The popular struggle collect momentum and more so in the weekends.

Al Arkib

Within the 1948 borders at the arid south (Negev) the resistance to transfer continue. Al-Arakib's drummers today during the weekly protest at Lehavim junction!
Join the protest - every Sunday at 3:30 pm at Lehavim junction
Album http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.286268638109733.65028.283871305016133


"Heading to #Bilin to commemorate two years to the death to the killing of Jawaher Abu Rahmeh. On the day Jawaher was killed the army bombed us with crazy amounts of tear gas, which suffocated Jawaher to death. No one was charged, no one was tried for the killing of this woman, just another Palestinian protester killed by the only democracy in the Middle East".
Israeli forces already shooting tear gas, sound bombs and skunk water at Palestinian, Israeli and International activists.

This Friday demonstration in Bil'in commemorated the killing of Jawaher Abu Rahmah by overexposure to army tear two years ago. Before the march even began, soldiers crossed the wall, and in an act of state sponsored bullying and terror set fire to an agricultural warehouse near the wall. While protesters were marching with Fatah, PFLP and Mubadra flags, fire fighters were extinguishing the fire and preventing it from spreading to the olive groves and the adjacent Abu Lamun oak tree reservation. The protesters gathered away from the wall, and while speeches were made, some children advanced to taunt the soldiers, suffering showers of skunk water. Later on protesters marched forward, and in a series of well orchestrated maneuvers that included some strategic stone throwing, managed to set ladders against the wall, climb them, and post Palestinian flags on the wall under constant showers of tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets.
State forces set fire to the a=Abu Lamun wood structure. http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/150953_501852346526132_996069340_n.jpg
Just another gimps on the increasing number of expressed helplessness of the Israeli armed forces in the confronting of the mounting unarmed third Intifada:
Some activists still remember the long months the Israeli state forces succeeded to prevent the Friday demonstration from touching or even approaching the separation fence.

Nabi Saleh

Protesters marched from Martyrs Square at the village's center towards the main road when they were attacked by Border Patrol soldiers with tear gas and massive amounts of rubber bullets as well as putrid skunk water. Later on, the soldiers invaded the village, spraying skunk water all over residential homes, then proceeded to storm several houses and arrest activists. One Palestinian activist was brutally beaten before dragged away by the soldiers, who also refused a medic to examine him. At least two more Israeli activists were also arrested. Before retreating towards the main entrance of the village, the soldiers continue to shoot local youths, using rubber bullets and a few rounds of live ammunition.

Activists report that the IOF are also firing large amounts of teargas and sprayed skunk directly at homes, as well as firing rubber coated steel bullets.
photographer was injured after hit with 2 rubber bullets in his belly shot by soldiers,
3 arrested including 1 Palestinian who was beaten harshly & a photographer who wanted to document the arrest of the Palestinian

Israeli soldiers were seen inside a cloud of tear gas, after protesters threw back to them tear gas canister during the weekly protest against the occupation and settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on January 4th, 2012.
-Under the military order 101, all protests organized by Palestinians in the West Bank are deemed illegal by the Israeli authorities and are routinely dispersed violently, leading to countless fatalities, injuries and arbitrary arrests.
The Hearing of Ottman, who was beaten and arrested During Friday demo in Nabi Saleh will be held on Tuesday (Exact hour is not known yet)
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.303332746453093.69699.202358256550543
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6T1dG1j3_E
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOT0h2dnN6w


Weekly protest against #Israel's #APARTHEID wall and #ILLEGAL settlements,


Weekly protest against #Israel's #APARTHEID wall and #ILLEGAL settlements

Jerusalem - Al-Kuds

The popular committee of Issawia (occupied east Jerusalem) invites supporters to join them in their protest against police violence and the seizure of their lands.
Meeting place: the gas station in the entry to Issawia, this Friday at 12:30
From Issawia to Sheikh Jarrah 4.1.2013
Around 60 activists, Jews and Palestinians, participated in a solidarity visit in Issawiya, which has been targeted by violent attacks by the Israeli occupation.

