Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle and the delusional naZionists*

In spite of increasing world wide political and economic (B.D.S) pressure, the Israeli state increase its efforts to transfer Palestinians - both within the 1948 borders and the 1967 ones. The efforts to transfer Palestinians from area C of the west bank is done with the help of the colonialist settlers terror to which and to the state efforts Israeli activists join the Palestinians to resist or even sabotage. The Israeli media report again and again on the third Intifada that gradually intensify, the warning of generals that the present refusal of state to yield is dangerous. The social ferment and buds of struggle do not give in to the drums of war. In the popular weekend struggles in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum the state forces repression is not consistent. Some time the repression is milder and some times it is harsher and we still could not decipher the pattern.

Weekly Non-Violent Protests in #Palestine, June 21, 2013
NABI SALEH, KUFR QADDOUM, BIL'IN... Weekly Non-Violent Protests against Israel's APARTHEID wall and ILLEGAL settlements, in solidarity with the the Hunger Striking Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails.
Israel Apartheid forces attacked the crew of Palestine TV and arrested photographer 'Bashar Nazzal' and reporter 'Ahmad Shawar' during their coverage of the KUFR QADDOUM Weekly protest:



Wednesday, 53d demolition of the Bedouin village and vigil
protesting today's demolition near route 40


This week the state forces were not so belligerent as the week before. They "allowed" to come near the wall. They even let us march along the wall in the forbidden path between the barbered wire fences... Only when we reached the main gate in the wall and tried to take a gate of the barbed fence they started to shoot tear gas. When it became too much most of us returned to the village.

Link below to a picture: It was not painted in oil colors or even painted by an artist accustomed to drawing. It's a realistic picture of the weekly demonstration in Bil'in which continues to confirm the existence of the Palestinian steadfast fighting for home and refusing all kinds of injustice.



Nabi Saleh

israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_gyODG-zFw
David Reeb http://youtu.be/ZehZ-zVJ8n4


"Hello everyone,

Friday confrontations in Qaddom is escalating in recent weeks in a way that is beyond any previous "norm". Rampant military invasion of the village before the demonstration and during it as if possessed. It is the second week of army thugs occupation the village early morning entering long before the demonstration starts and makes havocs. Shoots in all directions into the houses, the mosque and the village center. Then returns to its camps or like today just lurk near by waiting to the demonstration to start just after the service.
In today demo marched more than two hundred fifty Palestinians, five Israelis and a similar number of international supporters. Even before we reached it the entrance from Khaja was already blocked with barricades set by the Shabab as precaution from of attack by the army from this direction as it did a few weeks ago (after its morning "visit" in the village.
The army entered the village and fired from two centers in the front of the village but much deeper than the position of the blocked road and the left side of the hill. They shot a plenty of a strengthed quantity gas - so terrible that a few people suffocated from gas inhalation.
During the demonstration, they arrested two Palestinian television media man. Suddenly, in the middle of the demonstration they began shooting a massive barrage of "rubber bullets" (do not forget these are really steel bullets coated with rubber).
From this "toy" of theirs four Palestinians were wounded: one injured in his finger nearly completely severed it - he was rushed to the hospital to save the finger; another was injured in his arm and stomach; another was wounded in the chest; and another "only" in the leg.
Then the army entered again the center of the village and covered it with a cloud of gas - literally nowhere to escape. It was so intense and without any restraint.
So much so that even though I'm a Jewish female they invited me to find refuge in the mosque..."

Odai Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVNgDU72RN8

Sheikh Jarah



Hi all, there will be a demo in this Saturday. if you can make it please let me know.

Challenging the Checkpoints Regime

Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international solidarity activists, marched to the Tunnels checkpoint near Beit Jala and demanded to be let through in order to go to Jerusalem and pray at al-Aqsa. A large reenforcement of soldiers quickly arrived at the scene and blocked marchers, hurling abuse at them and shoving the Palestinians, claiming they cannot be allowed through on foot and without the appropriate permits. The Palestinians staged a prayer near the checkpoint, eventually peacefully leaving the scene, vowing to make further attempts until they achieve their goal, get to Jerusalem and eventually do away with the occupation. A few military jeeps followed the activists as they moved away, but no arrests were made. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.384119631707737.1073741876.202358256550543
After taking part in a protest action challenging the checkpoint and permit regime in Bethlehem, one activist finds herself in a home where the reality of the occupation comes to life in a way that ‘breaks your heart while punching you in the stomach as you stare at it.’

