Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle make people get used to acts no one should get used to*

Last Friday in Bil'in - the 426th demo of which I participated in more than 400. As usual we were shot at with tear gas grenades and canisters part of which I had to evade as they were shot in my direction. Part of the tear gas of the others I mostly evaded too. Now, on my chair in front of the computer I am taunted with the thought that me, scores of Israeli activists of the anarchists against the wall initiative and others - who participate in the joint struggle just got used to be shot at week after week. Some who are less lucky or less agile took more punishment than me... The Israeli media is used to it too reporting on the shooting and us and the Palestinian partners as if it is just the whether. The banality of evil is the prevailing character of Israel these days reminding to more and more people places and occurrences of other countries in other times.


49 times the village was already destroyed but the symbol of the struggle against the transfer of the Israeli Bedouins is still kicking.


Wednesday 17-5-2013
Bil'in villagers, internationals and ISM activists marked the 4th anniversary of the murder of Bil'in villager; Bassem Abu Rahmah by Tearing Down a Section of the Apartheid Fence:
Part I. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nePLQAkR_3I
Part II. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2MILaRUPms
Burning a tractor load of tires at the gate in the nearby Apartheid-Annexation Wall where occupation soldiers regularly exit to attack protesters at the Friday demonstrations, harass farmers and youths and mount terror raids on the long suffering village. Sky lanterns were also released at the spot where he was mercilessly cut down by a occupation soldier who deliberately shot a high velocity tear gas projectile into his chest and also at his grave in the center of the village. Afterwards his mother was visited to commiserate and to honor Bassem and his sister Jawaher who died from the effects of toxic tear gas at a Friday demonstration.

Friday. 426th Weekly demonstration, Apr. 19, 2013

Watch: Israeli soldier ordered to fire tear gas canisters directly at a protester in Bil'in, which is against regulations. Soldier followed the order.
planxtysumoud http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdlAZQXJIr8

Al Ma'asara protest 19.4


Nabi Saleh

Friday - 19/04/2013 - During the weekly demonstration against the occupation and in support of political prisoners, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marched down the main road connecting Nabi Saleh with its neighboring villages and with Ramallah. Among the participants were a visiting group from Brazil as well as Judy Montell, the mother of Betselem director, who came to interview volunteers in the documentation project. The IOF attacked the march with tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets, as well as putrid skunk water. Moreover, the skunk truck then chased protesters into the village, spraying fowl smelling liquid all over residential homes. Soldiers physically assaulted two of the villagers as well we one Israeli activists, while many suffocated because of the tear gas.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.356866537766380.1073741845.202358256550543


Thursday weekly joint vigil

Tel Aviv

We went to celebrate the "festival of ethnic cleansing" or "Israeli Independence Day" .
we distributed maps showing the destroyed villages from the beginning of Zionism to 67 by
Zochrot http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.166315333532726.1073741832.150236278473965

Israeli activists launched a public hunger strike in solidarity with Samer 'Issawi. Today, Thursday, was day 1.

0Q7A0Symbolic hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners, Tel Aviv, 17.04.2013506
19/04/2013 https://www.facebook.com/guila.flint/posts/10151337366831986
Israeli activist hold a symbolic hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in front of h "kyria" military base on April 18, 2013. the activist intent to hold the strike a week long.
Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/activestills/8659386191/

Celebrating Ethnic Cleansing. We went on "Israeli Independence Day" Rabin Square Tel -Aviv to celebrate the "ethnic cleansing" along with the people of Israel. We Distributed maps prepare...
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a5bQcN5EDk
We went on "Israeli Independence Day" Rabin Square Tel -Aviv to celebrate the "ethnic cleansing" along with the people of Israel. We Distributed maps prepare...
Obama thank you for supporting our Apartheid state http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfIcql9DJPI

Saturday demo in the affluent neighborhood of the new treasury minister
Michael and Yigal http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=at.10151631722263343.1073741828.615578342.100003299724455.100000272792848


Do not say we did not know 358

15-4-13 - removal of Baatof Bedouins
Since November, 2012, the IDF demanded several times, the Bedouin villagers of All Aatof (near Amakim settlement in the Jordan Valley), numbering about 170 people, leave their village from morning to evening. For example, in 9.4.2013 the IDF ordered All Aatof residents and their animals to get out for a whole day, and exercised in the vicinity of the village. Shooting and explosions were heard.