Mohammad Abu Hummus: "They want us to lower our heads, they want us to give up, but that won't happen. Our children have been shot at with tear gas during their classes, inside the school. We told the Jerusalem municipality: Where have we come to, what's happening to our children, who are besieged by fear? The police tells us that it's an "operation".
What is an "operation"? To force a community to accept the loss of their lands, with a strangulating planning regime, to force it to stop protesting to release the political prisoner Samer Issawi from administrative detention. Terrorizing an entire population - that is what they call an "operation."

Don't say we did not know #343

On Wednesday, 26th December, 2012, the IDF blocked one of the routes connecting the Palestinian towns Yatta and Samu'a and villages Susya, Mnezel, Sha'b El Butm, Bir El'Id, Qawawis, Jinba and others, most of them are in the area of Firing Zone No. 918. The road is used to carry water and food to those villages as well as passage of teachers and students; it is also the shortest way to the Yatta hospital.
Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

On Monday, 24th December, 2012, government representatives arrived in the Bedouin township Segev Shalom and demolished a home. They went on to uproot 70 olive trees in the Bedouin village El Garin (near Hura).

* 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, January 2, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue on the background of the mounting tension*

Less than three weeks to the Israeli election the settler colonialists rise the level of belligerence with state forces restraining... the Palestinians and increasing harassments. The international imperial power refrain from restraining Israel waiting for the after election era. The Palestinian elite "holding its breath" and restraining the unarmed third Intifada it criticize in the open. The approaching international pressure - both formal and non formal make the Israeli elite very uneasy like a person who ride a tiger and fear for his life thinking what will happen when he will be down. The popular struggles and the confrontation with the occupation forces is expanding gradually to more locations than the long term joint struggles.


On the back ground of the continuous struggle of the Israeli Bedouins against the final confiscation of their open lands focused in the Al-Arkib village, the Israeli supreme court verdict was that the Bedouin can contest in court the formal confiscation of their lands by Israeli tailored laws and regulations.
The weekly demo: http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/483340_502755639764051_1664265758_n.jpg


Friday, the 410~th demo - 28/12/2012 nearing the anniversary of eight years of struggle.
About 20 Israelis, 10 Internationals and dozens of Palestinians defied tear gas, spray of stinking water and some volleys of metal bullets covered with rubber. Part of the time people approached the forbidden wall.

Nabi Salih - 28/12/2012

Even the Israeli media could not ignore the brave people and children of Nabi Saleh in their joint struggle with internationals and the Israeli anarchists against the wall in the persistent struggle against the encroachment of the colonialist settlers of the rear by Halamish and occupation forces. On the occasion of the honor bestowed on a young teen age girl of the village, videos of the ceremony and her confrontations with Israeli soldiers were screened time and again in the Israeli TV channels.

During the weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh, protesters carried a Christmas tree decorated with tear gas canisters and sang occupation-themed carols. Palestinian, international and Israeli activists then proceeded to march on the road towards the village's main entrance when the Israeli army attacked demonstrators with barrages of tear gas, rubber bullets and skunk water. The onslaught carried on for several hours, during which a few protesters were injured by rubber bullets and were treated by medics at the scene. Several others suffocated from tear gas.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.300209663432068.68948.202358256550543
Noa Shaindlinger http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151163840325060.440614.624420059


Weekly demonstration, Dec. 28, 2012


Dear friends
We have finished our demonstration this Friday.
Despite of the tenths of tear gas bombs which was shot by the army but no injured people or arrests. Nearly 600 share this demonstration under the slogan of refusing the siege imposed on the Palestinian people by the Israeli government.

Ayman Nuban http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.478770008836489.112931.251098394936986

South of Hebron Hills

Activity 29.12.2012 http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151149927851986.441071.170738066985


Wednesday, December 26th 2012, occupation forces blocked one of the main roads leading to Yatta and Samo’a - the one connecting them to the area of Susya.
The road was blocked next to a military base located in Susya, by a “betonada” concrete barrier. This is a key route used by many local residents and the shortest, fastest way to get to the Yatta hospital. It's also used children and teachers to get to the schools.
Protest against road blockade by IOF. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loYEMJtR_fg

* 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