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
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.
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3UyF0vDIT8
Friday 10-7-15 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYOAvpPEW7g
Friday 10-7-2015 - YOUTH OF 17 YEARS WAS SHOT TODAY WITH LIVE BULLET IN K Q MARCH
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.
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