Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle not only in occupied west bank not only about settler colonialism*

This week the focus of struggle enlarged a bit to include the ugly racist politics of the Israeli naZionist establishment regarding the refugees. The same strategy of sporadic vicious attacks on the back ground of ongoing harassment and pressure to get out applied to the Palestinians within the 1968 borders and the new 1967 ones is also applied to the 53 thousands African refugees. The racism inbuilt in the Zionist settler colonialism which built Israel and expand it in every opportunity is only refraining from harsher measures because of international pressure. Though Israel never adopted international conventions (with support of overwhelming majority of its Jewish community) it refrain from prolonged defying them. Thus, it did not kill the refugees freely on the border. It just make them as miserable as it can and put increasing numbers in a concentration camp.

Bil'in 27.12.2013

Haitham Al Khatib

Nabi Saleh 27/12/2013

Demonstration against the occupation
Israeli forces shot a local female activist from Nabi Saleh Manal Tamimi today with rubber coated steel bullets from a close range. In addition to Manal, two more Palestinians and two journalists Abbas Momani and Maath Mash'al were lightly injured.
Manal was hit with 4 rubber coated steel bullets in her knees and legs and was later taken to a hospital in Ramallah. Another girl from Nabi Saleh was also taken to hospital after being hit with skunk water. Dozens protestors have also suffocated from tear gas shot at them during the protest.
Israeli forces attacked the protestors in the village who protest weekly against the settlements with tear gas canisters, sound grenades, rubber bullets, rubber coated steel bullets and skunk water.
The video below taken by Bilal Tamimi shows the shooting of Manal Tamimi from a close range: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SL_Hdrlsik
Bilal Tamimi: Manal injury https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_emwONlZWI
Yisrael Puterman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqyuewQN_GY
TAMIMI PRESS https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.676265829084567.1073741881.113817528662736
israelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqyuewQN_GY
David Reeb http://youtu.be/kyomV4xiOsU


"Hello everyone. What happened yesterday in Qadum is hard to describe. Long before we arrived - around ten o'clock' the occupation army was inside the village. The quantities of teargas fired was unbelievable. The Israeli state forces positioned soldiers on rooftops and fired from there aplenty. Conduct of members of the village was awe-inspiring. The absence of Murad and the circumstances
around the efforts to his release instilled in the villagers energies which are hard to describe in words. The atmosphere was impressive all the villagers demanded freedom.
Some of us know the efforts made to the justified release of Murad which was not sure to succeed. The respect we got from the friends in the village was far above and beyond what we deserve. All the houses were open to us and people came to congratulate and thank us.
One demonstrator was wounded in the head, got treatment in the village including stitches.

South Hebron hills

Saturday, 28-12-13,
A new post on yesterday's Ta'ayush activity. A weird encounter with the police. A weird encounter with a coexistence group. Another weird day of struggle against apartheid.
Israeli police try to block anarchists reaching South Hebron hills:
A police car stops the transit. The cop approaches asking if we’re anarchists. “We’re here to identify anarchists, and send them back!” He explains. He asks for IDs or passports. G refuses, saying there’s a court rule against arbitrary controls that forces police to conduct a search only with a provable suspicion. The cop threatens to detain him if he doesn’t identify himself. Uriel jumps in and presents his ID.
“Mr. V, are you anarchists?” The cop asks.
“Am I an anarchist?!” Uriel exclaims, and shuffling through his wallet, says: “Do you see an anarchist ID in here?”
The group is then released. This possibly immortal scene was captured in a hilarious video

Sheikh Jarrah weekly demonstration 27.12.2013


Tel Aviv

Saturday 28-12-13 late evening. About 15 thousands African refugees and few hundred Israelis converged near Tel Aviv central bus station and marched to the municipal city square.
About 100 activists of the anarchist scene were among the marchers. Half the march was in silence and in the second half the shout "freedom" shacked the streets.
"NOW IN TEL AVIV: Thousands of African asylum seekers hold a 'silent march' to protest Israel’s immigration policies. The marchers are calling for the release of all refugees imprisoned under the Prevention of Infiltration Law, and for the recognition of their rights as refugees. Check back here for developments and more photos: http://bit.ly/1cYPqfU
www.ustream.tv/channel/yomgashum1 "