Tel Aviv

Wednesday night June 19, 2013: Protesters block roads during a demonstration against privatization and exportation of natural gas, .
(Keren Manor/ Activestills.org) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151472521757073
More photos on http://bit.ly/5xDJ9n

Thursday, few dozen activists, mainly of the "Not Nice" initiative converged in the center of the affluent neighborhood of the treasury minister. After a while we started to march in the street towards his home holding placards, banners, and torches - stopping for a while in each intersection. (All the way the police was busy in stopping the traffic that might collide with the demo. When we reached his home we converged there on the blocked street for a long while. After a long while the activists marched back to the center where they met the nearly bank-rot tycoon Ben-Dov and "communicated" with him in the shop he visited and later accompanied him for a while.


Saturday, the "girls of Yafa shababia" leading the protest against the Israeli Land Administration and Amidar who sells the lands of Yafa to the highest bidder for Jewish gentrification, instead of building public housing on them for the Palestinian inhabitant. And even though, it's as social protest as it gets, none of the so called J14, common social activists is here.



Social struggle activists converged from other cities too for a march from center city to Prime minister house in protest of the sell-out of the gas found in the sea. After wards activists returned for the night tent camp in center of city. Ready to march in the morning to state buildings were a final governmental decision will be taken.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Palestine-Israel, Ten years of a persistent joint struggle educate Israeli social struggle activists*

On February 1968 The antiauthoritarian anticapitalist Matzpen initiated in Jerusalem the first (18 strong) vigil again 1967 occupation. Two years later, the Israeli Black Panthers activist who were in intimate contact with Matzpen members (mostly in Jerusalem) initiated the first social struggle of immigrants from eastern countries. Many of the present social struggle activists regards themselves as successors of the Panthers - many others were in association with or participated in the joint struggle of the anarchists against the wall. The 2013 wave is still much smaller than the 2011 wave of struggle but is more radical and confrontational. The joint popular struggle in the occupied Palestinian west bank is still fluctuating - mainly because the holding back of the Palestinian authority.

Weekly Non-Violent Protests in #Palestine, June 14, 2013

NI'LIN, NABI SALEH, ALMASARA, KUFR QADDOUM, BIL'IN... 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 | NABI SALEH Weekly protest against Israel's APARTHEID wall and ILLEGAL settlements and in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.


These last few Fridays in Bil'in

Over the last month or so, things have been escalating in Bil'in. Until a few weeks ago, two soldiers teams made to play sitting ducks over the wall in few points were the only reachable targets for the few shabab, who joined the non armed demonstration or preceding it a bit. The soldiers shot gas at demonstrators from behind the wall - some times in response to the thrown stones, some times even before the first stone was thrown. But for the last month or so, possibly due to an Israeli campaign to escalate the violence (using media outreach, lobbying and counter-demos), the army has been crossing the wall to chase demonstrators away, leading to more violent confrontations. Since the gas is usually enough to get most demonstrators to back off, it eventually continue with a prolonged confrontation of a dozen of shabab trying to stone away a dozen or so heavily armed soldiers.

