Palestine-Israel, The Israeli army returned to the joint struggle after its failure to put end to the weekly demonstrations by its absence*
Bil'in, the symbol of the popular joint struggle of Palestinians, Israelis (with the anarchists against the wall initiative), and internationals, was a site of a year long experiment. The new war minister of Israel tried to extinguish the joint Friday demos by "neglect". The harassments during the demos diminished (first end to the shooting and later refraining from confronting the demos) but the night invasion to harass the village continued. The number of participants diminished gradually but continued. The fact that Bil'in was the only place Palestine could demonstrate without restriction was unbearable... The experiment ended. The Israeli state force is back in the confronting of demos and the shooting of tear gas resumed.
26-5-17 Friday; 8 Israelis and about dozen international activists joined about 20 Bil'iners in the 638th demo against occupation, settlers; and in solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners. The Israeli armed forces refrained from "participation" keeping Bil'in Friday demo the only place Palestinians can demonstrate with out being suppressed or interrupted. We marched towards the gate in the wall and there converged for a while before returning to the village.
The punishment come at weeks nights as the occupation forces invade the village and activists homes as a routine harassment.
Friday 2-6-17; 8 Israelis and about dozen international activists joined the Bil'iners in the 639th demo against occupation, settlers. The Bil'in Friday demo is still the only place Palestinians can demonstrate with out being suppressed or interrupted. We marched towards the gate in the wall and there converged for a while before returning to the village.
Friday 30-6-17, demonstration. 6 Israelis with the AAtW initiative and 4 internationals joined the village activists in the 641st demo in the chain.
Bil'in, Friday 7-7-17, 7 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, and two international activists joined the village activists in the 642 demo against the occupation and the settlers.
Friday 14-7-17, 8 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, and two international activists joined the village activists in the 643 demo against the occupation and the settlers.
During the demo, the activists told the settlers who live behind the wall what we think on them and their future.
Friday 21-7-17, 8 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, and one international activist joined the village activists in the 644 demo against the occupation and the settlers. During the lively demo, the activists used loud speakers to tell the settlers who live behind the wall what we think on them and their future.
Friday 28-7-17, Again a lively demo. (The 645 in the chain.) 5 Israeli with the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative, with nearly the whole the village comity were joined after a long absent with a delegation of the Israeli occupation soldiers. We did our march, chanting and knocking on the gate of the wall, The Israeli delegation compensated for their long absence with threats, sound grenades and tear gas canisters we missed for more than half a year.
The ambulance team who were absent many weeks as no army participated had an accurate guess: they came and helped us with the tear gas we were not used to.
After "enjoying" the tear gas for a while we returned to the village.
Friday 4-8-17, The 646 demo in the twelve and a half years chain. 8 Israelis with the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative, and 5 international activists, joined the village activists. We marched from the Abu Lamun oak grove to the gate in the wall expecting to find there the Israeli occupation soldiers as in the week before. We did our march, chanting prepared for the confrontation in the end of the march. We were really disappointed not to see the soldiers in the new cages on the wall - on the two sides of the gate. Knocking on the gate of the wall, did not help - the soldiers just were not there. Few people used the megaphone to tell the settlers on the other side of the valley what we think on them. After a while we returned to the village with mixed feelings.
11-8-17 As part of my 80th birthday party in Bil'in - 17 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative and a dozen of internationals joined the village activists and guests from Ramallah in the 647th Friday demo against the occupation, the separation wall, and the settlers. We converged at the Abu Lamun oak orchard at noon. We marched from there to the gate in the separation wall - chanting. At the gate we converged for a long while and then returned to the village to continue the party.
19-5-17 In Friday demo against the occupation and settlers, and in solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners: Confrontations at the separation wall And the closure of a street that serves the settlers. It resulted with arrest of a teenager and the injury of several others in cases of suffocation and injuries by metal coated bullets.
16-6-17, Friday 16-6-17 demonstration against occupation, and settlers. 13 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative joined the village activists after the noon prayer among the olive trees in the march towards the separation wall. There was the usual burning of tiers and calling with loudspeaker to the near by settlers. After about an hour we returned to the village.
23-6-17, Friday, Another demonstration against occupation, and settlers in the unbreakable chain. 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative joined the village activists after the noon prayer among the olive trees in the march towards the separation wall. There was the usual burning of tiers and calling with loudspeaker to the near by settlers. The Israeli occupation army participated only with a buzzing Unmanned hovercraft. After about an hour we returned to the village.
