Sunday, December 26, 2010

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle both within the Israeli 1948 borders and the 1967 occupied regions

It is just another week of struggle in Al Arakib, Beit Ommar, Bil'in, Hebron (Al Khalil), Gaza, Lod, Maasara, Nabi Saleh, Nilin, Silwan, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Wad Rachal, Walaja. On the background of increased international pressure, the Israeli oppression of Palestinians increase - both within the 1948 borders and these of 1967 occupation.... and so rise the resistance, including the joint struggle.

Al Arakib

This week the Israeli forces destroy the eighth time the Israeli Bedouin village Al Arakib. The joint struggle continue.
Beit Ommar

Protest Against Karmei Tsur Settlement, West Bank, Palestine, 12/18/10: video

Saturday December 25 another weekly demo.


Friday 24/12/2010 Bil'in weekly demonstration against the wall and settlements

To mark the International Week of Solidarity with the Palestinian people and the Christmas holiday the people of Bil'in remember their martyrs, prisoners and wounded and vow to continue their struggle against the occupation with the aim of establishing an independent state with Jerusalem as capital. A dozen of Israeli anarchists against the wall joined international activists an Biliners in the march to the separation fence and in the confrontation with the Israeli state forces.!/photo.php?fbid=180752758605762&set=a.102244519789920.5280.100000131186902

Israel Puterman video at:

Hebron (Al Khalil) Saturday December 25

Israeli soldiers attacked on Saturday evening a nonviolent protest organized by the Youth Coalition Against Settlements in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Dozens of Israeli and International peace activists participated in the protest.

Palestinians Israelis and foreign activists hold demonstration against the Israeli settlements expansion and demand to open al-Shuhada street closed by Israeli army, in the West Bank city of Hebron, December 25th. Five protesters were arrested Saturday by Israeli army in the protest in Hebron.

At least four Palestinians and three internationals were wounded after being violently assaulted by the army, and three international activists were detained. The Youth Coalition Against Settlements stated that soldiers attacked local protestors, internationals and reporters who arrived to provide media coverage. The protest, held weekly, is conducted by dozens of locals, Israelis and internationals.

This week’s protest was held at the eastern entrance of the Al Shuhada Street, in the Old City. The street was closed by the army several years ago leading to the closure of dozens of Palestinian stores. Only Jewish settlers are allowed to use the street. The protestors carried Palestinian flags and banners calling for ending all sorts of racial discrimination, and demanded Israel to open the street and to stop the frequent attacks carried out by extremist Israeli soldiers and settlers.


Monday is the two years anniversary for the 2008 assault of Israel on Gaza strip. A demo was called for Monday evening in front of the Israeli war compound in the center of Tel Aviv.

Tomorrow noon, Monday, December 27, a demonstration commemorating two years to the vicious assault on Gaza will be held in Ramallah area. AAtW were invited to participate.
Please contact S.


The yasam special police troopers came Monday 21 Dec. to destroy the tents of the families whose houses were destroyed last week during the peak of the storm.
supposedly one woman threw herself in front of the police car and managed to prevent the tent destruction. (she was not hurt).
To those who are unfamiliar with the case:
60 Israeli Palestinians with kids and elders were left with absolutely nothing in the freezing rain last week after hundreds of armed policemen stormed 7 houses in samech.chet neighborhood in Lod and destroyed them WITHOUT TAKING THE FURNITURE AND VALUABLES OUT.
the only thing those families have now are donated tents to protect from the weather. police will probably return tomorrow again to destroy them too.
there will be a big meeting tonight at the site at 1900 to discuss further action.

Popular Resistance Movement inviting to One Year Celebration of the An Nabi Saleh Demonstration


Nabi Saleh

As been the case in recent weeks in Nabi Saleh , all entrances to the village were closed from the morning by Israeli forces, attempting to prevent Palestinian, Israeli and international participants from attending. During this initial incursion to the village, an Israeli soldier shot from a close range 12 successive bullets into the chest of a Nabi Saleh youth, who stood by. The youth fell to the ground, and required to be taken to a hospital. He was released the day after.

This Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh began with a group of about 50 people marching through the village to confront face to face the Israeli army, which blocked the protesters from proceeding towards the village's lands and spring. After chanting for a while in front of the soldiers, the army attacked the protesters who had to make a fast under-fire retreat, while stone throwers ward off the army incursion. Until the evening, the Israeli army kept shooting tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steal bullets, inside the village's populated area, forming an unlawful collective punishment repressive measure. Tear gas canisters were shot directly at the protesters, a dangerous conduct which violates even the army's own regulations. Some army soldiers kept hidden and then ambushed the protesters from the back or the side. As a result, many were shot from close range, including people inside their houses.

4 people were arrested during the day. One of the Israeli arrestees, a cameraman, was released from the Halamish police point. A Palestinian 20 year old youth was taken to Ofer military prison. The two remaining Israeli arrestees were taken to the Russian Compound and unlike the Palestinian youth, will be brought to court on Saturday evening.

Friday 24.12.2010 David Reeb video at


Popular Resistance Movement inviting to One Year Celebration of the An Nabi Saleh D

Popular Resistance Movement invitation:
"We would like to invite you to join the celebration of the one year anniversary of the weekly demonstration held in our village, An Nabi Saleh. The celebration is going to be held this Saturday, December the 25th. We will meet at 9.30am in the village to go to the grounds of the village together to plant trees. Around 1.00 pm we will return to the village to continue the celebration there.

In spite of being forced to face injuries, arrests, night raids and demolition orders, after one year we are still continuing the resistance against the illegal settlement of Halamish and the many injustices of occupation.

Let's end the occupation together"

The heroic Nebi Salah --- Today two dozen Israelis joined the village people and together we planted olive trees in front of frustrated Israeli troopers who could not shower us with tear gas.

This Saturday Nabi Saleh marked one year anniversary of weekly protests against the creeping annexation of land by the Halamish settlement, the apartheid wall and the Israeli occupation. About 150 residents and supporters of the village marched to the village's lands and planted some 200 trees right before road 465, which a spring and lands of the village are annexed and threatened to be annexed by the settlement even beyond it. The Israeli army spread across the road but kept at bay, preventing the settlers from nearing the works and keeping a close-eye on the workers, so they want cross the road to the other parts of the village's lands. The works ended peacefully and were succeeded by a ceremony in the village, which was attended by many of the village's residents and supporters.

The right to exist the right to fight and sure the right to live free , another day of struggling against the Israeli apartheid wall in the town of Ni'lin west of Ramallah, please leave a comment for the people who struggle write your message to them.
Photos By Ahmad Mesleh


A Chronicle of Political persecution: Fighting the Oppression in Silwan
The weekly demonstration in East Jerusalem will take place in Silwan.

The armed forces announced their intention to employ against Adnan Gheith, a political and community activist and a resident of Silwan the extreme and draconian mean of restricting him from his community, home, family and livelihood for the duration of four months, due to his participation in the democratic protest against the Jewish settlement enterprise in Silwan (see article in Haaretz for further details).

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) -- A demonstration was held today in Silwan in protest to the Israeli government’s attempts to exile Palestinians from Jerusalem. The demonstration commenced at 2pm, with a large number of both Palestinian and Israeli activists marching from Wadi Hilweh neighborhood to the threatened el-Bustan protest tent. Activists who spoke at the tent denounced the Israeli government’s latest attempts to crack down on Palestinian political activity in Jerusalem, namely the attempt to impose a four-month ban on community leader Adnan Ghaith from the Jerusalem area.

Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians, Sheikh Jarrah activists, AAtW, and others of the radical Israelis and Silwan residents, gathered in Silwan in East Jerusalem for a demonstration and march against political repression of Silwan activists by Israel.
We marched from Wadi Hilweh neighborhood (near the walls of the ancient city) to the threatened el-Bustan protest tent. Activists who spoke at the tent denounced the Israeli government’s latest attempts to crack down on Palestinian political activity in Jerusalem, namely the attempt to impose a four-month ban on community leader Adnan Ghaith from the Jerusalem area.

Silwan Demonstration 24/12/2010

Israel Puterman video at:

Pictures at:


There were rumors in the last few days that the army will move settlers into beit abu nab in Silvan. This is a building in the heart of Silvan and such a move will surely spark a strong confrontation. right now the army is surrounding Silvan will lots of forces and people are asked to come if they can. there might still be a chance to get in for several hours. if you can make it please call d.

Tel Aviv - Jaffa

"ACTION ALERT: Activists organizing sit-in to prevent eviction of family from home on 59 Yehuda Hayamit St. in Jaffa requesting urgent help."


About two thousands participated in a demo against the scandalous treatment of Israel of the African refugees and the planed concentration camp for them.

Wad Rachal

"The Wad Rachal committee has invited us to meet and think about future activities. They are inviting everyone to a screening of "Our Story" by Mustapha Barguthi and a meeting to follow.
The time is 5 pm This Saturday Dec 25. Please let me know if you can make it."


Today (22-Dec) the construction of the wall in al-Walaja was renewed after it stopped since the court case.
8 people were arrested during resistance and still haven't been released.
Help and solidarity needed. Link to the pictures of arrests

The good news is that the bulldozers stopped working today thanks to the brave people of Al-Walaja but they still need our collective support.
On Friday there will be a demonstration, starting 9:00 from the village council. 100 internationals will be in Al-Walaja tomorrow morning (Friday at 9 AM).

