Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Palestine-Israel, The activists participating in the joint struggle get old... but the struggle is still young and vigorous*

It is hard for many activists when the real meaning of the struggle not a concrete achievable gains, but a global world wide struggle. This week, the concrete and the global merged when the struggle against the destruction of the Susia village recruited international support and forced Israel to delay or even cancel the demolition of the village. The pressure from the imperial powers on Israel was joined by European warning about approaching sanctions on the Israeli banking system for its involvement in the settlers projects in the occupied west bank. It seems the eroding in the Israeli immunity from paying for its war crimes is collecting momentum. The Israeli media is full of news about the B.D.S. - the joint struggle in which thousands of international activists participate contribute to a lot. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'asara, and Sheik Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing.


Friday10-7-15 demo. 5 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall and about dozen internationals joined the Bil'iners. As usual, just when the demo exited from the village and entered the olive trees region the Israeli armed forces started to shower us with tear gas. Due to the northern wind most of us remained around. After a while we started again to march and got a more violent shower with many small tear gas canisters which hit many of us but non was injured. We retreated farther in the direction of the village where we persisted till the army cars left the region and we could declare another small victory.
Friday17-7-15 demo. 10 Israelis with the Anarchists Against the Wall and about 20 internationals joined the village activists. Before we even started the demo the Israeli forces shoot first warning tear gas canisters. Short while after we started chanting and marching down the road the first barrage of tear gas was started. Due to a temporary northern wind we manage to retreat a bit safely. After a long while a second march started with the more bold participants who got a second shower of tear gas before retreating. The more persistent ones remained till the state forces went a way to declare our victory.
2Friday 24-7-15 was a "good Friday" (:
We were 7 Israelis with the Anarchist Against the Wall initiative. We joined about 15 international and the Bil'iners activists in a hot summer day for the short march from the village towards the old route of the separation fence - were the Israeli state force locate themselves the last months.
After weeks in which the wind blew mainly from the west and carried the tear gas towards us, we had a nice surprise. There was a strong northern wind all along the demo. The Israeli state forces failed to cop with it and only forced us to walk among the olive trees to the north. After the usual 30 minutes the forces went away without dispersing us even once.
A sweet victory

South West Bank - Beit Elbaraka

Of today protest organized by South West Bank popular Committee in front of Beit Elbaraka (House of Blessing) endangered compound. The Protesters declared during the protest the formation of Beit Elbaraka Defense Committee which aims at providing the necessary legal aid to protect the compound of being confiscated, internationalize the cause of this compound, to organize protests regularly in that area, provide am much media coverage as we locally and internationally to shed more light on this endangered area, and to connect with local and international NGOs and solidarity movements to help us protect this property. The protesters (Palestinian, Israeli and international activists) chanted for freedom, raised Palestinian flags and signs demanding to boycott Israeli occupation and to put and end of Israeli occupation and the illegal colonization of Palestinian land. 10s of heavily armed Zionist occupation forces prevented us at gunpoint from reaching the compound. This compound was a hospital serving the Palestinian local communities until 1983 and is part of the Palestinian Christian endowment, 11 July 2015.
South West Bank Popular Committee

Nebi Saleh

On the last Friday of Ramadan, residents of Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army, demanding an end to land expropriations and the release of political prisoners. The IDF attempted to disperse protesters using tear gas, rubber bullets and many rounds of live ammunition. No injuries reported.
Friday 10-7-2015 - https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1120906731271753
David Reeb https://youtu.be/ubOfHXZDFLE
Nabi Saleh 24/07/2015 Villagers and solidarity activists - including Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, marched against the occupation in Nabi Saleh, heading for the hilly edge of the village overlooking the settlement of Halamish. The IDF, however, was already waiting for demonstrators with at least two snipers who immediately fired live ammunition. Without using any other crowd control measures, such as stun grenades, the snipers fired tutu (0.22mm) live bullets at the demonstrators, injuring two, a man in his 20s, and a 17 year old boy. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment. This comes at the heels of several fatal shootings: a high ranking officer, commander of the area’s forces, executed a boy for stone throwing at his car, only to be given the full protection and support from the army; earlier this week, a teen was shot dead by the army in the Jenin area, and a man of 52 was shot and killed by soldiers in his own home near Hebron; a few hours later, two brothers were shot and severely injured during a military raid in their Nablus home. This escalation also proves that the military and legal apparatus provide soldiers with protection thus lending legitimacy after the fact to shooting civilians without accountability.
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m871Lt7ESiY
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3UyF0vDIT8


