Saturday, May 6, 2017

Palestine-Israel - One apartheid state nearing 50th birthday and the tension rise*


The focus on the Israel-Palestine one apartheid state is more and more in the world media. The fear of Europe - mainly from the extreme Muslim terror, combined with the B.D.S. movement, increase the pressure on Israel. Even US call for at least partial retreat from 1967 conquest of the remaining Palestinian region. The sham excuse Israel will retreat only with final peace agreement in which the Palestinians renounce the right of return of the 1948 refugees is exposed when even the Hamas agree on 1967 borders. Frustrated from the Palestinian Authority yielding to the Israeli needs the Fatah opposition initiated the prisoners hunger strike of 1700 inmates which may ignite a mass revolt of the Palestinians of the west bank. Meanwhile, the harassment of the non-armed joint struggle of grass root village activists and the Israeli anarchists against the wall, that was a bit dormant seems to be ignited again marked with the use live ammunition in Nabi Saleh (taking advantage of the absent of Israelis).


Bil'in

The big anniversary demo of 17-2-17
https://www.facebook.com/Activestills/videos/10154200118462073/
24-2-17, The first Friday demo of the 13th year of struggle. 3 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall (and 2 additional Israelis), 5 volunteers of the red crescent from Ramalla, and 10 internationals joined the village activists and kids. We marched chanting from the Abu Lamun oak wood to the gate in the wall. We knocked on the gate, kids climbed on the wall and tried in vain to force open the gate. The Israeli state forces refused to respond to the challenge for a long while. We returned to the village with mixed feelings.
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1105119022930659
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1160125377420126
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10212058007588625
3-3-17, 7 Israelis, 10 internationals, and village activists marched in the Friday demo from Abu Lamun oak wood to the gate in the separation wall. Chanting all the way there and knocking intensely on the gate when we arrived... but no Israeli state forces came to meet us. After a long while and a short sightseeing for the internationals we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/LunaDitLulu/posts/1850763401844344
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1850761455177872
https://www.facebook.com/iyad.burnat/posts/1638540936160263
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1165571936875470
10-3-17 Friday, 7 Israelis were blocked from reaching the joint demo by 10 army and police cars who road-blocked the three roads leading to the village. The demo was as usual without the participation of the Israeli state forces....but only Bil'iners and internationals could participate. Israeli forces closed the roads to the village of Bil'in from all directions to prevent the 7 Israelis who tried to participate.
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1171600176272646
Rumours say it was a kind of weird reprisal act for the previous night action (of people not related to the joint struggle) who tried to force open the gate of the separation wall.
After failing to cross the road blocks we could only look from the near by hill the clashes between Bil'iners and the soldiers of the road block between Kharbata and Bil'in. A 14 year old youth from Bil'in was arrested in the classes near the road block on the way from 433 high way and Bil'in.
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1171600176272646
Bil'in, Friday 17-3-17. 7 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, more than 20 internationals, and 15 from Ramalla joined the village activists in the weekly demo against the occupation and the settlers dedicated to the memory of Rachel Corrie (ISM activist martyred in Rafa).
After converging at the Abu Lamun oak orchard we marched chanting to the near by separation wall. There we declare our opinions to the near by settlement of Modi'in Elit.
After a while we marched along the wall to the closed gate there we continue the demo for a long while before returning to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/boaz.adv/posts/10155057214767243
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10212348775737462
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1123678491074712
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10210978011539231
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1177908755641788
24-3-17 Friday demo. 6 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative and 10 internationals joined the village activists. We converged at the Abu Lamun oak wood at noon and marched chanting to the gate in the wall. After long knocking on the gate trying to summon the Israeli force guarding the wall and the gate - getting no response we gave up. After socialising with the internationals we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1129637707145457
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1184600464972617
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211043041444938
30/3/17, Friday, The Day Of the Land demonstration. 6 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative joined 10 Internationals and dozen and a half Palestinians marched from the Abu Lamun oak wood to the gate in the wall - chanting and holding flags. The Israeli state forces were absent as usual lately. Still hard to get used to be the only village permitted a free from suppression demonstration against the occupation and the settlers.
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1191136007652396
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10211107279210842
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1191136007652396
Bil'in, Friday 7-4-17. 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, about 20 international activists, and 20 villagers marched along the separation wall chanting against the occupation, the separation wall, and the settlers. Only one soldier looked on us for few minutes and a drone hovering above represented the Israeli armed forces. After a long gathering, hanging flags on the wall, and burning tiers in front of the gate we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/basem.yasen/videos/1649097448437039/
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1143225595786668
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10212480980482683
14-4-17 The 632th Friday demo against the separation fence/wall in the chain the Israeli state failed to tear. 11 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative' joined more than a dozen internationals, and the village people in the march towards the gate in the wall. A huge bonfire of old tires in front of the gate was a background for a long gathering and picture taking. A lone armed car of the army passed on the road behind the wall - activating its siren in a weird announcing of their unseen passing presence.
Bil'in Friday demo, by its unique place where Palestinians can demonstrate without Israeli state interference and suppression direct a virtual powerful projector to all the other places and activities of suppressed protests.
https://www.facebook.com/boaz.adv/posts/10155143467192243
21-4-17 Friday, the 633th demo against the occupation, the separation fence/wall, and the settlers in the chain the Israeli state failed to tear. 6 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, joined about a dozen of international activists, and the village people in the march towards the gate in the wall. The theme of the day was solidarity with hunger strike of the Palestinian prisoners. We marched to the gate in the wall chanting holding a banner and flags of Marwan Burguty. When we arrived at the gate only few soldiers were hiding beyond the wall - seen only by youth who climbed on the wall. A black cloud from a bonfire of old tires in front of the gate was carried to the near by settlement. After a long vigil we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10212628109880826
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1212935908805739
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1220361104729886
28-4-17 Bil'in Friday 28-4-17 demo. 8 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall joined two dozen Palestinians in the 634th demonstration against occupation, separation wall and settlers. The theme of the day was solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners. The Israeli soldiers which were murderous in the other demos of the day were were very few and hide behind the wall so we could not even see them. We marched from the Abu Lamun oak wood towards the gate in the wall chanting. At the gate a big bonfire of old tiers was lit hoping the wind will blow the smoke towards the orthodox settlement. Kids climbed the wall and hanged the Palestinian flag on it. After a long convergence and photographing with the young children we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1166116186830942
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1220361104729886
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10212697349731779
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/875737022565661
Bil'in, Friday 5-5-17 demonstration. 3 Israeli anarchists, and two international activists joined about 10 activists of the village in the 635th demo against the wall, the occupation and the settlers. The Israeli forces intended to capture the stone thrower kids so they left a notice about a closed military zone along the road to the wall and spread groups of soldiers and border police in the fields between the wall and the route of the dismantled fence near the village. We marched chanting towards the gate in the wall but before reaching it we started to return and confronted the invading soldiers in the field. As there were no throwing stones kids the state force just harassed us threatened us with arrests because we were in a closed military zone... and detained two of the village activists.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1406354789404022
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10212840576552175
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1228908147208515

