Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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:

Nabi Saleh

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.
For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il

* 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, November 18, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The long long struggle of the Palestinians to resist the creeping transfer continue*

The state efforts to extinguish the struggle of grass root communities escalate lately using terror on the villages population in the hope they will put pressure on the activists to stop confronting the Israeli occupation forces. With one success of end to the weekly demonstrations in Beit Ummar they still hope for more. However, the escalation of the transfer efforts in few choice rural areas seems to have the opposite effect. The frustration of the Israeli state is expressed in the huge transfer of tens of thousands of Bedouins within Israel. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, South of Hebron Hills, and the coordination comity of the popular struggle, still adhere to the joint straggle with the Israeli anarchists against the wall and other Israeli activists.

Palestinians destroy separation barrier in two West Bank villages
During the early hours of Friday morning, Palestinians in three Palestinian villages took part in a “direct action” to destroy parts of the separation barrier. In Bir Nabala, located on the other side of Route 443, Palestinians used hammers to break open a hole in the wall, while Palestinians in Rafat (near the Ofer Military Prison) cut through 20 meters of the security fence bordering their village.
The army did not arrive during the action, and no mainstream media outlet was invited.
In Bil'in the main gate in the wall was entirely removed, leaving a gaping hole as a surprise for the soldiers.

Palestinians use a hammer to break through the separation wall in the West Bank village of Bir Nabala. (photo: Activestills)
Palestinians in the West Bank village of Rafat cut through the separation fence near the Ofer Military Prison. (photo: Activestiils)
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14/11/2013 Bilin ,. A group of Palestinian youths organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and settlements in Bilin ripping out the main gate of the Apartheid Israeli Wall in the Bilin tonight at 12:00 , and then moved to the village to remind the occupation that we are still refuse the occupation. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=618144088231911
15.11.2013 A group of Palestinian activist demolish part of the concrete wall which insulates the city of Jerusalem and the village of Bir Nabala..
Haitham Khatib https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201788401564725 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201789212905008
Haitham Al Khatib
Palestine TV video report on the direct actions against the wall in Bil'in, Bir Naballa and Rafa'at

17/11/2013. New night raid in Bil'in village - six Israeli jeeps stormed the village tonight at 2:30 morning to get back the main gate of the apartheid wall "confiscated Friday before down.

Bedouins struggle

The creeping transfer of Palestinian citizens within the 1948 borders of Israel continue.
Sunday, Sdeh Boker commune, Government special meeting of ministers decided to evict the Um Hiran tribe 500 people in order to replace them with national religious town-let.
The same tribe was evicted from its ancestors land near Shoval settlers commune 1956. A joint demo in front of the commune resulted with arrest of two and detention of a Palestinian member of Parliament.
At least three activists have been arrested in a protest against the displacement of two Bedouin villages in the Negev. The Israeli cabinet is holding a special meeting at Kibbutz Sde Boker, where Ben-Gurion retired and is buried, to approve the plan. The activists are protesting outside the kibbutz as they meet. After the Bedouin are forcibly relocated to one of Israel's poorest municipalities, the government plans to build a Jewish settlement on ruins where their homes once stood. Even worse, the Bedouin of Umm el-Hiran were actually ordered to live in their current location by the IDF after the state displaced them in 1948. Read more about the decision: http://972mag.com/government-to-confirm-destruction-of-bedouin-village-jewish-town-will-be-built-on-site/81638/

Yaffa demonstration against the Prawer Plan, 16.11.2013
In anticipation of the nationwide "day of rage" on 30.11.2013, Yaffa-based activists, both Palestinians and Jewish, protested at the historical clock tower square against the Prawer plan which threatens to displace at least 30,000 Bedouins from their home in "unrecognized villages" in the Naqab / Negev, in southern Palestine. Even before the plan has been brought to a vote at the Knesset, the Israeli government already decided to demolish Umm al-Hiran and 'Atir, two Bedouin villages, in order to build a Jewish-only settlement, Hiran.