* 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 http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle sweeten a bit the biter memories*.

It is already 65 years since the official Nacba day and the old memories of sorrow were joined with newer ones. However, the defeat was not complete. The Tsumud - the persistent stand fast still frustrate the effort of the Zionist settler colonialists from completing the "cleansing" of Palestine from the Palestinians. The joint non armed struggle which entered the world public media is on the verge of blocking the continuation of the cleansing project and even rolling it back. Thanks to all the brothers and sisters who participate in the joint struggle and the other popular struggles that gradually develop who keep my soul young in spite of the long way traveled. Special thanks to the people of Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Beit Ummar, Ma'asara, Naby Saleh, and Qaddum who keep the Eternal Flame of struggle and hope.



Nabi Saleh

Activists on the ground in Nabi Saleh are reporting that the IOF are firing huge volleys of rubber coated steel bullets at unarmed from less than 10 meters away. One international has been injured with THREE rubber coated steel bullets in leg and thigh.
The weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh against the occupation and land theft began at the village's Shuhadaa square, where protesters chanted 'here we stay' against repeated attempts to displace and dispossess Palestinians. However, as the procession moved along the main street and towards the road, the IOF suddenly advanced and attacked marchers without any provocation, shooting barrages of rubber-coated steel bullets. As a result of this brutal assault, three were injured, one of them an international solidarity activist who was hit three times. She was taken to hospital in Ramallah for treatment. Dozens also suffocated from tear gas fired at the demonstrators by the invading soldiers.
Israeli Occupation Forces running from teargas blow-back after firing teargas at unarmed protestors in Nabi Saleh. Photo by Abir Kopty.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.353514114768289.1073741844.202358256550543
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B35VOpeoqgQ


Dima Dany Zarkh http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151559555099617.1073741828.710749616
Tal King http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.181639251987685.1073741829.113760382108906

972 magazin

From tear gas to rubber-coated steel bullets: A week in photos


Thursday 18:00. "Please join us every Thursday at 6p, Jaffa's clock tower square for a vigil in solidarity with Samer 'Issawi and the Palestinian political prisoners — Demonstration in support of Samer Al-'Issawi. Jaffa
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.353081774811523.1073741843.202358256550543

Silwad Protest, 12-4-2013

Fierce resistance was sparked yesterday by the vicious beating of a 60-year-old former judge Ahmad al-Zir after so called "settlers" attacked him the previous day with an iron bar which fractured his skull and left him unconscience as he was tending his land between Ofra colony and the Palestinian village of Silwad.

"They were hitting him again and again on the head, cursing him and telling him to shut up," said Mahmoud Hussein, a relative and an eyewitness of the alleged attack.

Village youths tracked down the Israelis to their encampment and burned down one of their improvised homes. Israeli forces were sent to the scene late Thursday to disperse the angered Palestinians. They fired at the protesters, wounding two with live bullets, including one in the chest, medics said.

* 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 http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The hopes of Spring still have not been scorched by Summer disillusions.

The long project of the Zionist settler colonialist transfer of Palestinians accelerate in war times but continue between wars too. Sometimes faster, some time slower. Some time it is focused on one area some times on another... But it never stop. The struggle against it is not even but the Palestinian resistance to transfer: Tsumud - persistence continue all the time. Last 11 years, and more so following the suppression of the second (the armed) Intifada, the third (non armed) Intifada is collecting momentum. It started mainly around the joint struggle with Israelis of the anarchists against the wall initiative which supplied a relative immunity from a prompt bloody suppression. It is now too wide spread for a focal bloody suppression to stop it. Though it is spreading widely last year or so, the joint struggle with Israelis is still a significant part in it.

