Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Palestine-Israel, the joint struggle continue on the verge of the third Intifada

It is not an easy thing to continue the grass root non armed popular struggle week after week, year after year... But, nothing keep the back more straight and the spirits higher than the tsumud (persistence) in the struggle against the suppression and the persecution of the Israeli state forces. They regarding the popular struggle even as more potent than us, but are often vacillating between a ferocious steps of repression, and retreat from them due to wider political considerations. It is still vivid with me the memory of one of the intense confrontations. It was in the first year of the struggle in Bil'in. The state forces tried to impose a strict curfew and prevent about 450 Israelis fro joining the villagers in a demo against the building of the separation fence. After a siege around the village and tens of armed cars in it with tear gas shooting and arrests, they fought us viciously from down till afternoon... when they gave up and went away... and we marched undisturbed to the separation fence and along it - the first time after more than half a year of preventing us from doing it.

Beit Iksa

"There will be a demonstration at beit Iksa this Thursday. if you can make it please let me know (by email) - K."
In the demo, Abdallah Abu Rahme from the popular comity of Bil'in was detained by the Israeli state forces for few hours.

Beit Ummar

A Palestinian protester confronts an Israeli soldier during a protest after Palestinians and other activists were prevented by Israeli troops from reaching the lands in Beit Omar near the Jewish settlement of Karmei Tzur on March 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER


Friday of pride and dignity, 23.3.2012. Over 30 internationals and 15 Israelis joined the local Palestinian demo in Bil'in against Zionist oppression. In accordance with the recent trend the demo included a relatively small amount of gas, a few rubber bullets, and quite a bit of barbed wire cutting. A new feature was the egging of soldiers that preceded the relatively moderate stone throwing.
The march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village heading to the land which was liberated a few months ago.

Occupied Jerusalem

Issawiah Friday, March at 11:45 – Continuing the struggle to stop the Mount Scopus national park. The Jerusalem municipality has announced the allocation of additional lands for the development of Issawiya and A-Tour, at the expense of the intended national park. In the upcoming months the struggle to determine the size of land allocated to the neighborhoods will continue, and will determine the fate of thousands of families living in the area.

Al Ma'asara

Ahmad Mezher, activestills http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.395682187108758.100568.136633479680298

Nabi Saleh

weekly demonstration, "I just broadcasted Nabi Saleh (tamimi press) live on #Ustream! Check it out! 23 Mar 2012 13:00 http://t.co/mLkwczFZ "
yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q44wSMCKWws
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAc-QwSGok8
tamimi1966 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5tTN_CG03I


Friday, large number of soldiers invading the village hunting the demonstrators immediately after the demonstrators arrived at the separation wall located on the west side of the village. They surprised the demonstrators and surrounding them from the eastern side of the village.
One demonstrator was injured with rubber bullet as the soldiers were hunting the people all the way toward the village
jehadhabazi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_UZc5N_a8U
daboosphotogaraphy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ForqdOeHgyw

There will be an organized event of planting trees in Ni'lin this Saturday. We are organizing a car with Israelis to participate. If you want to join let me know off-list - T.

Ni'lin village 24/3/2012.
Palestinian women take care of her land in the day of Planting olive trees in Ni'lin village near the lands near the Apartheid wall.
March 25, 2012 IOF uproots, we plant! planting day at ni'lin http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.335244776523043
Nilinvillage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdzItCb-LAw


Some 300 residents of Kufr Qaddum gathered Friday noon in the village center for the weekly demonstration against Israeli land grabs. They were joined by several dozens of Israeli and international activists. Amongst the demonstrators were also a member of the PA's legislative council, and diplomats from South Africa and Portugal, who came to witness the army's treatment of the demonstration, following last week's incident in which soldiers unleashed an attack dog at protestors. Demonstrators held posters comparing soldiers to dogs, and once the noon prayer was over – started marching together.
The goal of the demonstration was to reach agricultural lands adjacent to the illegal settlement of Qdumim, but army and boarder police forces prevented the march to proceed beyond the edge of the residential part of the village. After a ten minute of stand off soldiers began shooting tear gas grenades into the crowd, causing many to suffer from gas inhalation – including the two diplomats. For the next hour or so soldiers kept using tear gas and skunk water against people and houses alike, while the village youth tried to disperse the occupying forces with stones thrown at them.
Eventually the army withdrew, demonstrators reached "the promised land" as was their goal, and returned home happy and content.

