Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Palestine-Israel, In spite of late winter storms and raining showers the joint struggle continues

The common theme of the week end demonstration was the anniversary 18 of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre by the colonialist settler Dr. Goldstein and the intense harassment that followed it.... as if the punishment of the Palestinian victims is the logical conclusion. The demonstration in Hebron drew hundreds of Palestinians, substantial part of the Israeli anarchists against the wall, and other Israeli activists - more than 100, similar to the numbers a week before in the 7th year anniversary demo in Bil'in. Both the struggle in the occupied west bank against occupation, and the social justice struggle within Israel are on the verge of the Spring uprising.

Beit Ummar

Reminder: Register for Transportation to Saturday February 25 Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements.
Saturday February 25 (40 people of the town Beit Ummar arrested last two months (there are about 300 people of the town in Ofer Military Jail).
On Saturday, dozens of protestors marched from the village of Beit-Umar towards the nearby settlements, and were dispersed by the army.

Today Beit Ommar Weekly Protest- 25/2/2012, organized by the popular committee Today Palestinian people together with international and Israeli solidarity activists joined together in Beit Ommar to protest against the Israeli apartheid occupation prosecutions and in solidarity with Tal'at Rameih who was killed (martyred) yesterday in cold blood by the Israeli occupation army during a peaceful protest in Qualandia, and in solidarity with Hana Shalabi who is on hunger strike for 8 days protesting against Israeli detention. When we reached to the area adjacent to the Illegal Carmi Tsur settlement, 10s of heavily armed soldiers stopped us and declared the area a closed military zone and asked us to leave the area, of course we refused to leave and then they started to push us and threatened to arrest us, but we kept on moving towards the settlement, then the soldiers divided them selves into two groups, one was blocking our way and the other was shooting a huge number of tear gas grenades, but luckily, the weather was windy and no one of the protesters was hurt or inhaled gas. The protest lasted for about one hour, and no one of us was arrested. Our last protest, four were arrested including two Israeli activists but were released later the same day, and the other two (members of Beit Ommar popular committee) stayed in detention for three days and then released after paying fines, 1500 shekels each.
Lior Ben Eliahu


Less than 10 Israelis and over 20 internationals joined the weekly Palestinian demo against the Occupation in Bil'in. Protesters marched from the village center to the wall, where the army was already shooting gas at the shabab along the southern stretch of the wall. But in the area of the main procession the local army chief continued his policy from the last few weeks of relatively moderate (key word being "relatively") use of gas and rubber bullets against protesters. This allowed the local shabab to practice their stone throwing technique while posing for the army's intelligence cameras, cut substantial stretches of barbed wire and confiscate scrap metal from the fence. After a while a few soldiers were sent across the gate, so protesters retreated, and since the soldiers did not pursue, the demo soon dispersed.

Dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation in the village of Bil'in west of Ramallah in the weekly march which was organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall in Bil'in, this march came a revival of the resistance week of the Israeli apartheid against the Palestinian people, as well as supporting the Palestinian prisoners, and the anniversary 18 of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre, the march including participation of a delegation from the Arab Palestinian Liberation Front from Ramallah represented by Salim Hamdan and Khalid Sakr, a French delegation, a Belgian delegation, people of Bil'in , Israeli and international peace activists.

The march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village heading to the land which was liberated last June, participants raised Palestinian flags and banners of the Palestinian movements, some of participants wore masks on their heads colored with Palestinian flag, they chanted slogans calling for national unity, slogans calling to the departure of the occupation, destruction of the apartheid wall, calling for freedom of Palestinian prisoners and they called the Muslims, Arabs as well as Palestinians to support Jerusalem and al aqsa mosque.
Upon the arrival to the area of Abu Lemon nature reservation, the participants were able to cut the barbed wire and to break through it, then the soldiers Who were situated behind the concrete wall shot rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas density toward the participants, television crews (specially Palestine TV crew) and ambulance, which resulted the injury of dozens of protesters cases of suffocation, then some of the youth threw stones to the soldiers.
Rani Abdel Fatah



3rd Annual Global Day of Action to Open Shuhada (Apartheid) Street! "Youth Against Settlements" ( invited us to participate.
Demonstrators march during a protest against the closure of Shuhada street to Palestinians, in the West Bank city of Hebron February 24, 2012. Some 500 protesters, including foreign and Israeli activists, gathered on Friday marking the 18th anniversary of the closure of the street, which was closed by the Israeli army in 1994 following the Hebron mosque massacre by Baruch Goldstein, an Israeli settler, who went on a rampage inside Al Ibrahimi Mosque, killing 29 Palestinian worshipers.

Another take from the website of the Anarchists Against The Wall
"Open Shuhada Day was commemorated in demonstrations throughout the West Bank this Friday. In the heart of Hebron itself two protest marches took place: one organized by "Youth Against Settlements" and the other by the three leftist Palestinian parties – the PFLP, the DFLP and the communist People's Party. Together, both demonstrations were attended by about one thousand people, including some 100 Israelis and international activists. Both demonstrations were met with army forces, which tried to disperse the non-violent processions with tear gas, "skunk" water cannons and arrests.
While the first demonstration developed into heavy clashes, including stone throwing and Molotov cocktails, the second remained non-violent, and ended when a funeral procession needed to pass through the same street as the demonstration. However, the funeral too was attacked with water canons. A video from this demonstration shows the army's use of an American made non-lethal weapon. One can hear a recording saying "This is a test of the Long Range Acoustic Device – LRAD – from American Technology Corporation".
Meanwhile, weekly demonstrations in several villages joined in on the demand to open Shuhada St.

