Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue in spite of the drop out of activists
Two consecutive Fridays without being shot at after 11 years can destabilize even long time activist like me.... For 13 years the anarchists against the wall initiative and Palestinian partners continue the struggle even when the expectation for practical gains diminished. Changes in the separation fence/wall are less likely than ever. The remaining road blocks are the ones which are not just for marginal harassments. The diminishing hardship inflicted on activists opened other personal options than struggle. However, there are still a hard core of old time activists and some new of the younger generation. The contribution of the joint struggle to gains in the international support is more obvious than ever, and even less radical joint struggles continue in parallel like Sheikh Jarakh, Taayush in the south and "militants for peace".
Bil'in 6-5-16 https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10209314042391210
13-5-16 Day of the Nakba demo. About 25 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall joined internationals, hundreds of cyclists of the Al Awda marathon and the activists of Bil'in and the region. Abdallah Abu Rahma, one of the leaders of the non-violent struggle in Bil'in, and one female Israeli activist were arrested. 3 participant cyclists were arrested too. After the late morning demo was dispersed, another one was done after the noon prayer.
David Reeb https://youtu.be/rFIrVA3jFcY
20-5-16 Haitham Khatib: Today's demonstration in Bil'in was as every week pacific and against the violence of occupation. Like every week, occupation shot a lot of tear gas and one female activist has been injured. She was taken to the ambulance that was near the protesters to be treated. ---- Like every week, the occupation army was here trying to scare us and discourage us, but like ever week they found brave people in front of them who will never submit or leave this beloved holy land.
27-5-16 "Our village is in shock and we are very confused!!! For the first time in 11 years at our weekly Bil'in demonstration NO Shots, gas or Sound bombs were fired by the Israeli occupation soldiers who were waiting As normal to meet and stop our solidarity demonstration! Our villagers and activists were very worried and nervous! This has NEVER happened before! We kept expecting the soldiers to start up ...all of a sudden ....or come out at us from new hiding places firing... But they did not! The Soldiers just stood waiting! Our march did not finish at the gate, as we stopped in the middle because we were just too fearful! There were no arrests! Can you guess any reason for this change in behaviour?"
27-5-16 Eyewitnesses said the IOF targeted an anti-settlement demo in Kafr Kadoum, to the east of Qalqilya, with heavy spates of rubber bullets, tear-gas canisters, and waste water, wounding several marchers.
A youngster sustained bullet injuries in his hand and feet while other demonstrators choked on tear-gas.
3-6-16 Hello friends. this Friday:
2 brothers were injured with live bullets ,Asaf Hikmat 19 years was shot in his thigh he was took to Rfidai hospital for surgery to remove the pieces from his thigh and he is getting better his brother Omran 20 was shot also in his thigh but easy .
Reference to details ,the march began at 13:00 under the slogan of NAKSA after the beginning the army began to shot tear gas canisters in all directions and spray skunk water inside houses this water has very bad smell so the life inside theses houses is very difficult.
At the end of the march sniper shot the two brothers it was 16:00.
On Saturday 4-6 it was very difficult day dozens of soldiers from different units attacked the protesters using sound bombs, tear gas canisters both from guns and from Jeeps so the sky of our village changed into smoke beside using rubber and live bullets which caused the injury of Wael Abd allah 16 with live bullet in his thigh.
This made the number of injuries with live bullets increased to 81.
This number nominated to be more and more otherwise you do your best to force the Israeli occupation army to stop shooting toward the peaceful protesters in our village.
Ni'ilin 20-5-16 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208875824230207
27-5-16 The IOF further attacked a similar march in Ni’lin town, resulting in several suffocation cases among women and children.
One of the casualties was identified as 10-year-old Muhammad Saleh Ameira.
20-5-16 David Reeb https://youtu.be/Dg2Q3Z2MvsU
27.5.2016 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-wmW2mChSs
3-6 "Our colleagues and dear friends in Nebi Saleh under fire. Shame on those who remain silent in face of continued oppression. We are sick and tired to colonization and also of politics and politicians as usual." https://www.facebook.com/bassem.tamimi/videos/10208693401364738/
David Reeb https://youtu.be/Rb80EG6fEUc
Don't say we did not know #501
"Lords of the land" tours is a common pastime of settlers and their supporters during Passover week.
On Monday, April 25, 2016, settlers escorted by soldiers came for such a tour in the Palestinian village Al-Karmel, in the South Hebron hills. They went to the pool there. The soldiers checked any Palestinian who wished to enter. The pool is in area "A", supposedly under full control of the Palestinian authority.
On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, government agents escorted by police came to Bedouin localities in the Negev and demolished homes. In Wadi Gawin, near Ghara, they demolished a home. In Buheira, near Kseife, two homes. The next day they continued and demolished a home in A-Zarnug, SE of Nevatim. In El Fur'a, south of Arad and in Bir El-Hammam, SE of Segev Shalom they demolished a home in each.
Don't say we did not know #502
During Wednesday night, 11th May, 2016, IDF soldiers threw tear-gas grenades into a chicken coop of egg-laying poultry. 1,600 of the 2,000 chickens died from gas inhalation.
On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, the Green Patrol confiscated a herd of 13 camels belonging to Bedouin living in Rakhme, near Yeruham. The owner had to pay a fine of NIS16,000 to retrieve them. The transport costs for returning them from the pound near Haifa cost an extra NIS12,000.
On Thursday, May 5th, 2016, the Green Patrol confiscated a herd of sheep belonging to a Bedouin in Al Fur'a (near Arad). The owner of the herd had to pay a fine of NIS12,500. They also demolished his two homes, Shig (a Bedouin gentlemen's club) and sheepfold. The same owner also had to pay NIS9,000, representing the cost of the ILA (Israel Lands Administration)’s lawyer who issued the demolition orders.
Don't say we did not know #503
International volunteers in Hebron documented three cases in which a Border Policeman taught his colleague how to shoot tear gas at Palestinian pupils on their way to school. In May (on 8th, 15th, and 19th) as in many other cases, kids threw stones at them (they missed). The IDF reaction was to shoot tear gas grenades that hurt many pupils (how could it not?), including those who did not throw stones.
On Wednesday, 18th May, 2016, government representatives, under police escort, came to the Negev Bedouin villages 'Abde (near Ovdat) and Rakhme (near Yeruham), and demolished a home in each village or in its immediate surroundings. Not only that: they didn’t suffice with only demolition! In Rakhme they confiscated a car with a loudspeaker used by the muezzin for his call to prayer.
And yet again (one can’t keep up with the number of times), they demolished El'Araqib.
Don't say we did not know #504
Once again (!) the IDF is exercising a manoeuvre of ethnic transfer in the north of the West Bank’s Jordan Valley.
Fifty Palestinian families from the following villages: Humsa, Ras El Ahmar and Burj El Malah received orders from the IDF to leave their villages for three days, commencing 30th May, 2016, daily from dawn to dusk. The IDF is planning military manoeuvres on their lands.
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* 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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