Jewish Ethiopian women attempted to defend African asylum seekers and prevent their arrests during immigration raids that took place in south Tel Aviv (near the central bus station) Monday night.
Nationalist Israelis also showed up to support the police and cursed the Ethiopian Jewish women, shouting at them racist slogans, including, “Go back to Ethiopia.”
See more: http://972mag.com/nstt_feeditem/photo-ethiopian-israeli-women-attempt-to-protect-asylum-seekers-are-accosted-by-israeli-nationalists/


Don’t say we didn’t know #393

In 2003, the IDF blocked the main entrance to the Palestinian village Qaddum. Since then, the army has limited the residents’ access to their land (some 11 square kilometers or 11,000 dunams) near that main entrance road, to only once or twice a year. In 2011, the residents started weekly demonstrations, calling for the roadblock to be removed. In response, the IDF started attacking the village. Those attacks include nightly incursions and arrests (about 100 people have been arrested so far). Often, during those incursions, IDF soldiers throw tear gas and stun grenades into residents’ homes.

On 8th December, 2013 a two month old baby was injured by a tear gas grenade thrown into his home. He was taken to hospital where they saved his life.

On Friday, 20th December, 2013 IDF soldiers carried out a night raid and arrested two people, who were released after a while. The soldiers raided the home of the head of the popular committee, Murad Ashtawi, and interrogated him aggressively. A few hours later, soldiers returned to the village and arrested him. After he had been caught, he was sprayed with pepper spray and taken into custody in Huwwara. By Sunday morning he had still not been interrogated.

Questions & queries: 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

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Palestine-Israel, the joint struggle start to worry the Israeli ruling elite, and the involved with the Bedouin struggle pay for it.

The unprecedented prolonged pre trial detention of the involved with the Hura demo against transfer of the Bedouins - including a Jew may be in revenge of the dropping of the Praver transfer law, or a sign of an entirely new mode of suppression of dissent of the left. The state forces pressures on the Palestinians involved in the joint struggle escalate. The new front of conflicts of state with the African refugees escalate. The failor of state to comply with the passed law against building concentration camps for refugees ignited a resistanc of the refugees culminated in few thousand demo on Saturday late evening in commercial part of Tel Aviv to which few hudred Israeli activists joined. The "electricity in the air" seemed to promise that the 50 thousand refugees are not going to take it passively any more. Israel may be forced to comply with the international refugees conventions.

Refugees Freedom march

150 African asylum seekers jailed in Israeli concentration camp who were transfered from a closed camp to a semi open one started a march from the south to the Jerusalem capital government compound on the 15.12.2013 supported for logistics by Israeli activists. After 48 hours they arrived there and demonstrated... and got brutally arrested and returned to the closed concentration camp.
A protest outside the Israeli parliamentת following a three days march from the South of Israel
yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9InThBxYlU

Thursday 19-12-13

Another march of more than 200 refugees for freedom
Tel Aviv

Saturday, 21-12-13. About two to three thousands Sudan and Eritrean refugees and hundreds Israelis converges in a park near the central buss station. After some speeches we marched in the streets of the city shouting "freedom" and "no prisons". https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=664423863578538 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=771910719503515
Police used paper spray against refugees demo At least one has been arrested. https://twitter.com/activestills/status/414479999048376320/photo/1 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=554672434610506
Tonight in center Tel Aviv: Thousands of African asylum seekers running through Habima Theater square during a ‪#‎MarchForFreedom‬ in solidarity with those under detention, calling for recognition of all refugees rights, December 21, 2013. The march began at Levinsky Park and crossed main streets in the city, police arrested three.
The state forces failed to block the marcher from blocking intersections. the last detainees released during Sunday.
More on our website: http://bit.ly/1f2b9as
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHBNXs1AheA 1:32:40 long


About dozen Israelis (half of them of the anarchist-communist Ahdut) joined about two dozen Bil'iners in the Friday 20-12-13 against occupation and the separation-robbing fence/wall. After the non violent demonstration ended we found ourself behind the lines of the Israeli armed forces war/confrontation between them and the village shabab.