8.11.13 "Bil'in revisited: The small changes in life under occupation
Joining Bil’in’s weekly demonstration against the wall after not attending for a while exposes the little differences in the routine of occupation and resistance.
It’s been a couple of months since my last visit to Bil’in. Not too long, but long enough to suddenly notice those small changes that occur in every living environment, the changes that people can sometimes miss if you’re watching from within.
It started on the way from Tel Aviv. Passing by the settlement of Hashmonaim I was surprised to suddenly realize that there was one less fence in sight – and this in a region where fences and walls tend to multiply, not disappear. The fence in question used to separate olive groves belonging to the nearby village of Ni’ilin from the main highway that serves mostly settlers. After several years of construction, the separation wall in Ni’ilin has been completed and these groves are now unreachable for most villagers; someone must have realized that the fence was no longer needed to protect the highway. The view, naturally, is much nicer when not seen through a metal net, but realizing that the rational behind its removal was linking Palestinian land to settler roads and continuing its detachment from the village made things a bit grimmer.
Next we got to the Ni’ilin checkpoint, or I should say, the place formally known as Ni’ilin checkpoint. Apparently, the entire army base that comprised the checkpoint was recently privatized and is now run by a security company (the name of which was nowhere to be found) and its name changed to the much easier-on-the-ear, “Hashmonaim Crossing.” Not a border crossing, mind you, as it isn’t located on the internationally recognized border and there are still settlers and the army on the other side of it. It’s just a “crossing.”
The soldiers were quick to open fire on the demonstration but seeing as the wind was working against them, their tear gas had little effect. After about two hours of protest, with the occasional dodging of another tear gas canister (or a dozen) and with several local youth throwing stones at the soldiers behind the wall, we made our way back to the village.

Just returned from the flag holding Bil'in Friday 455 (8/11/2013) demo.
Me, another 5 Israelis, dozens of Bil'iners and dozens of international defied the massive teargas shooting for more than an hour near the gate in the wall but most of us out of the range of state force shooting.
Rani Abdel Fatah https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10202488263711009
Mohammed Basman Yasin https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/media_set?set=a.120569651375709.20305.100002680250807

Bil'in Weekly Demo ..15.11.2013

The protest started with a prayer at the Abu Lamoun Oak grove, which was attended by many locals and guests. The protesters then went on to march toward the hole in the wall. A 100 meters from the wall protesters gathered for speeches featuring Jibril Rajoub, who was lightly sprayed with gas as he was speaking. Then, as protesters cautiously and peacefully advanced toward the soldiers, with the shabab heeding the organizers' request not to go a-stoning, the soldiers started filling the air with gas. Protesters were forced to retreat, a TV car was hit and started catching fire (which, luckily, was quickly put out), and the shabab started fighting back. Some protesters proceeded to paint graffiti on the wall, chased by soldiers. The ambulance was kept busy, but as far as I know all injuries were treated on site. The soldiers continued advancing, shooting gas and bullets for a long time.

Haitham Al Khatib https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201792942278240
Haitham Al Khatib https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201792928357892
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201792942278240 Activists "paint" the separation wall while the state forces concentrate their fire on the main demo.
VIDEO https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=504082113032308
Basel Mansour https://www.facebook.com/bmansour1/posts/10202030733322851


The march came in the 9th anniversary assassination the leader Yasser Arafat.
It came against the negotiation and condemned the killing of young people at Israeli check points in the west bank.
It is organized by the popular resistance against the apartheid wall. After the Friday prayer the nonviolent march started from Al-Shomou’ center at Ma’sara village with the participation for dozens of locals and international solidarity, at that time, the protesters have raised the Palestinian flags, the prisoners posters then called for their freedom and ending the Israeli occupation.
As soon as the march has reached Al- Ma’sara’s entrance towards the confiscated lands
where internationals and locals protesters who have surprised the Israeli occupation forces by organizing a football game while they were deeply spread out with their vehicles, and declared it a military closed zone.