Hebron

24-2-17 Hundreds marched today for the annual “Open Shuhadaa Street” protest in the occupied city of Hebron. Shuhadaa street in the old city used to be a lively market place, but was abruptly shut down by the Israeli military following the Goldstein Massacre of 1994. Barukh Goldstein, a settler and military doctor, fired at Muslim worshippers at the Ibrahimi mosque in the early hours of 25 February, 1994, killing 29 of them and wounding another 125. In the wake of subsequent violence, the Israeli military closed Shuhadaa street to Palestinians, shuttering stores and forcing residents off public spaces. Today, only Jewish settlers and their guests are allowed to move through the bulk of Shuhadaa street. Protesters chanted against the ongoing closure, against the ghettoization of Hebron and the continued settlement project that disrupt the daily lives of Palestinian civilians. The Israeli army dispersed protesters with barrages of tear gas. No serious injuries or arrests reported.
For more photos, Please click on the link: https://schwarczenberg.com/open-shuhadaa-street-hebron-2017

Nabi Saleh

3-3-17 Friday demo, Update from Manal (from approx 5 hours ago): "Clashes are still going on #Nabi_Saleh and soldiers keep shooting live bullets and tear gas canisters".
IOF attack Palestinian, Israeli and international activists who marched to the fresh water spring located on land belonging to residents of Nabi Saleh, which has been stolen by settlers from the illegal Israeli colony of Halamish.....we will continue to take our wright's and end the suffering of our population to make Palestine free of occupation
https://www.facebook.com/rasha.hirzallah/videos/1291336954292430/
https://www.facebook.com/bassem.tamimi/posts/10211168976892579
21-4-17 In solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian political prisoners, residents of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh marched and confronted the Israeli army. The strike was launched on Prisoner’s Day, 17 April, and included thousands of political prisoners of different factions. The prisoners demand immediate improvement to the conditions of their incarceration, such as access to education, phones, family visits etc. The Israeli state retaliated against the leadership of the prisoners, especially against Marwan Barghouti, by relocating them to different jails and placing them in solitary confinement. Marchers waved the Fatah flags, chanted against administrative detention, and call for the release of political prisoners and against the ongoing occupation and land confiscations. The Israeli army attempted to disperse protesters with tear gas, rubber- and sponge-encased steel bullets. No major injuries or arrests reported.
For more photos, Please click on the link: https://schwarczenberg.com/nabi-saleh-21042017
Friday demo. The theme of the day was solidarity with hunger strike of the Palestinian prisoners https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=825314100942618
https://www.facebook.com/bassem.tamimi/posts/10211637787812559
26-4-17 A strong clashes taking a place this Friday demo in #Nabi_Saleh and one injury with live ammunition. Soldiers attack the demonstration and shots a lot of tear gas cannister and live ammunition four youths shots by life bullets in there legs and one by tear gas cannister in the head they are in hospital for treatment after the army stopped the ambulance for one hour
https://www.facebook.com/btamimins/posts/1812820299045474
https://www.facebook.com/manal.tamimi.12/videos/1409389605751080/
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIskqUs2VJs
5-5-17 Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, eight Palestinians, including five with live fire, and caused scores to suffer the effects of tear-gas inhalation, in Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