Bil'in - Ramallah 20/12/2013 : Ashraf al-Khatib 33 years was shot by rubber bullet in the back, Majed Bornat 18 years was shot by rubber bullet in the head, Hamouda Yassin 22 years was shot by two rubber bullet in the thigh and back, Mohammed Abu rahma 17 was shot by rubber bullet in the leg, Mohammad Yasin 19 years was shot by rubber bullet in the thigh, Mohammed Hamad 22 years was shot by rubber bullet in the thigh, Ali Abo rahma 23 was shot by rubber bullet in the thigh, Basem Yassin 37 years was shot by rubber bullet in the hand , Dozens of citizens and foreign peace activists suffered from tear gas inhalation in Bil'in weekly march against settlement and the apartheid wall, the march came in denouncing of Israeli crimes against Palestinian people and killing of two young men, Yassin and al-Saadi by Israeli army.

ali darali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlaP_J7g1Oc
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I10ylyLgWwo

Nabi Saleh

Palestinian, Israeli and international solidarity activists marched today in the village of Nabi Saleh in honor of the village's martyrs Mustafa and Rushdi Tamimi, who were shot and killed by the Israeli military in 2011 and 2012 respectively. The marchers first passed by the homes of the martyrs' families, presenting them with commemorative plaques. From there, protesters continued towards the checkpoint, as the IOF fired barrages of tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and stun grenades in an attempt to disperse them. No major injuries reported.
By: Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.465119653607734.1073741892.202358256550543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/QjVYfsLK8oo


On Friday, December 20 at 3:30am the army raided the village, shot tear gas, used stun grenades, arrested two Palestinians, Ghaleb Hilmi Shetwi 22 years old and Mohammad Rajab 32 years old and also raided the house of Murad Eshtewi , age 43 a spokesperson in the Palestinian authority and the head of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee.
After a few hours the two were released. Then at 10 AM, about two hours before the demonstration was due to start, another group of soldiers came for Murad Eshtewi. They arrested him brutally spraying his eyes with pepper spray from very close quarters though he was not showing any resistance to the arrest and throwing stun grenades around him. One was thrown at his leg.
Arrest of Murad Shtawi By IDF today in Kufr Qaddum
Contributors: Avi Shavit (owner) and Alona Cohen Bence
Updated 4 minutes ago · Taken at Kufr Qaddum
Arrest of Murad Shtawi By IDF today in Kufr Qaddum https://www.facebook.com/avi.shavit.1/media_set?set=a.554183067992776
Photos taken on the morning of Friday 20.12.13 by Odai Qaddomi

Shikh Jarah


* 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, December 16, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The cold wave and the snow could not stop the joint struggle

In spite of the unusual cold whether and snow, Friday demonstrations against the occupation and suppression and settlers infringements continued. Israelis failed to arrive to Qaddum but were there morally, Ni'ilin, and Bil'in were easier to arrive and so was Sheikh Jarakh where activists from the west Jerusalem waded the heavy snow. The struggle of the Bedouins and supporters against their transfer caused the freezing of the Prawer plan law continue focused on the efforts to release the 13 demonstrators in Hura two weeks ago still not released from jail. The struggle against the concentration camps for the African refugees took a turning point when about 150 of them defied the cold whether and started a 200 kilometer march to the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem with activists make efforts to give logistic support. In solidarity with them Bedouin activist from Arakib village (already destroyed more than 50 times decided to join the marchers.

