Palestine-Israel, Though it seems lot of things are going to change soon - it is done in a slow motion.
The prolonged status quo between the Israeli ruling elite and the Palestinian elite reach a climax. Changes in the balances of power within the Israeli capitalist elite is still in slow motion, but you can feel the vibrations. The joint struggle of the Palestinian grass root activists and the Israeli radicals is not expanding, but the new wave of total refusnic military service of Israeli youth - which already passed the hundred seems promising. The joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarah, South Hebron Hills, Arkib (within Israel) and other places from time to time keep the flame in spite of the harsh repression. The involvement of Israeli Jews and to a lesser measure international activists still prevent a massive bloody massacre of the unarmed Palestinian demonstrators.
A great vigil of Al Arakib people in Lehavim junction Sunday with group from Germany. More than one hundred participants all together in the eve of the holiday.
Friday 18.04.2014 demo in Bil'in. 7 Israelis and more than dozen internationals joined the Bil'iners in the weekly demonstration against the separation wall and occupation - On the 5th anniversary of the murder of Bil'in activist Bassem Abu Rahmah
Rani Abdel Fatah https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203700340612174
Tuesday 14.4.14 Nabi Saleh successfully end three day siege of their village with peaceful protest! Read the full report here:
After a great popular demonstration with the support of our brothers and sisters - Palestinian, Israelis and internationals - we succeeded to re-open the gate at the entrance of the village and to end the siege of Nabi Saleh after three days of blockade. Also the west gate of the village now is open after about 12 years. We had to physically fight and resist against the most arrogant army in the world. The IOF today beaten us and shot bombs against us, as well as tear gas, rubber coated bullets and pepper spray. An excessive reaction considering that we were demonstrating in a non violent popular way. Murad Tamimi, taken during the protest, is still under detention.
Today, amongst our demands there was also the freedom of movement for all Palestinian and the end of the check point, walls and gate system that is dividing the West Bank and the Palestinians.
We demand the release of Murad Tamimi and of Mariam Barghouti - arrested in Nabi Saleh Friday - immediately.
Nabi Saleh - 18/04/2014 Palestinians and solidarity activists marched today to commemorate Palestinian prisoner day, calling for the release of thousands jailed by Israel. In addition, marchers also commemorated the anniversary of the martyrdom of Khalil al-Wazir (Abu Jihad), assassinated by Israel in 1988 in his Tunis home.
The IOF responded with barrages of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets in an attempt to disperse the demonstration. No major injuries reported.The Israeli refusnics joined the Friday demo in Nabi Saleh
"April 18 2014 / Nabi Saleh
Nabi Saleh weekly protest marched to the spring that was expropriated by settlers since 2009. From its beginning the march was attacked by soldiers that fired tear gas in large amount. Near the spring, another group of soldiers formed, to protect it and the settlers from the non violent demonstrators. Behind the soldiers the settlers enjoyed the spring water. One of the settlers called on soldiers, in front of her children, to shot and kill all the protesters. Armed security officer of the settlement ,together with another armed civilian, were spotted directing and giving instructions to the officer in the field. The disciplined soldiers changed their arbitrary firing and fired arbitrary large amounts of tear gas to the direction that was given by the settlers. Settlers expensive toy helicopter with a camera flew over Nabi Saleh as if to get intelligence on protesters concentrations. It was a hot day. Between weeds and stones, small grasshoppers bounced, black centipedes were everywhere.The demonstrators had to watch out: flying tear gas canisters that were aimed low and was shot more than once above their heads, also not to get too close to the violent soldiers, and other real snakes. The children of the settlers had to watch out snakes only. A couple of hours after the demonstration, military helicopter landed in and rounded by ambulances . It trend out they came to evacuate a settler Child that was bitten by snake. Local history teaches that injured Palestinian demonstrators do not get that kind of help from the soldiers that attacks them, yet on channel 10 the next day a reserve soldier explain to a group of young Israeli refusals how the most just and moral army in the world help the Palestinian people. He said that he was helping Palestinian people a lot as a military paramedic. A group of young refusals joined the weekly demonstration and saw for them selfs how the soldiers (only one or two years their senior) demonstrate brutality"
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.523900284396337.1073741925.202358256550543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/_yR4pxrKCaY
demonstration against the occupation
Odai Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN8sQK-IPsM
Today (16-4-14) we held a vigil in front of the Haaretz daily and then at the police station in protest of the secretive arrest of the Israeli-Palestinian journalist and author Majd Kayyal called for by the anarcho-communist group Ahdut.https://www.facebook.com/sinai.inbal/media_set?set=a.10152227192770747.1073741830.592615746
The new wave of refusnics include already more than 100 youth.
Shalom, I am Udi, 18 years old from Kibbutz Tuval. About a month ago I signed the conscientious objector's letter. I refuse to serve in the Israeli army. I refuse to take part in the occupation, the oppression, the unequal division of resources, the executions, this system that decides that one nation worth more than another and that it is allowed to oppress, to dispossess, to be violent.
Don't Say We Didn't Know 407
Arafat Jaradat of the Palestinian village Se'ir, near Hebron, was arrested on February 18, 2013. He was interrogated by the Shabak (Israel's General Security Services). His death was established on February 23rd 2013. An Israeli coroner declared his death of natural causes. It now appears that an internationally-renowned coroner, Dr. Sebnem Korur fincanci concluded that he died of torture he suffered under interrogation.
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, government agents escorted by police demolished Bedouin homes in the Negev. A house in the village of A-Zarnouk, north of road 25, was demolished, as was a home in Khirbet Al Watan, south-west of Hura.
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, again Bedouin homes in the Negev were demolished. Two were destroyed in A-Za'arura, east of Kseife, and one in Abu Krinat, south-west of Aro'er. A home was demolished as well in Umm Batin, east of Tel Sheva.
And yet again, Al Arakib was demolished.
* 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
Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/