Qaddum

3-3-17 Friday demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN4d0i4GQ1k
24-3-27 Friday demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8NqBEO1deY
14-4-2017 Friday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HKsPqowAGo

Ni'ilin

3-3-17 Friday demo
https://antinarrativeblog.com/2017/03/04/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-3-3-2017/
17-3-17 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155054229353563
http://antinarrativeblog.com/2017/03/18/%d9%86%d8%b9%d9%84%d9%8a%d9%86-nilin-17-3-2017
24-3-27 Friday demo David Reeb https://youtu.be/SXZRMVGotko
https://antinarrativeblog.com/2017/03/25/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-24-3-2017/
https://www.facebook.com/guy.butavia/posts/10155149266877138
31.3.2017 Israel Puterman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yKuNBEqLkE
Yaron ben-haim https://antinarrativeblog.com/2017/04/02/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-31-3-2017/
7-4-17 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0KPwDryzoo
Yaron ben-haim https://antinarrativeblog.com/2017/04/11/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-7-4-2017/
14-4-17 The IOF shot and arrested our friend Muhamed Ameera at Ni'lin weekly demo he in the hospital now . Inshallah he recover soon and back to his children and family
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1695240397156983
04/21/2017 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEc9gQZhB_k
David Reeb
Date: https://youtu.be/FCW64aGsBks

Uja

21-4-17 https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1845053619076950&id=100007169887222


Don’t Say We Didn’t Know 540
Settlers from the illegal outpost Havat Ma’on in the South Hebron Hills habitually assault Palestinian children of the cave-dweller hamlets in the area who are forced to walk close to the outpost on their way to school in Tawane and back. In 2004 the assailants seriously wounded two international accompanists. Ever since then, the Israeli army has been escorting the children. All these years the Israeli police, West Bank region, ‘manages’ not to know of the assaults, nor to arrest the assailants.
On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the escorting army Jeep did not arrive to do its work and accompany the children on their way from their school in Tawane back to their hamlets. The children chose to take the longer way in order to avoid passing by Havat Ma’on. In spite of their efforts not to run into colonists, these lay in wait for them and attacked.
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On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, government agents escorted by police arrived at Bedouin villages in the Negev, and ploughed grain fields belonging to the Bedouins, in order to destroy their future crops: In Rahma near Yeruham, and at Al Sadir, west of Ar’ara. They also demolished a home in Abu Grinat, south of road 25.

Sheikh Jarrah

every Friday, protesting their violent evictions from their homes,the taking over of the neighbourhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem.They call upon each and every person who supports their struggle to join them. Please make an effort and join them this April 28for a vigil in support of their struggle.Attention: The vigil will start at 4:00 Pm We will meet at the Sheikh Jarrah Garden, on the new side-walk, Nablus Road and Dahlmann St.
Don’t Say We Didn’t Know 541

Until recently Israeli soldiers were the ones acting to expel Palestinians from the Jordan Valley. In the past few months, settler-colonists have joined this activity, now living in new ‘illegal’ outposts erected at Al Hema and Umm Zuka, in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley.

On Wednesday March 1, 2017, settler-colonists from Umm Zuka stole four donkeys from Palestinian shepherds of Al Malih. When required to return them, they admitted that they had handed over the donkeys to the Civil Administration. Naturally, none of the robbers has been arrested nor would be brought to court. The Palestinians are required to pay to get their donkeys back.

On Saturday, March 4, settlers-colonists of the outpost at Al Hema attacked Palestinian shepherds. Soldiers who arrived late at the scene, arrested a Palestinian instead of the assailants.

