Palestine-Israel, The war assault on Gaza failed to bring the expected results and even back fired
The war Israel started with the Hamas was intended to keep it weaker but independent of the west bank authority. A month and a half and Israel cannot stop the Hamas firing of rockets on Israel. The Hamas raised its demand about the lifting of the siege (closer) and the Israeli prime minister failed go get the support of his coalition for the needed compromise. To diminish the losses and to save face Israel with US backing are passing the decision to the UN security council the Israeli ruling elite evaded successfully so many years. The mounting economic pressures create cracks in the Israeli ruling elite and even the populist coalition party head - the foreign minister, start to promote the end of the 1967 occupation. And the joint popular grass root struggle continue - within Israel at the Arkib Bedouins as focus, Bil'in, Ma'asara, Neby Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, South Hebron Hills.
In spite of the heightened level of harassment of the Israeli state forces during the Gaza war, the joint struggle of Israelis, internationals, and Bil'iners persist in the efforts to try to march towards the gate in the separation wall. The previous Friday 15.8.14 we succeeded to reach the gate and even stay there for a while in spite of harassment. This Friday, in spite of a relatively large contingent of the Israeli anarchist-communist Ahdut (Unity) the Israeli state forces stopped us and after a short verbal confrontation they flooded us with tear gas and we retreated.
Haitham Al Khatib https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203735594403329
Nabi Saleh 15.8.2014
22/08/2014 Israeli and international solidarity activists joined Palestinian residents of the Ramallah-district village of Nabi Saleh to protest against the ongoing massacre in Gaza. So far, over 2000 people have been killed in five weeks, the majority of whom were civilians.
The march, which began at the village's center, continued to the main road, where the IOF attempted to disperse it using barrages of tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.588160331303665.1073741966.202358256550543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/6kqpNRCdr08
22.8.2014 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZvE2AemyU8
Despite four weeks of targeting and shooting live bullets at unarmed protesters, the weekly demonstration against the road block in kufr Qaddum continues!
South Hebron Hills
Today 16-8-14 at the South Hebron Hills, accompanying Palestinian farmers to their land - quiet day. Grazing and working in the valley near Um-el-Amad which is closed by military order to Israelis (that's a good thing and it means success, after 2 years of struggle).
Saturday 23.8.2014 like every other Saturday of the last weeks:
Protest against the war and the massacre in Gaza, Israeli activists protest in center Tel Aviv against the Israeli attack on Gaza, calling to end the war and the.occupation...
This Saturday the police changed their tactics: instead of mobile fences, they "mingled with the protesters at the national theater square. After about half an hour when the late comers arrived, the police "suggested" that the few hundreds of us will march (for security reasons) through the near by boulevard towards a more central intersection which is a less opened space - which we cheerfully accepted.
* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com - see there 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/ and about the Palestinian struggle: http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019