Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle sabotage the Israeli efforts of crawling transfer*.

The transfer of the Palestinians from the 1948 borders never completed. So, it continued on a milder crawling mode up to the present. One aspect was general oppression and harassment that resulted in the emigration of many of the Christian Palestinians of the north of the country. Another was the gradual transfer of the Bedouins of the south with joint struggle around the Arakib village and the Farber decree. Within the 1967 borders the transfer efforts are in the Jordan valley and the shepherd communities in the south with Susia as focus. More on the news were joint struggles along the separation fence - Bil'in, Ni'ilin, etc., and other places settler outposts and neighboring encroached on villages land like Beit Ommar, Nabi Saleh and Qaddum. Lately in the news: "In one tape, Mubarak is heard claiming that some six months before his ouster, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with him about a plan he was considering, to displace the Gaza Strip's population into the Sinai Peninsula."

"Popular Struggle Coordination comity Weekly Protests, Friday 20th September organized weekly nonviolent demonstrations in several Palestinian villages to protest against the Israeli occupation to revive Sabarah & Shatila 31st anniversary in Lebanon,to condemn the frequent settler raids at Al-Aqsa Mosque and in support of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails."
20-9-2013 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.700824916613272.1073741834.218774474818321


Villagers, international solidarity, and Israelis activist with the anarchist against the wall participated in the Weekly non-armed demonstration. During the weekly demonstration today the Israeli army used an excessive use of teargas and rubber bullets on the protestors. Palestinian, international and Israeli activists, gathered in front of the gate. One international got injured on the foot by a teargas cannister when teargas was fired directly at them. While she was being treated they also shot teargas at it. While doing their work, two journalists were injured, one of them sitting in his wheelchair not able to move when the teargas was aimed in his direction. The soldiers entered the field and continued firing teargas and rubber bullets. Three kids got injured from the cannisters and rubber bullets.

Rani Abdel Fatah https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/media_set?set=a.10202127002599707.1073741828.1327358013
https://www.facebook.com/Bilin.village / https://www.facebook.com/Bilin2013
Video https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151889705479400


M, a resident of the village Ma'sara, found himself under attack by the Border Police, only because he is a resident of a village that opposes the occupation with weekly Fridays joint demonstrations.
One morning in early August, M returned from a medical treatment in Ramallah to his village on a Palestinian taxi. When the taxi travelers were checked at the Container checkpoint by a border police officer.
The officer demanded to be given the identity cards of the travelers. He paused on the identity card of M, and then ordered him to get out of the car. Immediately after M. got out, the officer slapped him without provocation. He tried to hit him again, and M. blocked the blow. Then another policeman came and both dragged M. According to his testimony, they beat him again and again. While the taxi driver tried to intervene they made it clear to him that he should return to the vehicle, or that he'll get it too.
The reason? No one told M. anything, but the thugs who attacked him used several times the word "Ma'sara." Ma'sara is one of the villages participating in the Popular Resistance and preparing the weekly peaceful demonstration that the border police officers are "forced" to disperse. This bothers them and prevent them from going home for the weekend. M. said he is sure this is the only reason they picked him for the biting.

"Friday, the Israeli occupation forces suppressing Al-Ma’srah weekly protest organized by the popular resistance against the wall and the apartheid wall.
Today’s march was condemning first the killing of Islam Toubassi by the Israeli special forces in Jinin, secondly, in solidarity with Al-Aqsa mosque, and reviving the 31st anniversary of Sabra and Shatila massacre.
Before the march has reached the entrance of the village the Israeli occupation forces entered deeply to the village with their vehicles - declaring it as military closed zone. Then they attacked the protesters with the plastic shields while they tried to access their lands.
The popular resistance coordinator against the wall and settlement Mahmoud Zawahreh stated in English and and Arabic that the popular resistance will go on and condemned the raid of a dozens of settlers at Solomon’s Pools to the south of Bethlehem. He talked also about the suffering of the Palestinian people from the Israeli occupation, the apartheid wall and the settlement policies. He criticized specially the non respectful treatment of the holy places.

Nabi Saleh

Today’s march was condemning and reviving violations.
Demonstrates have attempted to reach the spring today as part of the Friday demonstration. The children almost made it to the spring but were blocked by Israeli Occupation Forces. Activists report that the IOF have opened fire with teargas and the sparks/fire from the teargas canisters has set fire to sections of the Nabi Saleh valley.