This week, instead of waiting for us behind the wall, the soldiers had already been stationed half way between the wall and the built area of the village. The road that the demonstrators usually take was blocked, so they took a detour to reach the gate from another path despite fierce gas and bullet showers. One demonstrator was arrested when he helped a few internationals maneuver through the clouds gas. The demonstrator told the group to cross the route where the soldiers were stationed, and one of the policemen, who does not understand Arabic, decided that he was ordering them to throw stones. The demonstrator was released when the demo was over. In the meantime, soldiers kept pushing in, spraying rubber bullets at the shabab who were trying to make them turn back. That none of the bullets hit their target was a pure "accident".
Bilin is pulling the red card to occupation http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=571880202856679
Friday 434 (14/6/2013)
Haitham Al Khatib
Images From Palestine

Nabi Saleh

Today in NabiSaleh, residents and supporters are pulling a red card for Israeli apartheid. For more info on the Red Card against Israeli racism campaign see:
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.380436032076097.1073741871.202358256550543
Israel Puterman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-ArjZnncd8

speech of Popular Resistance movement - Nabi Saleh on Friday

Ladies and Gentlemen, Fighters for Freedom
In the beginning,
In my behalf and on behalf of Popular Resistance Movement, and on behalf of the people of Nabi Saleh village , and on behalf of the Palestinian people, I would like to thank you for coming here today , this Friday , and every Friday , to be ambassadors of right and justice and humanity, and continue to support our village and our people against terrorism, which we are exposed by the Israeli Army and the Israeli government, and because you are always our partners in the field of resistance, despite all the Israeli inconveniences .

Sisters and brothers

In addition to our protest on the occupation in its general form, and on the settlement, and the injustice, but today we are also here revolt, against all racist and terrorist laws , which are manufactured by Extremist government in Israel ، We see in all the new laws, projects and theses in the Knesset, new plans for the displacement of our people, and to destruction of our identity, and to theft of our land and our rights, so we revolt today, and will revolt every day, with you, and with your help, dear partners and comrades, will not accept new Nakba, and will not accept anything less than freedom, freedom that will we make together, and we see it close, such as a small light at the end of the tunnel, we'll get it soon, come on to light up the sun of Freedom , come to the resistance.


Friday, 14-6-13

Sheikh Jarrah

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.

Be'er Sheva

Stopping the Prawer Bill!
Join a protest march from Be'er-Sheva Market to the City Government Center (Kiryat Hamemshala).
On Thursday, June 13, at 10 am.
We will start marching at 10:00 from the city market, at the end of the march a protest rally will be held near the city court.
On Thursday, a general strike will be held in the Negev.
Thousands Bedouins and others participated with wide media cover.


AAtW: we have been invited to a demonstration in Toura this Saturday.

Tel Aviv/Jerusalem

Pulling Red Card to UEFA under21

Israelis pull a red card for apartheid and calling to boycott UEFA under 21 championship in Israel, for collaborating with apartheid and denial of the ongoing crime of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people. We did two actions in front of the games in Teddy Stadium Jerusalem, and Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa

In.: "On Tuesday, several Israeli activists including myself, went to protest the UEFA21 (football) championship taking place in Israel right now, and to call on UEFA and participating teams to show the red card to Israeli apartheid.
Each one of us drew their card for a different place, though this are but examples of the apartheid policies, for which Palestinians have called for the BDS campaign.
Mine was held for the people of Nabi Saleh."
"I'm pulling a red card for Israeli apartheid for the children of Nabi Saleh protesting for freedom and dignity, for the boy in Messi's t-shirt, kicking a tear gas canister instead of a football, for the girl who refused to run away from the soldiers, for all my comrades who love football but can't make it to the game. and for Mustafa and Rushdi that will never play again."

Saturday night (21:00)

Converging at Shuster center - the neighborhood of the treasury minister and marching to his house

Hundreds of activists demonstrated yesterday against the privatization of natural gas. We blocking main roads and shout slogans in the neighborhood of the minister of finance's and in front of his house and blocked for a while the northern entrance of the city.

"About 500 people started marching from Schuster Ramat Aviv at the house of a torch, where they encountered a wall of policemen prevented them from approaching the minister's house. Ramat Aviv residents did not like the noise, booties and calls the protesters. At one point started throwing eggs at the demonstrators from their windows. "Stop crimp Sabbath" shouted from the windows. Other residents from their homes down the street and watched curiously demonstration."
* 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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle in a world that will never be the same again*

The patient of the people who see the turmoil in the region loosing the patient but it is still far from a general rising both in the Israeli social struggle and in the occupied west bank. The Israeli state increase the threats of the activists on both sides and contemplating in public to qualitatively enhance the shooting policy. Meanwhile, targeting the young kids they started to arrest 7/8 years old too. The third intifada is gradually escalate from non violent struggle to still unarmed but a stone throwing one. The kids are throwing back tear gas canisters and the state forces are often testing their own medicine. In Israel, the activists of the social struggle are not yet many, but the marching is not just parade any more and the homes of the relevant ministers get frequent visits. It is still not sure if the masses will participate again as two years ago, but it may come sooner than later as the austerity measures are already felt.