In Ma'asara several dozen demonstrators marched towards lands appropriated by the construction of the "separation fence" – which has recently been restarted after a halt which lasted about three years. They were stopped at the entrance to the village by soldiers, and eventually returned into the village.
Amir Bitan
Activists in Hebron are reporting that Hebron medics are saying there are more than 30 injured included 5 medics after Israeli Occupation Forces attacked unarmed demonstration - firing teargas, sound grenades, skunk and also using the scream.

About 60 were injured or intensely suffocated from tear gas. Part of them spent hours in hospital treatments. More than 10 were detained.
Haim Schwarczenberg
Israel Puterman
tmsphere Tel Rumeida


Call for the demo in Al-Ma'sara village
join us tomorrow at noon in the weekly demo, in order to fight together against the wall and the settlements ,
Israeli occupation forces will start building the 2nd phase of the wall in the south area of Bethlehem ---- Mahmoud Zwahra

Nabi Saleh

In Nabi Saleh too the demonstration focused on the Hebron struggle. According to the Popular Committees' website: "protesters were shortly met by a volley of tear-gas canisters and rubber coated bullets. Some clashes erupted near the entrance to the village and persisted for a while. At a certain point, an army brigade invaded the village, for the first time in months, to chase and arrest local youth. While not succeeding in making any arrests, the army remained in the village for over an hour, shooting massive amounts of tear-gas and rubber coated bullets inside a populated area".
David Reeb



Li: please share the message that there are Israelis supporting your town's struggle. it was my first time there, and for sure i will be back. :)
Addoosh Qaddomi: You are welcome in our village Kufr Qaddum We welcome you always .. And waiting for you and your friends to support our steadfastness in supporting demonstration against the occupation of the popular demands for freedom and independence, and open the wayŚ„. ‎200 hundreds of palestinians, internationals and Israelis, protested against the occupation, the dispossession and the settlements. We marched towards the stolen lands, where is the settlement Kedumim at.
Lior Ben Eliahu


Don't say we did not know #300

Before day break, on 8^th February, 2012, border police units and Golani Brigade soldiers
broke into 44 apartments in the Old City of Hebron, and searched them. During the
incursion, they smashed the entrance doors. In some homes they broke inner doors and
caused further damage. In at least one apartment, it was claimed that they stole money and a boy's watch. In some of the homes the entire families were put in one room during the search. In other cases, families were taken out to the street for some hours.

The whole action took place from 00:30 a.m. and finished at 07:30 a.m.


On Monday, 13th February, 2012, government representatives accompanied by police came to
the Bedouin village El'Araqib and demolished it.

On Wednesday, 15th February, 2012, government representatives accompanied by police went
to a home east of the Bedouin township of Hura and demolished it and then another home, in
Hashem Zane (near Nevatim).

Questions & queries:

Tel Aviv

Anarchists in the demonstration against expulsion of refugees and guest workers families with children:
Israel putermam


Boycott! update no. 71 link:


Excerpts of Press Release

...."The High Follow-up Popular Resistance Commission calls for the provision of necessary support for peaceful resistance."

"The Commission emphasized that it represents the reference for the Popular Resistance
Committees in respect of field work at the sites while maintaining a degree of privacy for each site"

"The Commission noted that it will hold a series of intensive meetings on March to organize and prepare for a mass rally to mark the Land Day, which coincides on the thirtieth of it."

"Commission members (popular committees):
Hebron South Hills (Yatta) committees, Hebron city, Beit Ommar, Alm’sara, northwest
Jerusalem committees, Jericho, Budrus, Ni’lin, Bil’in, Nabi Saleh, Nablus, Iraq Burin, Burin, Kofr Kaddoom, Salfit, Kofr E-ddik."

See Previous reports about the joint struggles of the Anarchists Against the Wall at:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Palestine-Israel, 10 years of joint struggle started at the beginning of the separation fence reach a critical mass.

The first starter was the Mas'ha Joint camp of Israeli anarchists an some others with local Palestinian activists. It took two years of sporadic struggles till the Bil'in persistent location of struggle materialized. Some three years of sporadic struggles in parallel to Bil'in till Ni'ilin village join as the second persistent location. It took additional two years and the addition of Ma'sare before stable and persistent locations of struggle expanded beyond the separation fence when the struggle in Beit Ummar stabilized an heroic Nabi Saleh confrontations with encroaching colonial settlement too, expand the scope of the joint struggle. The maturing of the joint comity of the popular local struggles and the joining the struggle of new villages lately my be the verge of a qualitative upsurge of the struggle of popular grass root communities.

Beit Ummar

Saturday weekly demo.


Hundreds attend Bil’in’s 7th annual day of struggle against the Wall.
Israeli police and army mount a massive operation to stop Israelis from reaching the special Friday protest, marking seven years of popular and joint struggle in Bil’in with only partial success.

