Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle on the background of the third Intifada*

It was not a sudden eruption as the previous Intifadas'' uprisings. It is a gradual increasing of activities interwoven with the increased world wide involvement with the B.D.S. calls to boycott Israel. The Israeli security forces focus the threats and warning of the anarchists against the wall activists about our contribution to the de-legitimizing of Israel. The extreme right Israelis who sense the increasing pressures on the prime minister who tend to yield when pressure is too high, shift their support to the more to the right (and principled) party. The activities for the cleansing transfer of Palestinians from the choicest areas continue even when some steps are curtailed due to resistance and international pressure.

Beit Ommar

Saturday 22-12-12 Breaking news from Beit Ommar: Injuring two people with live bullets
Now in Beit Ommar (my town), Israeli soldiers attacked people after funeral to one of Beit Ommar residents, Fascist soldiers are using metal rubber coated bullets, tear gas grenades, in addition to using live ammunition. Clouds of tear gas are covering the area of clashes now, the soldiers are throwing tear gas in all directions and intentionally targeting residents houses.

TV report that 100 youngsters of Beit Ommar are incarcerated due to stoning colonialist settlers and army cars driving in the near by highway.


The people of Bil'in continue to struggle against the wall and occupation, and Israelis and internationals continue to struggle in solidarity, even on this winter solstice. Last week the army started shooting just as the protesters reached the wall. They kept shooting large amounts of gas, mostly at low angles and directly at demonstrators. They shot as far back as the ambulance waiting behind, while those at the front were cutting chunks of barbed wire. This week, the heavy rain paused just in time for the demo, which was relatively quiet, as the wind spread the skunk smell thoroughly among the protesters. Notable guests last week: a Japanese medical mission; this week: an aborigine flag. Counter demo: settler kids, standing on the scaffolding of a new building being built on the lands of Bil'in behind the wall, shouting "A Jew is a mentsh, an Arab is a son of a bitch".

A Conversation between a soldier mounted on the wall and a young local protester standing right under him:
Soldier: Go home!
Protester: This is my home!
S: This isn't your home.
P: This is my land.
S: No, it's mine
P: It's my land
S: Get out of here or I'll put a bullet through your head.
Noa Shaindlinger http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151154187445060.439182.624420059
Israel Puterman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bUWRQ2QZJs
David Reeb http://youtu.be/j5N_noxC0Ok


Friday, Dec', 21, 2012


South of Hebron Hill

Saturday, 22-12-12 This morning at 10.30 am three Palestinians, Eisa Shamisty, Azmi Shamisty e Mahmoud Shamisty, were arrested while working a land of Palestinian property near the Israeli outpost of Havat Ya'er close to the settlement of Suseya. On the place were about forty Palestinians including men, women and children together with internationals and Israeli activists.
After about ten minutes of work, around twenty settlers arrived and tried to chase the workers away with harassments and physical aggressions. Six army jeeps and the border police, called by the same settlers, reached the place. The army declared the place "closed military area" and kept at distance Palestinians, internationals and Israeli activists. It was not forbidden to settlers to stay inside that area. With the three Palestinians two Israeli activists were arrested as well.
The policy of restrictions, closures and demolitions carried out by the Israeli army, combined with the continuous harassment made by the settlers of the area, denies Palestinians' human rights, hindering them to live in their villages, to cultivate their lands and to graze their flocks and preventing the development of local communities.
Nevertheless, the Palestinian communities in the South Hebron Hills are strongly involved to claim their rights and resist to the Israeli occupation choosing the nonviolent way.
Two Israelis and few Palestinians were arrested in farmer working the land activities. The Israelis were released late evening with no restrictions.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 341
On Thursday, December 13th, at 7 p.m., Israelis soldiers stopped a Palestinian vehicle in the village of Markaz (in the South Hebron Hills, firing zone no. 918). This was a vehicle delivering food to the village. The soldiers confiscated the vehicle and its contents, and forced the owner to follow them to Yateer Checkpoint. After hours of phone calls to the Civil Administration, the owner of the car and his brother were released. The car itself remained in the army's hands at the checkpoint. During the talks, the soldiers claimed they were not holding the car and suggested calling the police. Only at 9:30 a.m. the next morning was the vehicle and its contents released.

On Friday noon, Palestinians went out on a motorized tour (6 mini-tractors and two cars) around Jinba in the South Hebron Hills. Soldiers detained them and summoned the police. The soldiers arrested one of the travelers and the police arrested another. The police requisitioned one of the mini-tractor claiming it is stolen. After two hours the detainees and the mini-tractor were released.

On Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, government agents escorted by policemen demolished the Bedouin village of Al Arakib in the Negev, yet again.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle non armed struggle my be adopted as model for the third Intifada*

The failure so far of the political efforts of the Palestinian authority to bring substantial results may increase the accumulation of frustration to till it may explode. The initial increase of non armed local struggles approach explosion point in spite of the call of the Palestinian authority to limit the struggle to the international political arena. In addition to the locations of the on going struggles other locations initiate such struggles. Beit Nuba, Al Mufakara are just two examples to it. The intensification of harassments up to the use of live ammunition during week day rides in Ni'ilin and Naby Saleh may be part of other Israeli state force escalation of harassments that seems to try to initiate a third Intifada.


About 30 guests and 30 Bil'iners participated in the Friday demonstration against the separation wall and occupation. When the participants marched from the Abu Lamun oaks orchard to the separation wall the Israeli state force started to shower the approaching people with tear gas grenades - not waiting for the first thrown stones by the shabab. Due to the changing wind lot of tear gas moved back beyond the wall to gave the soldiers their own "medicine". A tear gas grenade "returned to the sender" even made them suffocate. The demonstrators dispersed all along the one kilometer wall dodging the tear gas and cheering the east wind that blew the clouds of tear gas towards the soldiers.
After a long while the people returned to the village.

Another take:
"On Friday of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, young man was injured in addition to dozens were suffocated in Bil'in weekly march. Friday(14-12-2012) Mohamed Adeeb Abo Rahma 18years old was injured in his leg by rubber bullet in addition to Dozens of demonstrators were suffocated after inhaling tear gas in Bil'in weekly march organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil'in, the march came under the title "Fri solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike", participated in the march along with the people of Bil'in, dozens of Israeli and foreign peace activists.The march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village toward the apartheid wall, participants raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans calling for resisting the occupation, demolishing the apartheid wall , liberating the Palestinian prisoners and they also called on Palestinians to remain faithful of Palestinian constants.Upon the arrival of the participants to Abu Lemon area adjacent to the wall, they were able to break the barbed wire adjacent to the wall and they uprooted some of them, the Israeli occupation soldiers Who were situated behind the wall fired tear gas, sound grenades, and lead rubber-coated metal at the demonstrators, on the other hand they also sprayed wastewater mixed with chemical material toward participants, which led to the injury of the young people and suffering of dozen of suffocation, they were treated in the field by ambulance crews . Meanwhile violent clashes broke out between the angry youths and Israeli soldiers continued for hours, the youths threw stones at Israeli soldiers , when they chased youths within the fields in an attempt to arrest them"
Swiss woman tries to stop Israeli soldiers from shooting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aGSxSpB0go

Nabi Saleh

IOF tried to prevent solidarity activists from getting to the village but were unsuccessful. Activists on the ground reporting that the IOF are firing teargas, rubber bullets and that IOF are armed with live ammunition


The weekly demo 14/12/12: 150 Palestinians, 13 Israelis and 5 internationals participated in this week's demo at the kufer Kaddum village, the demo was very successful, with not a single shoot by the IOF and not a single stone by the local Shabab all through the demo, the protesters marched from the village center towards the IOF blockage, setting road barriers along the way, when we got close to the settlement of Kddumim their was a barbed-wire waiting for us a cross the road, the Shabab setting tires on fire and calling to the soldiers to put down the weapons and join them in the village for coffee, after a while when all the tires in the village where burned they destroyed the barbed wire and done their famous victory march back singing and dancing.
Tal King http://www.flickr.com/photos/talkingphotographer/sets/72157632247949362/