Weekly Non-Violent Protests in #Palestine, June 7, 2013
KUFR QADDOUM, SHEIKH JARRAH, NABI SALEH, BIL'IN, NI'LIN, ALMASARA... Weekly Non-Violent Protests against Israel's APARTHEID wall and ILLEGAL settlements, in solidarity with the the Hunger Striking Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails


430th Friday weekly demonstration against the wall and occupation. 10 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall and about 10 internationals joined about 20 Bil'iners in the never the same demo. This time there was a strong wind and passive state forces at the beginning. We marched with a flag and chanting between the tween barbered wire fences "protecting" the separation wall from Abu Lamun small oak reservation to the northern gate in the wall. In spite few old spent tear gas canisters thrown to the soldiers nothing was done by them more than threatening aiming of guns. Afterwards, the state force became active. They start with shooting tear gas, added opening the gate and started to pursue the scattered demonstrators.
Gradually most of the participant returned to the village - leaving behind few energetic youngster.

One Palestinian was injured on his leg by rubber bullet.
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O28L1U71-8

Nabi Saleh

Two arrested in Nabi Saleh weekly protest
Posted on: June 7, 2013 |
7th June 2013 | International Solidarity Movement, Ramallah Team | Nabi Saleh, Occupied Palestine

Today’s weekly protest in Nabi Saleh was met with skunk water and rubber coated steel bullets. In addition, two people, one of them a child, were arrested.

After midday prayer, around sixty Palestinians, together with Israeli and international activists, marched as usual from the center of the village towards the stolen spring across the main road.

Demonstrators marching along the road towards the spring (Photo by ISM)

As protesters were building stone barricades along the road to prevent Israeli forces from invading the village, a skunk water truck and two jeeps appeared at the scene. The truck ran over the barricades and drove along the road spraying demonstrators with foul smelling water. Israeli soldiers and border police officers shot several rounds of rubber coated steel bullets injuring one protesters in the right side of the abdomen. After a while, Israeli forces and the truck retreated and protesters took over the road again. As confrontations between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces continued, three jeeps and the skunk water truck chased the protesters up the road spraying the houses and people.

At around 2:30pm, the bulk of the protesters left the area except for a few Palestinian youths who were still on the hilltop throwing stones. Suddenly, when people were resting at the petrol station, four army and border police jeeps joined by the skunk water truck, invaded the village once again and sprayed everything in their way. One adult and one child from the nearby village of Deir Netham, Tamim (19) and Mo’men (16) Tamimi were arrested and taken into the jeeps. They remain under arrest until now.
ali darali http://www.youtube.com/watch?fv=7KC8orIMIy0
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jujiHi9foc0


Wednesday 5.6.13 commemoration of Aqil Srour killed three years ago in the Friday joint demonstration against the separation fence and occupation.
"...Aqil Srour was consistently targeted by the occupation forces from the beginning of the struggle against the barrier in Ni’lin. He was time and time again shot directly at during peaceful demonstrations. Only two weeks before being assassinated he sustained injuries after having been hit in the face with a tear gas canister.
On the 5th of June 2009, Aqil was shot in the heart with a 0.22 caliber bullet, a kind of ammunition considered illegal under international law, while he was trying to rescue a 16 year old boy named Muhammed Mousa. Muhammed had been shot in the stomach by the same kind of ammunition and when Aqil reached the passed out boy he was shot by a sniper from the Israeli border police. Aqil died before reaching the hospital, not much more than two months after his release from Ofer military jail...."