Seventh annual demonstration By Haggai Matar

"In the beginning there were engineers, soldiers and bulldozers. It was after the International Court of Law in The Hague had already barred construction of The Separation Wall within the West Bank, and before the Israeli High Court of Justice found the Wall’s route in Bil’in illegal. It was after someone somewhere decided that more than 2,000 dunams of the village’s agricultural lands were to be annexed to Israel by force, and before countless people would be arrested and injured, and two killed. The engineers marked which trees to uproot, and the villagers removed the marks. The soldiers came to disperse the demonstrations, and the demonstrators tied themselves to the olive trees. The bulldozers started tearing the land, and the activists stood in their way. Day after day. A battle for every tree and every yard.
Seven years have passed since the first engineers, soldiers and bulldozers appeared in Bil’in. Seven years since the local Popular Committee against the Wall and the Settlements was founded, drawing from the experience of villages such as Mes’kha, Bidu and Budrus. Seven years since the Israelis and internationals were first invited to join in on the popular struggle. In the years that passed a fence was erected, causing incredible damage, and recently torn down in favor of a new wall, in a route which gives the village back some of its lands – but not all of them. The village has gained international attention and has become an example of a people’s unarmed struggle for liberation – a struggle which goes on to this day.

Targeting Israeli solidarity

To celebrate the struggle’s anniversary, the popular committee issued a special call, inviting Palestinians, Israelis and internationals to join together and raise the flag once more – focusing on the demand to release Khader Adnan on the 62nd day of hunger strike, as well as prompting Palestinians everywhere to join the popular struggle against the occupation.
In the past, events such as this would cause the army to react with extreme measures of oppression against the village – night-time raids, arrests, curfews, etc. However, in recent years it seems that the greater part of Israel’s attempt to crush the annual special demonstrations has been aimed mostly at Israelis. This was also the case yesterday, as mass police and army forces were deployed to the Ni’lin checkpoint in order to intercept the bus and the cars on their way from Tel Aviv. Upon being recognized as activists (usually five in a car, none of them religious, hence probably not going to the nearby settlements), the Israelis had their IDs taken and registered, and were warned not to proceed to Bil’in through alternative roads, as the entire region has been declared a closed military zone.
This was but one part of a well coordinated operation: all roads leaving highway 443 into Palestinian villages were blocked and guarded with riot police. A bus leaving Jerusalem was intercepted en-route, ten activists on it arrested, and the bus sent back. Private cars were turned back in others checkpoints, and while several managed to slip through – some had to give up on the demonstration. The bus from Tel Aviv eventually unloaded in the middle of highways 443, and activists climbed a hill and marched through olive groves to nearby villages, where they took taxis to Bil’in, dodging army patrols. The bus driver was arrested shortly after, without cause, only to be released later in the evening.
As a result of the police’s actions, only some 60-70 percent of the 200 Israelis who set off to join the demonstration actually managed to get there, and fulfill their basic right to protest. As all this did not even slightly change the nature of the demonstration, which was very similar to the regular weekly demonstrations, one might wonder why Israel would go to such great lengths to prevent Israelis coming to this specific demonstration.
A possible answer to this question was offered by Noam Sheizaf, who at the end of the demonstration assessed that the whole point of the police actions was to prevent “regular” Israelis – as opposed to the die-hard activists who travel to the West Bank weekly – from meeting with Palestinians. “This policy is all about forcing Israelis to visit the occupied territories and meet Palestinians only as enemies”, Sheizaf told me. “The popular committee went to great lengths to invite people like myself here – sending e-mails, opening a Facebook event, etc. – and the police went to great lengths to prevent me from taking the very basic step of showing solidarity with the village.

The struggle continues

Those who made it to Bil’in joined some internationals and hundreds of Palestinians from the village and the region, and marched from the village center to the route of the old fence, now dismantled, where speeches were made. From there demonstrators marched to the new wall, with activists wearing Khader Adnan masks and prison service uniforms leading the way. A leader in the popular committee mentioned that while no-one in the committee is a member of Islamic Jihad, they are all in support of Adnan, who joined in the past a demonstration in the village in 2005.
Once at the wall, several demonstrators were able to cross the barbed wire protecting it, and put up pictures of Adnan and Palestinian flags on the wall. It wasn’t long before the army started shooting tear gas and spraying the demonstration with ghastly “skunk” water, which resulted in the gradual retreat of the majority of demonstrators and the beginning of stone-throwing by the village youth. The demonstration ended after two hours in atypical cold winds and little rain, with no serious injuries or arrests. As usual, demonstrations also took place in Ni’lin, Ma’asara, Qadum, Nabi-Saleh and other villages."

The march drew its participants from a wide range of Palestinian national parties, as well as populations from the neighboring villages and members of the Popular Committees in the governorate of Ramallah and Al Bireh.

Lia Tarachansky
Shosh Rappaport
Rani Abdel Ftah
Israel Putterman
David Reeb

Ofer concentration camp

‎Tuesday, Joint solidarity protest with Khader Adnan. 1 shot by rubber coated steel bullets, arrested and beaten, 10 more injured during the support demo.


This Friday,

1. A Demonstration in Issawiya: stopping the Mt. Scopus Slopes National Park

Last Friday, in stormy weather, dozens of residents from Issawiya and A-Tour held a prayer in the observatory overlooking the designated park, and we joined them in a march protesting the plan to establish a National Park on their private lands. Over a hundred people walked through A-Tour in yet another step in bringing the issue to public attention.
This week, Israelis and the residents of Issawiya and A-Tour continue in a joint effort to prevent the establishment of the national park, and expose the political agenda motivating some members of the Nature and Parks Authority.

