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
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.
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.
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.
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