Monday, December 20, 2010

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle never extinguish

Just imagine we had such struggles all over the developed world where few scores of anarchist activists in a region keep our agenda in the focus of the public discourse. It is not only the joint struggle against the separation fence or the occupation. Previous Friday part of us been the redNblack Block at human rights day parade in Tel Aviv This weekend we participated in the persistent weekly joint actions in Bil'in, Naby Saleh, Ni'ilin, Maasarah, Shekh Jarrah, and Beit Ummar. Just few hundreds of people of the Israeli radical left who insist not to let "things as usual" cover the on going atrocities.

Beit Ummar

Army Takes Over Civilian House and Attacks Non-Violent Beit Ummar Demonstration
Roughly forty five protesters, including many Israeli and international supporters marched to the agricultural lands of Beit Ummar, demanding access to their land which has been slowly confiscated by the nearby settlement of Karmei Tzur.

Small victory gained as the soldiers retreated after their repeated assaults with tear gas grenade - some in direct fire, failed to disperse the demonstration.

Two Israelis of the AAtW and one international activist were arrested while the rest of the demonstration was attacked with tear gas and sound bombs. All released within hours.
Israel Puterman video at: http://www.youtu


This Friday in Bil'in the wind kept blowing in all directions, blending exceptional quantities of gas into the demonstrators who were still on their way to the wall's gate, spreading the gas throughout the village's olive groves, spreading it as far as the village's western homes, spreading the demonstrators everywhere - all 20 Israelis, 10 or so internationals, dozens of Palestinians and the host of journalists. A few peaceful demonstrators managed to hold on to their stance at the wall's gate even after the shabab who respond to state violence with stones had been gassed away. Maybe they were held together by the pep rally around the recently released Adeeb Abu Rahmah at the mosque where the demonstrators first gathered.

Haitham khatib video at:
Israel Puterman video at:


Dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international demonstrators gathered in the village of Al-Ma'asara in the West Bank for the weekly Friday demonstration against the separation wall and land confiscations due to nearby settlements. The demonstration was completely nonviolent, but nevertheless the Israeli army dispersed it with force, shooting tear gas and sound grenades. One Israeli demonstrator was arrested in an attempt by the army to quell the protest, despite it being a peaceful demonstration.

Nabi Salih

Nabi Saleh resident sustained head injury by unlawful direct tear gas canister; Israeli army delayed ambulance both on the way in and out

December 17, 2010

This Friday Nabi Saleh marked one year anniversary of weekly protests against the creeping annexation of land by the Halamish settlement. As been the case in recent weeks, all entrances to the village were closed by Israeli forces, attempting to prevent Palestinian, Israeli and international participants from attending. This time these army posts were also used to prevent an ambulance evacuate a badly injured resident who suffered an head injury by a tear gas canister direct hit.

The demonstration began with a group of about 40 people marching between the army posts inside the village, towards the village's lands and spring, while Halamish settlers were attending it without army interference. Once the march reached the main road inside the village, Israeli forces attacked it by stun grenades, ordering and pushing back everyone, including journalists. After standing for a while in front of the soldiers the protesters marched back to the village, where the army has already deepened its incursion and clashes erupted. Until the evening, the Israeli army kept shooting tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steal bullets, inside the village's populated area, forming an unlawful collective punishment repressive measure.

Tear gas canisters were shot directly at the protesters, a dangerous conduct which violates even the army's own regulations. One such canister hit a Nabi Saleh resident in the back of the head. The ambulance which was sent was delayed for 10 minutes on the way into the village, and another 5 minutes on the way to the hospital, by the Israeli army. Luckily enough, the injured remained conscience and hospital tests suggested he may be released within 48 hours.

Demonstrator suffers head injury from tear gas projectile in Nabi Saleh


Ni'lin's weekly protest brought together around fifty of the village's residents, with around 15 internationals and Israelis. The protest march reached the wall built on the village's land. protesters chanted slogans, drew graffiti, banged on the closed metal gate demanding to be allowed to get to their land. a few youth threw stones over the wall, and the soldiers fired tear gas canisters. a number of soldiers then crossed the barrier, leading to a swift retreat by protesters. no injuries were recorded.

David Reeb video: Ni'ilin against the separation barrier, and Nabi Salih against the threat to their land and against the occupation

Sheikh Jarrah

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Palestine-Israel, The winter came a bit late however, the gloom does not stop the joint struggles - just less reports.

The winter arrived with cold and stormy whether for few days. It did not stop the joint struggle but the urge to report was low. Bilin, the flag holding, is the only detailed reported on struggles. ---- Bil'in ---- Israelis: ~50. Internationals ~ 50. Palestinians: hundreds of men, women, politicians ---- Flags: (in decreasing order) Mubadara, Jabha, Fatah, Palestine, Argentina ---- Soldiers: deployed on the road leading from the wall into the village's built area ---- Gas: came before the demonstrators even got near the soldiers ---- Wind: in the demonstrators' faces; small avant-garde held their stance near the soldiers ---- Injuries: gas, gas and more gas ---- Arrests: 1 German + 1 Palestinian (who was threatened with arrest if he didn't leave in one minute; in reaction, said he didn't need a minute, and was willing to be arrested immediately) ---- Releases: Palestinian - at the end of the demo; German - a couple of hours later.

Abdullah, Ashraf: Still in jail - Adeeb released only on Sunday evening.
Human rights: celebrated their day, haven't made it to Palestine.
‎Remembering the First Intifada, International Human Rights Day, and the Imprisonment of Abdallah Abu Rahme. Today, December 10, 2010, Bil'in celebrated International Human Rights Day with a larger than normal demonstration through the village. Hundreds of supporters came from outside Bil'in to support the village's struggle for human rights, to mark the one-year anniversary of Abdallah Abu Rahme's imprisonment, and to commemorate the First Intifada.

The demonstration was immediately fired upon with large amounts of tear gas from soldiers on several sides. The army had entered through the gate and were waiting in advance of the demonstrators. One Palestinian demonstrator was injured from tear gas, dozens suffered tear gas inhalation, and two were arrested – one Palestinian, Abd al-Fattah Burnat and one German citizen. The demonstrators marched with flags from Palestinian movements and sang numerous songs calling for an end to occupation and settlements and Palestinian national unity.

Haitham Al Katib
Israel Putermam
David Reeb video at


"Adeeb Abu-Rahme will be released from Ofer military prison today.
He will celebrate his release upon arrival to Bil'in and we have also been invited...."

We participated Sunday evening in the celebration, hugged and kissed Adeeb.

Bil'in's Adeeb Abu Rahmah Freed from Prison of Ofer 12\12\2010
Occupation activist released Adeeb Abu Rahma, after the arrest of an 18-month Ramallah, 12/12/2010 Israeli occupation authorities released on Sunday, from Ofer prison near Ramallah, on the activist against the wall Adeeb Abu Rahma (40 years) from the village of Bil'in. The Court of occupation sentenced Abu Rahma actual imprisonment for a period of 18 months, actually, in addition to 12 months suspended for a period of four years, and a fine of 6 thousand shekels, on charges of incitement and impeding the work of the army of occupation, and participation of peaceful demonstrations against the Wall in Bil'in. The military court in Ofer has sentenced the activist Abu Rahma, on 08/30/2010 sentenced to 12 months in effect, with 12 months suspended for four years with a fine of 6 thousand shekels, but the prosecution has appealed the verdict and added 6 months on it. It is noteworthy that Abu Rahma was arrested on 10.7.2009 during his participation in Bilin weekly.

Al Ma'asara

An Nabi Saleh


Beit Ommar

Together to resist settlement and Annexation Wall

The National Committee for Resisting Settlement and Annexation Wall in Beit Ommar invites you to participate in our weekly demonstration

“The March of Hope”

It’s Time for Peace! Not for Settlement and Annexation Wall

From Tel Aviv to Sheikh Jarrah!

On Friday, December 10th, we will join the dozens of organizations and thousands of marchers in the Human Rights March in Tel Aviv.

South Hebron (Al Halil) mountains

Activists versus settler colonialists.

East Jerusalem - Al Kuds

The Sheikh Jarrah coalition still hold the Friday demo in Sheikh Jarrah. This week after mobilizing to the Tel Aviv Human Rights demo.

December 12, 2010

Before the first heavy rains hit Israel yesterday, thousands people gathered in central ------- Tel Aviv ------ to mark international Human Rights Day. The occasion brought together various Israeli NGO’s and thousands of concerned citizens in the spirit of presenting a face of Israel that supports human rights and progressive values. Placards were carried through the streets supporting gay rights, woman’s rights, African refugees rights and, also, coexistence between Jews and Arabs. Police lined the streets of the demonstration to ensure the safety of the protesters and keep confrontation with the right wing counter protesters at bay (one has to hand it to the right in Israel, a counter protest to human rights?!). If the Tel Aviv Human Rights Day march wanted to have more authenticity in terms of Palestinian/Israeli coexistence, it should have had more connection with the human rights struggle happening simultaneously in the West Bank.