Al Arkib

The radical circus participated in the Saturday demo - the focus of Israeli Palestinian Bedouins against theft of their lands and transferring the villages to open Ghetto towns.



Weekly demonstration, Apr. 5, 2013


Weekly demonstration, Apr. 5, 2013
In Al-Ma'asara army prevents from the march from proceeding towards the village's lands

Nabi Saleh

Weekly demonstration, Apr. 5, 2013
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) activists in Nabi Saleh report that Israeli Border police are firing rubber coated steel bullet at protesters in Nabi Saleh. In addition, Israeli Occupation Forces have attacked a journalist pushing him & throwing sound bombs at his feet.
The weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh marked Palestinian child day, with several local children marching in demand of their rights and freedom from occupation and arrests. Participants also marched in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners. The IOF invaded the village and attacked the demonstration with putrid skunk water, tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.350944235025277.1073741842.202358256550543
TAMIMI PRESS http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.548418345202650.1073741832.113817528662736
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzmExi0Bz1Y
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bnHCFPyTRo



Kufr Qaddom

Weekly demonstration, Apr. 5,
The demonstration in Kufr Qaddoum : Since 2003 the closest way to access Nablus is a road that was closed first by the settlers and then by the army without any reason or warning. For the past
Odai Qaddomi· http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd0rcSMoJnM


Demonstration in support of all political prisoners 2-4-13.
Local activists took to the streets tonight to demonstrate their rage at the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiah from Hebron earlier today (2 April, 2013). Ab Hamdiah was a long time prisoner in the occupation jails and was serving a life sentence when he was recently diagnosed with a late stage throat cancer. However, the occupation prison authorities withheld proper medical care, and Abu Hamdiah slipped into a coma and passed away. As news of his death spread, many took to the streets in anger and clashed with the occupation army and policing forces in Hebron, Jerusalem and Qalandia, among other places. Yafa-based activists held a vigil to commemorate Abu Hamdiah, exhibit rage at his maltreatment, and also show solidarity with the Palestinian political prisoners, many of whom launched a hunger strike in protest of Abu Hamdiah's death. Regular vigils in support of Palestinian political prisoners are held every Thursday, 6p, at Clock Tower square in Yafa. Please join us if you can.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.349707295148971.1073741840.202358256550543

Tel Aviv

Saturday late evening, demo of few hundred people marched in the affluent neighborhood to the house of the new treasury minister Yair Lapid to protect the working people from the planned cuts in the welfare system and taxes. The protesters called the organization "a demonstration of Wrath" and they call to change the government's economic policy.


Friday 5.4.2013 demo agains patriarchy and sexual harassment.

Sheikh Jarrah

The residents of Sheikh Jarrah 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.

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.
This coming Saturday, April 6, we need as many activists as possible to accompany them and stand up for their rights. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to harvest and work their lands.
On the way back from a Taayush activity in South Hebron hills. A hard day in Um el-Hammad. Soldiers pushed kids and threatened them. They caught a six year old child and squashed his arm while dragging him.

On the way back from a activity in South Hebron hills. A hard day in Um el-Hammad. Soldiers pushed kids and threatened them. They caught a six year old child and squashed his arm while dragging him.
They kicked the sheep, they kneed them, grabbed them by their fur violently, pushed them and threw stones at them.
All this was done by the soldiers as they were laughing out loud, expelling Palestinians, mostly children with a herd of sheep.
The office said he would arrest me for assault, but they were unable to find anything in their footage...
But in spite of it all, the kids fought back and every time they were pushed back, they returned and advanced. Hats off to them for their stand against violent armed men.

* 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 http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html