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On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, government agents escorted by police demolished Bedouin homes in the Negev: one near Kseifa, one in Abu Tlul near road 35, and one at Hashem Zana near Moshav Nevatim.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 542
Settler colonists from the new outpost above the hamlet of Al Hema in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley keep threatening and assaulting their Palestinian neighbours. None of the assailants has been arrested.
On Sunday, March 5, 2017, settler-colonists from the outpost assaulted Palestinian shepherds of Al Hema..
On Tuesday, March 7, two armed settler-colonists entered Al Hema itself and threatened its inhabitants. Later they attacked shepherds.
On Friday March 10, settler-colonists came riding on mini-tractors with dogs and chased shepherds away from their grazing area. This time the shepherds were not escorted by Israeli or international human rights activists.
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On Sunday through Tuesday, March 5-7, Israeli government agents escorted by police destroyed grain crops in Bedouin villages in the Negev: at Umm Batin near road 60, at Al Fura'a near road 31, and at Rahma near Yeruham and in Wadi Al Na'am south of Beer Sheva.
On Thursday, March 9, they demolished Al Arakib yet again.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 543

On Sunday, March 12, 2017, Palestinians were working, paving an access road to the fields of Turmus Aya village, located in Area B. Israeli soldiers fired teargas grenades and 'rubber bullets' (metal covered in rubber) without any warning. The workers left. Only after intervention by the DCO did the soldiers leave and the Palestinians resumed their work.

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On Monday and Tuesday, March 13-14, government agents escorted by police came to Bedouins' fields in the Negev and destroyed their crops - near Nevatim Junction, near Al Sara, Tel Al Milh (all close to the army base at Nevatim) and at Kseife. On Thursday, March 16, they destroyed dams with which the Bedouins store rainwater that enables them to cultivate summer crops- at Tel Arashid, east of the town of Hura, at Um Batin, near Omer, and in Hura.

Don't say we did not know 544

On Wednesday March 22, 2017, Palestinian farmers of the village Bourin went out to cultivate their lands. Note: this was in coordination with with the Israeli army. Settler-colonists who came from Yitzhar attacked them. The soldiers did not arrest the attackers. An army officer demanded of the farmers to leave the area.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 545

On Monday, March 28, 2017, Israeli soldiers came to the Palestinian village of Al-Rifa'iya (near the town of Yatta in the South Hebron Hills) and demolished a greenhouse, as well as confiscating the tree saplings that were growing in the nursery.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 546

Settler colonists of Yitzhar, Beracha and their outposts frequently attack the Palestinian villagers of Bourin.

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, settler colonists from the illegal outpost of Seneh Yaacov (near Beracha) descended towards the Palestinian village of Bourin. They threw stones at homes in the village. Soldiers who were present did not prevent the assault nor arrest them. When youngsters of the village began to throw stones back at them, the soldiers fired rubber (rubber coated steel pellets) ammunition and teargas and stun grenades at the Palestinians. The soldiers also grabbed a donkey from Bourin and passed it on to the settler colonists

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On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Israeli government agents escorted by police once more demolished the Negev Bedouin village of Al Arakib.

​Don't Say We Didn't Know 547

​On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Israeli soldiers came to the Palestinian village of Umm Al Uber, near Zubeidat, in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley, and uproot 540 date palm saplings, just one year old, and destroyed 30 dunams of melons. A week earlier they uprooted date palm saplings near Jericho.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 548

In violation of international law, ten Israeli quarries operate inside the West Bank, and another is about to be opened.

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, agents of the Civil Administration escorted by soldiers handed orders to cease work to a Palestinian quarry owner south of the Palestinian village of Beit Umar, and confiscated a bulldozer and bugger which they transported to nearby Israeli settler-colony of Karmei Tzur.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Israeli government agents escorted by police came to Bedouin villages in the Negev for a day of home demolitions. They destroyed two houses at Al Sayed, near the town of Hura, two homes at at Al Za'arura, east of Kseife, and a house in Al Fur'a near the Israeli town of Arad.

Don’t Say We Didn’t Know 549

Here is a testimony given by a member of the Jahalin tribe living in Ujja (north of Jericho), to visitors on tour of the peace movements in the Palestinian Jordan Valley (Friday, April 28, 2017) as noted by Nurit Popper.

“We have been living in Ujja for 30 years with our sheep and goat flocks. We were living quietly until 2008. Then trouble began. Settler-colonists from the hilltop outposts above Ujja began to descend to our grazing areas and threaten and assault us.

In 2008 they stol 75 of our goats and sheep. We complained to the police but in vain.
3 years ago 90 goats and sheep were stolen. Some were taken to the settler-colony and others to further locations. In spite of the fact that we know who the thieves are and even lodged a complaint, the police never intervened and the stolen livestock was never returned to us.

Because of the repeated assaults and thefts by the settler-colonists we have lost our grazing area. We have had to close our livestock in corrals and feed it with purchased feed. We have been compelled to take other types of work, our lives have become impossible in this area. Lately, volunteers from the peace movements such as Guy and Arik who accompanied us to our grazing area were beaten up, paying a steep price for their will to prevent injustice.”