Only 25 kilometers away from this festive scene, Palestinians were holding their weekly protest against the separation wall and for human rights in the village of
------ Ni’ilin-------. The protest began as usual, with a speech about the wall and the pain that it has caused the community. This was followed by midday prayers and finally a protest march to the wall itself. Among the Palestinians were a handful of Israeli supporters from Tel Aviv.

Palestinian Child in a Cloud of Tear Gas in ----- Nabi Saleh ------- on International Human Rights Day.
Photo Credit: Joseph Dana

Once at the wall, protesters banged on the gate with stones and sticks. For a second, the banging sounded like the drummers of ----- Sheikh Jarrah, ------ who engage in 'joy resistance’ by drumming and blowing whistles in their weekly demonstration. The army, on the other side of the wall, spoke on bullhorn informing everyone that the area was a closed military zone and we must leave. It seems that everywhere for the army is a closed military zone and one day, perhaps in the near future, I expect to hear the same bullhorn in Jaffa or Jerusalem proclaiming that the entire land of Israel is a closed military zone. A soldier continued on the bullhorn, saying that they are present to protect the wall. The wall has been built for security reasons yet it requires its own security. Just like the settlements have been said to improve Israeli security but in effect drain security resources.

Unlike the police presence in Tel Aviv, the army in Ni’ilin is present to attack, not defend. It is there to crush the spirit of unarmed resistance in the West Bank. It is there to reinforce that Palestinians are a controlled people living under constant Israeli occupation. As Naomi Chazan began her speech in Tel Aviv (I was following the updates on Twitter while tweeting my own), the army began covering the area of the protest with tear gas. Wave after wave of gas covered the area. Soldiers fired canisters directly at protesters. There was no restraint. Israel’s recognition of International Human Rights Day was starting to take full shape.

The protest ended quickly, as it often does these days in N’ilin, and the five Israelis present drove to Nabi Saleh. There was little discussion about Human Rights Day among the Israelis. They were engaged in a struggle for human rights on the ground and clearly did not have the energy/time to formulate cleaver theoretical approaches to the issue or grand visions of the future.

The village of ------ Nabi Saleh ------- was under siege by midday. Just as in the recent weeks, Israelis wanting to join the demonstration had to take an extended hike through the rugged hills of the West Bank in order to reach the village. Once in the village, the unarmed demonstration was being crushed with live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets and clouds of tear gas.

Just as the rain hit Tel Aviv marking the end of the Human Rights march, Nabi Saleh was being invaded by IDF soldiers firing live bullets in three directions. The small village, perched on a tired hilltop, was covered in tear gas. Due to the lack of wind, the tear gas was not escaping into the air thus the entire village was walking around as if in a drunken haze with tears in their eyes.

The siege of Nabi Saleh continued until sunset when the last IDF jeeps pulled out of the village. As soon as the army left small boys were running around collecting the hundreds of spent tear gas canisters. Watching them scramble to collect them, the absurdity of human rights day in Israel sunk in. As thousands of people held signs in Tel Aviv proclaiming peace and co-existence, roughly ten Israelis made the half an hour drive to Nabi Saleh or Ni’ilin (Bil’in held a demo as well which had a number of Israelis in attendance).

Imagine if that number was not ten but fifty Israelis. If fifty people from the thousands who marched in Tel Aviv had shown up in Nabi Saleh, the reality on the ground would have been different. Even thirty would have had a profound effect on the attitude of the soldiers and on the people of Nabi Saleh who draw profound inspiration from their Israeli and international supporters.

Why is it that thousands of leftist Israelis are able to gather under a public umbrella of human rights, joint struggle and value and not think about venturing into the West Bank to struggle with Palestinians? One path of co-existence lies in these joint actions of solidarity and since Palestinians are not allowed to enter Tel Aviv it is the responsibility of Israelis to go to the West Bank.The disconnection between human rights in Tel Aviv and human rights in the Occupied Territories was on display yesterday. While the march was a necessary competent of creating a new political space in Israel, it should be only one part of a larger platform which includes Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. Perhaps next year, we will see humans rights demonstrations from Nabi Saleh to Tel Aviv with more Israeli and Palestinians in both places.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle of 63 - 43 - 7 years continue in spite burnout

The joint struggle against naZionist settler colonialism, occupation, and transfer continue in waves. The last year included a new wave as significant part of Israeli radical joint the struggle and direct actions both within 1948 Israel and 1967 occupied lands. The struggle against the separation fence lost its uniqueness... but it is still in the front, with Bil'in the symbolic flag holding.

Al Arakiv

This village is lately the focus of the on going struggle and resistance of the Bedouins of the south of Israel against the on going efforts since 1948 to transfer them from Israel at first and since the 1950s from their lands within it.

Beit Omar

Reminder: Register for Transportation to Saturday December 4 Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements Beit Ommar Saturday December 4

Hi all,

the committee in Beit Umar is organizing for a larger demonstration this Saturday. This is in spite of and in response to the increased repression by the army. Most especially the remand without bail of a 13 year old Muhamad khalayil arrested at a demonstration over two weeks ago. Khalayil was arrested with Israelis and internationals who were next to him the whole time and can testify that he did not throw stone and have video of the demonstration. Still, the military appeal court decided to reverse a lower court order to release him and ordered him remanded without bail.
Please make an effort to come to the demonstration. If you can make it please call D.


Friday 26.11.2019 Bil'in video at

This Friday's demonstration took place as a protest against the Wall, the settlements, and the Israeli practices of occupation, deportation and exclusion. A large group marched after Friday prayers from the center of the village toward the target areas of the Wall and settlements. The group consisted of about two dozen Israelis with the AAtW, international activists and Bil'iners.

Al Katib Haitham video

The coming Monday, December 6, a session in Abdullah Abu-Rahme's trial will be
held in the Military Court of Appeals in Ofer.

If you wish to join, please send your full name + ID number (or passport number
+ nationality)

Hi all,

Friday Dec 10 is both the international human rights day and the first
anniversary of Abdallah Abu Rahma's arrest. The committee in Bilin is
planning a large demonstration for that day and has asked us to organize the
Israeli part of it. Is there anyone who can commit to making sure
everything gets done: sending a proper announcements, organizing
transportation for large numbers of people, contacting other groups etc.


The First Israeli-Palestinian Anti-Fascist March in Issawiyah

A few hundreds Israelis and Palestinians participated in this event for the first time in this occupied east Jerusalem - Al Kuds neighborhood. The chief slogan was: lift the siege from Issawiyah (a Palestinian neighborhood in the Occupied East Jerusalem, adjacent to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem). For almost a month the village is under the siege; this week two housing structures there were demolished; and most of the drivers were robbed by the Israeli police, when their cars were searched for alleged defects, then almost all the car owners of Issawiyah were fined. My friend received a fine of $333, as one of the mirrors was not firmly fixed. This is a policy of collective punishment of the residents for nonacceptance of the Israeli domination. Apparently, the numbers of cooperating Israelis and Palestinians that we witnessed today could make a decisive breach in the Apartheid policy of the Israeli regime. Yet, as soon as the Jewish demonstrators left the area, the Israeli Occupation Forces vilely entered the neighborhood and began shooting tear gas into the Palestinian youth. See the clouds of white smoke on the last pictures.


Nabi Salih - 26-11-10 - link to video

Wednesday 7-12-10

This morning, a letter signed by tens of Rabies, was published forbidding people to rent or sell apartments to non-Jews.
We will not stand silent in the face of such racism!!!

Tomorrow, 8.12, we will protest in front of the big synagogue in Jerusalem (King George St.) at 17:00.

Transportation from Tel Aviv will leave Arlozerov station at 15:30. For information call


From: S. A. 2010/12/3 Subject: My Father Will Be Free

Dear friends,

I want to send you a big thank you from the depth of my heart. Your
contributions that are meant to free my father Ibrahim, as well as
Hassan Mousa and Zaydoon Srour have reached me in Ni'lin. With your
generous help I was able to pay the fines necessary to liberate the
leaders of our Committee Against The Wall.

My father, as well as the other two brave men will be free this

Sunday. All of this was only possible because you helped me to free
them. There are many things I want to tell you, so many things that
happened in the past weeks. Please forgive me that I didn't update you
regularly in the past month, but I had reason to believe that it would
risk my father's freedom if I talk about it before he is free or even
before I could pay the fines. I promise to tell you the details once
they come out of the jail and are safe, re-united with us.

In the past days I was a lot in the mountains with time to think. Many
things that were going around in my head. I want to share them with

From the education and fund rising tour of AAtW delegate to US

Gal Lugassi of Anarchists Against the Wall - at WSU - 04 Nov 2010 - Part 1/5
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle is one of the remaining glimpses of hope in the region

The refusal of the sky to shed rain on the coursed land on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean sea is in accord with the sums of the reasons to be optimist. The joint struggle of the anarchists against the wall and the other Israeli radicals with the Palestinian grass root activists is one of the remaining glimpses of hope.


The ongoing joint struggle with the Israeli Bedouins against the robbery of their lands focus on this village. Last week the village was destroyed the seventh time.