Prawer plan

It seems that the mighty Israeli elite which is carelessly gambling with the future of passive masses get cold feet when signs of resistance start to appear. The initiators of the Prawer plan of transferring tens of thousands of Bedouins were a bully when it was just the resistance of the village of Arakib... but lost all bravado when a mass demo in Hura signaled a mass resistance alarm... and they temporarily took down the suggested law needed to apply it.

Two weeks since the demo in Hura and still not all arrested been released.

Palestinian-Bedouin and Israeli-Jewish activists gathered in front of the Beersheba courthouse to protest the ongoing detention of 13 protesters, including 5 minors, who have been in jail since the anti-Prawer day of rage on 30.11. Among the protesters was also Sheikh Sayah al-Tori from al-'Araqib, who was recently released from detention following his insistence to keep on living on his lands, which the state intends to expropriate. While protesters stood outside calling for the release of the Prawer detainees, inside a bail hearing was held for an Israeli-Jewish activist who was arrested on the 30.11 day of rage and has been incarcerated ever since. In a previous discussion, the state's attorney rejected the proposed guarantors, arguing that they participated in the same demonstration and that they share the same ideological stance. This, although the proposed guarantors identified as employed by NGOs that promote nonviolence.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=463049467148086

The march of the refugees

They have nothing to lose but their chains
In act of civil disobedience, 150 Sudanese refugees walk out of Israeli 'open prison'. 150 Sudanese asylum seekers are currently making their way to Jerusalem, from an 'open prison' in Israel's south, to protest their continued detention without trial and demand recognition as refugees. The group first marched to Be'er Sheva, where they spent the night in the city's bus station. Activists were there to bring them food and blankets as they braved near-freezing temperatures. For more on the march:
http://bit.ly/JoFYe8 (Photo by Activestills)

Bil'in - Friday 13-12-13

A small demo due to the freezing whether - 4 from Tel Aviv and about 20 of the village. We arrived at the gate in the wall and confronted few soldiers. After they threatened us with detaining, they compromised and retreated behind the gate and we left that location - to converge at the Abu Lamun wood. The disappointed soldiers showered us with tear gas till we returned to the village.
Haitham Al Khatib https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10202026492716855


Dec 13, 2013
Odai Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMkXNjF6pf4

Sheikh Jarrah weekly demonstration 13.12.2013.
* 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, December 9, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle monthly convergence starting this Saturday in Nabi Saleh*

The joint struggle of the anarchists against the wall with popular comities of the villages which persist in weekly struggles was promoted first time when a joint comity was organized and sporadic joint actions were organized by it. This month another promotion was done and a monthly convergence of all the activists involved - this time in Nabi Saleh was done. This week, the intensifying of the Israeli transfer efforts of Palestinians and the struggle against it was focused this week on the Praver plan to transfer in one step 40,000 Bedouins within the 1948 border. There were demonstration in various location in Israel picking in the more than thousands participant in Hura at the Bedouin region. The social struggle within israel which was al along the last two years in very low intensity seems to collect some momentum.


Palestinians, international and Israeli activists demonstrated in Bil'in near the separation wall. The soldiers tried to prevent us from approaching the gate in the wall but part of us succeeded to pass them. There they threatened us and used tear gas to make us go away but we persisted there for long minutes till they forced us to gradually move away. After an hour the end of the demo was declared by the organizers and the unofficial confrontation between the shabab and the soldiers continued for nearly two additional hours.

Friday 6-12-13 A Palestinian man holds a portrait of late South African president Nelson Mandela as he stands in front of Israeli soldiers during clashes during the weekly protest against Israeli occupation and the apartheid separation fence/wall. Rani Abdel Fatah https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202728704721884
Habibi Abed Alqader Mohamed Abu rahma 19 years old was arrested: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3548435565122 . A photographer was injured by tear gas canister in his chest, Dozens of citizens and foreign peace activists suffered from tear gas inhalation.
photo: Issam Rimawi https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=247659392064986
Video https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=780046592011962