Friday 10-7-15 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYOAvpPEW7g


Amjad Farouq 17 was shot today during the Israeli occupation suppression of K Q march.
A sniper from one of the houses that the army took it as center shot Amjad in his leg this lead to transfer him to Rafedia hospital for treatment.
the march today began as usual so the army didn't come inside the village at first, the protesters went ahead and burn tires after few moment we discover ambush from 3 soldiers covered themselves with rubbish, but they failed in arresting any one.
After that tenths of soldiers with jeeps and huge bulldozer and the car of skunk water attacked the village in crazy way shooting rubber and live bullets and sound bombs in all directions.
The car of skunk water began to unload its contents inside houses and toward the protesters.
at the end of the clashes one jeep shoot nearly 50 canisters in all direction so fire was burned in garden of one house.
Violent clashes with Israeli occupation soldiers in Kafr Qaddoum village, West Bank, Palestine, July 24,
24-7-15 Spraying houses with skunk water make the life in houses very hard:
The strongest clashes since many months happened in k q today The Israeli army stormed the village at 11 am with many soldiers ,bulldozer and the car of skunk water, all this under heavy cover of shooting rubber bullets sound bombs and tear gas canisters which is shot by the jeep.
Youth face the army with stones and bottles of paints against the car of skunk water which spray all the amount of water inside my house and some of other houses.
A child of 13 Mohammad Bashar was shot in his head with rubber bullet caused injured needed treatment in Rafidia hospital but he is well now.
The car of skunk water came many times and every time it spray houses with bad smell water which get inside the rooms in my house.

Sheikh 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.

South West Bank

The South West Bank Popular Committees are calling all those standing for Justice, Peace and freedom to join us on Friday 24 July 20015 at 12:00 to protest in Susya village together with Susya residents against the Israeli occupation plan of forcing the people of this village out of it by demolishing the whole locality.
Please register here for transportation from:
Tel Aviv, 11:30am (estimated return 5.30pm)
Jerusalem, 12:00pm (estimated return 5pm)

Don't Say We Didn't Know 457
During the Ramadan month of fasting, the Israeli government usually holds a cease fire regarding the demolition of homes in unrecognized villages of the Negev Bedouins. Not so in Al Arakib. On Thursday, July 2, 2015, government agents escorted by police came around and demolished the place for the 86th time.

Don’t say we didn’t know #459
A story of a Palestinian family whose only wish is to live in dignity.
On Tuesday, 7th July, 2015, Suleiman El Ka’abneh, from the Palestinian village Ein El Hilwe (near the settlement Maskiot, in the Jordan Valley, West Bank) drove to bring water to his family’s flock of sheep. IDF soldiers detained him, confiscating his tractor and water tanker. In 2012, a water tanker was confiscated from his family; his family’s home has been demolished three times since 2010.
* 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: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Palestine-Israel, The world in turmoil; the old world order will never be the same again; and the joint struggle contributed to the processes that tip the scales*.

On 1st of January 1994 in Chiapas the masses held high the flag of rebellion just after the world capitalist celebrated their triumph on the revolutions of the 20th century and promoted their neo-liberal globalization of the world. But the struggle continued in entirely new mode. The amazing development in Rojava in which the main imperial powers find themselves giving aerial support to the anti authoritarian anti capitalists Kurds of Syria is like a flock of sparrows that mark that the spring is already hear. As part of the imminent change is the panic of the Israeli Zionist ruling elite from the faster advance of the B.D.S.... We cannot measure the contribution of each act of struggle to the change, but it seems that the many thousands of international activists who participated with us in the non armed joint struggle against the separation fence, the settlers, and occupation have a significant share.


Friday weekly demonstration 19.6.2015
Friday 26-6-15 in Bil'in. A dozen Israelis joined the villagers in the weekly demonstration against against the occupation and the separation wall and in solidarity with Imad of Jaffa brain damaged in Bil'in demo years ago.
We barely exited from the village when the Israeli state force started to shower us with tear gas.
In spite the western wind and shower of tear gas canisters we persisted nearly an hour till the armed forces went away.
Mohammed Basman Yasin photos at: https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/777988295633838
On April 23 2010, Emad Rizka from Jaffa participated in a demonstration in Bil'in commemorating the Shahid Bassem Abu Rahme (Phill), that was shot to death by an Israeli soldiers a year before. Ironically Emad was shot exactly the same way that Bassem was shot - with a metal gas canister, shot directly at him against open fire regulations of the army. He was severely wounded in the head and suffers until this day from brain damage. Two weeks ago, five years after the incident, the Israeli Military Advocate General decided to close the case and not to prosecute the shooting soldier. In the demonstration today, the people of Bil'in demanded justice for Emad and the indictment of the criminal soldier.
3-7-2015 the 537th Friday demo in Bil'in against the occupation and the settlers and in the memory of Mohammed Abu Khdair burned to death a year ago by settler. 15 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative and few international supporters joined the Bil'iners. The wind was a bit better this week and most of us succeeded to to resist the tear gas shower by dispersing among the olive trees long enough to see the Israeli soldiers going away - failing to stop the demonstration.