2. 15:00: demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah


Nabi Saleh

Activist report 5 Israeli Occupation Forces jeeps in the center of Nabi Saleh, near the village's mosque. IOF firing large quantities of teargas.
Activists are reporting that the weather is stormy in Nabi Saleh. Nabi Saleh youth have blocked the road with big rocks to try and prevent IOF reaching the village. IOF have attempted to spray unarmed demonstrators with skunk but apparently the weather is so windy it is not reaching the protestors.
Nabi Saleh: IOF started firing tear gas massively, still firing steel rubber-coated bullets too.


Friday 17/2/2012
Popular resistance in Ni'ilin revived: Dozens protest the Wall and settlements
Protesting at the Western end of the Wall, residents of Ni'ilin are once again met with army violence and repression.

Some 50 residents of Ni'ilin, joined by a handful of Israeli and international supporters, joined the weekly demonstration against the Wall and settlements. The demonstration took place on the Western side of the village, an area where the wall becomes a fence and where demonstrators and soldiers can directly see one and other. Protesters chanted slogans demanding the return of Ni'ilin's lands as well as the protesting the illegality of Israel's occupation and burned tires near the fence. The army responded with a relentless cloud of tear gas.

The residents of Ni'ilin began organizing when construction of the Wall first began in 2004. While a court injunction temporarily delayed the theft of village lands, protests were renewed in 2008, as the construction of the Wall started to materialize. Five unarmed demonstrators have been killed by Israeli crowd control measures. Of the five killed, one was a child and two were aged 18. In 2008, American activist Tristan Anderson was shot in the head with a high velocity tear gas canister and permanently paralyzed. In an attempt to crush the demonstrations, Israel has built a section of concrete eight meter high wall in the village of Ni’ilin. This has not happened in other villages that are actively resisting the wall.


About three hundred Palestinians, Israelis and international walked toward the road.
Kadom procession accompanied by singing and a lot of joy. We got up to barbed wire spool
approximately 40 meters from the soldiers who after few minutes started showering us with clouds of gas clouds. One Palestinian was wounded in the leg by tear gas canister which probably broke his leg. Kadom's wonderful shabab responded as usual by their fight back. After a pause the Israeli state powers started again throwing gas and entered the village.
The gas enters into the houses. Soon they started firing bullets wrapped with rubber. Andrei was slightly wounded in the leg, but no real harm. Two Palestinians were also injured by rubbed bullets in their legs and were rushed to Qalqilya hospital. We wish them fast recovery. Then when the rain began towards the end of the demonstration we Dispersed.

‎1 protester was injured in Kufer Qaddum as soldiers invaded village to suppress demo.
Haim Schwarczenberg


Don’t say we did not know #299

For some time now , the Palestinians of Kafr a-Dik, situated west of Salfit, have demonstrated against the robbery of their land by Israel .

A new settlement called Leshem was inaugurated on their land – under the claim that it’s merely the extension of an older settlement, called Aley Zahav. The lorries that are building the new neighborhood pass through privately owned land – an olive grove – of a resident of Kafr a-Dik, instead of via the settlement. The resident appealed to the Supreme Court, so that it would stop the lorries’ passage through her land. The state’s answer was that it acknowledges the ownership, but still requests passage through the land.

Ever since the demonstrations started, the IDF has blocked the western access road to the village…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle may be the model of the third unarmed Intifada

The Israeli state forces harassed the Nebi Saleh harsher than the neighboring villages who demonstrated against the separation fence. Beit Ummar who is too bordering the separation fence but the joint demos there were against the neighboring colonial settlement got harsher treatment than the not far Ma'asarah or far ones of Bil'in and Ni'ilin. The three new locations of joint struggle: A-Dic, Kufr Qaddum, and Qaryout which are deeper in the occupied west bank get an out of proportion repression. It seems the Israeli authorities are afraid the "bad example" will catch momentum and developed into an unarmed Intifada to which it do not have means for neutralize it. (For years they tried to put end to the demonstrations in Bil'in and Ni'ilin, but failed as they could not justify the harsher means needed.)

Beit Ummar

Saturday, February 11, 2012
"Our protest today was in solidarity with the prisoner Khader Adnan who is on hunger strike for 56 days asking to stop the administrative detention and to release all the Palestinian prisoners from the Israeli jails.

When we arrived adjacent to Carmi Tsur settlers colony, more than 20 heavily equipped Israeli soldiers attacked us with sound bombs, then they tried to push us out of the area, but we resisted them and stayed, then they arrested Saqer Abu Mariya violently and hit him in front of us before taking him away. After that, they declared the area as a closed military zone and showed us a very old military order dated back to April 2011, but we refused and carried on and marched adjacent to the so called security fence built around the colony in 2006, and again they attacked us and arrested Yousef Abu Mariya 38 years old, who is a father to three kids, arrested 18 times before and who is a popular committee member, while they arrested him, they hit him with the gun butt on the forehead and was bleeding, in addition, they arrested two of the Israeli activists: John Brown 32 years old and Mekhal Rotem 25 years old, by the end of the protest they have thrown 10s of tear gas canisters and most of the participants suffered from inhealing gas.
Our Main Messages were:
1. To free Khader Adnan immediately due to the risk on his life.
2. To free all Palestinian prisoners from the Israeli jails.
3. To stop stealing the farmers land in Beit Ommar, last week they have built extra caravans on Mohamad Motlak Za’akik inside the so called security fence.
4. Allowing the farmers to access their land freely, mainly those adjacent to the Israeli colonies in Beit Ommar.
5. Freedom of movement on our roads.
Both Israelis who were arrested have been released. Two Palestinian members of the Beit Umar Popular Committee have yet to go into investigation."