"Dear friends every Friday is the worse am so sorry: This Friday the Israeli army put check point in the entrance of the village and announce it closed military area and didn’t allow the media and ambulances and internationals from entering kufr Qaddum.
Our march began at 12pm but the army didn’t allow us to reach the usual place and began to shoot tear gas canisters towards us directly. Bashar shtaiwi 43 was injured in his stomach and Naser Braham 43 in his arm, in addition to tens of who suffocated by tear gas.
The clashes were very hot and strong because the army attack the village and the clashes happened between houses. The army targeted my house and damaged the glasses of the windows and attached another house in the same way. Hundreds of tear gas canisters, sound bombs and rubber coated metal bullets were shot during our march today.
to see the video please visit this link
THIS LINK FROM PALESTINE TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsBiza2t1kA
Murad Shtaiwi"


Friday 6-12-13
Al-masra press https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.598857640161267.1073741869.398339956879704

Nabi Saleh 6-7/12/13

Friday, Dozens of Palestinians with internationals and Israelis of the anarchists against the wall marched in Nabi Saleh against the Israeli occupation, and marked 2 years since the death of Mustafa Tamimi with a march that began at his graveside. Mustafa was shot in the head at close range with a tear gas canister during the weekly demonstration in his village in 2011. On this matter today the Israeli army announced stopping the investigation over who killed Mustafa claiming that the soldier who fired the gas canister did not see Mustafa.

The Nabi Saleh popular committee invites activists to join them on Saturday for an event marking the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the struggle as well as commemorating the martyrs Mustafa and Rushdi Tamimi.

The new monthly convergence of the activists of the joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum and Ma'asara happened in this Saturday. It started with speeches includin in memory of Nelson Mandela. A tribute to Nelson Mandela in Nabi Saleh. "We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians".
After the speeches, the Palestinians, Israeli and international solidarity activists, marched down the road to the spot where Tamimi was shot, where they stopped and spelled out his name with stones. The procession continued to face the IOF soldiers near the checkpoint, and from there, to the valley across from the confiscated al-Qaws spring. IOF responded with barrages of tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades. No major injuries reported.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.459541394165560.1073741891.202358256550543
Israel Puterman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJUrWdIxkSs
David Reeb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTNYlRqkT3s
Nabi Saleh chase away IOF soldier 7.12.2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVGPRtPSkTg



Tel Aviv

Tuesday evening 3-12-13, 200 participated in a social struggle activist convergence near the national theater compound.

Saturday, hundreds converged in center of Tel Aviv to protest the Prawer plan to transfer 40000 Bedouins to ghettos in one strike after doing it gradually along the years to half the Bedouins of the south. The protest was also about the suppression and arrest of participants of the previous Saturday demo at Hura. After a long while we started marching in the main roads at the center of town and around the national theater compound.


Don’t say we didn’t know #391

A midnight ago IDF put new road block at the entrance to the village.
’Izbet a-Tabib is a Palestinian village, east of Qalqilia, mostly inhabited by 1948 refugees from Dubsur (next to Ra’anana). Thirty three of its homes have received demolition orders. Two have already been demolished. A few months ago, the school received a demolition order as well. So the residents erected a protest tent near the school.
On Sunday, 24th November, 2013, the IDF put a road block at the entrance to the village for an hour and a half. Afterwards, some soldiers raided the village a few times. In one of the raids, they carried out an aggressive search of the protest tent. After midnight, a small force entered the village and threw tear gas grenades around the village.
It should be mentioned that the village activism is strictly nonviolent, so there’s no need for the military to employ many soldiers in their raids, which have included arrests.

Questions & queries: 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, December 2, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle is facing high escalation in all fronts

The more the naZionist settler colonialist transfer efforts are frustrated by world's imperial powers - the more vicious are the efforts to implement them. The yielding to the European demand to sign the partial ban on investment in 1967 occupied regions are "compensated" by transfer efforts within the 1948 borders. The efforts to transfer in one step tens of thousands of Bedouins in the south is the most prominent one... and the rising rebellion encourage the activists within Israel. Around 300 Israeli activists - Jews and Palestinians joined more than 1000 local Bedouins demo in Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of state force personals who dispersed the demonstration after a long while - in response to stone throwing started by undercover secret service. This was an appropriate pick for the weekend struggle and joint struggles against occupation and the creeping transfer in the occupied west bank region.