Nabi Saleh

Friday weekly demonstration 19.6.2015 On the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, residents of Nabi Saleh staged a demonstration in solidarity with the hunger striking political prisoner, Khader Adnan. Adnan, who already went through a long hunger strike back in 2012 before he was released, launched another hunger strike several weeks ago in protest of the repeated renewal of his administrative detention. Since then, his medical condition has reportedly deteriorated, and he was taken to an Israeli hospital, where he is kept cuffed to his bed. Protesters held banners with Adnan's image and marched with the Palestinian flag. The Israeli soldiers attempted to disperse them by firing rounds of tear gas. No major injuries reported.
For more info & photos, Please click on the link: http://schwarczenberg.com/?p=5093
David Reeb https://youtu.be/tlcTk78-P1M
26/06/2015 In spite of the heat and the Ramadan fasting, residents of Nabi Saleh, accompanied by solidarity activists, marched in support of the hunger striking political prisoners, languishing in the occupier’s prisons. The Israeli soldiers attempted to disperse the march: They drove their jeeps into the village, firing tear gas canisters at residents and photojournalists. No major injuries reported.
David Reeb https://youtu.be/KIt4DmcJaJA
3-7-2015 Friday demo - The third Friday of Ramadan was dedicated to the commemoration of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a Jerusalem teenager brutally murdered by Israeli settlers a year ago. Residents of Nabi Saleh marched commemorating Abu Khdeir as well as Muhammad Kasba, a 17 years old Palestinian murdered by a high ranking Israeli officer that same morning (3.7.2015). The Israeli army raided the village in an attempt to disperse protesters, using tear gas and rubber bullets. Local youth gathered to repel the invasion. No major injuries reported.
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFqa1-aEZWw
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjcVN0-sNt4


3-7-15 https://antinarrativeblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-3-7-2015-%D7%A0%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9F/

Sheikh Jarrah

Friday weekly demonstration 19.6.2015


Friday 19-6-15 2 injured with live bullets and others with rubber during the suppression of K Q march
it's the first time that we could reach the gate which closed our road, this made the Israeli soldiers very angry and attack us with many soldiers ,jeeps, the car of skunk water and big bulldozer.
snipers used the houses to shoot from it so we have the following were injured:
1. Sari Sameee tow live bullets in his leg.
2. Bashar Mahmoud live bullet in his leg.
3. Mohammad Yaqoub rubber bullet so he fell down and has his leg broken.
Hundreds of Palestinians participated the march despite Ramadan beside friends from Israel and from I S M and friends from Makhsoum watch.
at the end of the march 2 jeeps with tear gas machine shoot many tear gas canisters towards the houses causing little fire in gardens and suffocated case inside houses.
26-6-2015 No injured persons today in K Q march just easy suffocated cases
Today in K Q march many soldiers from different units stormed the village at 10 am with jeeps , bulldozer and the car of skunk water.
The army used one of houses as center of the snipers who shoot live and rubber bullets towards the people who participate the march without injures.
They used skunk water inside houses this make life inside these houses very hard because of bad smell.
At the end of the march they stormed the village again with two jeeps and bulldozer shooting tenths of tear gas canisters most of them fell in houses.
Saturday, 27-6-15 - a special 16:00 demo. Child of 14 was shot with explosive bullet today in K Q
Mohammad Abd Al-elah child of 14 was shot in his leg today Saturday during suppression of K Q march which organized at 4 o'clock today.
According to medical stuff that's the first time that they have seen such bullet which broke his leg completely.
Israeli soldiers attacked the march using live and rubber bullets beside tear gas canisters .Friday 3-7-2015
Friday 3.7.15 A child of 12 years was shot today with rubber bullet in head during Kuffor Qaddom march
Ahmad Bashar 12 years was shot with rubber bullet in his head during the Israeli suppression of K Q march the first in the fifth year.
many soldiers attacked the village and stormed houses using it centers to their snipers.
the army used live and rubber bullets beside tear gas canisters and skunk water inside the house.
this march is the first one in the fifth year after we have finished 4 years on 1-7-2015
David Reeb https://youtu.be/OnOn_0_GDlU

South of Hebron Hills

Saturday 4.7.2015 https://www.facebook.com/guy.butavia/media_set?set=a.10153441973362138.1073742165.779192137

Don’t say we didn’t know #454

On Thursday, 11th June, 2015, the IDF ordered Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley to evacuate, together with their livestock, due to army maneuvers. The communities live in El Malih, El Burj, El Minka and Khumsa. They moved out of their homes and localities for six hours (06:00-12:00). The army said that on 17th June, 2015 they would again have to evacuate for similar reasons – military exercises in the region.

On Wednesday, 10th June, 2015, government representatives again demolished El’Araqib. Similarly, in ’Abde (near the ruins of Ovdat) and in Fur’a (near Arad), Bedouin homeowners demolished their own homes, fearing that the authorities would demolish those homes and make them pay the expenses!
Don’t say we didn’t know #455
On Saturday, 13th June, 2015, Palestinians from Susya, in the South Hebron Hills, discovered that settlers had damaged ten of their olive trees. The olive grove is near the settlement Susya (the Palestinian village and Israeli settlement share the same name) and an IDF guard-post.

Questions and 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: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html