Beit ommar

Video of previous Saturday demo 20/11 watch?v=3HnI36hMuAg


Military Incursions during the nights continue in the Occupied village of Bil'in. AAtW tried to have members present every night to deter the Israeli state forces from harshest activities.

The 300th or so Friday demonstration was without surprises. About 25 activists of the AAtW initiative joined with international supported the Friday demonstration. The march from the center of village expressed the the solidarity with Adeeb Abu Rahmah and Abdallah Abu Rahmah still in jail in spite of the fact they have already served their time. It was another expression of the Tsumud (persistence) in the face of nearly every night army invasion and new arrestees. As usual lately, when the first demonstrators entered the route of the separation fence through the gate (the army did not even bothered to shat) the commander gave the first warning. When the main body of the demonstration arrived, the shower of tear gas grenade was following.

As the wind was a bit on our side it took the state forces lot of shooting and even personal approach to drive all the demonstrators back to the village.

After about 45 minutes tens of soldiers were entering the gate and moving towards the village – forcing the last persisting protesters back. The demonstration lasted for about one hour.

Most of the AAtW activists returned to Israel while others continued to the Sheikh Jarakh Friday afternoon demonstration.

David Reeb Friday 26.11.2019 Bil'in video at

Al Maasarah


Ni'lin weekly demonstration 26.11.2010
Today our demonstration was in solidarity with our popular committee leaders,the peaceful activists, my father Ibrahim Amireh and Mr. Hassan Mousa and Zaydoon was a message to the Israeli occupation forces ,that we didn't forget all our prisoners and the arrest of the peaceful activists Ibrahim amireh and zaydoon srour and hassan mousa will not Frustrate us But Increases our determination to continue the struggle until the attainment of freedom and all our rights.
For More Information about us please visit:

Nabi Saleh

MEDIA Palestinian News Network accompany the AAtW to Nabi Saleh

Crossing the Line: Inside the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall

Not ironically, the biggest problem for the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall is organizing. With no functional leadership and no place to meet, they come together in Tel Aviv at vaguely agreed-upon times for bouts of organic, decentralized discourse and then disperse in borrowed cars and bicycles. The only reliable place to find the Anarchists together, it seems, is under a cloud of tear gas during one of the weekly anti-wall protests in the West Bank.

Though the Anarchists, formed in 2003, disdain position titles and spokespersons, it is seven-year veteran Dr. Kobi Snitz, 39, who functions as the group’s historian and figurehead. Imprisoned more times than he cares to count and hit in the head by at least one tear-gas canister, Snitz has credentials with the Anarchists that belie his academic background as a postdoctoral mathematics researcher. But no amount of experience can stop a flat tire.

“This is a metaphor for the popular struggle,” says Snitz, getting out of his battered Subaru to inflate the tire at a Tel Aviv gas station, on the way to a protest in the central West Bank village of al-Nabi Saleh. “Once you get to the demonstration, most of the work is already done.”

The work can be automotive, logistical, legal, or technological, but it usually boils down to the financial. “Everything is bad about money” for Snitz and the Anarchists between legal bills for arrested activists, much higher legal bills for Palestinians, the occasional gas mask, and replacement glass for the car windows that Israeli soldiers shoot out whenever they find a car used by the Anarchists, who they consider traitors. But high costs are just part of the job—to say nothing of injuries and arrests.

“It’s work and it’s very tiring,” says Snitz. “But in a way it’s liberating to have some kind of outlet for the frustration of being Israeli. Being arrested is a relief. It frees you from a certain kind of burden.”

Snitz, who is considered to be the first Israeli to be arrested and convicted in the occupied territories, says he admires the Palestinians who endure arrest, imprisonment and often torture without the privilege of judicial restraint exercised for Israelis like him. But beyond being an act of solidarity and redemption, arrest is part of Snitz’s reason for staying in Israel.

“The strongest reason for being here is the struggle,” he explains. “I could live comfortably somewhere else. The state is mostly an enemy, though I don’t want to say the same about Israeli society.”

The Anarchists are far from ideological lockstep about anything, much less about leaving the country whose government policies they protest so vigorously. Some, like 34-year-old software developer Ayala Shani, echo Snitz in saying that the resistance is the only reason to stay.

“I don’t define myself as a Jew, and I don’t like to see myself as part of a nation,” explains Shani, a practicing Anarchist of two and half years. “If I wasn’t actively resisting, I would leave. “

Israeli Anarchist Ayala Shani says she resisted identification with Zionism from an early age.

Others, like 27-year-old Tali Shapiro, rule out the option offhand.

“No, I won’t leave. I was born here,” says Shapiro, who has associated with the Anarchists for two years. “I found a community of people who are important to me. I’ve found my place.”

Nevertheless Shapiro admits that her place is among the like-minded in Israeli society, meaning that she goes out of her way to orient her actions within the state toward reform. She doesn’t vote but tries to “sway elections” toward socialism, shops and eats with a discriminating eye toward settlement products, and attends weekly protests against the wall. She says her latent resistance took on new urgency when she realized her job “typing up army gibberish” as army secretary implicated her in violence in the 2004 Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip.

“I happen to know for sure that something I typed ended in the blinding of a 12-year-old girl named Huda Darwish,” recounts Shapiro. “I saw it on BBC and connected the dots. I knew I was there.”

Tali Shapiro says she balances her activism and nationality by "making choices all the time."

Shapiro took up with the Anarchists a few years afterwards and began making weekly trips to the West Bank to protest. Though at first she was “scared shitless,” she quickly came to find solace in purpose.

“There’s no place I’d rather be on a Friday,” she says, though she admits it isn’t easy. “When I get home, I’m exhausted. I lie down on the floor, maybe take a bath.”

The fatigue factor depends largely on the protest in question: marches in Bil’in or Ni’lin typically last one or two hours, while a demonstration in al-Nabi Saleh, to which PNN accompanied the Anarchists, goes from around noon until sundown. Al-Nabi Saleh has been a flash-point for activists since Israelis from the neighboring settlement of Halamish started drawing water from—and denying Palestinians access to—a natural spring near the village in 2009.

On the Friday drive to al-Nabi Saleh, Snitz points to the red-roofed and isolated Israeli communities.

“I think of how beautiful it would be without the settlements,” he says. “It would be like Crete. Sometimes it seems like [the settlements] go out of their way to seem foreign, with the red roofs meant to have snow slide off them. What snow? It’s like they’re saying, ‘We’re European.’”

Suddenly the Subaru wheezes to a stop on a steep hill on the way to al-Nabi Saleh, and Snitz pokes around under the hood. A flock of sheep moseys through the scene. Then the Anarchists are back on the road, only to be forced to park near the home of a Palestinian farmer, a rousing half-hour hike from their destination: the Israeli military has designated al-Nabi Saleh a “closed military zone” as it does every Friday, blocking off all road access to the village.

The Anarchists dash across a patrolled road and pause in the shade of olive trees, waiting for Snitz’s all-clear. When the join their companions in al-Nabi Saleh, they become just seven Israelis in a crowd of roughly 80 other protestors, marching the length of the village to encounter heavily armed Israeli Border Police at either end.

Snitz is surprised at the relative calm. “Usually they’d have gassed us by now,” he remarks.

A Palestinian boy throws a stone at Israeli Border Police during the Friday protest.

Then it begins, but the first shot and the first stone are so close to each other as to rule out the question of how started. Israeli troops fire rubber bullets and lob tear gas grenades into the village, once into a house itself, and protestors sling rocks back. The home raids begin about two hours into the protest, resulting in at least two arrests. Other protestors escape to resume another violent round of hide-and-seek, with the Border Police attempting pincer movements to isolate them near a soccer field.

It doesn’t work. As tear gas clouds bloom in the olive groves and the air fills with cries in Arabic, Hebrew, and English, the protestors start to flee every which way. It would be, in a word, anarchy, but Snitz is on hand for a clarification of terms and deems it “chaos” instead. Everyone ends up in al-Nabi Saleh by sunset to watch the Israeli jeeps leave.

A Palestinian protester runs through a cloud of tear gas in al-Nabi Saleh.

The protest was, by al-Nabi Saleh standards, a light one. After a meal graciously provided by a Palestinian family, Snitz, Shani, and the other Anarchists head back to Tel Aviv—their Israeli passports will get them only curious looks at the checkpoint, through which most Palestinians cannot pass.

Snitz is happy about the result and appears to take the brutality in stride. He is only noticeably disappointed in the performance of his beat-up Subaru, which he says he may have to trade in before next week. But the Anarchists go with what works. Finances, modes of transport, even membership numbers may waver—for as long as the occupation exists, however, they will resist it.

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Sheikh Jarrah

Demonstration & Hip Hop - WeFromHere

Local Palestinian Hip Hop duo WeFromHere performed in the weekly Sheikh Jarrah demonstration attended by hundreds of Israeli, Palestinian and international activists against evictions of Palestinian residents from their houses in their neighborhood by settlers, backed by Israeli courts.

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On Saturday, a contingent of activists of the AAtW "toured" the Silwan occupied neighborhood of east Jerusalem hot spots of conflicts with settler colonialists. We met few of of our Jerusalem comrades and local neighborhood activists from whom we got advices about future joint struggles.