Friday, 7-7-17 https://www.facebook.com/oqba.taha/posts/1532895503420447
Friday 21-7-17, Hundreds of people from Ni'ilin came out after Friday prayers on the ground with slogans condemning occupation and arrogance in Jerusalem, and some have brought up the apartheid wall and have raised Palestinian flags and others. Burned rubber tyres and some cut barbed wire from the concrete wall in the presence of a large number of soldiers from the occupation army who chased the demonstrators and mobilized the so-called border guards on the A Palestinian vehicle speaker and they were driving the car to the street boss, and closed the road to young people and flooded the tear gas village as well as in houses. The Village has been blocked in order to prevent people from coming and coming!
A boy wounded with real bullets in his foot
28.7.2017 israel pnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zshhRGAjyko&feature=youtu.be
4.8.2017 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh5O7lEWTU4
11-8-17 On the anniversary of the departure of the free speech Mahmoud Darwish The march of Ni'lin weekly west of the city of Ramallah against the wall and the looting of the land after the prayer in the field away from the pleasures of life from air conditioners and carpets of demonstrators swept the ground and promised the olive trees and chanted slogans against the occupation and raised the Palestinian flags and ignited rubber tires, The army of the occupation in order to arrest the demonstrators but revealed their belongings and chased the boys in the fields after the clashes that took place there
Friday 5.5.2017 David Reeb https://youtu.be/0vKU9LaJoiA
19-5-17 IOF attacks the demonstration and shots a lot of tear gas cannister and live ammunition rubber bullets 4 Palestinian injuries
David Reeb https://youtu.be/KRuEDuNYOzA
22-5-17 Hunger striking prisoners support demo: IOF attacks the demonstration in which 200 person and more participated one child shot in his legs by life bullets
26-5-17 The Israeli occupation forces arrested the freedom fighter Miko Peled after attacks the demonstration in Nabi Saleh today and shots a lot of tear gas cannister and live ammunition rubber bullets and pepper spray in the face of people
A long article: Fearless Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh defines popular protest - http://mondoweiss.net/2017/05/fearless-palestinian-village
Friday 7.7.2017 The Israeli occupation forces attack the demonstration in Nabi Saleh today and shots a lot of tear gas cannister and live ammunition rubber bullets the clashes continue between freedom fighters and the IOF they declared that the village closed military zone free Palestine
21.7.2017 Nabi Saleh today IOF attacks the demonstration and shots a lot of tear gas cannister and live ammunition rubber bullets the youth Yazen Tamimi wounded by life bullets in his leg
28.7.2017 Clashes were taking place in Nabi_Saleh and Zionists forces kept shooting tear gas, steal coated bullets and live ammo.
One injury with steal coated bullet in the face
19-5-17 Sumud Freedom Camp https://www.facebook.com/abu.sivan/media_set?set=a.10155353018592500.1073741867.658892499
TODAY 20-5-17: Palestinian activists broke in to the Ofer military court to hang flags and draw graffiti of Marwan Barghouthi, West Bank.
Saturday 18/06/17 "I will not say their name because the Palestinians get arrested, killed, humiliated at all ages, these two heroes are 7 AND 5 years old and defended their land with all their determination" https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=773850079450202
6-23-2017 At least two weeks already that the police do not arrive to suppress the weekly demonstrations in Kaddum village - only soldiers come. Before that came a combination of policemen and soldiers. This week, as you can see in the video, there are few wounded demonstrators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tCukZShBOg
7-7-17 The weekly demonstration today of the village was the first demonstration in the seventh year of protests in the village. Ended six years of protests on Friday and Saturday to open the road, freedom of movement and the abolition of apartheid.
In the weekly demonstrations hundreds of participants; However, the Zionist forces, in the form of the Zionist army and the police arrived in order not to allow people to walk the village where they live. They had to prove again and again, like every week there is occupation, there is apartheid.
Two weeks ago, one protester was injured by a rubber bullet in his hand and is still suffering from broken bones. On Sunday, police arrested him, caps And four other village children, aged around age 14 ~ 15. Anyone arrested, wounded in the leg by a rubber bullet and can not walk without crutches. The arrests took place late at night, when the Zionist forces broke into houses. We will continue to fight Zionism until freedom!
