Palestine-Israel, The focus of the joint struggle move to locations where the direct actions have possible achievements*
The joint struggle started against the separation fence and its specific route which used to robe lands of villages and even to transfer them. The struggles brought some partial victories and promoted the joint struggle of Israeli activists, Palestinian grass root comities and internationals. The local, and more so the international awareness to the struggle against the occupation and the persistent efforts of transfer by Israel succeeded to slow the transfer but had not put end to it... nor to the occupation. The present focus of the joint struggle now is on the efforts to curb the gradual transfer efforts within Israel, area C in the occupied west bank, and the East of Jerusalem, and the international B.D.S. - Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.
Arkib village struggle against demolition (more than 50 times) was the focus of struggle against the Praver plan to demolish most of the Bedouin villages in the south of Israel and transfer their inhabitants in the name of "relocation" to concentration open Ghettos. The joint struggle involve regular joint demonstrations and direct actions against demolitions. The following report is just a glimpses of it: "Amir and I are back and safe after spending couple of hours at Beer-Sheva police station. We were detained and interrogate for a peaceful demonstration against the racist governmental Prawer-Begin plan. Heading out from the police Jomah told me the government post the notorious bill in the Knesset and it will be voted Wednesday or next Monday! Please join us against this terrible plan that will relocate thousands and cause demolition of many of the villages!"
Weekly Non-Violent Protests in #Palestine, May 24, 2013
SHEIKH JARRAH, AL MASARA, NABI SALEH, BIL'IN, KUFR QADDOUM... Weekly Non-Violent Protests against Israel's APARTHEID wall and ILLEGAL settlements, in solidarity with the the Hunger Striking Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails | VIDEO | KUFR QADDOUM Weekly protest against Israel's APARTHEID wall and ILLEGAL settlements and in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.541264405920382.1073741844.251098394936986
Boycott Israeli Blood Diamonds Demonstration in Bil'in today 24/5/2013
On Friday the 24th of May around 17 internationals, including a rabbi and members of his congregation from Edinburgh, one Israeli and about 25 Palestinians gathered in al Ma'asra to protest the continuing occupation, the development of settlements and the building Separation Wall which will soon cut off the village and others around it from their lands.
We marched through the village to the entrance of Um Salamuna where we were confronted with about 30 soldiers who blocked our path, from there we marched down to the road where we were again prevented from walking. A cat and mouse chase ensued as we made it make to the entrance of the village where we sat on the very hot road in protest of the soldiers presence in the village. After more chanting and a couple of speeches the popular committee decided to end the protest, thanked the people for coming and we walked back to the village. As we left however the soldiers followed in an act of provocation rather than leaving from the entrance to the village.
The now 6 year protest in al Ma'asara continues.....
Activists on the ground in Nabi Saleh report that prior to the Friday demonstration starting, 4 Israeli military jeeps entered the village and IOF soldiers spread themselves across the hills and occupied the gas station waiting for the march to start. Once the demonstrated started, the IOF began firing teargas, rubber bullets, stun grenades and skunk. Skunk is being deliberately fired at residential homes and IOF have also fired rubber coated steel bullets into houses, breaking windows.
The Ramallah-area community of Nabi Saleh, joined by Israeli and international solidarity activists, marched this Friday to protest the continuing closure of one of the main roads leading out of the village, as well as the ongoing occupation and land land theft by the state of Israel and the settlers. The IOF immediate responded with barrages of tear gas, rubber bullets and putrid skunk water. The skunk truck sprayed smelly liquid all over residential homes as an act of collective punishment for the villagers' demand for justice and peaceful life. Several people suffocated from the tear gas, but not serious injuries reported.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.370304066422627.1073741863.202358256550543
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqkvHeTjP6I
Friday, May, 24,2013
Odai Qaddomi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAXsumdRV5I
Guy Butavia http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151627031632138.1073741866.779192137
Don't Say We Didn't Know 363
In the early 1950s, the State of Israel transferred the Bedouin tribe of Abu Al Ki'an from its lands near Kibbutz Shoval in the northern Negev, to an area near Kibbutz Lahav. Later, in 1955, the tribe was transferred once again, this time to the area of Yatir, south of the West Bank. Oral promises were made to give them much land for their use in the new area in place of lands from which they were uprooted.
In 1964 the State began to plant Yatir forest, promising - again, not on paper - that the tribe members would be able to continue to graze their flocks in the woods. After a while they were banned from entering with their herds.
Now the State wishes to evict them again to nearby Hura town. The fact that Hura has no vacant lots does not prevent the authorities from demolishing the Bedouins' homes. On Thursday, May 16, 2013, government agents came to the village of Atir, escorted by large forces of police, Border Police, and Green Recon Unit. They uprooted 450 fruit and olive trees, and demolished 8 dwellings, 10 service structures and sheep pens. Water tanks, farming equipment and other property were hauled out of the rubble and transported by trucks to the Duda'im waste site, where they were dumped.
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Thursday, few dozens participated in the weekly demonstration in the affluent neighborhood of the Treasury minister from Shuster center to minister home.
Saturday, another 3 hour demonstration focused on the gift of gas resources to tycoons. We were few hundreds participants who marched at first from the diamond center in Ramat Gan to the home of the resources minister. After the noisy visit we flooding the main road on the and blocking a highway between Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan cities during a protest against the privatization of natural gas found in the Mediterranean seaway to the national theater compound where the president and other dignitaries recreated in the Cultural Hall. Dozens of state forces tried in vain to block our way with minimal results.
* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html