The Southern Hebron Hills

"This Saturday, November 27th, we will go again to The Southern Hebron Hills and help to ensure our Palestinian comrades are able to access their lands.

In the Southern Hebron Hills a policy aimed at separating the Palestinians from their agricultural lands is still in force. Farmers going to their fields are exposed to violence from the settlers. The military does nothing to prevent this, and at times actively prevents the Palestinians from reaching their lands. In addition to the immediate harm to the Palestinians' livelihood, this also creates the danger of the lands being appropriated due to prolonged disuse."

Tel Aviv

Boycott activists returned to the Cape Town Opera performing in Tel Aviv
This time, they did a flash-mob action in-front of the cast.
Watch and circulate!
It was the second appearance of the counter apartheid Tel Aviv "Opartheid" troupe for the members of Sothern-African opera troupe: "Cape Town Opera Say NO, again!"
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle focused on Bil'in, Beit Umar, and Nabi Saleh

This week, the media reports on the joint struggle of Palestinians, Internationals, and Israelis focused on Nabi Saleh and Beit Umar where the on going struggle is in confrontation with colonialist settlers who gradually expand the robbery of land and resources of neighboring Palestinian villages with protection of Israeli state forces. It seems that the struggle against the separation fence and the struggle against its use for robbery of Palestinian lands expanded to the other fronts of struggle against the 1967 occupation and the efforts to grab Palestinian lands and transfer out Palestinians. The direct actions and persistent confrontation with the Israeli forces mode - promoted by the anarchists against the wall initiative, succeeded to recruit wider circles of Israeli radicals and grass root Palestinian activists.


The struggle against transfer of the Bedouins of the south focused lately in Arakiv continue even when not in the head-lines

Beit Umar & Saffa

"Hi all, The Beit Umar committee has asked for our help escorting Saffa farmers to their lands on Thursday morning. They have been having a hard time getting to work lately and could use some help. if you can come please let me know."

Comrades did come and during the action the burning of the wild grass and planting olive trees was accused as arson... comrades were arrested and Israeli media reported a twisted description of the facts.

Thursday report:

"13 Israeli, international and Palestinian activists were arrested at 10 am this morning while accompanying farmers to their land in the Saffa region of Beit Ommar. A group of nearly 30 activists accompanied Sheik Mohammad Aady to his land near the Bat Ayn settlement, which is marked for annexation by the Israeli military. After working on the land for half an hour, soldiers emerged from the Bat Ayn settlement and surrounding hills and detained the group.

A number of sound bombs were shot at those working on the land before the arrests. Amongst those arrested was Biet Ommar National Committee member and cameraman Mohammed Ayyad. As of 1 pm the group is still being detained in the police station in the Gush Ezion settlement.

Upon leaving the nearby village of Beit Ommar, soldiers fired from their military vehicles around 25 canisters of tear gas at a group of children who were throwing rocks. The tear gas spread throughout the residential area.

In the past two weeks there have been 33 detentions of farmers and activists in Saffa. The military claims that the land is “state land,” indicating their unequivocal intention to annex it to the Bat Ayn settlement.

Settlers frequently attack the farmers and land in Saffa. Two nights ago settlers set fire to 70 olive trees on the hillside near Bat Ayn, and three Palestinians were arrested as they tried to extinguish the fire. Three more Palestinian activists who went to take pictures the next day were also detained."

Media reported the settler claim that the action involved burning of settlers are but the video show it was clearing wild weeds in preparation of planting of olive trees...

Israel Puterman Beit Omar-saffa 18th action

"There will be a demonstration tomorrow [Saturday] at beit Omar and more people are needed".

"hi all,

6 were arrested at the weekly demo in beit Omar today. one 14 year old Palestinian 3 Israelis and 2 internationals. they are currently being interrogated in kiryat Arab. more details later."
An 14 year-old Palestinian, two internationals and three Israeli activists were arrested by soldiers during a peaceful demonstration against the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmei Tsur, which is built on Beit Ummar’s land.

14 year-old Mohammed Awad arrested by an Israeli soldier. Picture credit: Anne Paq/ActiveStills

The weekly demonstration started at 1:00 pm, when some 30 Palestinians, along with many International and Israeli supporters, marched toward the fence surrounding the settlement.

Around two dozen Israeli soldiers and Border Police officers blocked the march from advancing into villager’s lands isolated inside the settlement, without any access to farmers. The demonstrators then sat on the ground, chanted slogans and made speeches on the injustice of denying Palestinians access to their own land.

Protesters marching towards villagers' lands isolated inside the Karmei Tzur settlement. Picture credit: Anne Paq/

After half an hour of peaceful demonstrating, a small group of youth moved closer to the soldiers, who responded by firing sound bombs and attempting to arrest a member of the Beit Ummar National Committee. As he evaded arrest, a boy of 14 and five other activists were taken in his place.

An Israeli activist arrested by soldiers. Picture credit: Ann Paq/ActiveStills

Activists returned to face the soldiers and stand in solidarity with those arrested. They were then repeatedly attacked by volleys of tear gas and chased up the road to the village.


After a frequent night invasions of the village the previous week, we were invited to renew the presence at nights of activists of the AAtW.
" Hey all, Tonight we'll also join our friends in Bil'in Contact me to sign up"


Some 10 internationals and 25 Israelis joined the Palestinian demonstration in Bil'in against the wall, land grab and the Israeli "justice" system that keeps popular resistance leader Abdullah Abu Rahme in prison even after having completed serving his sentence. Demonstrators marched to the wall, opened the gate, and were immediately bombarded with gas. A strong wind from the south enabled demonstrators to maintain their stance despite the repeated assaults, and one Israeli demonstrator took advantage of the friendly wind to give a long speech in Hebrew to the soldiers, urging them to stop repressing the peaceful protest and protecting land thieves. Along the northern stretch of the fence, where a few cunning kids threw stones at the soldiers, provoking them to shoot gas that the wind blew back in their faces, rubber bullets were shot that wounded one youth. After about an hour most demonstrators were half way into the village, but the soldiers apparently hadn't had enough, so they kept gassing the retreating demonstrators and eventually invaded the village. Their provocation didn't get much attention, so after a few more rounds of gas, the soldiers retreated.

In the last couple of weeks some of the longer range gas canisters didn't make the typical hissing noise that warns against their approach. If you're around please make sure to watch out and look up, so that a silent canister won't surprise you and crack your head open.

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Gal Lugasy tour
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The Sheikh Jarakh coalition continue fighting starting the second year. The Friday demo is still the main focus.


After Friday prayers, dozens of Palestinian and international activists marched on the streets of Al-Ma’sara carrying Palestinian flags. The Occupation Army blocked the road and prevented them from reaching their confiscated lands. As soon as the non-violent demonstration reached the entrance of the village, the Israeli soldiers throw sound bombs.The peace activists were not intimidated and didn’t leave their ground continuing demanding their right to access their lands. After a while, the soldiers dispersed the crowd using tear gas. No one was arrested or injured but many suffered from inhaling tear gas.The solders continue inside the village following the protesters deeply in the village This demonstration come in the 22n anniversary of the announcement of the Palestinian state


Media, "Dozens join protests at Nil'in, Bil'in By JPOST.COM STAFF 11/19/2010 14:13

Police and IDF forces dispersed dozens of Israeli and international left-wing as well as Palestinian protesters on Friday at demonstrations held in at the West Bank villages of Nil'in and Bil'in near the West Bank security barrier.

The West Bank protests were dispersed with tear gas after the protesters began to throw stones at IDF forces."

Nabi Salih

This Friday in Nabi Saleh the Israeli border police used its stink water tank in the center of the village, as a clear and gross collective punishment measure against the entire village for Friday demonstrations.

The stink water is a foul-smelling liquid that makes it unbearable to live in the place where it is squirted on for at least one week. It is not officially intended for use inside a populated area, but that has been its use against Nabi Saleh residents and demonstration in the past, and this gross attack is now being retained.

The demonstration in Nabi Saleh against the creeping annexation of land by the Halamish settlement started with an immediate unprovoked attack by Israeli border police on a peaceful and non-violent march. Following this attack, clashes erupted, with some stone-throwers attempting to ward off the army incursion. Nevertheless the army manage to position itself just outside the village's built area and shot its tear gas canisters towards the village, repressing also non-protesting civilians.

Throughout the demonstration the Israeli army has shot tear gas canisters directly at the protesters, a dangerous conduct which violates even the army's own regulations. Rubber-coated still bullets were also widely used by the army. As a result at least 10 protesters suffered from non-serious injuries.

David Ribbvideo at

Tel Aviv

A "Flash Mob" of the AAtW in front of the opera house in the evening when the South African troupe presented Forgy and Bes.