Sheikh Jarrah

Pictures of protests of November-December, 2012

South of Hebron Hills

Saturday 15.12.2012. "We started with accompanying farmers and shepherds to their lands close to illegal settlements\outposts which they are prevented by IOF and settlers of entering on daily basis, right from the beginning we where attacked by settlers from the illegal settlement "Mitzpe yair" the IOF was there but didn't do much to stop them, a few of them started to run wild towards the closest village while all men of the village are in the field, a few of us followed them and prevented them from attacking a defense less village and a shepherd, after a while the IOF came and one of them threated to arrest the shepherd for trying to protect his herd! after that they said that this place is closed military zone (without showing anything....) and that we should leave... We insisted of staying as long as the wild settlers are around. A few settlers attacked Israeli activists and shepherds close to the illegal settlement of "Avigail" the IOF again did not do much to stop the wild settlers, even when they sent a trained dog to attack the sheep (some of them even laughed!) and looked for away to get us out of the land, then they came with some maps with a yellow line on them, something we never seen before and was not approved by court, at first it was not signed, then they took it back and came back with a signature, after we joined Al-Mufaqara people on an event declaring the building of the new mosque that was demolished by the IOF and putting the first bricks, it seemed half of the army, police and civil administration in south mount Hebron came to see as well on the top of the hill, their was about a vehicle for every person participated in the event, after we went to a tour on tractors to Al-Fahchit village 1 of 8 villages that is targeted to be demolished in fire zone 918".
Tal King http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.141026096049001.32763.113760382108906
* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at the blog
See also: http://awalls.org

Monday, December 10, 2012

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue with tense political background*

After the mainly political defeat of Israel in the attack on Gaza and the following defeat in the US, the Israeli state forces repressing the weekly demonstrations got restraining orders. It was expressed in few cases of small units of soldiers escaping from stone throwing youth - the video of the most pictorial one played again and again in the Israeli TV channels. The rightist "talking heads" complained the fleeing soldiers insult Israel and harsher measures must be taken. the more realistic ones point to the international loss of respect to Israel that harmed protesters will aggravate. In addition to the usual Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Al-Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Nilin, Qaddom, South Hebron Hills, and Sheikh Jarrah, there were as addition this week Kufr Al-Dik and Kraiut.


The Friday demo revealed the deterioration of the moral of the Israeli state forces. They do not stop the demonstrators from passing the spools of barbed wire and approaching the wall. They put an Israeli flag for all to see but after half hearted efforts failed they let the Palestinian flag posited a meter from it to stay. A team of state forces confronted the shabab but after they received a returned tear gas canister with added stones they fled to a distant position.
They even did not bother to bring the machine that spray the demonstrators with stinking water.
Though it was a relatively smaller and shorter demonstration it was finished on demonstrators own terms and with a good moral.

Kufr Al-Dik, West Bank, 07.12.2012

-Solidarity visit in Kufr Al-Dik village, near Salfit, West Bank, December 7, 2012.

Al-Ma'asara weekly demonstration, Dec. 7, 2012

A soldier wishing protester to be raped https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S2CSHsYfyQ

Nabi Saleh Weekly demonstration, Dec. 7, 2012

While in Tel Aviv they mark Human Rights Day in Nabi Saleh we mark a year to the murder of Mustafa Tamimi. Disregarding both of the occasions the IOF shoots tear gas canisters directly at the protestors, as well as skunk water and rubber bullets.
During the weekly Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh, Palestinians and solidarity activists commemorated the first anniversary to the martyrdom of Mustafa Tamimi, killed by a tear gas canister shot by an Israeli soldier as well as Rushdi Tamimi, who was shot and killed three weeks ago. Protesters were carrying banners in Hebrew and Arabic naming the soldier who shot Mustafa Tamimi as well as others in the IOF chain of command. The IOF attempted to suppress the demonstration with massive amounts of tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets, and for several hours residents resisted attempts to invade the village; A few suffered injuries due to rubber bullets and many suffocated from the tear gas.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291798654273169.66816.202358256550543
Saturday, Anarchists against the Wall, as well as many journalists and photographers were among those honored yesterday in Nabi Saleh during a ceremony commemorating Mustafa and Rushdi Tamimi, both killed by IOF soldiers. "Just to let you know that the popular committee of Nabi Saleh honored our group today with a prize shield for our solidarity with them in their struggle".
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWZSPTprqdA
David Reeb http://youtu.be/3ZCxLKSBGKg

Nilin weekly demonstration, Dec. 7, 2012



Friday 7-12-12. "I cant describe our demonstration today,the thing
that i can talk about that more than 600 share it with our friends
from ism and Israel.
The soldiers a lot of soldiers came to suppresses us with a lot of tear
gas and sound bombs,they came from all sides trying to arrest any one
but they failed.
They shot us with new tear gas bombs by there guns,its the first time
i see some thing like this,one of it shot a wall causing hole in it.
Thank u my friends hope to see u"

Tel Aviv

Human rights march, 7.12.2012
-An Israeli activist at the annual human rights march in Tel Aviv holds a poster asking "Who Killed Mustafa Tamimi?" December 7, 2012. Tamimi was killed on December 9, 2011, when he was shot in the face with a tear gas canister at close range by Israeli soldiers. Also pictured on the poster is Lieutenant Colonel Shay Ben Yshai, the direct commander of the soldier who killed Tamimi. No one responsible for Tamimi's death has been brought to justice to this day.
Photo by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org
* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at the blog
See also: http://awalls.org