Another take:

"The Israeli occupation forces accompanied by survey workers started since this morning to put marks on (Route 60 connecting Hebron and Jerusalem). The marking process started from the entrance of Al Aroub refugee camp along the way to Beit Ommar in order to put a four meters high fence to isolate the town and the camp from the main street, to restrict the movement of Palestinian citizens in these areas, to prevent them from exercising their normal lives and put them in ghettos and cantons. This terrorist act is part of the collective punishment policy pursued by the Israeli apartheid occupation, in light of the increasing peaceful popular resistance activities in these areas. Note that the Israeli occupation authorities have finished the plans and maintained the approvals necessary to construct a new apartheid road (bypass road) on Beit Ommar farmers land, the length of this road will be 8km and 80 meters wide, it will annex more than 1200 donums of Beit Ommar and Halhoul agricultural land (one donum = 10002m. This road will serve only the Israeli colonists and army, and will enable them to avoid driving through the Palestinian localities in the area."


Over 10 Israelis and almost 10 internationals joined the weekly demo against Israeli oppression in Bil'in. Due to the drizzle, demonstrators took their cars to the wall, where the shabab was already spread along the south stretch of the fence. The demonstrators marched with Khader Adnan posters. One of them crossed the barbed wire that protects the other barbed wire, ditch and wall behind it, and was immediately shot in his leg with a rubber coated metal bullet. The shabab showered stones at the two soldiers who peered over the wall, protected by another net of wire, who did not respond for a while, other than by taking puctures. Then a big round of gas canisters, creating a clowd of gas the wind blew towards the demonstrators' faces. This and the cold led the demonstrators to call it a day.
Rani Abdel Fatah
Hamde Abu
haithmkatib ( My back and white hairs at seconds O:15-0:17 of the video at )


Freday at Kufr A-Dik: We Refuse to Become an Enclave
The village of Kufr a-Dik, near Nablus, has recently joined the wave of weekly popular demonstrations taking place across the West Bank. In recent years, the village has slowly become an enclave surrounded by settlements and roadblocks. Now, it is going to be besieged also by the new "Eastern Wall".

The village of Kufr a-Dik refuses to become an isolated enclave: The road connecting the village to the closest highway has been blocked by the army for years. On the other side of this road, two settlements overlook the village's agricultural lands, which have been long confiscated and registered as state lands. On these lands a new settlement is currently being built. The settlement is portrayed as a neighborhood of Aley Zahav, but is located in significant distance from it. The new settlement would take over the remains of the village's agricultural lands, and create territorial continuity between the Jewish settlements.

Settlement expansion is congruent with the route of the Wall planned to be constructed in the area. The approved construction plan, deep inside the West Bank, is part of what has been known as the "Ariel Finger" segment of the Wall. The plan has met strongly opposition, even by the US administration. Nevertheless it has been promoted, bit by bit, as a kind of "second" separation Wall, East of the already existing fence. Construction works are scheduled to commence this year, and are due to ultimately detach A-Dik from the road and lands.

Some 150 residents, joined by international and Israeli activists, joined the protest this week. They marched from the center of the village towards the roadblock, waving flags and chanting slogans. After about twenty minutes of marching, they reached the block, where a unit of Border Police was already awaiting. Two spools of barbed wire were placed on the road before the roadblock. The protesters made an attempt to cut off the wire, and detach it from the stones on which it was places, finally succeeding to move it to the side of the road. The soldiers then proceeded to throw stun grenades and tear-gas canisters into the crowd and arrested an Israeli activist. Tear-gas canisters continued being shot at protesters even as they were retreating, and despite of the fact that not one stone was thrown at the soldiers.

After a short recess, some of the younger residents of the village marched towards the route of the planned Wall, where they found another army unit. Some short clashes then erupted in this area.

The arrestee was taken to the police station in Ariel where he remains in custody and released only Saturday night after court hearing.

Photos by Abir Kopty

West Bank village A-Dik joins anti-occupation protests By Haggai Mattar

Jerusalem Friday

Occupied East Jerusalem neigborhood near Issawia, where lands of these two are confiscated for "national park", 100 Palestinians and Israeli activists marched from the Hebrew university hill into A-Tur in protest of the confiscation plan.

Sheik Jerrah

Weekly demonstration in the center of neighborhood.
Photos by Afif Amira

Nabi Saleh

Weekly Demonstration in Support of Hunger-Striking Prisoner Khader Adnanfor Khader Adnan, and against the Israeli occupation and settlements on February 10, 2012.
Khader Adnan, an imprisoned Palestinian activist held under administrative detention, hasn't eaten since December 17, 2012 to protest "secret evidence" based detentions. Nabi Saleh residents and other Palestinians joined Adnan this Friday in protesting repressive Israeli military justice system. Posters in support of Adnan were held by demonstrators upon leaving the center of the village.

The demonstration started 12:30PM under an heavy fog, which did not stop the Israeli occupation forces from further endangering the lives of demonstrators, shooting untraceable tear gas canisters, sometimes directly at people. The Israeli border police “skunk” truck, spraying foul smelling water, was also fast to launch its assault. After this initial attack, several people placed a rocks-made road block to prevent a deeper Israeli incursion into the village. Others went to the hilltops, overlooking the spring taken by Halamish settlers. Israeli soldiers went up the hills, throwing sound bombs, shooting tear gas and rubber-coated metal bullets directly at people and into the village's houses. Some youths threw stones to ward off this Israeli incursions. Once the soldiers were retreating they shot few live bullets above the heads of civilians.