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On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, government agents escorted by police demolished Al Arakib (Negev Bedouin village) yet again.

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il

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* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See in 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://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html

Friday, February 17, 2017

Palestine-Israel, Celebrating a 12 years of persistent struggle in Bil'in and a small victory*



Regional change and new Israeli war minister who is clearly against annexation of additional of parts of Palestine (and even for cutting parts annexed 1948) resulted in the diminishing of the suppression of the non armed popular struggle. For months the Israeli forces diminished the harassment of the Friday demos of villages activists and the Israeli anarchists against the wall. In bil'in they nearly stopped entirely any shooting of tear gas and bullets, seldom tried to stop us from approaching the separation wall... The participants of the big demo of the 12th year celebration could not see even one soldier till the end of the demo when kids forced open the gate of the wall and resulted in a mildest ever response. The failure of the big plan of US to subvert the countries of the region as it exported terror (Al Quida, Daesh and Shieh advances) forced it to compromises with Iran, Rojave, (and probably with Syrian Assad, Russia and the Palestinians).


Bil'in

Friday 18-11-16. The 660th weekly demonstration. 7 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative and 3 international activists joined the village activist in a demo dedicated to the Ni'ilin activist Saleh Hawaghah of the coordination comity arrested few weeks ago with bogus accusations. This week the state forces blocked our way to the separation wall near the route of the dismantled separation fence. During the confrontation they threatened us with arrests and detained one photographer whom they released at the end of the demonstration.
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10211056344667678
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1022238247885404
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10209829908037361
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10211141940847344
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1064190183680313
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1064187487013916
25-11-16 Friday demonstration 25-11-16. 7 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall initiative, and 10 internationals, joined the village activists in the march to the gate of the separation wall. The Israeli state forces waited for us near the gate and demanded our immediate return to the village - threatening us with arrests. At a bargain they allowed us to protest there for 5 minutes and later extended it to another 15 minutes. After vain efforts of months the commander learned my name, came and held my arm complaining I stayed more than the allotted 20 minutes and then "urged" me to return to the village faster.
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1070450019720996
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10209890072421433
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1029448340497728
2-12-16 In the first rainy Friday of the winter, 5 Israelis and 4 international activists joined 6 Bil'iners and two other Palestinian activists in the never breaking chain of Friday demos of the nearly 12 years. When we arrived near the gate of the separation wall, the Israeli armed forces waited for us near to the gate. As usual, they declared the area as closed military zone forbidding us from staying there. As usual they threatened us with arrests. As usual we refused to go away and bargained for a short time demo. We staid near the gate for a while, then for a longer time a bit farther from the soldiers... till we yielded to the whether and returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1035742616534967
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1035734976535731
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10211275247659931
9-12-16 Bil'in my love... 9-12-16 Friday demonstration. 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative Joined dozen and a half international activists and the Bil'iners in a demo against the separation wall, the settlers an occupation dedicated to the memory of the martyr ziad abu ein. The Israeli border police force blocked our way to the separation wall near the route of the dismantled separation fence at the memorial of the village martyr Bassem (Fil). After about half an hour of confronting the police we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1035742616534967
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10210027712662353
https://www.facebook.com/hamde.a.rahma/videos/1791205911149778/
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1088923011207030
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1042258712550024
16-12-16 Bil'in, 16-12-16 Friday demo. As usual lately small crowd and a surprising event. 5 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall initiative joined about 10 international activists and the village activists. The demo was dedicated to the martyr Ziad Abu Ein - killed in a demo in other village. After converging at the oak orchard Abo Lamun near the separation wall we marched along it towards the gate in its north. When we approached there, a small unit of soldiers waited for us near the gate. We had a long but mild confrontation with the Israeli state forces. More than half an hour they threatened us with arrests - pacifically local and Israeli activists they call by the name... but only detained for a while only one international activists. They even threw one tear gas grenade... and took our pictures... but during the confrontation one of the village activists was not feeling well so the commander ordered one of the soldiers to bring him a bottle of water. After nearly twelve years of Friday demonstrations surprises still.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1047908731985022
https://www.facebook.com/iyad.burnat/posts/1538528076161550
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1047909421984953
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1097377787028219
https://www.facebook.com/abdallah.aburahma.3/posts/1217396558346652
23-12-16 https://www.facebook.com/abdallah.aburahma.3/posts/1224255134327461
https://www.facebook.com/iyad.burnat/posts/1546610808686610
6-1-17 The ever strangest demonstration. 7 Israelis joined similar number of international and the village activists in the weekly demo. We converged at the Abu Lamun oak wood and marched along the separation wall to the gate in it with the usual chants. When we arrived there the Israeli state forces waited with armoured cars out of the gate and presented us with the closed military zone paper and ordered us to return to the village - as they did often last months. The surprise was that when we ignored it and continue waking to the gate - they did nothing. People became bold and climbed on the armoured cars... and still just mild protest of the state force commander.
