Palestine-Israel, expiring date of the Zionist settler colonialism is already written on the (separation) wall*
As the value of Israel to the Imperial powers of the west diminish, the restraining orders are issued often. Though Israel stale and fight for time, the bitter truth start to initiate desperate exclamations and careless activities of accelerated transfer efforts - both in the occupied west bank and within Israel (the Bedouins mainly). These days, the failure of israel to ignite the fire of war in Syria, and Iran, and the EU sanctions against the colonial settlement project in the occupied west bank, seems to mark a turning point. It seems that the joint struggle against the occupation and the B.D.S. project start to show more than a localized successes. So do the joint struggle of the anarchists against the wall with the popular comities climb another step: The initiative of the popular comities which initiated till now sporadic activities, initiate now a monthly convergence of all the involved activists.
In the weekly nonviolent demonstration held in Bil’in against Wall and Settlements Palestinian activists, internationals and 8 Israelis participated. We marched towards the gate in the separation wall. When we arrived to the Wall, Israeli Forces tried to force us back. We resisted in spite of their threats and a few grenade thrown at us. Then they concentrated their attack on a bit far away stone throwing shabab and shy international demonstrators - letting us to stay near the gate. After nearly an hour the end of the demo was declared and we returned to the village passing on the way the Cloud of tear gas shot on the shabab and shט demonstrators. Some injuries resulted from the tear gas canisters, sound bombs, and the rubber-coated metal bullets were reported. They were treated on the field by the ambulance crew. Majd Burnat, 18, was most seriously injured protester. He was shot directly in his back, by rubber-coated bullet. Dozens of other demonstrators were suffocated due to the inhalation of gas from the tear-gas canisters.
Israeli Forces tried to suppress the weekly nonviolent march of Al Masara village. Today’s demonstration was dedicated to the Prawer Plan, worked out by the Israeli government. The plan aims to displace 40.000 Bedouins of the Negev Bedouin population. This resettlement project causes the major forced displacement since the nakba.
The Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, that organized the march, counted dozens of villagers, some foreign activists, and few Israelis. The demonstrators carried Palestinian flags and chanted slogans against the Prawer Plan and the Occupation. When the protesters arrived to the entrance of the village dozens of Israeli soldiers blocked the main street with a row of plastic shields, stopping them to reach their land.
Mahmoud Zawahra, the local coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements declared the absolute rejection to the Prawer Plan, he denounced the building of a tent by settlers at the entrance to Tekoa village and demanded the end of the Occupation.
To see the pictures click on the following link:
The weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh commemorated the 29th anniversary of the murder of Bakr al-Tamimi, who was assassinated by the IOF in 1984. Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marched from the center of the village towards a barrier erected by the IOF a decade ago, which blocks one of the main entry ways to the village. From there they continued through the fields and hills towards :Ayn al-Qaws, the spring which was expropriated by the settlers of Halamish. The IOF fired multiple tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and stun grenades in order to suppress the demonstration.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.452955001490866.1073741886.202358256550543
Yisrael Puterman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYNfkmT80n4
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN3oapTtPDc
In this week's demo in Qaddum there were at least 200 locals, 20 internationals and 3 Israelis. The demo began roughly 10:30 with a large tire fire that was seen some 20km away. As usual pack of soldiers took the hill above the village early on. Unusually, the force descended in a wide row to half the hill's height and kept its line for a long while, firing gas now and again. There were a few policemen in civilian cloths up there with the soldiers.
Another pack of MAGAV was positioned on the main road to Nablus, whose illegal closure is the grievance underlying the demo. This force was armed with the usual jeep and bulldozer, and another beige army truck we've never seen before, which sprayed protesters with its water cannon for a few short minutes and vanished. Both forces fired gas wildly as usual, but invaded the center of the high street only once. Each time they fired gas from a personal grenade launcher, was a direct shot at the demonstrators, and a violation of army regulation. One canister penetrated a house, and another hit one protester in the head. Thankfully it was only a scratch and not much worse.
Kafr Murad Eshtewi, media coordinator of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee accused the Army of aiming to suppress the weekly march by targeting directly activists and residents. To see the pictures lick on the following link:
A video report and footage here:
Yaffa - Tel Aviv
Demonstration against the Prawer Plan, 21.11.2013
Over a hundred people, Palestinians and Israeli-Jews, gathered in Jaffa's historic clock tower square in order to protest the Prawer plan, which is projected to displace some 40,000 Bedouins from 'unrecognized villages' in the country's southern region of the Negev (Naqab in Arabic). Protesters held banners against this massive wave of ethnic cleansing, repeated demolitions and arrests of activists. A third day of rage against the Prawer plan is planned for 30.11, with several demonstrations across the country.
Khaled Jabarin https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=553037184765744
South of Hebron Hills
Settlers and other occupation forces violence towards Palestinians and activists 23-11-13
Don't Say We Didn't Know 389
At daybreak, Thursday, November 14, 2013, inhabitants of the Palestinian village Ya'abad (west of Jenin) discovered that Israeli soldiers had cut down 100 olive trees belonging to the villagers.
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Israeli government agents escorted by police demolished Bedouin dwellings in the Negev. At A-Sayid, southwest of Hura, they demolished a house. At Sawa, south of Hura, they demolished two homes. At Bir Al Mashash, they destroyed a mosque courtyard.
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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