Imad Bornatt take his fresh Emmy Award tropy to the confrontation with the Israeli state forces his 5 cameras documentary is about.
The highlight of the demonstration in Bil'in was the international EMI award, held by Imad Burnat, creator of "5 broken cameras", as he approached the soldiers. The excitement about the award did not prevent the soldiers from arresting Muhammad Khatib, and trying to scare other non violent protesters away from the gate, marking imaginary lines, staging pretend chases, and playing juvenile turf games, only with guns. Three young children approached the soldiers and staged a sit-in in front of their Jeep; these were the boys of Khatib, who was released after three hours. The demonstrated that backed away from the soldiers, like those trying to stone them away from the hill and grove were gassed and shot. A couple of demonstrators were hit by rubber coated bullets and required medical treatment.

day 29/11/2013 demo
Palestinian children their father was arrest demand his release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUV-Xy2mPRw
attempted to disperse the march using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets, eventually raiding the village and arresting two local brothers, Raf'at (25) and Muhammad (19) al-Tamimi.

Rani Abdel Fatah https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10202675610674566

Nabi Saleh:

The weekly demonstration in the Ramallah-district village of Nabi Saleh marked the international day of solidarity with Palestinians announced this week by the UN. Protesters, villagers accompanied by Israeli and international solidarity activists, marched from the village's center, chanting against the Prawer plan, which is expected to displace at least 30,000 Bedouins in the Naqab / Negev and replace them with Jewish-only settlements.
The IOF attempted to disperse the march using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets, eventually raiding the village and arresting two local brothers, Raf'at (25) and Muhammad (19) al-Tamimi.

Next Friday, the weekly demonstration will mark the two years anniversary of the murder of Mustafa Tamimi, who was shot with a tear gas canister to his head from inside an armored military jeep. The local popular committee is calling for activists to join and show solidarity.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.456099781176388.1073741888.202358256550543
IOF arrested Raf'at Wajih al-Tamimi (25) and his brother Muhammad Wajih al-Tamimi (19) during the weekly demonstration in the village.
israelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLdIZqxEyLE

Kufr Qaddum

Avi https://www.facebook.com/avi.shavit.1/media_set?set=a.143564749054612.37207.100002032646289
Odai Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYmIQOWbp2w

Sheikh Jarrah


Israeli Bedouins of the south


Demonstration against the Prawer Plan, at old Jaffa Clock Tower 28.11.2013
Activists from Yafa and Tel Aviv, both Jews and Palestinians, took to the street Thursday evening to protest against the Prawer plan which will displace at least 30,000 Bedouins in the Naqab / Negev and mobilize for the upcoming third day of rage planned for 30.11. Protesters held banners against the mass displacement and ethnic cleansing and calling for an international boycott of Israel. Demonstrators then briefly blocked the main thoroughfare into Yafa near clock tower square, bringing traffic to a halt.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.455728557880177.1073741887.202358256550543
Me there: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=455728777880155

Activestills November 28, 2013 Photos of the week: A light through the wall


".... Saturday 30-11-13 protest is expected to be the largest one yet; the so called “Day of Rage” will take place simultaneously in the village of Hura, in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Haifa, Gaza, Cairo, Berlin, The Hague and other cities around the world."