Demonstrators take cover as the Israeli army shoots tear gas to disperse the weekly demo: Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/activestills/6862402650/in/photostream
Dima Dany Zarkh http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150709706609617.419041.710749616

Tel Aviv

Demo against Israeli attack on Iran
We were a lively crowd of approximately 1000 to 2000 people, according to estimates by the Israeli media. We gathered at Habima Square in Tel Aviv to voice our opposition to a war between Israel and Iran. Although hoping to capitalize on the energy of a surprisingly successful grassroots internet campaign that seemed ...
The spectrum was wide - between the anarchists against the wall and other anti authoritarians of the left and the crowd of the social justice.

yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RE7AFNlU2Q


Don't say we did not know #304

The IDF continues its efforts to expel the Palestinians of Fasayil El-Wasta from their village, in the Jordan Valley .

On Tuesday, 13th March, 2012, IDF forces came to the village, and demolished three homes and five animal sheds. Thirty souls were made homeless. It's the third time this past year that the IDF has carried out demolitions in the village.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.
See http://awalls.org
See Previous reports about the joint struggles of the Anarchists Against the Wall at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The expanding of the joint struggle is less than welcome by Israeli state forces

It was a second Friday with Israeli activist of the anarchists against the wall initiative seriously wounded. Last week demo it was a metal bullet rubbed by rubber that hit the nap of the neck of one of our group in Naby Saleh. The previous Friday it was a tear gas canister that broke the leg of another comrade. It seems the state force stop to discriminate between us and the Palestinians in the demonstrations. They need may be another scandal in the Israeli media following a serious assault on an Israeli activist documented by us. Though it is not easy, the new persistent villages struggles are slowly absorbed by our initiative. Bil'in and Ni'ilin who were in the front of the struggle and repression are receding to the background, Naby Saleh draw most of the pressure, and we still have to see how it will be in Qaddum and A-Dic.

Beit Ommar

Saturday weekly protest, Mar. 17, 2012
The Beit Ommar popular committee organized today's weekly peaceful protest adjacent to (Carmi Zsur) settlers colony built on the stolen land from Beit Ommar farmers. When we arrived next to the so called security fence surrounding the colony, more than 60 heavily armed Israeli occupation soldiers Intercepted our way and tried with force to force us back, but we resisted their violence and carried on our protest program. This protest was in solidarity with Hana Shalabi who is on hunger strike for the last 31 days in the Israeli occupation jails, and in memory of the ninth anniversary of the martyrdom of RACHEL CORRIE who was bulldozed 9 years ago by an Israeli occupation military bulldozer while she was trying to stop the bulldozer from bulldozing a Palestinian house in Rafah in Gaza Strip. It’s important to note that the popular committee of Beit Ommar is on hunger strike for the last two days in solidarity with Hana Shalabi Justice and Freedom for Hana Shalabi, Long live the memory of Rachel Corrie LONG LIVE PALESTINE


Friday 16-3-12. About 50 activists: 10 Israelis, 10 internationals and about 30 Palestinians - most drove at this rainy noon from the center of the village towards the Abu Lamun park which border the separation wall. Few, insisted on doing the not too short pilgrimage by foot.
Upon the arrival to Abu Lemon area participants raised Palestinian flags and posters of prisoner Hana Shalabi; we chanted slogans calling for national unity, the departure of the occupation, destruction of the apartheid wall, and for freedom for Palestinian prisoners... We called the usual slogans too. Few protesters dared the soldiers by entering between the barbed wire fences "protecting" the wall. Some were able to remove additional part of the barbed wire fence. Some young demonstrators threw rotten eggs at the soldiers. Then the soldiers who were situated behind the concrete wall shot a sound bomb, rubber bullets, and tear gas canisters toward the participants. There was also a truck spraying skunk water at the demonstrators.
On the other side of the concrete wall, under the army's protection, some settlers shouted obscenities against the participants in the march... and got response in kind.
Due to the strong northern wind and the lack of militancy of the state forces, I missed for the second time in a row the smell of the tear gas.