As is traditionally the case in Nabi Saleh, the demonstration kept going for a few hours. Around 4PM an Israeli military jeep carrying a multiple-barrels cannon shot massive amounts of tear gas that covered a large part of the village. This was also joined by another “round” for the “skunk” truck. Many suffered from gas inhalation and a few were injured from direct hit by tear gas canisters, among them a Turkish cameraman who was evacuated to a hospital with a suspected fracture to his shoulder.
Activists report 3 journalists were injured in NabiSaleh today, as well as one protestor while several others suffocated from the tear gas
Israel Puterman
David Reeb


As usual on Fridays the villagers on Ni’lin came out this this friday, to protest against the apartheid wall being built in their community. This week the demonstration was held in solidarity with the political Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan who this Friday was on his 56th day of hungerstriking. Adnan, a representative of the group Islamic Jihad went on an open ended hungerstrike almost two months ago to protest against the Israeli system of administrative detention, a system that makes it possible for Israel to hold Palestinians without charges for six months at a time. At present Adnan is being held in a medical facility where he is forced liquids.
The protestors who gathered by the apartheid wall in Ni’lin this friday was demanding justice for Khader Adnan and wished to call on the attention on the rest of the world to Adnans case. International actions need to be taken instantly if Adnans life is to be saved. Together with international and israeli peace activists joining in solidarity the Palestinian protestors held up posters of Adnan alongside with Palestinian flags.
When the demonstration reached the gate of the apartheid wall they managed to pry it open and therefore tried to reach their land on the other side. The Israeli soldiers however pushed the crowd back with tear gas and sound bombs causing suffocation from tear gas inhalation in many protesters to the point where one of them fainted. Some of the demonstrators managed to reach the electronic fence on the other side of the wall and started cutting it but were met with stern force from the Israeli soldiers and one of them where hurt.
After about 30 minutes of shooting tear gas the soldiers had pushed the crowd back far enough to close the gate again while they continued to shoot tear gas at the crowd from behind the security of the gate. Finally the demonstration dispersed at 3.00pm. The protests will continue until the wall is no more.
Hassan Daboos

Kufr Qaddum

weekly demonstration Feb. 10, 2012 Protest against the Jewish settlement of Qadomem,
Haim Schwarczenberg


In Qaryout, settlers threw stones at Palestinian peaceful demonstrators, then Israeli army responded by attacking and gassing Palestinians.

The palestinians youth responded now with stone throwing after the settlers started.
Demonstrators retreating when settlers started throwing stones at them. Soldiers then commenced with shooting tear-gas and stun grenades.
Demonstrators in Qaryout attempted to plant olive trees to resist land grab. On the way, they were attacked by settlers and the army.
Approximately 100 residents of the Qaryout joined the weekly protest against the occupation this week, aiming to plant olive trees on their lands, as an action against confiscation of lands by neighboring settlements. One of main legal mechanisms used by Israel to expropriate Palestinian land is the Ottoman Land Law of 1858, which was in force on the eve of the occupation. According to this law, if privately owned agricultural land is not cultivated for three years it may be declared as “abandoned property" and seized by the state.
Residents and their supporters marched towards the roadblock, which they have managed to open last week, and which currently remains open. As they were proceeding, settlement private security guards approached the demonstration, shooting live ammunition in the air. The protesters continued marching, finally reaching a line of soldiers. After proceeding some more, the march was effectively trapped in between two groups of settlers – one from the front and one from the back, as well as the army. Nonetheless, they managed to plant a number of trees. As demonstrators were heading back towards the village, settlers "accompanied" them from the hilltop and threw stones directly at protesters. As a result, some clashes erupted between the local youth and the settlers. The army intervened by shooting massive amounts of tear-gas canisters at the protesters. Two injuries were reported.

The village of Qaryout is located in the Northern West Bank, near the city of Nablus. It is home for approximately 2500 residents whose lives have become unbearable due to continuous land confiscations, obstruction of movement and settler violence.

South Hebron Hills

weekly protest (Saturday February 11, 2012)

Tel Aviv

Wednesday, demo against the Israel Eternity Fundation KKL used as tool to rob the Beduins land and plant trees on their ruins. On its 110 aniversary ceremony in the sinimateque.
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Monday, February 6, 2012

Palestine-Israel, Joint struggles of the Anarchists Against The Wall at Beit Umar, Nil'in, Nabi Saleh, Qaryout, Bil'in, Maasara, Kufer al-Dik,

