Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle and the "signs of the third Intifada"*As the third Intifada character is less dramatic than the previous two. At least at the first years, politicians and media commentators hesitating to declare it as such. After more lot of pondering on the subjects in the Israeli media, we heard this evening a new tag: "the signs of Intifada are already here". The escalation of the suppression of the Israeli state forces in the occupied west bank and their backing of settler colonialist terror activities last months, was not clear if it is only pre election thing or is intended to convert the unarmed third Intifada into an armed one. The unarmed Intifada expand gradually with the solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners at its focus. To the older locations of Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Ma'asarah, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qadum, Sheikh Jarah, and South of Hebron Hills, and south-west joined last weeks Jayyus and Jaffa.
Friday 421 weekly Demo 15.03.2013. A dozen of the anarchists against the wall initiative, two dozen internationals (mainly from Ireland and few dozen Bil'iners, participated in the 421th Friday demonstration in the village against the separation of the fence/wall and occupation.
Haitham Khatib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNc6-NWDmjg
Weekly demonstration, Mar. 15, 2013
"From the center of PCCH Foundation, the demonstrators started the march toward the the place of construction the apartheid & illegal wall, the demonstration held in refusing of Barak Obama visit to Palestine and Bethlehem and in supporting the Palestinian Hunger strikers, the demonstrators sent a message to the President of USA that you claimed that you supporting democracy & human rights in the whole world and what the Palestinian have seen that you are supporting wars and violence by supporting israel all kind of weapons that used to killed us and to kill our hopes and our rights, so you are not welcome in the holy land,,, after that some clashed held between the demonstrators and the occupation army, the IOF prevent the demonstrators to pass to their lands."
Nabi Saleh to Aboud, Mar. 15, 2013
We're driving now from Nabi Saleh to the nearby village of Abud, to join the protest there commemorating Mohamad Asfor who died last week, after being hit in his head with a rubber bullet three weeks ago in a demonstration for the political prisoners.
Residents of Nabi Saleh joined a demonstration in the nearby village of 'Aboud, protesting the ongoing Israeli occupation, land theft, and marking the death of Muhammad 'Asfour, 22 from 'Aboud a week ago. 'Asfour died from wounds sustained from rubber bullets fired by Israeli soldiers a few weeks earlier, during a demonstration in his village, in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. Protesters today marched towards village lands expropriated by the Israeli state to be used as a dump site for waste from the ongoing construction of the railroad to Jerusalem. The IOF fired barrages of tear gas at the demonstrators in its attempts to disperse them.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=341201785999522&set=a.341201579332876.1073741831.202358256550543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/DffYkQvxdqY
Nilin weekly demonstration, Mar. 15, 2013
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE1ctPf9ViE
Odai Qaddomi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thrn4XgqJmk
Samer al-Issawi is a Palestinian political prisoner from 'Issawiyeh (Jerusalem), who has been on a hunger strike in Israel's prison for more then 200 days. Although released in a prisoner-swap deal in October 2011, Israel re-arrested Samer claiming he violated the terms of his release by leaving Jerusalem even though the place of his arrest was Hizmeh, which is within the Jerusalem municipal boundaries. Samer has been hunger striking since July 29, 2012, and according to recent reports his health has been fast deteriorating, putting his life in danger. Joining solidarity demonstrations in Palestine and all over the world, a group of Jaffa-based activists - joined by Israeli radical activists, began a daily vigil in solidarity with Samer 'Issawi and all political prisoners at clock tower square, a famed local landmark.
For the 44th day in a raw (16/03/2013) Yaffa activists+ are protesting at the clock tower for Palestinian political prisoners. Several minutes ago a guy stopped his car, and sprayed us with water. One of the girls ran after him and punched him. You go girl!
Please join us daily at 6p at clock tower square.
Samer Issawi's mother in Jaffa's joint vigil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vjr0Bbmk1Q
* 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