After a while a group of youth started to confront the soldiers near the margin of the demo: they threw on them soldiers two tear gas grenade and lot of stones. In response, the state force retreated behind the wall and closed the gate, and later started to shoot tear gas canisters on the youngsters.
After a while, village activists succeeded to call the youngsters back and we all retuned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1118251641607500
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1118252414940756
https://www.facebook.com/iyad.burnat/posts/1572326979448326
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10211650196753424
https://www.facebook.com/taki.bornat/posts/1317985974889959
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1118416731590991
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1063592303749998
13-1-17 Friday demo: 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the wail (including 3 members of the anarchist-communist Ahdut-Unity) joined 10 internationals and the village activists. The theme was as usual against occupation and the settlers with added mentioning of Al Kuds (Jerusalem).
The Israeli state forces kept very low profile - played as if they were not behind the gate and did not respond to any "invitation". After a long while we matched from the gate along the wall to a point near the Abu Lamun oak wood. There youngsters climbed on the wall - hanging Palestinian flags.
Only after a kid cut the surveillance electronic cable the soldiers showed their presence, shot us lot of tear gas grenades and even shot a bullet on the head of one of the kids and injured him. After first aid he was taken to the hospital.
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1123678464398151
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/818920364913994
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10211717927286645
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10211649113686533
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEz29xxrQx4
20-1-17
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1074250889350806
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1074251939350701
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10211785091925719
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1129577263808271
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/822394744566556
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10211718915231528 ***********
27-1-17 https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1081191355323426
3-2-17 Today we surfed on the waves of anger against the separation wall and the settlers - 9 Israelis, 9 in a delegation from Ramallah, 5 internationals and about dozen of the village activists. We marched along the wall up to the gate in it - chanting as usual. The Israeli armed forces showed themselves on the hill behind the separation fence and later on the wall itself but refrained from any communication. After a long while when activists expressed what we think on them, we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/anat.matar/posts/1242941382450068
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1141933162572681
10-2-17 The 623 Friday demo - in a preparation to the next Friday celebration of 12 years of joint struggle against the occupation and the settlers robbers. 10 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative with about ten internationals and a delegation of 10 from Ramallah joined the village activists in a one sided demonstration the Israeli state forces refrained from participation. Only a passing armoured car on the road behind the wall remind us we are not alone... In preparation for the demo we converged at the Abu Lamun oak wood near the wall. We marched from there - with placards and chants, to the gate in the northern part of the wall. After a prolonged knocking on the gate of the wall that did not bring any response we marched along the wall to the south were we confronted some settlers who converged on the other side of the wall till the end of the demo wondering if the Israeli state force will be present at the next Friday celebrations.
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1093589307416964
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1148251385274192
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10211925681960567
Bil'in, Friday, 17-2-17, 12th anniversary of the joint struggle against the occupation and settlers. About 60 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall and the local villagers joined international activists, Palestinians from near and far cities and villages. At noon, we marched from the village centre with flags banners, and chants towards the separation wall that replaced the old separation fence. After converging for a while at the wall near the Abu Lamun oak orchard we marched along the wall to the gate in its northern side. There we converged for a bit longer... but the Israeli state forces just stayed behind the wall. Only at the end of the demo when youngster succeeded to force the gate open, the soldiers responded. They came with their armoured cars and attacked the youth - detained three of them for a while. Two injured youth were taken to the hospital for treatment.
https://www.facebook.com/bmansour1/posts/10210965134197289
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210965045635075
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10210712989633849
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10211993851864772


Ni'ilin

Friday 18-11-16 In Solidarity with the prisoner rehabilitation khawaja its out weekly Na'alin march filed which Palestinian media images captured salah while occupying army participants faced a barrage of gas bombs led to suffocation. Many can't get enough of occupation that following the end of the parade of homes attacked the south side with a barrage of gas bombs.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1242672765805122
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YHpGMPUZg4
25-11-16 Friday
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNCx5p1cf70
09.12.2016 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mUddwzZOkQ
16/12/16 https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1287581274647604
24-12-16 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIP0Ozb1vxo
6-1-17 https://antinarrativeblog.com/2017/01/06/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-6-1-2017/
https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1319200648152333
13-1-17 https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1325480204191044
27-1-17 https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1342389562500108
https://www.facebook.com/LunaDitLulu/posts/1834185113502173
https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/100001872326801
https://antinarrativeblog.com/2017/01/28/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-27-1-2017/
3-2-17 https://www.facebook.com/LunaDitLulu/posts/183766642315404
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C1EZZsouZY
David Reeb https://youtu.be/xXT8xBIxNig
02/10/2017 Arbor day: israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vBmZ8WXTZo