Qaddum, Al Walaje

The last three days saw 9 demonstrations supported by AATW. Beit Ommar marked the Anniversary of Yousef Ikhlayl’s Murder 31 JANUARY 2011. In Bil'in the organizers are preparing for the 7th anniversary of their continuous struggle. In Maasara the demonstrations continues into their 5th year. Nabi Saleh was invaded by large numbers of army and border police. They shot tear gas and rubber bullets for hours. Ni'lin held a large and spirited demonstration, forced open the large meta gate in the wall and got past the tall concrete wall. Kufer al-Dik and Kufer Qaddum in the Salfit and Nablus area continue to have very large numbers of people from the villages. The army has been arresting many young men and youths during the last months but the demonstrations continue. In Qaryout, a village of 3800 people, about 400 men marched out to the roadblock which prevents their access to the main road. In al Walaje the demonstrators marched down to the site of construction of the wall that will surround their village.
Beit Ommar
Tuesday demonstration, Jan. 31, 2012Four Injured as Beit Ommar Marks Anniversary of Yousef Ikhlayl’s Murder 31 JANUARY 2012 On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012, Beit Ommar villagers demonstrated near Route 60 at the entrance of the village to commemorate the one year anniversary of the murder of Yousef Ikhlayl, a 17-year-old Beit Ommar youth who was murdered by Israeli settlers on January 28th, 2011. The demonstration was organized by the Popular Committee in Beit Ommar and was supported by the Palestine Solidarity Project, the Popular Committee in Yatta, and several other Palestinian organizations. As the demonstrators approached Route 60 at the entrance of the village, dozens of Israeli soldiers blocked their path and attacked the gathering with tear gas, sound bombs, and beatings. Israeli Forces used wooden clubs to strike at activists, and four demonstrators were injured. Yousef Abu Maria had his nose broken, Emad Abu Hashem was hit in the forehead with a club, Ahmad Abu Hashem was hit in the head with a soldier’s rifle butt, and Jamil Shuhada, an Executive Committee member for the PLO, was beaten with clubs and rifle butts. The demonstrators remembered Yousef’s murder with the following demands: 1. Try the murderers of Yousef Ikhlayl (the settlers came from Bat Ayn, one of five Israeli settlements built on land stolen from Beit Ommar villagers. To date, no settler has been arrested, let alone investigated, for Yousef’s murder.) 2. Dismantle the Bay Ayn settlement 3. Open the closed military roads around Beit Ommar which prevent farmers from reaching and cultivating their lands. 4. Free all Palestinian political prisoners. 5. Remove the Israeli military watchtower and checkpoint at the entrance of Beit Ommar and allow area residents freedom of movement.

Friday of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners Dozens were tear gassed in weekly demonstration in village of Bil'in, west of Ramallah. Dozens of demonstrators were Wounded cases of suffocation by poison gas in the weekly march which organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and settlements in Bil'in, which comes on the occasion of the hunger strike of the prisoner, Al Sheikh Khader Adnan for 49 days, until now, and supporting for all Palestinian prisoners, The march was attended by dozens of Palestinians , international and Israeli peace activists. The march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village, and headed to the land that was liberated recently, Participants raised Palestinian flags and banners with images of Palestinian prisoners. They chanted patriotic slogans calling for the departure of the occupation, destruction of the Apartheid wall, freedom and rights for Palestinian prisoners. Upon the arrival to Abu Lemon protected area, which adjacent to the wall, some of the participants were able to cut and remove some of the barbed wire , burned tires beside the apartheid wall, one of them climbed the wall and raised Palestinian flag on the concrete wall, while dozens of settlers and Israeli soldiers we watching , then the soldiers Who were behind the concrete wall shot rubber bullets , stun grenades, dense tear gas and skunk water towards the participants, which led to the injury of dozens of cases of suffocation, all of them were treated in the field by ambulance crews. During that the young people threw stones at the soldiers.By Rani Abdel Fatah

Kufr Al Deek
Reports on about 300 people in Kafr Al-deek. The demonstration there is about to start. Be careful everyone!Kufr A-Dik residents protest against a new settlement constructed on their lands. Two young men from the village were arrested and remain in custody. Some hundred protesters joined the weekly protest against the occupation and settlement expansion in Kufr A-Dik this week. Protesters marched from the center of the village towards the lands confiscated to build a new settlement. When the march was blocked by a line of soldiers on the main road, the demonstrators opted to sit peacefully on the road, and chanted slogans. After about an hour, the march headed back towards the village, and at this point some clashed erupted between the army and the local youth. Soldiers who were hiding in the olive groves nearby then invaded the crowed and arrested two young residents. The two remain in custody.
The village Kufr A-Dik is situated in Salfit area, nearby Bruqin, between the settlements Bruchin, Alay Zahav and Pedu'el. A new settlement is now being planned to take its place on the village's remaining agricultural lands: Leshem, which is supposed to inhibit 400 Jewish families. Burqin and Kufr A-Dik are situated in Areas B and C as stipulated by the Oslo Agreement. In recent months, the two villages have been suffering from ongoing assaults by settlers who destroy crops and burn olive trees as part of the “Price Tag Campaign.” Villagers also report that settlers destroyed a newly bought piece of farm machinery about two weeks ago. During this attack they also burned a car and unsuccessfully firebombed the local mosque, leaving threatening graffiti that they will be back. In addition, the army has been demolishing water wells and houses in the two villages, and issuing land confiscation orders – the last of them issued last week.
Weekly demonstrations in the village began at the end of 2011.The Israeli army's extreme reaction to these unarmed protests includes incursions into the village, and the excessive use of tear-gas projectiles, rubber coated bullets and in several cases also live ammunition. Abir Kopty Abuzaid