14-7-17 David Reeb https://youtu.be/MX2h-_IZxCk
Saturday 29/07/17, during the weekly peaceful demonstration of villagers, a captain and his soldier shot everyone, by rubber bullet, among the affected Palestinians, the young kaled shtewi 12 years and his father mourad, coordinator of the Village.
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on Saturday, April 29, 2017, 30 settler-colonists from Yitzhar descended upon the neighbouring Palestinian village of 'Urif and stoned houses on the edges of the village. Inhabitants attempted to chase their assailants away. Israeli soldiers who arrived did not prevent the harassment and arrested none of the attackers. They fired tear-gas and rubber coated ammunition at the villagers. The settler-colonists shattered house windows and wounded the owner. The assault on Saturday was not the first to take place, and is not likely to be last.
On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Israeli government agents escorted by police demolished a home east of Tel Sheva (in the Negev). At Umm Batin (near the Israeli neighborhood of Omer) they demolished a water reservoir and a fence.
Five families from Bat Sara'ia, near Tel Al Milh, were issued demolition orders for all their homes and summoned for police interrogation.
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On May 4, 2017, agents of the Civil Administration and Mekoro – Israel Water Company – came to the Palestinian village of Bardala, in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley, and cut water pipes that they claimed were illegally connected. Israeli soldiers hurled tear-gas canisters at Palestinians protesting the disconnection of their pipes.
About 20 years ago, Mekorot drilled deep wells in the village and took over the local water resources. Then the inhabitants were promised a supply of water. In the meantime the village population grew and so did their needs, but Mekorot never agreed to enlarge their water allotment. Therefore local farmers made ‘pirate’ connections to Mekorot pipes. The estimate is that 200 dunams of farm produce have dried up as a result of the pipe-disconnection.
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, government agents escorted by police came to the Bedouin village of Sa’awa (east of the town of Hura), and demolished eight residences.
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Wherever the Separation Barrier is erected inside the occupied territory of the West Bank, this is done in violation of international law. All the regulations the Israeli army implements restricting the Palestinian farmers’ access to their lands beyond this barrier – are blatantly illegal.
In February 2017 the Israeli army stiffened the criteria for issuing entry permits to farmers. Many of them have suffered heavy damages as a result.
Thus, for example, the permit held by R. and his family from Deir Al Ghusun (north of Tul Karm) has become invalid since the end of April. All his efforts to obtain new permits to reach his land have been in vain.
On Monday and Wednesday (May 15 and 17, 2017) government agents escorted by police demolished homes of Bedouins in the Negev: two homes in Wadi Al Naam, a home in Tel Arad, two homes and a shack in Hasham Zana, two homes in Sawawin, one home in Tel Al Maleh. In Bir Hadaj a family was compelled to demolish six homes. On Wednesday a structure was demolished in Um Batin, two homes and five sheep pens were demolished in Rahma, and – Al Arakib was demolished once more.
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The practice of ‘administrative detention’ is a blatant contradiction of the principle of fairness of the legal system.
On December 26, 2013, writer Ahmad Qtamash was released from administrative detention, having spent seven years (accumulated) in prison! No sufficient evidence had been provided to convict him in court.
Since his release, Qtamash has not been politically active. On May 17, 2017 the Israeli military commander of the West Bank issued an order of administrative detention against him for another three months.
On Wednesday and Thursday, May 24-25, 2017, government agents escorted by police conducted demolitions in the Bedouin villages of the Negev. On Wednesday they demolished two homes, destroyed fire wood and waste piles at Wadi Al Naam; In Dahiya, near the Israeli locality of Beit Qama, they demolished a sheep pen and a horses’ stall, uprooted olive tree saplings and destroyed a fence; in Sawawin, near Ar’ara, they destroyed a dwelling. On the next day, at Humra, near Darijat, they demolished a sheep pen and a temporary ranch; at Za’arura, near Kseife, they destroyed olive saplings and a dam; at Gatamat, near ‘Ar’ara, they demolished a dwelling and a sheep pen.
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Ever since the 1980s, Palestinians of Sarura in the South Hebron Hills have suffered assaults by settler-colonists of Ma’on and Havat Ma’on. In 1997 the last remaining Sarura villagers left because of these assaults by the original Havat Ma’on settler-colonists. Some of their lands were taken over by the same settler-colonists of Ma’on and Havat Ma’on. The villagers continued to cultivate the remaining lands.