Evacuation of the new Palestinian "village" Yasser. III

We left with the several dozen Palestinians activists of the non-violent protest against the occupation. We set up a protest tent next to an Israeli settler outpost in the Jordan Valley. The protest was against a lot of things, but especially against the demolition of buildings in the Jordan valley area C (32 buildings have been demolished in recent months in the immediate area). The establishing of outposts by the settlers embittering the lives of Palestinian residents and others. Our protest was declared by police and soldiers an illegal demonstration.
After about four hours we were attacked with great violence: beatings with rifle butts, stun grenades, gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray. Two Israelis were arrested, four Palestinians were evacuated to a hospital and several other injured were treated on the spot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwMcTDJIhe8
https://www.facebook.com/mhmad.hmdan.77/videos/719690671527341/
English http://972mag.com/the-different-ways-israel-treats-jewis…/…/
Arabic http://www.alquds.com/pdf/1479450255423969200/1479450278000/
30-12-16 The last Friday demo of the year. 9 Israelis and about dozen international activists joined the Bil'iners in the demo dedicated to the memory of the Martyr Jawaher Abu Rahma Killed by tear gas in the 31-12-2010 demo. After converging at the Abu Lamun oak orchard we marched chanting along the separation wall to the gate in its north. This Friday the Israeli state forces remained behind the wall and just criticize us for the violation of the claim of non armed demo as few youngster threw stones near the demo at the gate.
After a long while we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10211519445124900
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10210246033200230/
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1058138987628663
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10210245672471212
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/811141415691889
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10210246033200230/
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/1058138987628663
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10210245672471212
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/811141415691889

Qaddum

12/27/2016 a dozen of masked terrorists armed with batons and weapons, hold hostage a six year old child as they place human traps, repeat, human traps during the weekly demonstration at Kufr Qaddum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPDo31qEnIY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPDo31qEnIY
30-12-16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akpXgURVUXs
6-1-17 The villagers are trying to reject Israeli bulldozers.... that destroy their streets and invade the lands
https://www.facebook.com/AlMasira.KufurKaddom/photos/a.1448012401887475.1073742093.271405776214816/1448015658553816/?type=3
13-1-17 Clashes between Palestinian lions and Zionist forces broke out in Kafr Qaddum, during the weekly peaceful protest against the wall and the occupation
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1464764146878967.1073742095.271405776214816&type=3
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=369862993376166&id=100010574040732
https://antinarrativeblog.com/2017/01/13/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-13-1-2017/
2-2-17 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1508835995805115.1073742099.271405776214816&type=3
https://www.facebook.com/Akhdut/posts/1556028184422361
https://www.facebook.com/pg/AlMasira.KufurKaddom/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1511022855586429
17_2_2017‎.https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1545506415471406.1073742102.271405776214816&type=3

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The Israeli army continues to harass the Palestinians of Al Hama and Ras Al Ahmar in the north of the Palestinian Jordan Valley. The authorities aim to make the Palestinians desert their villages.

On Monday, November 7, 2016, Israeli soldiers came to the Palestinian hamlet of Al Hama, destroyed and confiscated all of the tents that had been put up after the previous demolition.

On Thursday, November 10, Israeli soldiers came to Ras Al Ahmar and issued eviction orders to all the inhabitants for two days (Sunday and Monday, the 11th and 13th of November). Apparently the Israeli army intends to hold manoeuvres at the site.


Don't say we did not know 528

The Palestinian inhabitants of 'Arab Abu Farda, lived near Moshav Batzra in the Sharon area. In 1948 they became refugees and settled SE of Qalqilia. They bought the land in 1952.

On Thursday, November 17, 2016 the Israeli army blocked the entrance to the village from road 55. The other entrance is only for 4x4 vehicles. Now buses and trucks cannot enter or exit.


Don't Say We Didn't Know 529

The Israeli army persists in its efforts to expel Palestinians from the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley, and the Jewish settlers continue to invade the Palestinians' lands, unimpeded.
Earlier this week Israeli soldiers presented temporary evacuation orders to the inhabitants of Ras Al Ahmar. The army plans three days of manoeuvres in their area. They are supposed to evacuate their locality from Tuesday to Thursday (6-8.12) from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m every day.
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 soldiers confiscate another tractor belonging to a Palestinian from Ras Al Ahmar.
On Monday. November 28, settlers apparently from Mekhola ploughed Palestinian lands. The owners showed soldiers present the documents proving a Supreme Court ruling.on their rightful claim to the land. The soldiers chased them away and did not prevent the settlers' invasion.
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On Wednesday, November 30, government agents escorted by police once more demolished the Bedouin village of Al Araqib in the Negev.