Activists were arrested in the Palestinian Issawiya when Israeli forces, accompanied by bulldozers, arrived in the East Jerusalem village early this morning to continue to build the park on the land confiscated from the Issawiya neighborhood and arrested six Jewish Israeli activists.
Sheikh Jarah
Friday joint demonstration

weekly demonstration, Feb. 3, 2012.In Maasara the demonstrations continues into their 5th year. Every single week for over 4 years the army has tried to intimidate the demonstrators. The dedicated group of organizers have all been imprisoned at least once and tens of thousands of shekls bail were extracted by the army. The efforts does not seem to be working, army officers come and go, soldiers leave the army but the Maasara demonstrations continue.
Nebi Saleh
Activists are reporting a number of possibly serious injuries in Nabi Saleh. A French activist has been shot in the neck with a rubber bullet. Also reports of another protester being shot in the stomach with a teargas canister. Will update as soon as more information comes to hand. Israeli occupation forces Friday attacked protesters in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh and injured at least 13 people, one French girl was shot in the neck by an Israeli occupation soldier. Abuzaid
MEDIAA French citizen was seriously wounded on Friday after being hit by a gas grenade in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, Palestinian sources reported. According to the reports, the grenade was fired at a demonstration by IDF forces. The French woman was taken to the hospital.Last December, a Palestinian protester sustained head injuries after being hit by a tear gas grenade that was fired at close range by an Israeli soldier from inside a patrol jeep. The protester, Mustafa Tamimi, 28, died from his wounds the next day.
After midnight the settlers of the near by colonial settlement Halamish, try to attacked Nabi Saleh and burn the mosque but the shabab were waiting for them and force them to go back from where they come. The settler where running away very afraid specially when the shabab began to sing for the runaway settlers.
Monday night/early morning: Israel state forces are raiding Nabi Saleh They have arrested Loay Tamimi Mustafa Tamimi's brother and attacked his father, the whole village went to support the family and forced the army to run out of the village.

Friday demo against the apartheid wall 03.02.2012The weekly demonstration against the apartheid wall in the west bank village of Nilin. dozens of Palestinians and internationals as well as Israeli peace activists joint the demo.demonstrators managed to burn the cables of the electronic fence and other demonstrators managed to make a whole in the concrete wall and other demonstrators managed to write words of wisdom for Martin Luther kind.soldiers shot rubber coated steel bullets,sound grenades, tear gas and several live bullets toward the demonstrators. luckily no one has bees hit with live bullets but other 7 demonstrators where suffering from tear gas inhalation and one got shot with a rubber in the hand. More information will follow soon at: www.nilin-village.org
Kufr Qaddaum
Protest against the Jewish settlement of Qadomem, near the West Bank City of Nablus. Activists are reporting an Israeli photographer was hit in his wrist with a tear-gas projectile shot at demonstrators by Israeli military in Kufr Qaddaum. "The weekly protest in Kadum started with at least 100 participants, most of them were Palestinian males, few internationals and 5 Israelis. We walked on the road which leads up to the settlement "Kdumim" as part of a very organized march, On the road there was a wire fence so half on the protesters were standing there and sing and the other half, including many kids, stayed about 50 meters away on the road. After few minutes the IOF soldiers that were standing 25 meters down the road started to shoot Tremendous amount of Tear gas canisters directly to the crowd – I couldn't even count it but have never seen this amount of gas together. One of the Israelis were injured on his hand from a gas canister. The IOF also use sound bombs and started to come closer on the road. Meanwhile the army entered the village and covered the whole area with tear gas, the shabab started throwing stones and we could hear also live firing in the village. After an hour and a half the demo ended and the army put a temporary barrier outside the village in order to irritate the people who come to support and the locals." Schwarczenberg

More than five-hundred residents of the village of Qaryout joined a protest march against the occupation and managed to dismantle a roadblock that has been blocking their access to the main road leading to Nablus.The village of Qaryout is located in the Northern West Bank, near the city of Nablus. It is home for approximately 2500 residents whose lives have become unbearable due to continuous land confiscations, obstruction of movement and settler violence. This week, some five hundred residents joined a large protest against the occupation and settlements. They marched from the center of the village along the path leading to the military roadblock that has been blocking the path to the nearby city of Nablus (road number 60). Residents planted olive trees and, in collective force, worked to dismantle the roadblock. Despite the large military battalions based in the area, the action proceeded without any clashes and ended with considerable success, as the roadblock was finally removed. However, shortly after the protest ended, a military bulldozer was seen in site, supposedly restoring the checkpoint. The local popular committee is determent to maintain protests until the blocking is permanently removed. Popular Struggle Coordination CommitteeThe village of Qaryout south of Nablus will hold its first weekly demo today protesting planned settlement expansion on their land Some 300 people protesting at the sealed entrance to the village of Qaryut, south of Nablus. Protest was sparked by new land confiscations.2 protester have been detained. Protested in the village of Qaryout south of Nablus are dismantling the roadblocks sealing the entrance to the village.

Southern Hebron Hills
Activists join villagers in the fields work in the area the Israeli strategy is to harass the villagers till they "voluntarily" transfer from their land the settler colonialists covet.
On Sunday 5 Feb 2012, villagers from Al-Walaja and international supporters went to the area where the Israeli apartheid authorities were still destroying lands to build a wall that will isolate the villagers from their remaining lands and allow for further expansion of the illegal colonies of Gilo and Har Gilo. Already over 90% of the village lands were taken for colonial settler activities in the past 6 decades. The area this short video was taken is just around the oldest tree in Bethlehem district ((an olive tree perhaps 3-5,000 year old).Category:
Against the wall, Feb. 5, 2012. Four people arrested in al Walajeh today. Two Israelis, one German national and one Palestinian from the village. Expected to be released by tonight.
Tel Aviv
Social struggle, hundreds of African refugees and scores of Israeli radical activists converged in the garden adjacent to the central station in protest against the city mayor and social services following of freezing to death of an Ethiopian homeless immigrant near the site of the demolished tent camp he was one of its dwellers. http://awalls.orgSee Previous reports about the joint struggles of the Anarchists Against the Wall at: http://ilan