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Palestine-Israel, Another week of joint struggle in turbulent times

After years of persistent struggle the first cracks emit a more pleasant melody. The pains of the fallen, the injured, and these suffering more than others is softened a bit by the defeat of Israel in Gaza and the UN. It seems that the Tsumud, the resistance and the popular unarmed struggle start to change the flow of things in the international arena. We see it again and again that when the scales are in balance, even a small group of activists who persist in struggle can tip the scales. The joint struggle contribute its share in obstructing the efforts of the Israeli establishment to equate the struggle against Israel with antisemitism. The joint struggle even seems to collect momentum and more locations of popular and joint unarmed struggles are increasing.

In Bil'in there were[not] 20 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall and 15 internationalist as they are forbidden to be there... and there were also few dozen Palestinians - double the usual numbers of the last months. Many preferred to march all or part of the way to the Abu Lamun park instead of the usual travel by cars. The wind was very friendly so the demo was much longer than usual... till the clouds of tear gas put end to the demo.
"One day after the United Nations overwhelmingly voted to declare Palestine as an internationally recognized state, the weekly demonstration in Bil’in was attended by a large number of people in high spirits, waving Palestinian flags and playing music from loudspeakers. The army responded with large amounts of tear gas, and a Palestinian man was hit by a canister. The army used sound grenades and steel-cored rubber bullets against the protesters, managing to shoot several young men in their legs."


Demonstration against the road block and the occupation, Karyut, West Bank, 30.11.2012
yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxNv7FpxulY


Friday Nov. 30, 2012. Today protest was organized in coordination with South West Bank Popular Committee to Mark the recognition of the Palestinian State in the United Nations. Tens of heavily armed Israeli occupation soldiers blocked the way and prevented the protesters from approaching the main road and and tried to suppress them, but they were so determined to reach the main road and deliver the protest messages which are "this land is ours and no one can or have the right to force us out", the second message was "solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike", the third message was "the necessity of suing the Israeli war criminals in front of the International Crime Court", in addition to condemning the USA, CANADA and the other four countries who opposed the recognition of Palestine Statehood Bid, and described them as enemies of peace, freedom and human rights.
South West Bank Popular Committee
Nabi Saleh Weekly demonstration, Nov. 30,

Nabi Saleh

Friday 30.11.2012 protest
David Reeb http://youtu.be/cKxNQ2G9dwA


Friday weekly protest against Israeli apartheid wall Nov. 30th. Live fire in Ni'ilin during the weekly protest against the wall. Live fire tear gas and rubber coated bullets were shot. Protesters climbed the wall and tried to open the gate to their lands, During the demo protesters tossed Frisbee's with massages of peace to the IOF soldiers, no injuries to both sides at the end.

Kufr Qaddom

"This Friday (Nov. 30th) the demonstration was longer than usual.
Five Israelis, a handful of international and two hundred Palestinians marched towards the occupied road. The demonstration marked the recognition of Palestine at the UN and chants were according to that.
Barricades were placed all along the road, tires were burned and the near by Qdumim colonialist settlement was stenched and blackened as deserves.
The army surrounded the village as it must "protect the homeland" from friends
and partners from Qaddum. Israeli state forces shot lot of shock and gas grenades and some rubber coated bullets as well.
At the end of the demonstration troopers tried to enter the village but the wonderful shabab built stone barricades at the entrance to the village.
"I would like to say that we get now a welcome reception as Israelis which was not so initially and what is not obvious. Morad asked to change the day of the demonstration for Tuesday so more Israelis will be able to come. I thought it is not true as some of us working in the week days and suggested the Sabbath instead. I do not know if it
is a one time change or not. I promise to update later. Thanks to all who came. And please come to Qaddum as you will be welcome there."

In struggle


israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxNv7FpxulY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU73ZXPmYtk
And of course a big thank to Jotham the finest pictures.

Sheik Jarrah

This Friday demo, about 30 Israeli, International, and Palestinians participated in the Friday vigil its theme was the celebration of the achievement at the UN assembly.

South Hebron hills

As usual, Israeli and international activists joined farmers to obstruct settler colonialists harassment in lands near colonialist settlements.
* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at the blog
See also: http://awalls.org