A modified version of it was presented by the activists: Debut/Primary of Forgy and Bess by the Opartheid troupe and a flier denouncing Israeli apartheid was distributed to the opera goers.




activestills photos

South of Hebron mountains

Colonial settlers attack on Palestinian villagers and activists:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Palestine-Israel, So many locations of joint struggle frequently bring about an anniversary - this week one year for the Sheikh Jarrah struggle

Beit Ommar & Saffa

The demonstration in Beit Ommar will be at 9 AM this week in Saffa (not near Karmei Tsur) (Saffa Accompaniment is Canceled this Thursday)
The change in plans comes on the heals of increased military repression as soldiers refuse farmers access to their land and arrest international accompaniers.
Farmers in the Saffa valley were prevented by the Israeli military from working on their land Tuesday morning. Ali Ahmed Thalj Aady and Hani Nimr Aady went out with their families to work on their land at 8 am, when they were stopped by a group of Israeli soldiers. The soldiers prevented them from working on the land, and detained them in the sun without water for 5 hours. The farmers were told that the land is “unregistered,” and that if they return they will be arrested.
The incident came on the heels of the arrest of 6 international activists this past Sunday as they accompanied farmers to their land in Saffa. The internationals were also told that they were on unregistered land, and were threatened with arrest if they returned.
We are calling all international and Israeli supporters to join the people of Saffa as they refuse annexation and demand access to their land!
To learn more about Saffa go to

5 left wing anarchists, including one Israeli, were arrested over suspicions that they set fire to fields owned by members of the Bat Ayin settlement in Gush Etzion. The suspects were arrested by IDF forces and were handed over to the police for processing.


As it was Arafat day, Palestinians out of the village joined the dozen Israelis, about 3 dozen internationals and the people of the village for the Friday noon demo. At the head of the march was a car with sound system to enhance the chants. Marchers carried placards, pictures and balloons with the Palestinian colors. Half the way to the old separation fence to be soon replaced by the new one - as ordered long long ago by the Israeli supreme court of "justice", we converged at the side of the road to hear a speech by a dignitary guest.

When it ended we resume marching but not for long. The state forces started to shoot on us a shower of tear gas hundreds of meters from the fence - may be they were angered by colored balloons flying a banner high above them.

As there was no friendly wind, the clouds of tear gas had driven most of us back to the village. However, the shabbab continued their usual confrontation... but the soldiers changed their usual tactics and chased the shabbab into the village.

Some confrontations but mostly the tear gas grenades they threw stinged them and they left hastily.

As usual, most of the Israelis continued to the Sheikh Jarah Friday afternoon demonstration.

Haithm Katib video at

As the efforts of the Israeli state to put end to the struggle of Bil'in people against the separation fence escalate again, their main tactic this time is the frequent invasion of the village. They found it more political harmful to harass the international visitors. They found that the harassing and efforts to block the Israelis of the anarchists against the wall from joining the Bil'iners just contribute to expand our joint struggle to additional villages.

So, the new strategy is to escalate the pressure on the activists of Bil'in itself:
"Israeli occupation forces raid the village of Bil'in for the second time during the ten hours at seven thirty in the evening. [The first invasion was at the last stage of this Friday noon demonstration.] The Israeli army forces raided the village of Bil'in with five jeeps at seven and a half pm of Friday 11/12/2010 with firing tear gas, sound bombs and rubber bullets, inside housing, towards people, then they attacked a coffee shop in the village owned by Tarek Mohamed Tawfiq, where they detained more than twenty young
man. For a while, they have interrogated people and asked about Ashraf al-Khatib. Then the people of the village came to the area and forced them to leave the coffee shop. From there they moved on and attacked the house of Haitham al-Khatib who is a cameraman for Betselem. They assaulted him and his wife. they invasion and clashes continued for an hour till they left the village.
Note:- that this raids is the seventh in four days"

Ma'asara 12.11

Nabi Saleh

Nabi Saleh demonstration against the creeping annexation of its lands by the Halamish settlement was held this Friday in commemoration of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Many West Bank Palestinians attempted to attend the demonstration but were attacked and blocked by the Israeli army, which surrounded and closed all entrances to the village from 6AM till the afternoon, after the demonstration has started. Due to the immediate attack by the army, the demonstrators had to resort to sporadic attempts to ward off or stand against the army incursion. The army used the high-velocity increased-range tear gas canisters that are harder to trace and have been proved lethal and too dangerous. Shooting of the regular canisters directly at protesters - which is also dangerous and goes against the army own regulations - was very common. The army often did not allow protesters to leave the village's populated area, thereby collectively punishing the entire village's population, using sound bombs, rubber-coated bullets, and a tear gas canisters cannon, called by the village residents "the 64", for its launching of many canisters at the same time.

Friday 12.11.2010 video of protests at An Nabi Salih and Ni'ilin at:


A larger than usual group of demonstrators, including a group of five women from Jenin, gathered for Ni'lin's weekly protest in the village's olive groves, marking the sixth anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat. the protesters marched down to the wall, where the crowd chanted slogans and hung a banner on the wall. youths from the village and elsewhere threw stones over the wall and soldiers responded with tear gas grenades. Later on, a couple of demonstrators managed to cut a section of the fence, including the electronic wiring and cables, right under the noses of the soldiers guarding it. All protesters then dispersed, no injuries were recorded.

Pictures at:

Sheikh Jarrah

On November 12, approximately 400 Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marked one year of Friday afternoon protests in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Demonstrators were met by Israeli soldiers and police, but a group of few dozens succeeded to enter the street of the original invaders the police make extra efforts each Friday to prevent us from entering.


A tour and a joint demonstration by the Solidarity Sheikh Jarrah (the AAtW are part of) on Saturday the 13th, within the 1948 border and discrimination, against strangulation of the hoses building options.

Hundreds of Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity activists came to the Arab-Israeli city of Taybeh for a solidarity tour and demonstration. The residents of Taybeh suffer greatly from house demolitions and land confiscations as a result of Israeli discriminatory policies. The activists along with Taybeh residents proceeded to hold a demonstration on the main road near the city.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Palestine-Israel, In defiance of the settler colonialists escalation the joint struggle expand.

In defiance of the expanding and intensifying international pressure, and what seems to be a desperate efforts the settler colonialists steps are mounting. The joint struggle to which the Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity coalition "Just Jerusalem" solidify and expand to more and more location of struggle within 1948 Israeli borders. The more radicals who join the direct actions, including with those the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative lead Israelis to seems to increase too: Bil'in, Beit Jalla, Beit Ummar, Al Khalil - Hebron, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, south of Hebron mountains, Wad Rahhal, Walaje


About 30 Israelis and 15 internationals joined the Palestinian demonstration in Bil'in against the fence and occupation that steals the locals' lands and liberty. The demonstrators marched to the gate, opened it, engaged in a brief verbal exchange with the soldiers, were confronted with an arbitrary and unauthorized closed military zone declaration, and gassed away - all in a space of just a couple of minutes. Most demonstrators backed away, but the shabab came forward retaliated with stones. The clashes went on for a while, but when the shabab were about to call it a day, the soldiers decided they want more, so they crossed the fence and initiated another round of gas-oppression and stone-resistance.

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Haitham Katib:


The Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity coalition (Just(ice) Jerusalem - The AAtW are part of) expand the scope...

Solidarity with Taibeh by just Jerusalem

On Friday, 29 October, a delegation of representatives from the Taibeh Popular Committee joined us for the Sheikh Jarrah weekly demonstration. The delegation’s visit was another step towards building Jewish-Arab solidarity in Taibeh.

During the demonstration, Dr Zoheir Tibi said:

Taibeh is with you in your struggle for justice against dispossession, the demolition of homes, land expropriation! We are with you here to express solidarity. We are with you here also to say thank you for the Solidarity Delegation’s visit to Taibeh. It was an important visit for us. It was an encouraging boost for continuing our struggle against all the injustices perpetrated against us.

Clip from the demonstration:

Taibeh is the third largest Arab town in Israel, with more than 35,000 residents. It has 6,709 housing units, comprises 18,554 dunams, of which a built up area of 4,735 dunams. 98% of land under the town’s jurisdiction was, until recently, in private hands. Over the past few years more and more of this land has been expropriated for “National Projects” such as the construction of Highway 6, a gas pipeline, a quarry, all of which encroach upon and compress the space available to the town’s Arab citizens.

The laws of separation and racism now being advanced in the Knesset by Netanyahu and Barak, Lieberman and Yishai, along with the discrimination and a sense of being under threat that is already felt among a million of this country’s population, combine to cast doubt on their very citizenship.

Faced with this reality we will work, Jews and Arabs together, to show that the real project is building partnership.

On Saturday 13 November 2010 we will go to Taibeh on a solidarity tour and form a joint protest chain with the town’s residents.

Just as in Sheikh Jarrah, our politics are formed on the street, where the injustice occurs, a place where we can learn, expose and correct the reality that discriminates between us. Together, we declare: where there is racism there is no loyalty. And we are not loyal to Lieberman.

Join us before more homes are demolished, before more racist laws are passed, and before the drizzle becomes a flood.

Projected timetable:

Arrival and tour 14:00-16:00

Protest 16:00-17:30

Buses will leave from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Sharon area.


Still the struggle continue and Monday demo at noon a vigil in front of the municipality building

Sheikh Jarrah

Wednesday, regular weekly meeting of Solidarity Sheikh Jarrah activists.

The demonstration was the last of a year of Friday afternoon persistent struggle. Like many of the demos of last months it started with a march from the ancient city to the center of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. There people from Tel Aviv and noon demos in villages against the separation fence were already converging.

