Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle activists face frequent encountered in court halls
The Israeli state forces do not restrict their harassments to the suppression of direct actions, nor to harassment of the villages involved between the direct actions. They involve the military and civilian judicial system to harass, extracts monetary fines, short and long restriction orders, short jail time, and even long jail time up to 18 months for the Palestinian participants. About dozens Palestinians were murdered during the non-armed direct actions. Many Palestinians and about dozen Israeli were seriously injured. Hundreds of thousands of shekels expenses for lawyers and fines were payed and still owed... Many have dropped due to burn-out but still some who initiated the joint struggle and many who joined it along the years still persist.
Anarchists against the wall activists with few supporters protested Operation Cast Lead attack on Gaza 4.5 years ago, spent few days at jail, and just now acquitted.
Popular Struggle activists Abdallah Abu Rahma from Bil'in, Salah al-Khawaja, and a photographer were arrested during a nonviolent action to re-open the road in Qaryout village near Nablus initiated by the joint comity of local popular villages struggles. They were released after short prison time.
REPORT: "SINCE 2010, the Israeli government has demolished the village of Al Araqib (within the 1948 borders) more than 56 times, three times in the last 10 days of August alone. Refusing to leave their land, the inhabitants continue to return and rebuild the village and are currently staying in its graveyard." Activists from the village were arrested and after weeks of court deliberations were freed without restrictions.
Today we were 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, about dozen International, village activists and lot of shabab youth. However, it was far from the usual demo ritual.
Today in Bil'in the commander of the Israeli state forces decided to move the area of confrontation to the northern hill of the area the village got back. So even before the shabab (who usually come first) arrived to the Abu Lamun oak wood - where we usually start the demo, the state forces opened the gate in the wall. 4 jeeps entered deeply the area and started to confront the shabab.
They were so absorbed in the mission that they did not bother to seriously harass the Israeli, Internationals, and village activists who arrived near the gate.
For a long time, few meters from the soldiers we stood, some photographed, some confronted verbally the soldiers, we all cheered when tear grenades returned by the shabab suffocated the soldiers and forced part of them and the commander to retreat to the area behind the wall.
After long while, The jeeps drove far away in pursuit after the shabab and the other soldiers retreated to behind the wall. The other soldiers located behind the wall who were mostly passive till that time, decided we do not have any reason to stay there alone and showered us with tear gas. So we got the hint and returned to the village - hearing more than seeing the far away on going confrontation between the shabab and the state force.
Three activists were injured and dozens suffocated from tear gas inhalations during the weekly protest in Bil'in. Abdullah Ahmad Yassin (22) was hit by a tear gas canister in the head, Mohammed Nasser Burnat (14) was shot by a rubber bullet in the chest, and Muawiya Khatib (19) was wounded on his left hand as he felt trying to run away from soldiers.
Rani Abdel Fatah https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/media_set?set=a.10202073535623066.1073741827.1327358013
Mohammed Basman Yasin https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/media_set?set=a.468748733224464.1073741840.100002680250807
The poem of struggling Bil'in (Arabic with English sub titles) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=178309889022718
Nabi Saleh weekly demonstration, 13/9/2013
TAMIMI PRESS http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.621580664553084.1073741860.113817528662736
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ii82lJa5IQ
Kufr Qaddum weekly demonstration, 13/9/2013
Don't say we didn’t know #378
On Sunday, 1st September, 2013, a Palestinian resident of the village Yassuf, which lies between the settlements Tapuach and Ariel, returned from working in Israel. After getting off the bus on his way to the village, a settler hit him with his pistol–butt, and broke his nose. He lost consciousness and was taken to hospital. After regaining consciousness, he explained what had happened.
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* 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