Friday protests in Sheikh Jarrah

"It’s been nearly three years since demonstrations against evictions in Sheikh Jarrah began, and no one has heard a thing about the neighborhood in months. I went to check out the situation there on Friday – and found a shell of what it used to be." [At the beginning, the radical Zionist left mobilized combined with more radicals and even the AAtW activists hundreds to whom many of the radicals of the non-Zionists joined. Now, the remnants of the radical Zionist left and some real radicals concentrate their activity in the Silwan neighborhood that face mass confiscation of lands and transfer. I.S.]
"Handful of people stand in Sheikh Jarrah Park (Photo: Mya Guarnieri http://972mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/DSC07981.jpg) Nearly 30 protesters gathered in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Friday to demonstrate against the appropriation of Palestinian houses for Israeli settlers. An overwhelming majority of the protesters were Israeli; six Palestinians were present.
It was a far cry from the protests that put Sheikh Jarrah and the Israeli Solidarity movement on the map. Those spirited weekly gatherings attracted hundreds who chanted, held signs, and made music in the name of ending the Israeli occupation and settlement expansion.
Friday’s demonstration had no signs, no chants, and no music. A few people waved Palestinian flags. Most milled about and chatted.
A jeep full of border police blew past, uninterested by the small group.
Speaking about the nature of the joint struggle, an elderly Palestinian man whose neighbors lost their home to Israeli settlers remarked that it didn’t matter to him whether protesters were Jewish or Arab. “Anyone who supports [the struggle] against the occupation, he can protest.”
He added that his neighbors’ home is like his home and that joining the demonstration is about the collective, not “something individual.”
Amira Salamon Abdl Aziz expressed a similar sentiment. She lives in A-Ram, a Palestinian village located between Ramallah and Jerusalem. If the separation barrier is constructed as Israeli authorities plan, the village will be hemmed in from three sides.

Amira Salamon Abdl Aziz in Sheikh Jarrah
Speaking of Sheikh Jarrah, Abdl Aziz reflects, “Today it’s their houses. I never know tomorrow if it’s going to be our house. God knows. God knows.”
She has been attending the weekly protest in Sheikh Jarrah after she goes to Friday prayers at Al Aqsa mosque since the demonstrations began. She takes heart in the peaceful nature of the protest and the fact that both Israelis and Palestinians attend it.
Abdl Aziz, who lived in New York City for 11 years, elaborates, “Over there [in New York], they have Jewish people and Arabic people. There is a chance that we can get along…because over there, our neighbors, we go [to them and] they come to us.”
Even though “things have changed,” Abdl Aziz says regarding the small size of the protest, she keeps coming because of the communal spirit.
Speaking of home evictions, in general, she adds. “You’re sitting there and some [people]—don’t say the Israelis—say aliens came from outer space and they told [you] get out, this house is ours. How [would you] feel?
“That’s the one question I want to ask the world.”


Extreme violence by the IOF and four arrests in al Ma'sara
Ahmad Mezher http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.391724294189159.104233.100000547767951
The weekly demo of Al-Ma'sara under the heavy rain 10's of Palestinians and Israelis demonstrate today against the wall in solidarity with Hana Shalabi . IOF first attack Mahmoud Zawahre the coordinator Of Al-Ma'sara popular committee tearing his clothes before he manage to escape from them. after that they start attacking people by their sticks and they arrest 4 Israeli activist and later they release them, also they broke the camera of a journalist Musa Alshaer, after that they broke the glass of one Palestinian car.
shaheenhodhod http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVzh-OGZejo
mariosavio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1qbBs2vDlA