At that time, the Israeli army arrested a French activist they were attacked by plastic shields.
In that case, Mahmoud Zawahrah coordinator of the popular resistance against the apartheid wall & settlements condemned Palestinian youngsters killing on the Israeli checkpoints, affirmed that the resistance will go on until the Israeli Zionist occupation will vanish and finally requested the international community to move and end the Israeli occupation.


Nabi Saleh

The weekly 08/11/2013 Friday demonstration against Israeli occupation and land theft commemorated former PLO leader Yasser Arafat, whose remained were exhumed and analyzed. Autopsy results published this week indicated chairman Arafat died of unnatural causes, presumably polonium poisoning. Villagers held photos of the former chairman to protest his assassination. The villagers were joined by Israeli and international solidarity activists. As demonstrators proceeded down a street towards the locked gate near the military watch tower, IOF soldiers dispersed the march with tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets.

israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmW5vyyBTks

15-11-13 The weekly demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh commemorated Rushdi Tamimi, a local young man, and father of a toddler, who, a year ago was shot by Israeli soldiers during a protest against the war on Gaza. Tamimi died from his injuries two days later and was buried in the village's cemetery, where today's march started. Villagers, including Rushdi Tamimi's family members, marched from the cemetery to the site of the shooting, carrying banners with his image and the Palestinian flag, in defiance of the Israeli soldiers who attempted to suppress the demonstration. IOF soldiers fired tear gas canisters and rubber coated steel bullets at the villagers and Israeli and international solidarity activists who joined the demonstration.
By: Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.449654725154227.1073741883.202358256550543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/XZqT8Ndyyoc



yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E8irBvFSVY


Kids with no childhood:
Today in Qaddum: 11/15/2013 9:00 AM Israeli occupation forces invaded the village of Qadum threw stun grenades at the houses and then arrested 4 children:
1 - Ahmed Abd Salam 5 years old - Ahmad said: "They hit me in my right leg"
2 - Tariq Hcamt 9 year old Tariq indicates "They tied my hands"
3 - Malik Hacamt 8 years old.
4 - 8 year old Hussam Khaldun.
The soldiers released the kids after hours of detention
info-graphic that explain show apartheid works when it comes to children rights:

Visualizing Occupation: Children under Israel’s legal regime | +972 Magazine
The different legal systems under which Israelis and Palestinians are tried apply to children as well. As +972 has consistently documented, Palestinian children arrested by the arm
"Just see the video - no one wounded, no one arrested, Qaddum won again".
Odai Qaddomi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie2WFvi6Fh0

Qaddum, November 15, 2013

Shaykh 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.

Please make the effort and join them
this Friday, November 15th,
for a vigil in support of their struggle.
the vigils will start at

3:00 PM

We will meet at the Sheikh Jarrah Garden, Nablus Road and Dahlmann St.
TAMIMI PRESS https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152341565294688

South Hebron Hills

This week we will accompany Palestinians farmers and
shepherds to their lands in several locations in South
Hebron hills.
Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the area
by both settlers and the army continues.


Saturday 16-11-13 At noon Jaffa Palestinian activists with Tel Aviv activists - we held a vigil at the clock tower of Jaffa protesting the Praver transfer plan for the 30,000 Bedouins.
"In anticipation of the nationwide "day of rage" on 30.11.2013, Yaffa-based activists, both Palestinians and Jewish, protested at the historical clock tower square against the Prawer plan which threatens to displace at least 30,000 Bedouins from their home in "unrecognized villages" in the Naqab / Negev, in southern Palestine. Even before the plan has been brought to a vote at the Knesset, the Israeli government already decided to demolish Umm al-Hiran and 'Atir, two Bedouin villages, in order to build a Jewish-only settlement, Hiran."