Saturday afternoon, more than thousand Bedouins of the region joined by hundreds of Israeli Palestinians and others. We were dozen or so anarchists of the anarchists against the wall initiative and the anarchist-Communist Ahdut (Unity). After a long while, after a few undercover state agents started it, few kids started too to throw stones... and gave excuse to the Israeli state forces to attack the demonstrators and arrest 16 of them - including one pupil of grammar school. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEMZohuCUEk

" Today, Nov 30, was the 3rd 'Day of Rage' against the horrible Apartheid law of the Prawer plan to ethnically cleanse and develop the Naqab (Negev) for Jews only. The demonstration in Hura, planned as the main event of the third "Day of Rage," was spirited but peaceful, until, as many eye witnesses say, undercover policemen began to throw stones at the riot and horse-mounted police, who retaliated by charging into the crowds and provoking them. As the situation escalated, some youths began to hurl stones at the fully armed policemen, while the latter fired barrages of tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets, and brutally arrested 29 people, including a 10 year old child who was dragged on the ground before taken away in a squad car. Many of those arrested were also severely beaten up, and needed medical attention. Large forces besieged Hura, and remained in the area throughout the night.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.456914667761566.1073741889.202358256550543

"....I found myself hiding from rocks, tear gas and water behind the car when a police pig suddenly jumps in front of me, grabs a stone and aims to crush it in my face, and then sees I am a Jewish woman. he was so surprised the rock fell from his hand and he ran away. all around i saw police throwing stones at the shabab, which is pretty pathetic considering they were armed from head to toe."

Protests continued into Saturday night as Bedouin youth blocked the main road leading from Hura to Arad in the Negev. Earlier in the day, over 1,000 people converged on the Negev as part of a 'Day of Rage' against the Prawer Plan. If implemented, the Prawer Plan would displace tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens of Israel. +972 and Activestills are running a live blog, with constant updates and pictures from the protests taking place in cities across Israel and Palestine. Click here for the live blog: http://bit.ly/1cH0f7X Pictured: Bedouin youth clash with Israeli riot police in the town of Hura Saturday night. (Photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

After we returned to Tel Aviv a call was issued for emergency vigil at the clock tower square of Jaffa. Now in ‪#‎Jaffa‬: Palestinian and Israeli activists demonstrating in solidarity with ‪#‎StopPrawerPlan‬ arrestees ‪#‎DayofRage‬ (Activestills.org)

Jaffa late evening
"I never got around to write about the energy tanks that recharged by seeing the 50 people who had been waiting for us by the Clock Tower, and the adrenaline rush generated by the second bus, and the protestors that crossed the street to join us in loud chants. I never got around to write about awakening the streets with a march that refused to end, in roads that were being blocked, with more and more people that came and joined. It was a long day, rough, and painful, and there are many people who will spend tonight in a prison cell, in the Naqab, Haifa and Jerusalem, but I'm glad that my day was over in Yafa,..."
Raneen Jeries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39wN0YokQTM

Israeli Police – is the Ticking Bomb Tuesday 3-12-13

Marking women and human rights day, under police’s violence towards social and political women activists.

After a year in which we got to know physical and sexual violence towards social activists, if in demonstrations if in events, we choose to mark the Women and Human Rights Day by pointing a blaming finger to Israeli Police, who tries while using all the tools at its disposal to silence our voices, reduce the scope of our operation, and impose on us terror when we are fighting against a systematic violation of the rights of women and men

Don't say we don't know #390

On 11th September, 2013 [“9/11”], the IDF demolished the Bedouin village just outside A-Za'im, situated next to E-1 (Don't Say #382). Ever since, the IDF has prevented the residents from rebuilding their village (on land they bought in the 1970s), in the hope that they will leave the place "willingly." Since the demolition, the inhabitants are living in tents provided by the Red Cross, suffering from the cold. Twenty-one lambs or full-grown sheep have died from the cold nights, as the IDF prohibits rebuilding of the animal sheds.
On Tuesday, 19th November, 2013, government representatives escorted by the police came to demolish homes in the Negev.
In Sawawin, south of Road 25, they demolished a home. In El-Fur'a, near Arad, another home. In Segev Shalom, a home. The next day they went on to demolish a home in Bir Hadjaj, near Revivim. That day they also demolished El'Araqib. Later, the sheikh of the village was arrested together with four other residents. Then the residents were set free but the sheikh remained detained.
Questions & queries: 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