Nabi Saleh

March 16, 2012 Nabi Saleh Stands by Hunger-Striking Prisoner Hana Al-Shalabi; Israeli Protester Shot in the Head
Hana Al-Shalabi, an imprisoned Palestinian woman held under administrative detention after she was released by Israel as part of the last prisoners swap, is on hunger strike for an entire month now to protest her treatment and bring about her release. Nabi Saleh residents and other Palestinians joined Al-Shalabi this Friday, carrying posters, as the weekly procession left the center of the village.
The demonstration was immediately attacked by Israeli occupation forces “skunk” truck, spraying foul smelling water. This was shortly followed by volleys of tear gas canisters shot from a military jeep with an automated cannon. Israeli soldiers also approached the village's built area on foot, until they raided the village and its surroundings entirely, targeting protesters by shooting tear gas and bullets directly at them. In one such attack an Israeli protester was shot in the back of her head by tear gas canister or some other kind of “less-lethal” bullet. She was rushed to a hospital in Ramallah and released after she received initial treatment. At least two more protesters were also injured by Israeli fire. Todays demo followed a week of heavy repression by Israeli forces, who raided Nabi Saleh four nights, entering and searching houses and arresting youths at gunpoint.

PNN: Israeli Forces Raid Nabi Saleh Village, Break into Houses
Details Published on Friday, 16 March 2012 13:20

On Friday March 16, Israeli forces continued its attacks on Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah for the fourth consecutive day.
Israeli forces raided the village and broke into several houses, searching them and their contents.
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces brought along pictures of the people who participated in the anti-wall and anti-settlement weekly activities, so they could arrest them.
Confrontations between the Israeli forces and the village's citizens began when dozens of youths faced the Israeli jeeps at the entrance to the village. The Palestinian popular
Photo: Israeli occupation soldiers stand over Naomi Laet, 22, an Israeli activist of the anarchists against the wall initiative, after she was shot in the head with a rubber coated steel bullet during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, on March 16, 2012 against land confiscation to build the Jewish settlement Hallamish nearby.
She was treated in Ramalla hospital and now back home).

Media: In another case today, the demonstration in Nabi Saleh, three demonstrators were injured; young Israeli woman was hit by a rubber bullet in her head, resident Palestinians who were injured by rubber bullets, too, and another resident was hit by a tear gas. In addition to the soldiers used skunk - smelly liquid sprayed by water cannon.
Photos by Tamimi Press, Elyakim Nitzany http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.391121704231473.99765.136633479680298
yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB2-89hsy88
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi8Hlw8ZN1o


Weekly demonstration


Israeli comrade: "Four Israelis, ten international and two hundred Palestinians demonstrated this week in Qaddom. The demonstration began as usual in a procession accompanied by music to the road which was blocked for Palestinians. This block significantly interfere with the right of movement, and their way of life, increases the cost and prolongs the arrival to the district town of Nablus.
A few minutes after we arrived, the army began to fire volleys of gas and then happened what in my opinion is rare:
Army released a German Shepherd and launched it at the protesters. The dog grabbed one of the protesters, Ahmed, knocking him down and not let go for very long minutes. The guy's uncle and an Israeli activist tried to approach to help him but were not allowed and even had their face sprayed with pepper gas.
During the demonstration, three people were injured by gas canisters, two in foot and another wounded in the shoulder.
After the demonstration we sat with the villagers to be informed about Ahmed's condition, to meet, and comfort Ahmed's family who was really worried. As well as to provide legal assistance to detainees. For the first time people arrested during the protest in Qaddom.
I think they think that if we were more than we were we could help more. Along with this it seems to me there was an understanding of the importance of providing aid and influence the Israeli state forces response. I of course thank our partners.
If you can, please, come to Qaddum so our visibility there will be more noticeable."


During a routine demonstration Palestinians protestors today carried an ancient village, an unusual event occurred when the soldiers arrived they let a dog who bit one of the protesters, Ahmed lust, his arm for several minutes, causing minor injury. According to the demonstrators, and as seen in pictures of the event, including military dog ​​handler, running dog, could not get him to release the jaws. Another demonstrator, a rebel lust, asked to speak with an officer to help rescue dogs from Ahmed's arm, but he was arrested while soldiers doused in pepper spray.

The incident occurred shortly after the weekly demonstration in the village, when young men began throwing stones at Border Police sent a dog into a group of protesters to Lfzra. Demonstrators fled but the dog caught one of them, knocking him and bit his arm. Said Jonathan Pollack, a spokesman for the popular committees in the villages West, the soldiers used dogs in the past, but so far has never bitten by a dog exhibits.

