Pal-Isra, The one state the joint struggle try to change*.
You struggle when you have hope for a developing change. You struggle when you refuse to accept the present as the only possible future. You struggle even when the hope is low just to keep your dignity from evaporating. And there are people their rage is so strong that no reasoning can hold them back. Now, when the hope for a better common future evaporated, and the hope for a nice personal future is even lower, the anger of lot of youth is stronger than the preservation of life instinct... it is just waiting for a chancy trigger to pull another boy or girl and send them to a suicide mission. And the mighty Israeli state just start to admit that their brutality reached the wall it cannot overcome. The military elite already stated to reveal it in the open that the new emerging "individualist" Intifada cannot be stopped by force. For those who are not burnt out or desperate the non armed joint struggle is the only sane road.
13/11/2015 Friday 13-11-15, the strangest ever demo in the nearly 11 years of Friday demos. This noon, when we converged at the western margin of the village as the last months, (10 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative dozens of internationals, dignitaries from Ramallah, and the local people) the usual convoy of Israeli armed forces were not there to block our way to the new separation wall.
We immediately reorganized and travelled to the vicinity of the gate of the separation wall. Cautiously we approached the gate... but nothing happened.
The soldiers opened symbolically the gate to show us the armoured car parking behind it and shut it again. Even when the few shabab youth started to throw stones of them - they refrained from any warning or shooting.
Many of the participants got bored and returned to the village, while the more resourceful moved to the Abu Lamun oak wood where the youth converged.
Soon, the unit of border police which had entirely different mood came with cars, harassed both the youth, and the other demonstrators. The also arrested Mohamed Khatib of the village comity and three internationals.
"Do you want to know what the Israeli occupation commander told his soldiers?"
"Don't get too close to those Palestinians journalists, they carry knives with them. If any of them get close just shoot them."
Watch how six Israeli occupation Soldiers attack and severely beat an Italian man before he was arrested for participating in the non violent demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people .Palestinian and 2 Americans were also arrested .
13/11/2015 "villagers from Nabi Saleh confronted the IDF protesting the ongoing occupation, land confiscation and mass arrests. As many of the village’s youth remain in Israeli military jail awaiting trial, the IDF stages nightly raids, and often closes the main gateway to the village. The Israeli soldiers deployed barraged of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse protesters. No major injuries reported."
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) report via twitter that Israeli Occupation Forces have fired around 20 rounds of tear-gas at the peaceful Friday demonstration, targeting the press. Four International activists have been arrested while participating in the regular Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh and an Italian man has prevented by the IOF from receiving medical help.
David Reeb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SoOoW5RkVk
The village of Nabi Sales commemorated Rushdi Tamimi who was shot and killed by the Israeli army three years ago, during a demonstration against the war on Gaza, operation pillar of defence. Villagers and solidarity activists marched on the main road, when the IDF fired barrage of tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets. A tear gas canister was fired in my direction, causing my eyes an acute burning sensation. Even when I crouched toward the ground, soldiers continued to fire in my direction. The effects of the tear gas then lingered for many hours after the demonstration concluded.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://schwarczenberg.com/nabi-saleh-20112015/
27-11-15 With the number of Palestinian casualties rising over 100, among then several women and minors, residents of Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army in a show of defiance, decrying Israeli impunity and calling for an end to occupation and land grab. The soldiers fired tear gas canisters and many rounds of rubber coated steel bullets, which resulted in a few light injuries.
Friday 27-11-15 two injuries with live bullets today in Kafr Qadddom
Qaysar Jehad 13 and Hamza Motee´ 22 were shot in their legs today during the Israeli occupation army to Kafr Qudoum march.
The march began after praying to the eastern of the village but at the first moment we didn't see army so this means that some of the soldiers hide in an ambush because we saw one jeep comes towards us and goes back to give the youths the chance to follow it to let the soldiers arrest them from the ambush.
Suddenly appeared a group of special forces soldiers and shot live bullets caused the tow injuries.
After that the soldiers chased us with jeeps and bulldozer shooting gas and rubber bullets until we finished the march at 3:00.
Don't say we did not know #473
The Israeli army persists in its efforts to force the Palestinians out of the Jordan valley. It notified the Palestinian inhabitants of Khirbet Khumsa, in the northern Jordan valley to evacuate because of forthcoming military manoeuvres. The inhabitants were evacuated on Monday, November 2, 2015, from 06:00 AM till midnight. On Thursday, November 5, 2015 they were evacuated again for the same reasons. The army informed them that in the coming week, they will be ordered out of their homes again on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- Continuing an item in "Don't say..." #468 -- The Israeli army told a Palestinian of Umm El Jamal, in the northern Jordan Valley, that he could get back his tractor which the army confiscated on September 16, 2015, if he pay a NIS 4600 fine. A month earlier he redeemed the same tractor for NIS 3700. He was told that the army will continue to confiscate his property until he leaves.
Fearing state threats that they are forced to pay for the demolitions, two Bedouins from Wadi Gawin (near road 31) demolished their own homes.
On Thursday, November 5, 2015, government agents escorted by police arrived and demolished Bedouin homes. East of Tell Sheva they demolished a home. in Al Fur'a, near Arad, a shop. In El Dardani, near 'Ar'ara, they demolished a home.
Don’t say we did not know #474
On Saturday, 31st October, 2015, Ahmed Nassar stood with an ambulance near a Palestinian demonstration, in front of the IDF base at Beit El. An IDF jeep hit one of the demonstrators. Ahmed and another ambulance crew member went to the wounded person in order to treat him, and take him to hospital. The IDF soldiers prevented them from doing so, and sprayed pepper gas at them. A journalist covering the event was hurt too. Two and a half days later (at 2:30 a.m.) IDF soldiers came to Ahmed’s home to arrest him. During the arrest, they beat him and broke five of his ribs. During his interrogation, it was claimed that he had thrown stones at soldiers in Beitunia (where he lives). When it was obvious that the charge was completely unfounded, he was released from detention.
Don’t say we did not know #475
On Thursday, 19th November, 2015, once again there were clashes between IDF soldiers and Palestinian children passing through the Qitoun checkpoint, on their way to school in Hebron. International volunteers, there to monitor, report that 18 tear gas grenades were fired at the children. A short while later, IDF soldiers fired tear gas canisters in the vicinity of Al Zahra Girls School. Thirty seven young girls were injured by inhaling the tear gas.
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Don’t say we did not know #476
Even though a stop work order had been frozen until 31st December, 2015, on Wednesday, 25th November, 2015, IDF soldiers arrived and demolished some 200 metres of the entry road to the Palestinian village El Hadidiya, near the settlement Roee, in the Jordan Valley. After phone calls had been made, a Civil Administration officer arrived and halted the demolition.
The next day IDF soldiers came back and demolished three families’ homes and sheep-pens. Since that demolition, the army has not permitted residents to erect tents and is calling for eviction from the site, using threats.
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On Thursday, 26th November, 2015, government representatives arrived, accompanied by police, and demolished El Araqib, yet again.
* 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.
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