Don't Say We Didn't Know 530

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Israeli soldiers came to the Palestinian village of Fassail in the Palestinian Jordan Valley, and demolished three dwellings and two service units belonging to two families. For one of these families, this is already the fourth demolition this year. The other family remained with no shelter for the night.
On the same day the Israeli army confiscated two more tractors at Ras Al Ahmar, in the northern part of the Palestinian Jordan Valley.
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On Wednesday, December 7, government agents escorted by police arrived for a day of demolitions of Bedouin localities in the Negev. In Sa'wa, east of Hura, they demolished a dwelling. In wadi Gawain (Mulada) east of Hura, they demolished a water reservoir. At Al Ghara. west of the Nevatim airfield, a Bedouin man was forced to demolish his own home by himself, under police pressure.

Don't say we did not know531

On Monday, 12th December, 2016, two farmers from the Palestinian village Turmus 'Ayya discovered that 166 of their olive saplings had been either uprooted or destroyed on their land. The suspicion is that settlers from an outpost west of Adei Ad outpost carried out the crime.


Don’t Say We Didn’t Know 534

On Thursday, December 29, 2016 government agents escorted by police came to the Negev Bedouin villages for a day of demolitions. At Bir Hadaj, near kibbutz Revivim, they destroyed a dwelling. At A-Sir village, south of Beer Sheva, they destroyed a dwelling. At Al Ghara, near Hura township, they destroyed a dwelling. At Khirbet Al Batal, near Rahat, they destroyed a dwelling. At Abu Talul, south of the Segev Shalom township, they destroyed a dwelling. At Al Humra, near Darijat, they forced a man to demolish his own home.

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Al Ukbi near Hura, they demolished a hospitality tent (Sig). At Al Zarnug near Nevatim, they destroyed a sheep pen. At Al Fur’a, near Arad, they demolished two dwellings.



Don't Say We Didn't Know 535

On Tuesday' January 10, 2017. Israeli army troops came and cut a water pipe supplying water from Ras Al Ahmar to Al Hadidiya in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley.

Important note! A settler in nearby Roi consumes 450 liters of water a day. A Hadidiya Palestinian - 20 liters a day.

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I have no idea what more could be written about the situation at Al Arakib. On Thursday. January 12, 2017, again government agents escorted by police confiscated three vehicles, a water tanker and a cart, and once again, demolished the village.



Don't Say We Didn't Know 536

Israeli army plans to pave a road to bypass the Palestinian village of Nabi Elias (east of the West Bank town of Qalqiliya) for the Jewish settlers in the area. For this purpose it has confiscated 104 dunams belonging to the villages of Nabi Elias, Izbat Tabib and Azoun.

On Saturday, January 7, 2017, the army prevented Israeli human rights activists from coming to the area to demonstrate in protest alongside the Palestinians.

On Monday, January 16, 2017, the Israeli army began uprooting 1000 olive trees belonging to the Palestinian farmers in this area. The soldiers arrested an Israeli activists and detained a Palestinian and another Israeli woman-activists.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 537

The new outpost in the Umm Zuka area of the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley is being built right next to an Israeli army base. This does not deter settlers from Umm Zuka developing this outpost and like settlers from Al Hama outpost, chasing away Palestinian shepherds from their own lands.
On Wednesday, February 1, 2017,settlers from the outpost in Al Hama attacked shepherds from Samara. The next day those same shepherds were attacked by settlers from Umm Zuka riding a mini-tractor. On Saturday, February 4, settlers again tried to attack Palestinian shepherds from Samara, Ein Al Hilwa and Makhoul, but Israeli volunteers who accompanied them prevented the assault.

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I often have to choose what to distribute among all the items that come my way. This time I choose to share this deliberation with my readers.
As the week began I thought of writing about the expansion of Leshem settlement and the damages it has been causing the neighbouring Palestinian village of Deir Balut. But then I was informed of the confiscation of 326 dunams belonging to the villages of Jalud and Turmus Aya. Then came the news of home demolitions in Ras Al Ahmar and Kardala in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley. And more demolitions in the Palestinian villages around Jerusalem that have been annexed by Israel, and about which is rarely write. After all they are more centrally located, and thus more visible.
As Wednesday, February 8 grew near, we feared a repeated demolition at Umm Al Hiran in the Negev. Which did not happen. Instead, Al Arakib was destroyed yet again. And a container was destroyed in Al Zarnouk,and a Bedouin resident was forced to demolish his own home in Wadi Al Na'am , also in the Negev.
So you tell me, what should I write about?

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il


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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.
See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html

Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019
Arabic - http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=430180