View the event of an ancient village dog attack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCyWyIEtr70

IDF spokesman said in response that "during a riot and unlawful held ancients, west of Nablus, gathered about 100 Palestinians had rolled burning tires and threw stones at security forces, who responded to them the means to disperse demonstrations. One of the Palestinians was arrested for physically assaulting the forces there. Palestinians Also arrested was bitten during his arrest by a dog belonging to the force. Instead he was treated by military medical force and did not need to evacuate. The two were taken for further treatment security forces. "

Weekly demonstrations of an ancient village, near the settlement of Kedumim, are held regularly for ten months to protest the takeover of village land. The demonstration today was dedicated to the memory of American protester, Rachel Corrie, who died 9 years ago just hit by an IDF bulldozer in Rafah."

From the weekly demonstration against Israeli apartheid. Terrifying, appalling, incomprehensible.... watch it nonetheless:
Video of Israeli forces cracking down on unarmed Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Kufr Qaddoum, including the use of an Israeli attack dog that bit and seriously wounded one protester. Video credit: Odai Qaddomi/B'Tselem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCyWyIEtr70

Tel Aviv

Video of demo against the March 2012 attack of Gaza and naZionist counter demo in front of the war compound (Me on 0:54) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded
Israel Putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kzQkb_nnfU

Social Struggle

Early evening time-marker on the Jaffa street in Jerusalem. The weather is warm and 150 protesters walking up the street battle spirit energy indoors are marching with the megaphones, large signs, especially with their vocal cords. "The people" are public housing requires shouting hoarsely. This demonstration that the noise much more than usual thanks to late evening audience, as well as the acoustics that helps street protesters.

No, this is not the summer of 2011. This demonstration was held the week of March 2012. Passersby on the street, which seemed a little way surprised, may think that it was the tail of summer's protest, but the truth is that it is more a protest of the future.

See http://awalls.org
See Previous reports about the joint struggles of the Anarchists Against the Wall at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Palestine-Israel, Week in and a week out... and the joint struggle seems to start to collect momentum

It takes time till a new village that started to involve in the persistent non-armed popular struggle catch the consistent weekend demonstrations. Beit Dajan seems to be the new addition, but only the coming weeks will tell. This week the hard core is consisted with Beit Ummar, Bil'in, A-Dik, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, to whom are added the South Hebron actions in support of harassed farmers, and the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood Silwan. Qalandia checkpoint which see more often actions had its focus this week too. The escalation of the war drumming in the assaults on Gaza increased the already high tension resulting from the ferment of the whole region.

Beit Dajan

Popular Struggle Coordination Committee reports protesters in Beit Dajan, south-east of Nablus,are gearing up to open the village's main road, which has been closed for the past 10 years.
Demonstration against closing of the road, Beit Dajan, 09.03.2012. PSCC reports that protesters in Beit Dajan are chanting "Peaceful, peaceful". Soldiers shooting tear-gas directly at people from meters away.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beit_Dajan,_Nablus) is a Palestinian village of about 4000 residents located east of Nablus, near the larger village of Beit Furik. Route 557, the village's transport artery to Nablus, has been closed to Palestinian vehicles for over ten years, since the beginning of the second intifada, in order to make it a "sterile" (as in - Jews only) route for the settlers of Elon Moreh and Itamar. Palestinians from the two villages used to use the road when traveling south, so as not to have to enter Nablus, and as a shortcut into Nablus itself. Now, the road is off-limits to Palestinians from the 'awarta junction northwards, and they are prohibited even from crossing it or walking on it except for in the Beit Furik Checkpoint. The checkpoint itself is now open to Palestinian vehicles, after many years of closure, when the Israeli army only allowed Palestinian travelers who fit certain age criteria to cross it by foot. According to Beit Dajan village council head, four local residents were killed by soldiers and settlers around the road.

This was the first demonstration the village is holding against the closure, and it was very well attended, by several hundred men and youth (sadly no women from the village, though a couple of Palestinian female activists from the area attended), four Israelis and some internationals. the spirits were high, and protesters marched towards the gate sealing off their connection to route 557 waving flags, carrying banners and chanting slogans against the settlements, their theft of land and water, and demanding the opening of the road.
One military jeep was waiting as the protest reached the gate, and the Golani soldiers in it began immediately throwing tears gas grenades, demanding that the protesters retreat 200 meters away from the road. One soldier fired several aluminum tear gas canisters on the ground, dangerously close to protesters who were posing no risk to him. Within around 10 minutes several more jeeps arrived with more Golani soldiers and border police officers. They used stun grenades and tear gas against the protesters, and demanded a retreat. It seemed like the organizers were adamant to have a stone-free demonstration, and to decide when to end the protest and how (on their own terms), which they succeeded in doing. In spite of the aggressive behavior of the security forces, the protesters maintained extreme discipline, and not one stone was thrown (though several teargas grenades were returned to their senders). After around 40 minutes the protesters returned to the village in a well-organized way.
The village intends to continue Friday demonstrations every week after noon prayers.

Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org http://flic.kr/p/bBEJPt Picture of Johnatan Pollack, an Israeli activist, of the founders of the Anarchists against the wall initiative, and spoke of the higher coordination comity, confronts an Israeli soldier during the first demonstration against the closing of the main road in the West Bank village of Beit Dajan.
presstvmobile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lztw08L-Lg


Weekly Demo 09.03.2012 About 10 Israelis and 10 internationals (including one British punk band) joined the weekly Palestinian demonstration in Bil'in against Israeli repression. The demo went on mostly as it did in the last few weeks, with lots of fence cutting and a relative moderation in the use of gas. However, the use of rubber bullets increased markedly, leading to the injury of two demonstrators, and there was at least one occasion of shooting of gas canisters directly at protesters. One demonstrator rode his horse back and forth between the barbed wire fences, apparently to express the demonstrators' spirit of freedom (but not the horse's).
Hamde Abu http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1010081867866.1442.1699580860
haithmkatib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJTCI1f5iYA

Demo in Kafr A-DIK

Dima Dany Zarkh http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150676954499617.414150.710749616


Dozens March at Al-Ma'asara against the Construction of the Wall. See http://t.co/WsqZAzC1

Nabi Saleh

Peaceful march reached line of soldiers and army jeeps. As soon as the march reached the soldiers, IOF began throwing teargas. Nabi Saleh live-stream shows Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly removing videographers so they can't film IOF attacking unarmed protestors.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3531543846601.2166112.1212414101
tamimi1966 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTf1zmhEbE4
David Reeb http://youtu.be/2ry9alt26pc
Women leading the Struggle at Nabi Saleh. See http://t.co/o9AGcJzB


About 25 villagers of Ni'lin, four Israelis and seven international marched As every week on Friday towards the separation wall who used to rob village land. When they reached the fence some demonstrators attached tire to the wall and set fire to harm the wall. After the fire died activists began - as usual, banging on the wall with huge hammers and a wedge for quarrying rocks. The wall have already a small hole that allows to look to the other side for observers to look through it and warn of what the state force are doing on the other side.
A Palestinian activist speaking fluent Hebrew took turns with an Israeli activist and they used a megaphone to speak to the soldiers. The soldiers tried the skunk water spray to deter the demonstrators but failed as the wind blew it back and drew volleys of stones. The added tear gas was too not effective. After 3 hours the soldiers crossed the wall and drove the demonstrators to the village shooting at protesters. As result, one demonstrator got injured with rubber coated bullet..
Nilinvillage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fk0Ayw35rI
daboosphotogaraphy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGNPuvWw8Y8


About 200 Palestinians with 10 Israelis and internationals Joined Qaddum Weekly Demonstration. The demo which started with high spirits, barricades and burning tireys was met with relatively mild tear gas and repeated efforts of the Israeli state forces to enter the village. The army tried to open the way with a tractor but the intense resistance of the shabab deterred the tractor and the armed force. After about 2 hours the demonstrators marched in a victorious mode to the village.
See http://t.co/r0CvXVzz
Israel Puterman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzFgoQtF5-A

Qalandia checkpoint

International Women's Day at Qalandia checkpoint
Thursday, 60 Palestinian women protesting the oppression of women and the occupation marched from Ramallah to the Qalandia checkpoint. When they approached it, 40 Israeli s and international activists joined them. The more than 100 Palestinian and Israeli women and men were attacked at the Qalandia checkpoint by the Israeli military forces with stinking water and tear gas. As a response, the local shabab threw on them stones. The demonstrators held a whole hour before dispersing.
Several injuries were reported, including one woman who was hospitalized after being shot with a rubber-coated bullet.
daboosphotogaraphy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRjo3SPQ2cI
Israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0q3WypX1v0

See http://awalls.org
See Previous reports about the joint struggles of the Anarchists Against the Wall at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The last winter joint struggle at the end of the stormy period

Some times it feels like a Sisyphus endeavor, but the persistent struggle continue. Small gains and the faint call of the first swallows that surfed the wind of the last winter storm are bringing the spring to the tortured east of the Mediterranean sea. The news about the successes of the B.D.S. and other solidarity actions of international support encourage us in spite of the soaring wave of the Israeli settler colonialist efforts.

Not too many Israelis and Internationals (a bit above dozen) joined the local Palestinian villagers in the weekly demo in Bil'in against the oppression of the Palestinian people by the Israeli regime. Because of the rain the protesters were driven to the wall, but the weather miraculously brightened just as we got there. Right at the beginning the soldiers shot a rubber bullet, just to show that they can, and then gassed the shabab along the southern fence. The protesters adapted to the wind and moved to the northern fence, where an army jeep was stoned and portions of barbed wire and iron poles were removed and confiscated with little army repression. At one point a firetruck approached. The local popular committee managed to stop the shabab from throwing stones at the adjacent army jeep, and called to the firemen in Hebrew, English and hand gestures that it was safe to pass, but the driver decided to turn back. Shortly after, the demonstration was declared over, just in time for the drizzle to resume.

Bil'in and Nabi Salih Demo By haithmkatib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU1BbqskUEw

Nabi Saleh

Protest against the occupation, 2.3.2012. Today's demonstration in Nabi Saleh is dedicated to Palestinian political prisoner Hana al-Shalabi who is on her 16th day of hunger strike protesting Israel's policy of administrative detention and to the freed prisoner Naji Tamimi. Naji and other demonstrators, marched during a protest against the occupation.

The settlers of the near by colony Nve Tsuf built on robbed lands of the village complaint about the clouds of tear gas the wind bring them when the weekly demonstration is harassed...demon

Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/activestills/6946726879/
yisraelpnm 2.3.2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6K64JKtN_U
See http://t.co/vVChzU9W


Hassan Daboos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egRZx68SuyM&feature=youtu.be


Some 150 people joined the weekly demonstration in Kufr Qaddum this week. Army fired tear-gas canisters directly at protesters in complete disregard to its own open-fire regulations.
The march preceded from the center of the village towards the main road, where the army awaited the demonstration, shooting large amounts of tear gas canisters, some of them directly at protesters. The army also used the "skunk", a water cannon spraying foul smelling water against the peaceful demonstrators. Several protesters were injured and treated in the field.
Kufr Qaddum, a small town of 3,500 inhabitants, is situated in the northern West Bank, between Nablus and Qalqilya. Qaddum's total land area used to consist of nearly 19,000 dunams, of which 11,000 are now under total Israeli control. Village lands have been repeatedly confiscated to build and expand the settlement of Kedumim. The expansion of one the settlement's neighborhoods, Mitzpe Yishai, became relatively well-known when even the Israeli Civil Administration described land takeover as theft. Lands that were officially recognized as belonging to private owners in Qaddum were taken over in an orderly manner, without any official authorization.
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Don't say we did not know #301

The most recent water bills received by residents of the unrecognized villages, by those with running water, appear to be 69% more expensive than their previous ones.

On Tuesday, 21st February, 2012, government representatives accompanied by police arrived to demolish two homes in Laqia. Three more homes were demolished by their owners, out of fear that they would be charged with the demolition.

On Wednesday, 22nd February, 2012, government representatives accompanied by police came, and using tractors and ploughs, destroyed some 1,500 dunums (dunum=1000 sq.m.) of land sowed with wheat near Bir El-Hamam, Wadi Ruan, and other places. These lands were stolen from the Bedouins by the state, and now the state is offering to lease these lands to the Bedouin for NIS 2 per dunum. By doing so, the Bedouins will be recognizing state ownership over lands that were stolen from them.

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