On May 19, 2017, Palestinian, Israeli and international non-violence activists put up the Sumud camp at Sarura, in order to resettle the village with its original inhabitants. The Israeli army sequestered property and demolished the camp three times, on May 20, 25 and 29, 2017.
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On Thursday night, June 1, 2017, a settler colonist most likely from the illegal outpost in the Um Zuka nature reserve in the northern Occupied Palestinian Jordan Valley sabotaged ten water containers and tore up the tarpaulins sheltering the sheep of a Palestinian shepherd family situated west of the nature reserve. The settler colonist escaped.
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In the first report in Hebrew I made mistake, so I tuck it away from the English translation.
Israel used to refrain from demolitions of Negev Bedouin homes during the Ramadan month. In recent years we have witnessed that Al Arqib was not part of this consideration. Indeed, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Al Araqib was demolished again. The Israeli authorities also demolished 2 sheep pens at Sawawin, south of road 25, and in Wadi Al Naam they demolished a storehouse and the floor of a house which the family had demolished itself. Earlier, on June 1, a fruit tree grove and a pile of firewood was destroyed in Hasham Zana, south of road 25, and in Lakia a house was demolished.
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On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Judge Ron Solkin of the Beer Sheva Magistrate Court, sentenced three Bedouins who participated in a protest demonstration at Hura (held on November 30, 2013) to three years in prison and a fine of 25,000 shekels. Two others were sentenced to six months service work, and a 15,000 shekels fine.
On Thursday, July 20, 2017, government agents escorted by police came for a day of demolitions of Bedouin houses in the Negev. They destroyed a house in Wadi Al Naam, a house near Hura, and a house in Wadi Ghawin, near Mulda.
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On Saturday, July 27 2017, Odeh Nawajeh, age 17, from Ibzik near the town of Tayasir in the Palestinian Jordan Valley, set out to shepherd his family's flock. And there he met his death from an explosion of a shell left on the ground in the wake of military training in the area.
On Wednesday, July 26th, government officials accompanied by police arrived for a day of demolitions among the Bedouins in the Negev. They demolished two homes near Segev Shalom (Shaqib al-Salam). In Um Gabu, east of Tel Sheva, a home was demolished for the ninth time and the family's belongings were confiscated. And at Rakhama, near Yeruham, a boy's small chicken coop was demolished.
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Farmers from the Palestinian village Jaloud did not receive their permits to harvest their wheat fields, located near the illegal settler outpost of Esh Kodesh. On Thursday, August 3, 2017, their application - filed in the month of May - was finally answered. Arriving at their fields they were shocked to discover that nothing of theirs had remained.
On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, government agents escorted by police destroyed Al Arakib yet again. On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at the Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj near Kibbutz Revivim, they destroyed ten dwellings and three shigs (traditional gathering places).
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On Tuesday August 8, 2017 a water truck entered the Palestinian cave village of Pakhit in the South Hebron Hills to provide water for the residents. When it left the village Israeli soldiers stopped the truck and confiscated it, claiming that it had entered a military zone.
On Monday August 7, 2017, under threat by the authorities that they would destroy his storehouse (600 square meters) and that he would pay the demolition costs, the owner of the storehouse destroyed it himself. This occurred in the Negev Bedouin village of Um-Namila, north of Rahat.
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The road that leads from Highway 60 to the settlement of Negohot passes through the Palestinian village of Hursa, west of Hebron. On July 25, 2017 Israeli soldiers took over the roof of a house in the village under the procedure known as "straw widow"- which allows them to take over a private home for security needs - ostensibly for 24 hours. The purpose: to provide security for the construction of a guard tower next to the village's public hall and near the school. For more than three weeks now the soldiers have been "living" on the roof of the house.
On Monday August 14, 2017 government officials accompanied by police demolished Bedouin houses in the Negev – two homes in the village of Sawawin and two homes in the neighboring village of Abu Tlul.
On Thursday August 17, 2017 they continued the demolitions, destroying one home (for the fifth time this year) in Umm Gabo (east of Tel Sheva); in Wadi Guwain (south of Hura) they destroyed a house, an animal pen, a fence and a canal; and in Al Bat (east of Hura) they destroyed a fence and a canal.
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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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