Teargas is routine here. Today in Qaddum, The weekly demo against the occupation, land theft and roadblocks in the west bank, where existence is resistance and freedom is a fairy tail.

Sheikh Jarah

Weekly protest, July,7,2013
Guy Butavia http://www.facebook.com/guy.butavia/media_set?set=a.10151657299497138.1073741878.779192137
Amir Bitan https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.659078920773793.1073741850.100000150737581


Saturday, the black demo. About 500 people participated in a demo that its way to the prime minister house was blocked by similar number of police which this way blocked the center of town. 7 were arrested. 6 were released and one spent a night at jail and was brought to court at the morning.
Yigal Levin https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.204042059748226.1073741830.100004272993501
Barak Cohen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqVcnYl8BAg
Read channel http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.474848692593986.1073741830.100002065797543

Tel Aviv

Vigil at the Turkish embacy 5.6.2013
Ilai Ben Amar https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.558892557494926.1073741837.100001225612827
* 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

Monday, June 3, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle on the background of the world turmoil.

For already more than two years the rebellion against the sharp intensifying of the global neo-liberalism is fermenting. The struggle against the local processes is overcoming the efforts of the local elite to use intensifying conflicts with the Palestinians to "soften the resistance". The more dramatic wave of two years ago passed but not without a permanent ferment that just wait for a local or international trigger. There are very few who persisted in the Israeli anarchists against the wall initiative all the 10 years of struggle, but new activists take the place of those who lost the energy and will to continue in the same activity level - or just left the country. The weekly persistent demos in Bil'in, Ma'asara, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, and Sheikh Jarah hold the flag high. This week uprising in Turkey is only the the freshest one of the new mode.

Weekly Non-Violent Protests in Palestine, May 31, 2013
BIL'IN, NI'LIN, ALMASARA, 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


Friday 31.05.2013 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=565445456833487

Nabi Saleh

Friday 31/05/2013. Activist report around 70 teargas canisters have been shot by Israeli occupation forces at homes and civilians before the demonstration has even started. IOF have also blocked main road to Nabi Saleh in an attempt to prevent solidarity activists entering the village.
Demonstrators from the Ramallah-district village of Nabi Saleh, joined by Israeli and international activists, attempted to march towards 'Ayn al-Qaws, a spring expropriated by the nearby settlement of Halamish. Even before the demonstration started, IOF soldiers already advanced, invaded the village and randomly fired tear gas canisters. During the demonstration, the IOF attacked the marchers with massive barrages of tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and putrid skunk water even though not even one stone was hurled. A Palestinian youth was injured from rubber-coated steel bullets and dozens suffocated from tear gas.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.373719346081099.1073741867.202358256550543
yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzoJzihwqeg
David Reeb http://youtu.be/HwWdLlH4Tvo




KUFR QADDOUM Weekly protest against Israel's APARTHEID wall and ILLEGAL settlements and in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike, West Bank, May 31, 2013

"It's 2am, (between Saturday and Sunday) and we're outside the court house in Rishon Letzion, waiting for the arrestee from yesterdays'(Friday) demo in Qaddoum, who was released by the judge hours ago, but is still held by the prison services that seems to believe that occupation and apartheid opposers aren't supposed to get any rest"

Sheikh Jarrah

Friday weekly demonstration 31.5.2013
Guy Butavia http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151643305057138.1073741873.779192137

Believe it or not, what happened yesterday (Saturday) in occupied Jerusalem:
The children Qassam Awar (7 years) and his brother Nasrallah Awar (6 years) were called to the Israeli occupation Russian Compound prison for interrogation in room No. 4 without the presence of their father who was severely beaten by Israeli occupation police when he went to pick them up from the compound.

Tel Aviv

Sunday evening. A solidarity demonstration in front of the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. Dozens of activists had gathered this evening in front of the embassy to express our solidarity with you guys the Istanbul and rest of Turkey's heroes! Also the express our rage against the Turkish government oppressing the protesters. We are all the 99% . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Qg5XCAGHE http://t.co/3wLlJrbw8D
* 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