After a while, the few hundreds demonstrators marched through the new Um Haroun neighborhood to be evicted soon, to the main street that pass between the occupied east Jerusalem to the part of the city within the 1948 borders.

Few police officers warned us that the march is an illegal demonstration... but no one paid attention to them and they did nothing to enforce that claim.

demo videos:

Beit Omar

Beit Jalla

Al Ma'sara

Nabi Saleh

Al Khalil Hebron


Three Israelis joined the ranks of the residents of Ni'lin and a number of Norwegian visitors in Ni'lin's weekly protest. the march that set off from the village's olive groves led to the route of the wall, where some of the village youth threw stones over the wall, and others chanted and wrote graffiti on the concrete. the soldiers fired tear gas, and tried to cross the barrier and chase the protesters, but the combined forces of several of the shabbab impeded their progress. the protesters thus managed to return to

the route of the barrier, and disbanded on their own accord. No injuries were recorded.


Wad Rahhal

Another joint olive picking in the village grooves located in area infested by colonialist settlers.


A critical peace march in Al-Walaja Noon Friday, 5 November 2010. The local committee invites all activists to this critical event coming only 3 days before a key Israeli supreme court session that will rule about the wall that is being built to strangulate the village. Attending the march on Friday will help in drawing media attention to the now critical situation in this village. The local committee also asks people to attend the court on Monday starting at 9 AM. This is a critical period and the local committee calls on making this peaceful march the largest ever to send a message: no to ethnic cleansing, no to separating villagers from their land. For more information call A. or S.



Israeli who disrupted PM's speech: We were raised on human rights,7340,L-3981697,00.html

Youngster who heckled Netanyahu during GA address in New Orleans says US Jews distancing themselves from community due to 'expectation of blind loyalty to Israel'

"When I got up to disrupt the prime minister's speech, he was speaking of the de-legitimization of Israel, and I yelled out that I am an Israeli and that it is the occupation, the Gaza blockade and the loyalty oath which delegitimize Israel," said Matan Cohen, one of five protestors who heckled Benjamin Netanyahu during his keynote address to the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly in New Orleans on Monday.
"We (protestors) decided every five-six minutes one of us would get up and yell. We were detained and later transferred to the custody of the Secret Service," he told Ynet.
Cohen is a member of Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization that works to achieve a "lasting peace that recognizes the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination."
Cohen, 21, was one of the founders of Anarchists Against the Wall, an Israeli group supporting the Palestinian campaign against the construction of the West Bank security barrier. Four years ago, he was injured from a rubber bullet fired by security forces during an anti-fence rally in the West Bank.
He is currently enrolled at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, which became the first of any college or university in the US to divest from companies due to their involvement in the "Israeli occupation of Palestine."
"Israel's actions are the cause of its deteriorating status in the international community," Cohen said. "Many young Jewish Americans are distancing themselves from the community, which expects their blind loyalty to Israel.
"Netanyahu was expecting a supportive audience, but as Jews and Israelis we will not remain silent. An entire community that was raised on human rights will not turn a blind eye."
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Palestine-Israel, Just another week of joint struggles of the AAtW and the wider Israeli radicals circle with Palestinian activists.

Jerusalem is still in the focus of struggle because the transfer efforts there are increasing lately. The joint struggle in the Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah occupied neighborhoods contributed to the building of a wider circle of activists - including liberal and left Zionists who regard the new wave of transfer efforts as both despised and endangering the previous gains of Zionist settler colonialist project. The joining of grass root Palestinian activists plus direct action and mild confronting of state forces - the mode developed by the AAtW is adopted by the new initiative. It is self labeled "The Sheikh Jarrah initiative" but it is involved in more and more struggles - both in Jerusalem and within the 1948 borders of Israel. Beit Ula is another village just joined lately to the string of Beit Ummar, Beit Jallah, Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Wad Rahal, and Wallaje.
Beit Ommar

"I want to add that its extremely pivotal right now for more people to come to the weekly protest in Bait Ommar."

Demo of 23/10

Join the people of Beit Ommar in their weekly protest against the illegal Karmei Tsur settlement. This week the residents of Beit Ommar celebrated the release from Israeli prison of two village youth, Yousef Abu Hashem and ‘Amer Abu Maria, both of whom were held for over 4 months by Israeli military court. An additional 13 people, aged 15-28, have been arrested in the last month, all relating to the demonstrations being held weekly in Beit Ommar against settlement expansion. They include Popular Committee member Eyad ‘Alami, who was placed in administrative detention, 5 youth arrested during the demonstrations by undercover soldiers on October 9 and October 23, and a series of youth arrested from their homes in the middle of the night. We are calling on Israeli and international activists to join the people of Beit Ommar in their weekly demonstration in order to deter further arrests and military violence.


This Friday about 25 internationals and 15 Israelis joined the Palestinian demonstration in Bil'in against the occupation, land grab and the oppression of popular resistance. The demonstrators marched to the gate while some shabab expressed their dismay at the soldiers along the northern stretch of the fence. Even while the procession was still on its way, the soldiers started bombarding the shabab with gas.

As the group moved peaceful towards the site of the wall, they chanted to free Palestinian political prisoners. Demonstrators carrying the Palestinian flag crossed through the opened gate to the route of the fence to confront the awaiting soldiers with the simple question, "What are you doing here?"

When the soldiers tired of the presence of people demanding access to the agricultural lands belonging to Bil'in farmers, they began firing tear gas. The hot gas canister ignited fires in the dry olive orchards, which residents hurried to extinguish to protect the trees from damage.
Since the wind blew in the demonstrators' face, it was very difficult to stay together.

For a while it was possible for the exceptionally handful of sturdy and gas-tolerant women and men to avoid the gas, while most demonstrators had to retreat, watching from behind the shabab who tried to stone the gas away.
Eventually it became too much, and the rest of demonstrators too had to retreat to the village.

Bil'in video

Beit Ula

"there will be another demonstration in beit Ula tomorrow. please call
me if you can come."

It seems Beit Ula is another village that will join the on going nonviolent joint struggle of Palestinian villages - grass root communities.

South Hebron Mountain

Arresting activists during action

Jerusalem - Al Kuds

Jerusalem Mayor Disrupted & Protest over Silwan.

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat was scheduled to give a speech on Tuesday October 26th at the opening of an art gallery in the city. Israeli activists from the Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity movement were on-hand to protest Barkat's policies towards Palestinians living in Jerusalem.,7340,L-3975487,00.html

OECD tourism conference in Jerusalem

"There are a number of activities gating Organized Against the OECD conference that begins this week. More activists are needed. Please contact if you Want to participate N."

Banner drop against OECD tourism conference on the monumental Strings Bridge on the entrance to Jerusalem - videos at:

Sheikh Jarrah: following the courts' ruling to evict Oum Haroun

A guided tour in the site that's in threat of eviction according to court's ruling. Crowd chanting, accompanied by the drummer-activist group.

Evictions in Um Harun neighborhood

"We need your help to stop the evictions of Um Harun. Please Sign up to receive direct action calls.

The residents of the Um Harun neighborhood, located in Sheikh Jarrah, are under threat of expulsion from their homes. In the last several years a group of settlers have been making efforts to evict the Palestinian residents of the area and take over their houses. The settlers claim ownership to the land based on documents from the Otmanian period, and as of late the court has acknowledged this claim. On the other hand, the court does not acknowledge the Palestinian residents' ownership of the land from which they were expelled in the 48' war.

Apart from the legal discrimination and the deep human injustice which will be caused, the settlement of East Jerusalem jeopardizes any possibility of a future agreement with the Palestinians. Moreover, the entrance of the settlers into these neighborhoods has a devastating effect on the lives of the Palestinians residents.

We are determined to stand together with the residents of Um Harun at this difficult time and will attempt to stop the eviction. This requires as many activists as possible who will arrive at the neighborhood in case of an attempted eviction.

To get a real-time notice of the attempted eviction please send an email
include your name and (cellular) number.

Friday demonstration included mass tour of the hundreds of participants into the Um Harun neighborhood bordering on the location of the usual demo.

Al Ma'asara

Israeli Army Arrests Nonviolent Demonstrator in Al-Ma'asara
In a peaceful demonstration attended by Palestinians, Israelis and international activists in the Palestinian village of Al-Ma'asara in the West Bank, the Israeli army advanced on the demonstrators without being provoked, arrested one protester and then proceeded to throw grenades and tear gas at the demonstrators

About 15 Israelis and 10 internationals joined 30 Palestinians for the weekly demonstration against the separation fence, the robbery of lands, and the suppression of Ma'asara. The demonstrators demanded the state forces to refrain from blocking their way to their land in that day of celebration... but were denied. The soldiers replied with sound and gas grenades - pushing the people back for a while. The demonstrators regrouped and advanced again, protesting the assault on a peaceful demonstration. The demonstrators' singing and speeches was carried for a while till the state forces attacked again throwing grenades on the retreating demonstrators. One Israeli of the AAtW was snatched and released only hours later.

Nabi Saleh


Olive Picking

This week too, Anarchists Against The Wall (AAtW) activists joined with other Israelis the Palestinian villages who are hard to get to olive grooves near colonialist settlement for olive picking work.

