Palestine-Israel, the international struggle protected by the joint struggle from being called antisemitic show results*
Till now, even the more realists of the Zionist left who are for the retreat to the 1967 borders (with some amendments) insisted that retreat will be conditioned on final peace agreement in which the Palestinians agree that no return of refugees will occur. To day, the ex-chief commander of army and previous head of a big party of the parliament suggested to agree to temporary peace giving back 60% of the 1967 occupation committed to give during the following 4 years the equivalent of the rest with final peace agreement. As Palestinians who are not in areas targeted for transfer efforts have much better life, the motivation for popular struggle do not expand and even shrink - and so is the Israeli side of the joint struggle - in spite of the fact we see already the light in the end of the tunnel (or because of it).
REPORT Weekly Protests, Friday 9th and Saturday August 2013
For the second day of Eid El Iftar, non violent demonstrations were organized by the Popular Resistance Committees in several Palestinian villages joined by Israeli activist with the anarchists against the wall and others, and internationals, to protest against the expansion of settlements, in support with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, and against occupation.
Friday 442th demo (9/8/2013)
As every Friday, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists gathered after the Friday Prayer in the center of the village, near the mosque, and marched towards the Apartheid Wall which protects the illegal Israeli settlement of Mood’in Ilit built on Bil’in’s land.
Whilst participants were peacefully chanting slogans calling to end the occupation and raising Palestinian flags, they found the gate opened and military jeeps were already on the Palestinian side of the Wall. Israeli soldiers immediately attacked demonstrators - even before we reached the separation wall, with a massive use of sound grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets, which led to some suffocation cases that were treated on the field. In the meanwhile, Israeli soldiers chased demonstrators to arrest them and succeed to apprehend one female Swiss activist.
Ambulance crew and journalists had also been deliberately targeted by Israeli Forces to prevent them from doing their work.
Israeli army aimed and shot directly at journalists today at the protest in Bilin and arrested anne journalist and activist from Switzerland ! haithmkatib http://youtu.be/7zOhBkNTvwk
The Swiss activist was released 2 hours after her arrest and she said "they took from me the Palestinian flag and refused to give it back to me"
After the Friday Prayer, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marched from Al Shamo Cultural Centre towards the site of the unfinished Annexation Barrier in Um Salamuna neighborhood.
As every Friday, demonstrators, who were peacefully chanting and raising Palestinian flags, were stopped by Israeli Forces before reaching the main road. Soldiers claimed that protesters were not allowed to pass as the area was declared closed military zone. Once again, Israeli Forces used their arbitrary power to stop the non violent resistance. Military zone can be declared in any instance, with no warning, and anyone can be arbitrary arrested if passing by this area.
Thus, two international activists were arrested by Israeli Forces who also fired sound grenades and tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
The popular resistance coordinator hold a speech in English assuring that the non violent popular resistance will not stop as long as Palestinian people are suffering under Israeli Apartheid policy.
Back from a demo in Ma'asara (near Jerusalem). Depressing! 10 villages with NO water at all . Why? the apartheid, occupation, another way to oppress the non-violent resistance, Oslo accord and maybe just because the settlers didn't have enough pressure in their tubes. Two people got arrested and probably disported one French one Italian. Why? just because they can. And here they started piss talks again no peace with no justice
After the Friday Prayer, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marched from the center of the village through the olive groves towards the annexation wall on Ni’lin’s land. Whilst participants were peacefully chanting slogans calling to end the occupation and raising Palestinian flags, Israeli Forces, located behind the Wall, fired numerous amounts of tear gas canisters and sound bombs for about an hour. Then Israeli soldiers crossed through the gate in the Wall to chased protesters up the hill.
Two Palestinians were injured with rubber coated steel bullets. The protest ended when Israeli Forces retreated behind the Wall.
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtVcXoCyZ-M
This Friday, Israeli forces had invaded the village before the demonstration even started and they were shooting tear gas and sound grenades, and chased Palestinians around the village for about an hour.
As soldiers retreated to the hill, demonstration could begin. Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marched from the center of the village towards the Israeli illegal settlement built on Palestinian seized land.
Israeli Forces had blocked the road leading to the settlement and they massively used tear gas and rubber bullet to prevent demonstrators to approach them. Soldiers chased Palestinian young inside the village, and keep firing tear gas towards houses.
Thus, five children and their grandmother suffered from tear gas inhalation: Harith Awad (7), Ghofran Awad (4), Osaid Tayseer (5), Wasfiya Zahi (6) and Sobhi Zahi (4).
Yotam & Oren https://www.facebook.com/alona.cohen.1238/media_set?set=a.682256581789125.1073741849.100000143680183
Odai Qaddohi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3AomGeNAX4
South Hebron hills
"Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the area by both settlers and the army continues. This week we will accompany Palestinians farmers and shepherds to their lands in several locations in South Hebron hills. This coming Saturday, August 10, we need as many activists as possible to accompany them and stand up for their rights. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to harvest and work their lands. For details and registration: (no SMS) Maria
* 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