Saturday evening 3 dozen social struggle activists - including half a dozen of the anarcho-communist Ahdut (Unity) and half a dozen other anarchists, converged in front of the home of the law minister in protest of the police violence and failure of the police internal affair investigation to indite violent police officers. After a long while we marched in the neighborhood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jODl5e1-RLI (See clearly at 1:04 - 1:08)


Since more than a decade the village of Burqa near Ramallah is isolated from the city which used to be so close. The road that connected the village to the city, on which it is depended economically, as well as for medical services etc., was blocked by an arbitrary decision of the military and since then it is blocked.
The people of Burqa are subjects to daily settler violence that menaces their everyday life and had peaked in burning of the mosque in the village along with few cars last year and another incident of three cars that were burned and hostile graphite that was sprayed on the rebuilt mosque’s front wall.
1000 dunam of Burqa privately held lands were stolen by the outposts of Givat Assaf and Migron. The outskirts of Burqa that are controlled by lawless armed settlers had become a dangerous zone for the villagers, which forced the village shepherds to abandon the life they knew and source of income. And the military actively oversees all this and shelters the settlers’ actions.
Burqa stands defenseless and has no one to hear its cry.
Burqa people retained themselves for such a long time. They kept hope that their peaceful approach will be seen by the ruler that will, if will not redress the injustices, at least will stop them from getting worse.
Tomorrow (18-11-13) at 3pm there will be a meeting at Burqa on this issue with representatives from the nearing villages of Dir Dibwan, Ein Yabrud and Bitin. They invited us (AAtW) to come and join their meeting.

* 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

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue in spite of the low ebb after the Arabic spring lost its steam.

The Arabic spring seemed to accelerate the turning of the wheels of history immensely... but the momentum lost gradually and as much as the hope had risen so is the following passivity after the excitement dissipated. In the joint struggle of the anarchists against the wall and the popular comities we had our own surge when the joint struggle had it excitement of novelty and some victories, but it lost its momentum when the higher comity of the popular comities sailed to expand the popular struggle. When the excitement and surge ebb we can still find the company of comrades and lean together our shoulders on the wheels of history who turn to slow on their axes... and continue persistently the struggle (Tsumud). Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'asara, Sheikh Jarrah, South of Hebron Hills and more keep the flame of the joint struggle.


Today's demonstration was attended by dozens of Palestinians, two dozen International activists and 6 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, who also stood in solidarity against the attacks in Gaza last night as well as the illegal wall and occupation.
Three were injured in the non armed Bil’in’s weekly demonstration. Two people were shot with rubber coated bullets and a third person was seriously injured in the leg by a live bullet.
The demonstration enjoyed a relatively large international presence, and the shabab agreed to put their stones down, and let the guests see what happens when they do not fight back. The marchers reached the gate and gathered there chanting. The wind was blowing toward the soldiers, so they couldn't use gas. Instead, they took about one minute to start shooting bullets at the peaceful demonstrators. One demonstrator was hit in his pants pocket. The shabab then started to fight back with stones, and soon enough, one of them was hit in his leg with a live 0.22 bullet, which the army itself prohibits from use in demonstrations because of its lethal history. The demonstrators retreated, and later regrouped along the southern wall, to be followed by an army invasion and a chase to the outskirts of the built area of the village. The injured demonstrator was released from hospital later that day.
Friday 441 (1/11/2013) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.535681813191096.1073741855.387324478026831
Imad shot with rubber coated metal bullet https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=494864973946173
Shot with live ammunition https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=494864990612838
Video https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151981174904400&set=vb.407090139307611

Nabi Saleh

TAMIMI PRESS https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.646752648702552.1073741866.113817528662736
David Reeb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qsg-XajgiM
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfiRcg9UCBI


Matan S. Cohen https://www.facebook.com/abu.sivan/posts/10151944972252500


Odai Qaddomi·https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYA8l1dIZQ0