Umm Al-Fahem

A Palestinian town within 1948 Israeli border:

"The extreme naZionist Baruch Marzel and his thugs will be demonstrating
this Wednesday, 27.10.10 in Um Elfahm!!"

AAtW activists joined other out of Umm Al-Fahem town to confront them and the state forces who accompanied them for "protection".
Violent clashes have broken out between Palestinian-Israelis and Israeli police in response to a demonstration by members of a right-wing Jewish group in the town of Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel. Israeli police fired tear gas...

Anarchists Against The Wall (AAtW) have joined Palestinian villagers in a joint popular struggle which has been a potent tool in the hands of Palestinians and a focus of much of the solidarity movement. This struggle has remained steadfast for over 7 years and continues to be one of the most effective ways to resist Israel's construction of the wall and settlements.

AAtW are in the midst of a fund raising tour in North America. There efforts are invested in education, propaganda and raising funds. Our main expenses are the payment for legal defense for hundreds of Palestinians and Israeli activists who are arrested and put on trial for their part in the resistance in our joint direct actions and because of them.

For details about tour locations and dates please see
See Previous reports at:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Palestine-Israel, 140 years, 63 years, 43 years, and the recent 7 years of joint struggle of the AAtW against suppression and transfer of Palestinians

The Zionist settler colonialist project dream of taking the whole Palestinian lands was frustrated again and again. The illusions of "two banks of the Jordan this and the others are ours" was already" long gone and forgotten. Even the smaller dream of taking all the west bank of the Jordan and cleansing it from Palestinians evaporated from the minds of most Zionists. The majority are resigned to accept a big Palestinian minority within their "Jewish state" but the Israeli elite and its followers still hope that hard bargaining may increase their share of the "holly land" and decrease the number of the Palestinians that will be in it. The joint struggle of the Jewish Israeli radicals with our Palestinian partners seems to bring to an end the support of the international elite to the expansion of the Zionist settler colonialist project.

Beit Ommar

Beit Ommar Committee Threatened Overnight by military, Need Israelis for Demo TODAY (Saturday October 23, 2010).

At 3am, popular committee members Ahmed Abu Hashem and Mousa Abu Maria were each visited by 15 soldiers, including a high-ranking officer, and threatened with arrest if they continued the demonstrations. Mousa and wife were both threatened with arrest and visits every night if we continued to participate in the demonstrations. The house was also trashed.

We would like a larger presence of Israelis today at the demonstration, with the anticipation that the military may indeed try to arrest Ahmed or Mousa. We meet at 12:30 to begin the demo at 1.

Saturday, "only one youngster age 15 was arrested in relative quit demonstration.
Beit Ula

Invitation for participation in joint action with Palestinians, from village grass root committees and initiative keep coming...

"Hi all,

we have been invited to a demonstration in Beit Ula this Friday. it is not far from beit Umar. if you can make it please let me know."


Thursday, court solidarity with Adeeb Abu Rahmah. "The military court of appeals will rule on Adeeb Abu Rahmah's appeal this Thursday.
Adeeb Abu Rahmah, a leading activist and organizer from the village of Bil’in, has been held in prison for 15 months, since his arrest during a demonstration against the wall on 10 July 2009.
The Israeli military court has convicted Adeeb of incitement, and sentenced him to 12 months in prison. The prosecution has appealed for a tougher sentence of 2 years imprisonment."
In spite of the solidarity action and international press presence, the prison term was prolonged to 18 months.

Friday, about 25 internationals and Dozen Israelis joined the weekly Palestinian demonstration in Bil'in against the wall and against the desperately fascist imprisonment of the leaders of the popular struggle for "incitement". The demonstrators marched to the wall's gate, which was left open, but hardly even got there before they were bombarded with tear gas. The demonstrators retreated to the northern part of the wall for a while, until they were gassed away again, and then returned to the gate. They protested peacefully for a while, and eventually decided to end the demonstration. On their way back to the village they were escorted with large doses of gas, while the local shabab attempted to stone the soldiers into order. The massive gassing caused one child to faint, but (no thanks to the soldiers who kept shooting), he quickly recovered.

(As usual, most of the Israelis, who come with the AAtW, continued to the afternoon demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah.)

Hebron - Al-Halil

Quite Saturday demonstration.

Al Ma’asara – Four Years and Going Strong

"October 2006 saw the beginning of regular demonstrations against the fence in the South Bethlehem region: women and kids from the villages most harmed by the fence stood in front of bulldozers and stopped the construction, and Palestinians and Israelis joined hands in a popular non-violent struggle to defend the land and stop the settlements.

Now, after four years of constant popular resistance in the face of on going military oppression, violence and arrests, we unite in a larger demonstration than usual, and tell the occupation forces that our message still stands:
No to the fence, no to settlements and the occupation –

Yes to partnership, peace, freedom and equality!"

The demonstration held today in Al Ma’asara marked four years of weekly protests as part of the popular struggle against the Israeli occupation, the confiscation of land through construction of settlements and the Apartheid wall. Hundreds of participants from France, Italy, Spain, England and other countries stood alongside Palestinians peacefully protesting Israel’s failure to comply with international law. Also present was Luisa Morgantini, former vice President of European Parliament. About 30 Israeli activists with the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative, as well as other Israelis from Active Stills and Ta’ayush (who as usual continued after the demo to the Sheikh-Jarrah weekly Friday afternoon demonstration).

The Israeli forces stopped the demonstration long before reaching its destination and immediately made use of sound bombs and tear gas in an attempt to disperse the activists, despite the peaceful nature of the demonstration. An older French activist was injured when a high velocity tear gas canister shot into the air by the Israeli forces struck him in the head.

Two Israeli activists were detained after crossing the line formed by the soldiers. The demonstrators held fast and refused to leave for another hour until the two activists were released.

The residents of Al Ma’asara together with international supporters declared their intentions to continue the struggle to defend their rights.

Israel Puterman video Al-Ma'asara - 4 years struggle anniversary


Nabi Saleh

Israeli Border Police Seized, Attacked and Burned Nabi Saleh Homes During Demo; 2 Palestinians Arrested

October 22, 2010

House burnt by tear gas canisters attack; houses invaded and used as military outposts; soldiers shooting on sight whomever in their range; making arrests; collectively punishing a population by mass tear gas attacks; snipers shooting rubber bullets; and live ammunition shot towards protesters - another long Friday of harsh Israeli army repression was the share of Nabi Saleh residents, bravely standing up for their freedom against the strangulating occupation and the Halamish settlement, built itself on the village's lands.

The demonstration's initial march was even shorter than usual as it met with an immediate unprovoked attack by Israeli border police, shooting tear gas canisters directly at the protesters, a conduct which persisted throughout the demonstration and which violates even the army's own regulations.

This attack was soon followed by an army break-in and takeover of several houses within the village, using them and especially their roofs as military outposts. During the second Intifada the Israeli army took over houses for months in a row, and now residents say the houses taken over during the demonstration are likely to be repeatedly taken over in the coming Fridays. The army soldiers took the liberty (with, in many cases, twisted pleasure) to shoot on sight whomever was in their range. Only in few cases stones were thrown back to ward off the army's incursion. Snipers used rubber bullets and close to the end of the army's incursion into the village, soldiers also shot live ammunition towards the protesters. Several protesters sustained non-serious injuries, mostly from tear gas canisters shot directly at them.

Within the army's unprovoked and cruel attacks inside a populated area, two houses were hit by tear gas canisters. In one of the houses a fire erupted as a result . The fire consumed some of the family property (mostly mattresses and the internal walls paint). Protesters came to put out the fire, and later own Palestinian fire department tracks arrived.

In a separate incident two Palestinian protesters were arrested for no justified reason.

On Thursday night, prior to the day of the demo, as is the case on many nights since the demos has started – the Israeli army has invaded the village and patrolled it. No arrests were made. Some 10 army jeeps were involved in this Friday's army incursion into Nabi Saleh.

The three village's youth who were arrested during last Friday were released on Tuesday and Thursday to the joy of their families, friends and supporters.


Around 50 demonstrators marched from the village to the apartheid wall
the cutting through the village land, even though it is the olive
harvest season many are not allowed to go and work on there land.
Few minutes after the demonstration reached the wall the army started
to shoot many tear gas canisters. Moments later the armed forces open
the gate a crossed to the other side of the wall shooting and chasing
the demonstrators, few of the demonstrators responded with stones to
slow down the soldiers. not like the last few months soldiers came
from different directions trying to surprised the demonstrators. The
soldiers attack was stopped few times by tear canisters that were
thrown back on them. after almost 3 hours when both sides went
back.There were no injures or arrests during the demo.
David Reeb Ni'ilin video and fragments from An Nabi Salih (with faulty battery) at:



The struggle against transfer continue with participation of the Israeli activists of the Sheikh Jarah coalition the Anarchists Against the Wall are part of/

Video from Sunday 17-10-10


Israel Puterman video ex-President Jimmy carter in


Instead of the usual demonstration against the separation fence: "The community of al-walaje and it's popular committee for the struggle against the wall

invites all supporters to join olive harvest in one of the plots that the wall will run through at Friday 22.10.10 12:00
See of the Anarchists Against the Wall, and my Previous reports at: