Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Palestine-Israel, Another week of joint struggle, things are not as usual, Susya was the focus...

The first high pick of the third Intifada is nearly over with significant successes of the hunger strike. As counter measure the Israeli state forces increase the harassments and pressures on inhabitants of area C (69% of occupied west bank) to transfer out to area A of the Palestinian authority. In the on going joint struggles of the AAtW with the popular comities and activists, Nebi Saleh still get the most of the harassments. Quaddum and Beit Ummar, which are too locations of regular struggle which is beyond the initial joint struggles against the separation fence, get the on going pressure and punishment to prevent the expansion to the other villages and small towns. Within Israel comrades were involved with the struggle against deportation of African refugees and racial incitement against them. The summer wave of the Israeli 'Occupy' social struggle is now blooming

Beit Ommar

"For the last three straight demos, plus during a farmer accompaniment activity, 4 members of the Beit Ummar popular committee have been arrested. A 5th has been in jail for over 2 months. Younes Arar was arrested today, along with 2 internationals. We have been overwhelmed with bail and legal fees. Please consider donating on our website, www.palestinesolidarityproject.org/donate and contact me to help with other fundraising.
Younes being released Sunday on bail. One international released yesterday and one today with a restraining order from Carmi Tzur. B."


5 Israelis,two dozen internationals and few dozen Bil'iners participated in the weekly demonstration against the separation wall and occupation. The Israeli state force was mild most of the time. Due to a friendly wind and mostly passive soldiers we had a relatively peaceful half hour with only sporadic spray salvos of the skunk water spray that was not so poignant. Afterwards the direction of wind changed and we were slowly driven away - first to the near by groove by the skunk water, and later further away by a barrage of tear gas. Afterwards came the second barrage of tear gas canisters that drove away even the more resistant of us and we returned to the village.


Friday, demonstrators Protest Apartheid.
Dozens of Palestinians, joined by participants from around the world, held a peaceful protest, demanding an end to the occupation and to the construction of the apartheid separation wall.
Al-Ma’sara is one of many Palestinian villages to be cut off from access to its agricultural lands and water supplies by illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Peaceful protestors have gathered after Friday prayers every week for the past six years to demonstrate against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.
For the most part these demonstrations have been met with Israeli military blockade, but only rarely with violence – the same cannot be said for other peaceful weekly protests around the West Bank. Some Israeli soldiers laughed and spoke with a multinational group from the United States and Europe. They spoke of their own begrudging participation in the blockading of the streets of al-Ma’sara each week to squash civil participation in such protests and demonstrations. At least one soldier issues verbal threats and swore at the peaceful demonstration, which included several unarmed children.

Nabi Saleh

Friday pre-dawn invasion to deter the noon demonstration? Reports from Nabi Saleh that the IOF invaded the village about an hour (approx 3.30 am Palestine Time). After firing live ammunition, they left the village approximately a half hour ago.
Friday demo: Palestinian medical sources reported Friday that at least ten protesters were wounded in Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and settlements in the village.
The protesters dubbed this week’s protest as the “Friday of Defending the Lands and the Detainees”. Ramallah and Al-Biereh Governor, Laila Ghannam, and representatives of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate participated in the protest, along with Israeli and international peace activists.
The soldiers fired teargas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets at the protesters, and also sprayed them with Skunk-water, leading to at least ten injuries.
The army prevented the protesters from reaching the main entrance of the village that has been closed for more than two weeks now, denying the residents the right to enter and leave their village through it. Thus, they are forced to use round about and unpaved roads. The army keeps closing the main entrances of the village as an act of punishment carried out against the residents for holding nonviolent protests against the illegal Annexation Wall and Israel’s illegal settlements.
Clashes were reported between local youths and the invading Israeli soldiers. Youths hurled stones and empty bottles at the soldiers and the army fired gas bombs, rubber-coated metal bullets and concussion grenades.
David Reeb video at http://youtu.be/w5XktwCoHuo





Sheikh Jarrakh

Weekly Vigil at Sheikh Jarrah Friday 22/6 at 16:00


60% of the West Bank is defined as C area which is under full Israeli control.

These are the main land reserves that the Israeli Government is intending for the expansion of the settlements.

Last week a demolition order was issued to an entire Palestinian village – Susya.

The aim is clear: expelling the Palestinian residences of areas C and deepening the Israeli control over their lands.

Join Us for an emergency action!

This coming Friday, 22 June, we will stand in Solidarity with the residence of Susya who are determined to stick to their lands.

They are facing the might force of the Israeli Government and its right wing coalition, the army the Civil Administration, settlers associations and discriminatory laws.

We will stand with them!

Hundreds of Palestinians, Israelis and internationals demonstrated today in Susya, southeast of Hebron, to protest the impending demolition of the village and in show of solidarity with local inhabitants. The protest was organized by a coalition of organizations (Solidarity, Ta’ayush, Tarabut, Rabbis for Human Rights and many of the activists of the anarchists against the wall participated in it too) in coordination with the local committee. In addition, members of the Hebron Defense Committee and delegates from Bil’in were in attendance. Protesters marched from the current location of the village to lands that had been previously expropriated, carrying Palestinian flags and banners, and chanting in Arabic, Hebrew and English, where they were met with several IOF jeeps and foot soldiers and police officers, who brutally tried to suppress the march and push them back towards the village. When protesters stood their ground the IOF used stun grenades and tear gas, which caused several injuries, including one 18 year old Israeli activist who was rushed to the hospital sustaining a head injury from a stun grenade. A skunk truck was also present, and although it was constantly aiming at protesters to intimidate them, the IOF refrained from actually using it.

Friday 22-6-12. Amazing demonstration Susya. Little more than four hundred Israelis and 200 Palestinians with internationals among them demonstrated. Palestinians and Israelis, shouting against the destruction and depopulation of the village had expected such horrors past knowledge. The army tried to scare the skunk truck and left without some guzzle gas and stun grenades, one protester was injured and needed stitches in his head. Thanks to all who came to show solidarity with the residents. Promise to continue to update on the continuing struggle Susya.
‎19 years old Israeli conscientious objector sustains head injury from a tear gas canister in Susiya. He's taken to Hospital in Jerusalem for stitches. He'll be ok.
Guy Butavia http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150985460817138.447502.779192137
yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQyQos-9prE http://t.co/3PYNsWvN
ophiragamliel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYvVkjnDHVk

Tel Aviv

Media: Daphni Leef, one of the [more principled leading figures who do not search route to be co-opted by the parliamentarian road. I.S.] leaders of Israel's social justice protest movement, was arrested by police on Friday afternoon during a demonstration on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard. http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.440484.1340372282!/image/1190000243.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_640/1190000243.jpg
The demonstration, which began around noon, was meant to revive the social justice protests that swept Israel last summer [with symbolic restoring the tent camp in the Rothschild boulevard. I.S.]. A further 11 protesters were also arrested.
Several hundred demonstrators carried tents to the site, which they attempted to set up along the street. However, municipal inspectors and police prevented them from placing the tents on the ground and began arresting protesters.
Leef was dragged by force into a waiting police car, prompting hundreds of demonstrators to block the road with their bodies in an attempt to prevent the car from leaving the site.
The protesters knocked over trash cans and shouted chants criticizing Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
However, after several moments the police car managed to leave the scene, with Leef inside.
The eleven arrested were released in the morning after 7 hours of refusing to give them medical care.
Daphni Leef gypsed hand http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=473818389312751&set=a.473404789354111.119737.274242409270351
Another action of the social struggle. Noon at the Rothschild Boulvard and the Habima square intersection. http://youtu.be/FIWMxISn6ww
Anat Zahor http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3867637541279.2152843.1588774412

"Tel Aviv Occupy": Saturday, a demonstration to protest police and city tugs harassment of the participants of the Friday noon demo.
Thousands converged in Rothschild and Habima intersection in Saturday late evening in protest of the Friday brutality harassment of the social struggle activists the same place by the city tugs and police.
The police force tried in vain to block our way to the City square, but there were too many alternative routes for them to block all... and we were too many for corralling tactics.
Only after more than an hour they gave in, and just moved to protect near by banks fronts.
The Iben Gvirol main street was occupied and the masses converged at the near by banks and city main administrative building. After more than an hour of low intensity confrontation with police and an hour of anger expressed toward the banks, (resulting in few glass vitrines broken, people marched towards other main high ways. About 89 participates were arrested - mainly near the banks.
In the morning, 75 were released at the police station. 14 were brought to court and prosecutor asked for detaining them till end of trial. The judge criticized the police and prosecution, and released most of them with restriction from the demo region till next Saturday night, three were restricted for the whole two coming weeks :).
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVEcdrPfi-U
Sunday, demos also in Jerusalem
and Haifa.

MEDIA: In wake of raucous rally, vast majority of Israelis - 69 percent - support renewal of social protest.
Sixty percent of those polled said last years protest has brought no change; 16 percent said the situation worsened, while 15 percent said it improved.
The poll, conducted under the supervision of statistics professor and pollster Camil Fuchs, found that 27 percent of the 508 respondents, all of them Jewish, said the police were the only ones at fault in Saturday's rally.
The poll found that most of the respondents (61 percent ) oppose the smashing of bank windows that was part of the weekend demonstration. But, nearly a quarter (23 percent ) said they agreed with the statement "It's too bad, but sometimes there's no choice and it happens."
A smaller minority (9 percent ) fully supported the property damage "as part of the protest."

Though the Jewish demographic group that expressed the highest level of support for the protest is secular Israelis (79 percent ), a majority of ultra-Orthodox (57 percent ) and Orthodox (53 percent ) Israelis also expressed their support.

A rally was held on Monday in front of Tel Aviv city hall and disrupted the meeting of the city council. The demonstrators plan to return on Tuesday to protest the violence on the part of police officers and municipal inspectors during the weekend rally. No violent incidents were reported during Monday's rally
See http://awalls.org
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Palestine-Israel, On the back ground of world economic turmoil the joint struggle here seems to get less attention.

The waves of the hunger strike struggle of the Palestinian prisoners mostly over with victory leave the urge for more. The Israeli state forces try to prevent the expansion of the third Intifada... but not by slowing the mounting efforts to transfer Palestinian villagers from area C. The joint struggle which started with the focus on the separation fence expanded so much that the other aspects are now more prominent. The weekly confrontations in Beit Ommar, Bil'in, Hebron and its southern hills region, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, N'ilin, Qaduum, Sheikh Jarrakh, are the core of the struggle with shifting focusing on locations in occupied east Jerusalem and area C which are targeted lately by the escalation of transfer efforts. Within Israel, The social struggle starts slowly to accumulate momentum, with more success in the periphery towns.

Beit Ommar

Saturday weekly demo


Some 15 Israelis and as many internationals joined the weekly Palestinian demonstration against the occupation in Bil'in. The demonstrators marched to the barbed wire, but just as they crossed it they were attacked with gas and rubber bullets, injuring one demonstrator. The army continued gassing the demonstrators indiscriminately, leaving mostly shabab at the front to dodge the gas and skunk and improve their aim, assisted by a large mirror that reflected the scorching sun onto the soldiers. After a few photo-ops with an energetic Brazilian group, the participants declared the demo over, and left the scorched trunks of olive trees burnt over the last month's demos as silent witnesses to the cost of the ongoing struggle.


When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 14:00
Where: Sumood and Challenge Center, Hebron
Palestinian women, joined by Israeli and International women, will march on the segregated Shuhada Street at the heart of the Hebron city center tomorrow. The protesters will march to demand the re-opening of the street to Palestinians.
The action, organized by the Hebron-based Youth Against Settlements group, is part of the global campaign to open Shuhada Street, which has been sealed off for Palestinians, while it remains open for Israelis.

Organizers will hold a press conference prior to the protest march in the segregated street, which Palestinians are forbidden from accessing,
while Israelis are allowed to use. It will be held at the Sumood and Challenge Center in Tel Rumeideh, Hebron. The press conference will start at 2pm, and will be followed by the march.

Up until its closure, Shuhada Street was considered the most important street in the city of Al-Khalil (Hebron). It was the main street connecting the central and northern neighborhoods of the city with the southern ones. For many years, the street was home to some of the city’s most vital services, such as Hebron’s central bus station, taxi stations, the central vegetable market, an ancient Turkish bath, two wheat mills, a gas station, tens of different commercial shops, as well as some of the oldest schools in the city, which are still in operation.
When Israel occupied the city of Hebron in 1967, the Israeli nationalists described it a “return to the city of the forefathers”. In the early '70s, as part of this “return”, the Israeli government permitted the establishment of Kiryat Arba settlement on the Eastern Hebron hills.

Palestinian, Israeli and international women activists dressed in traditional Palestinian garb attempted to walk down Shuhada street, Hebron’s main commercial thoroughfare. After only a few minutes, they were stopped by soldiers, and seven people were arrested in total.

A group of Israeli and international female activists joined Palestinian women on Wednesday in a direct action in Hebron to protest the ongoing ban on Palestinian freedom of movement on Shuhada street. The street, which was once the lively commercial center of Hebron, was closed off to Palestinian vehicular traffic after the 1994 massacre of 29 Muslims in the Ibrahimi Mosque by Baruch Goldstein. Since 2001, Palestinian pedestrians were barred from the street, turning it into a Jewish-only zone.
We arrived to Hebron just before 2pm, to be led by Issa Amro, a coordinator from Youth Against Settlements, to a previously undisclosed location, which would be our gathering point. We ended up at an apartment facing Shuhada Street, whose residents are forced to use a side entrance from an alley off the old city’s market. The lady of the house, an elderly woman who turned out to be a refugee from Jaffa, greeted us warmly, and led everyone to her parlor.
Already waiting there was another (female) coordinator, who laid out the plan for us: we were to dress up in traditional Palestinian women’s garb and walk out to Shuhada street through the (forbidden) front door. While she was drawing an impromptu map of the area for us, figuring out the best escape routes from potential violence from either the settlers or the soldiers. A few of us exchanged meaningful glances. We understood the danger lurking for us outside. We were aware we could get arrested or even injured.
See more at: http://972mag.com/women-challenge-segregation-of-hebron-street-in-direct-action-7-arrested/48392/
Approximately 15 Israeli and International women dressed in Palestinian traditional clothing walked through Shuhada Street in silence protesting the policy of preventing Palestinian women from accessing the street. The women were shortly stopped by Israeli soldiers and attacked by both soldiers and settlers. Five activists and one journalist were arrested during the action. Later that day, a Palestinian man was also arrested on suspicion of “conspiracy” related to the same action. All seven were released throughout the next 24 hours, three on condition of a 90 day restraining order from area A and the Hebron area.
It took six hours but all the seven people arrested in the action were released Including the one Israeli and the two internationals who were released on condition: restraining order for three months from area A and Hebron area. 5000NIS if they break the conditions. There'll probably be an appeal.

'Issa 'Amro, coordinator for Youth Against Settlements and the one who organized the action yesterday in Hebron was arrested tonight. This comes at the heels of the multiple arrests during the direct action, then the arrest of the brother of the woman who lives in the house we exited to the Shuhadaa street from, and then two more raids on her home - for the first one we were present, another one came later. The IOF sealed off her door and also destroyed furniture and personal belongings.
I felt the direct action was successful because we managed to embarrass the army and the settlers and achieved our goal, but perhaps we should also consider the consequences not just for activists involved, but for those we left behind in Hebron. Just a thought.
Women to March in Hebron for the Opening of Shuhada Street. See http://t.co/IGFK71XX

South Hebron hills

This week we will accompany Palestinians farmers and shepherds to their lands in several locations in South Hebron hills. Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the area by both settlers and the army continues.


The Israeli troops intercepted Palestinian villagers of Masarah and foreign activists as they were trying to reach the Palestinian land near the apartheid wall, and physically assaulted them.
Mahmoud Zwahre http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3576190318246.2135860.1077725778

Nabi Saleh

Tuesday evening, dozens of youths broke the chains and locks that were sealing the iron gate that was installed by the army at the entrance of their village, and managed to open it despite the Israeli army attempts to prevent them by firing rounds of live ammunition, and gas bombs. Dozens of residents were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.
The illegally installed gate was placed by the Israeli army which is closing the main entrance to the village, was installed as punishment for the unyielding continuous struggle of the village people against their land and springs robbery by the settler colonialists near by project. The gate is depriving the residents from using the only paved road that leads to the village, forcing them to use a longer, unpaved bypass road.
Friday demo: activists in Nabi Saleh report that Israel Occupation Forces are firing large amounts of tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets.
‎15 Injured During Nabi Saleh Demo . See http://t.co/Y7vIoMX8
The AAtW banner: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=453339278009715


In "preparation" for the Friday demo about 200 Israeli state force invaded the village Thursday early night hours and did a pogrom.

Activist of the village posted in Facebook early in the morning:
the soldiers left the village before a little while, i need to get some rest because we all didn't sleep all this night, then will update you all with the video and pictures from the invasion of today with a full report.
it was so crazy, they shoot live bullets at us+ tear gas grenades at the houses and sound grenades, destroyed furnitures of more than 7 houses arresting 5 people and a very hard clashes began later.

I really didn't sleep well since 2 days and i need to get rest before the next demo against the segregation wall, thanks to all our friends who kept an eye on our updates and shared and spread the word and prayed for us :) :)
we are all very sure we are not alone anymore in Ni'lin, because we have been alone for a long time (3 years) there fore we are getting much much stronger
A big hug to all of you and have a nice dreams!

Like the night before the Friday demo, a somewhat smaller invasion was carried on the 15-6-12 night
Nilinvillage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PuoNHg4hgo


Around 200 Palestinians, seven Israelis, ten internationals and a single donkey inhaled mass quantities of tear gas in Kufr Qaddum today.
The road wasn't easy, due to improvised military checkpoints, but a Good Samaritan leading the way through dirt roads in the mountains allowed us to get to the weakly shindig in Qaddum on time. Tires were burning, surround sound speakers were bouncing up and down the main road of the village towards the wall, and Palestinian teenagers were all over the place - with grenades and the ambulance following. Only the hideous skunk (the weapon, not to be confused with the sweet mammal) remained in one place most of the time.
The celebration was concluded with a tearing mob singing and dancing it's way back to the village in a sort of victory march


Sheikh Jarrakh

The residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied east Jerusalem are continuing their protest vigils in the neighborhood every Friday, protesting their violent evictions from their homes,
the taking over of the neighborhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem.
They call upon each and every person who supports their struggle to join them
See http://awalls.org
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue on the background of increased Israeli racism and efforts of transfer

In addition to the weekly joint demonstrations and other joint actions the anarchists against the wall activists participated in the social justice activities and solidarity with the African refugees lately under racial and state harassment. The pick was the Nacsa 45 demonstration in Tel Aviv where about a thousand and a half activists (mostly left to the communist party. State forces were surprisingly lenient and let us take for two hours the King Georg road which is leading from the city square to a park near the building of the ruling party. As the Summer begins, the political climate is warming the police "invite" for interrogations activists.

Beit Ummar

Today Kobi and Yousef were arrested in Beit Ummar.
They were released on a 1000 shekel bail each.


Bil'in habibti Friday 8-6-12 On the Anniversary of the Al Naksa. In 1967 in this time of year, The West bank and Gaza strip were occupied by Israeli occupation. This occupation led to the killing of thousands of Palestinian people and Arab people, and many tens of thousands of Palestinians were forced to leave their land (transfer-immigration) to outside of Palestine. Another demo in Bil'in - The 381st one. A bit bigger than the usual ones. We were about two dozens Israelis, about two dozens internationals, and few dozens Palestinians - mostly from the village. As it is the usual routine lately we came by cars to a location in the middle of the returned lands, near the Abu Lamun reservation, and marched from there to the separation wall.
It seems the state forces changed again as they refrained very long time from harassing us - even when we entered between the fences of spools of barbed wire "protecting" the wall. For a while they just sprayed us with the Skunk water, which the wind dispersed quickly. Only when most of the people started to return to the village they showered the area with tear gas grenades.
Some of us who felt the urge for more, traveled to the demo in the not far away village Nabi Saleh.
Rani Abdel Fatah http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4185664723046&set=a.4185663203008.321409.1327358013


Hi Folks, An invitation forwarded form our friends in Al Khalil for Wednesday, June 13, 2012 2:00pm until 4:00pm action: "if you want to act as a Palestinian woman, if you want to support the Palestinian woman rights, Calling the Israeli Army to let them use shuhada street in Hebron. Many international and Israeli women will gather in Sumood and chalenge center for a media conference about not letting the Palestinian women to use the main streets in Hebron and to increase the awareness about the apartheid policy in Hebron".


"The people of East Jerusalem will hold a protest against 45 years of Israeli occupation this Friday, 8th June, at 2 PM in Damascus Gate. Please come to support them".

Nabi Saleh

Three international solidarity activists were arrested during the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh this week. The army used anti-riot gear inside populated areas, shooting tear-gas canister and spraying "skunk" water into homes.
Dozens joined the weekly demonstration at Nabi Saleh this week, which marked 45 years to the "Naksa" – 1967 war which ended with the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Making its way from the center of the village towards the main road of the village, protesters were met by the "skunk", a water cannon spraying foul-smelling liquid, and a volley of tear-gas canisters. As the demonstrators were dispersing and regrouping, soldiers marched into the village and started making arrests.
Three international activists were detained on no grounds, only to be released at the end of the demonstration. The skunk truck also proceeded into the residential areas of the village, spurting the fetid liquid into homes for clearly no other reason than vengeance. A group of protesters who began making their way to the villages confiscated spring was attacked with a volley of tear-gas, fired from a launcher which shoots dozens of canisters at once. The demonstration ended with some clashes, however no serious injuries were reported.
Three international activists were detained on no grounds, only to be released at the end of the demonstration. The skunk truck also proceeded into the residential areas of the village, spraying the fetid liquid into homes for clearly no other reason than vengeance. A group of protesters who began making their way to the villages confiscated spring was attacked with a volley of tear-gas, fired from a launcher which shoots dozens of canisters at once. The demonstration ended with some clashes, however no serious injuries were reported.
davidreeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNGakWOc7E4
Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills http://popularstruggle.org/sites/default/files/images/Nabi%20Saleh%20cars.preview.jpg
Israel Putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtdEqHQksq0&feature=youtu.be
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.223518381101197.46683.202358256550543

Ni'lin weekly protest


Beit Nuba

"There will be a demonstration for 45 years of occupation in Beit Nuba this Saturday and we are invited to participate. If you can make it please let me know. K."
Demo in the displaced village of Beit Nuba to mark 45 years of Occupation this Saturday
The village of Beit Nuba was destroyed in 1967 and its residents displaced forcefully. The Wall now separates them from the remaining lands of their original village.

When: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 15:00
Where: Beit Nuba village (near Beit Liqya, off road 443)
Register for transportation: K.
Residents of Beit Nuba, will commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Naksa -The Israeli occupation of West Bank and Gaza this Saturday. The villagers will march with their supporters - Palestinians, Israelis and internationals - towards the ruins of their village, inside the West Bank, from which they were expelled in 1967 and are still denied the right to return to.

The demonstration will also protest a recent demolition of a public building in the village by Israeli authorities, as well as five standing demolition orders that were handed out to the villagers. Currently, more than 10% of the houses in the community are currently threatened by demolition.


In July 1967, during the war in which Israel occupied the West Bank, Israeli forces took over the original village of Beit Nuba. The village, together with the neighboring villages of Yalo and Aamous were depopulated and then destroyed on the orders of Yitzhak Rabin, the then Chief of Staff of the Israeli army to clear the way to an highway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

About 250 refugees of the Beit Nuba live currently few kilometers east of their original village. The path of Israel's Separation Wall leaves the ruins of their village and much of their lands sequestered behind it.

On May 23th, large military forces raided the new Beit Nuba accompanied by a D9 bulldozer, and demolished a public building which has been built back in 1977. The soldiers have also handed five more demolition orders.

On May 25th, two days after the date of the demolition, a hundred people from the village marched towards the Wall’s gate, in protest of the recent demolitions, and in demand of being allowed to return to their original, demolished village.
haithmkatib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diBu3a9rjHI

Kufr Qaddom

Two hundred Palestinians, six Israelis and some internationals participated in Friday weekly demonstration, Jun. 8, 2012.
The demonstration began as usual with the march toward the forbidden road. Right at the beginning the Shabab burned tires and black cloud covered the sky and smogged the
The fresh air and hopefully the jovial atmosphere in the Kedumim settler community. In few minutes the army started with heavy tear gas shooting, skunk cannon spray, concussion grenades and if I remember correctly also A touch of rubber coated steel bullets. Lots and lots of gas. A guy who escaped from the gas fell and was injured in his hands
and required medical treatment. He was treated and bandaged in the village. And soon returned saying that he wanted to join his friends and his brother again - respect. A child was wounded by a tear gas canisters and was taken care of on the spot. Many suffered from gas inhalation.
As always Kadum shabab gave beck an appropriate fight.
The demonstration lasted about an hour and a half. And ended when the army retreated.
Dima Dany Zarkh http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150967200924617.441418.710749616

Nacsa day in Tel Aviv

A coordination comity of activists of the Israeli radical left organized demonstration in Tel Aviv. The anarchists against the wall participated in the preparations and in our own block in the demo but refused to sign a press release of the coalition that included fronts of the communist party, various Trotskists parties, and other initiatives.
Some of us planned a nice block during Saturday Demo. "We made some new big Banners and it will be good if we can march together and have our voice heard. Please bring you Kufia if you have one. See you there". In the pictures and video of Naksa 45 our banner says resistance, and we are chanting slogans against the occupation and Apartheid and in support of Mahmoud Sarsak in the streets of TLV: Anarchist banner and flag. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150831428877554
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44lfSf6fvUo

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Palestine-Israel, Another week of struggle the media could not ignore.

One of the joint struggles we are involved in is the B.D.S. called for by long long ago by the Israeli anti authoritarian anti capitalists and adopted during the years by other Israeli activists and the Palestinian organizations. Last few years it collected momentum and though Madone did not respect it, she tried to co-opt it. The media gave space to the turning down of free tickets donated by Madonna to the more radical Israeli activists, and the state force preventing of two Palestinian activists from Ni'ilin joint struggle to attend. In addition to the joint demos and activities in the regular locations in the occupied Palestinian regions and within Israel, comrades were involved in the intensified struggle for the survival of African refugees victims to Israeli state repression and the extreme right insitement.

Madonna who refused to abid with the request of B.D.S. activist to boycot Israel, and start her international round starting in Israel, tried to clean her conscious by inviting 600 peace activists (including the Anarchists Against the Wall - AAtW) for free tickets. The AAtW refused publicly: "Our Palestinian friends and allies cannot attend the concert because they are living under policies of apartheid that prohibits their freedom of movement. We cannot accept this bribe, when our comrades are in administrative detentions, and in an open prison in Gaza, denied of basic human rights." Solidarity movement too refused to be bribed by Madonna.

Two Ni'ilin activists who received tickets to the concert were refused passage to the show, were stopped by apartheid regulations on the Way to Madonna's "Peace Concert": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Rl5XfoHbU

Beit Ummar

Saturday June 2 weekly protest:
The Israeli occupation army attacking us, Beit ommar 2/6/2012
While we were trying to reach our land adjacent to Carmi Tsur colony built on the Beit Omar farmers land, about 40 of heavily armed Israeli occupation army blocked the way in front of us, attacked the protesters and prevented us from reaching our land. The protest was in solidarity with the Captive Sarsak and other prisoners who are still on hunger strike for 78 days in the Israeli occupation jails, Palestinians, more than 20 Scottish solidarity activists, and Israeli peace activists have joined this protest, its important to note that the colonists of Carmi Tsure have constructed about 50 more additional colonial housing units on the Beit Ommar farmers land.


Friday 1-6-12
At noon, about dozen Israelis, and dozen internationals joined few dozen people of the village in the 380th Friday demonstration against the separation fence/wall and occupation.
As it happen often, the Israeli state force bit the stone throwing youth and started shooting tear gas canisters on us before the first stone was thrown. In addition to telling them what we think on the wall and occupation activists were busy in fighting the fires ignited by the rear gas canisters. As the wind was friendly and the soldiers stupid we evade most of the tear gas.
Haitham Al Khatib video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rQxqFxNgC8
Bil'ins Struggles http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=at.349574445112959.80357.319396991464038.100002289578996

Friday weekly protest, Jun. 1, 2012. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.445207828822860.108413.136633479680298

Nabi Saleh

Friday weekly protest, Jun. 1, 2012
In Nabi Saleh, army shoots tear gas directly at protesters . See http://t.co/40yPlEoD
Israel Putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1dd7-qdiO0


June 2nd, 2012 Four Years of Resistance. Ni’lin enters the fifth year of popular struggle against the segregation wall with a strong will and determination
On the fourth anniversary of what became the start of the popular struggle in Ni’lin over 350 protestors, Palestinians, Israelis and internationals gathered to again march towards the wall. As the struggle against Israeli segregation politics enters its fifth year the determination of the struggle remain as strong as ever.
After the Friday prayer protestors gathered in the olive groves to a demonstration named The March of Loyalty in commemoration to the five martyrs who were brutally murdered by Israeli military during peaceful protests against the segregation wall. The martyrs were remembered in the slogans chanted by the demonstration as it proceeded towards the wall with Palestinian flags raised. The demonstration called for the unity of the Palestinian political fractions in the struggle against Israeli occupation. Slogans were also dedicated to the prisoners currently on hunger strike in Israeli prisons, some of which have refused food for almost 80 days.
When the demonstration reached the segregation wall the soldiers were already preparing the skunk water truck to flush the demonstration with foul smelling water. Despite this some of the protestors reached the gate where they burnt car tires to express the sadness of their people and their defiance against the wall in the black color of the soot.
A speech was delivered by one of the protestors against the Israeli occupation and theft of land, condemning the recent settler attack on Ni’lin farmers. Last Wednesday settlers from Hashmonaim (an Israeli colony built on Ni’lin land) started throwing stones at farmers trying to reach their land on the other side of the wall. The settlers drove them away with gun fire while cursing at the farmers. During the speech the soldiers continued to fire tear gas at the protestors to disperse the demonstration. A 14 year old child was injured and dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation. As so many times before the soldiers were hiding in the fields around the wall in order to arrest protestors but this time they were unsuccessful.
http://t.co/d8NNaPdd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcyYXR01zkQ
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.218927364893632.45636.202358256550543

Kufr Qaddom

Kadum demonstration today was pretty minor.
After many weeks the entrance to the village was closed, today was no obstruction and we entered without difficulty.
Import to clear that mostly these barriers are not designed for us, but are the army's way of stopping Shabab and, identified them at the checkpoint.
Two hundred and fifty Palestinians, a handful of international and four Israelis started walking in the parade toward the forbidden road.
There were some speeches of important guests who arrived today for the demonstration including the Deputy Mayor of Nablus, and high level Ramallah Municipality personnel - all female.
The army "welcomed" us with the skunk cannon sprays, then began firing tear gas and stun grenades. They did not shoot the gas in clusters but one by one... this was probably because the wind was on our side and blew most of the time straight towards them.
The shabab did as the shabab always do: they ignited tires so the near by colonialist settlement will experience too what is black smoke. They also did the usual Fight back with stones. In Kadum the youth are doing their job at the demos faithfully.
After an hour and a half the army start retreating and that was the sign of to declare victory.
Two demonstrators who were wounded by tear gas canisters were treated locally and so were treated some who suffered from tear gas inhalation.

Court hearing for Ahmed was supposed to be at 28.5. Canceled. When his father came to visit him at 5.30 he was not allowed to meet him.
Ahmad is incarcerated about three months already and the authorities still trying to find some accusation to put against him - except of course the fact that his hand was
placed between the teeth of an army attack dog in a February demonstration.

Friday weekly protest, Jun. 1, 2012 http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.445203338823309.108410.136633479680298

South Hebron hills

This week too - coming Saturday, June 2, we will accompany Palestinians farmers and shepherds to their lands in several locations in South Hebron hills. Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the area by both settlers and the army in intensify efforts to force them to "willingly" evacuate area C locations.

Social justice

Tel Aviv

About 10,000 marched Saturday evening from national theater square to the art Museum square meeting. It was organized by the opportunist part of the "social justice" activists who interwoven with the parliamentary party politics. The real out of the parliament activists absented themselves but did not put a strong objection.

People marched also in Jerusalem, Haifa and few other towns.
See http://awalls.org
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com