As soon as the march reached to their confiscated lands then the Israeli occupation started to shoot rubber coated bullets and tear gas grenades (which caused many suffocation cases). Thus, The popular resistance movement has called for an Intifada refusing to abide the Israeli occupation brutal massacres and their daily violations until getting all legal rights and the freedom.
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CGNrQQCSpE


Hundreds of villagers, internationals, and Israeli activists participated in the Friday march where they chanted national slogans calling for justice from the perpetrators of Sabra and Shatila massacre in 31st anniversary.
A popular committee’s media coordinator in Kafr Qaddum Murad Eshteiwi stated that the Israeli soldiers with borders police directly suppressed and targeted peace activists Zahi Ali and Abdul Razzaq Amer by firing them directly with tear gas grenades.
Among the injured ones known (Raed Nasser 15) years by a tear gas canister in the shoulder and (Mu’awiah Mahmoud Shtiwi 17 years) by a tear gas canister in his side and a one of the Israeli solidarity (Shaul 30 years) in the shoulder along with the Palestine TV crew. (The Israeli occupation forces have targeted journalist’s crews from various satellite T.V channels. As result, they wounded a Chinese news agency reporter (Sam) by a tear gas bombs in the knee, also a photo journalist (Ayman Idriss) by a tear gas canister in the chest. They also damaged the equipment of theirs as well as that of a B'Tselem Israeli volunteer.


Another take:
"About 300 Palestinians and four Israelis participated with a handful of internationals in this Friday protest.
Opposite us were posited the occupation army and its thugs. Jeeps and other heavy equipment and dozens of soldiers frantic and bloodthirsty. Even before the protest began they started shooting gas everywhere. They formed a front on the route of the road and on the hills on the left - hordes with olive color uniforms. When the demonstration began tractor entered into the village to remove the barricades set by the diligent shabab in advance. The tractor came accompanied by jeeps and belligerent soldiers. They shot continuously and indiscriminate plenty of tear gas. "Direct shooting" is understatement to what really happened there today. They shot in order to hit and hurt people like snipers. This resulted in many demonstrators slightly injured.
Six Palestinians injured in different parts of the body from tear gas grenades and canisters. Ankle, abdomen, back, hip and shoulder were hit. Also injured the knee of a Chinese journalist and Israeli journalist was wounded in the hand. All received treatment in the village.
All these atrocities could not even for a second harm the morale and the determination of Qaddum residents to FIGHT BACK.

The bastards also shot an Israeli activist with a tear gas grenade launcher, at a direct angle and close range! They were aiming straight at the ppl in the narrow street, as you can see in the video. This is akin to an attempted murder against ppl who pose no threat to the soldiers!"
Odai Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRrYv0Jmkq4


The village is the target of intense transfer efforts for many years. Joint actions were there aplenty.

Lately a local left leaning Israeli singer was scheduled to give a saw in the rear by settlement and was target of pressures by the Israeli activists of the B.D.S... He vacillated and announced the canceling of the show but counter pressures caused him to renegate. A joint demo was done near the location of the show:
SocialTV https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IM4XQsGYsBs

Don't say we didn’t know #380

The Israeli government continues its campaign against its Bedouin citizen residents of the Negev.

On Tuesday, 17th September, 2013, government representatives accompanied by police arrived in Bedouin localities in the Negev and started to demolish homes; in Al-Fur'a, south of Arad, they demolished a home of a couple about to be married. In El-Za'arura, near Kseifeh, they also demolished a home of a couple about to be married. They again demolished the village of 'Atir, near Hura, and confiscated a tractor and a water tank there. Then they continued and demolished El'Araqib, yet again.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il
* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle activists face frequent encountered in court halls

The Israeli state forces do not restrict their harassments to the suppression of direct actions, nor to harassment of the villages involved between the direct actions. They involve the military and civilian judicial system to harass, extracts monetary fines, short and long restriction orders, short jail time, and even long jail time up to 18 months for the Palestinian participants. About dozens Palestinians were murdered during the non-armed direct actions. Many Palestinians and about dozen Israeli were seriously injured. Hundreds of thousands of shekels expenses for lawyers and fines were payed and still owed... Many have dropped due to burn-out but still some who initiated the joint struggle and many who joined it along the years still persist.

Anarchists against the wall activists with few supporters protested Operation Cast Lead attack on Gaza 4.5 years ago, spent few days at jail, and just now acquitted.

Popular Struggle activists Abdallah Abu Rahma from Bil'in, Salah al-Khawaja, and a photographer were arrested during a nonviolent action to re-open the road in Qaryout village near Nablus initiated by the joint comity of local popular villages struggles. They were released after short prison time.

REPORT: "SINCE 2010, the Israeli government has demolished the village of Al Araqib (within the 1948 borders) more than 56 times, three times in the last 10 days of August alone. Refusing to leave their land, the inhabitants continue to return and rebuild the village and are currently staying in its graveyard." Activists from the village were arrested and after weeks of court deliberations were freed without restrictions.


Today we were 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, about dozen International, village activists and lot of shabab youth. However, it was far from the usual demo ritual.
Today in Bil'in the commander of the Israeli state forces decided to move the area of confrontation to the northern hill of the area the village got back. So even before the shabab (who usually come first) arrived to the Abu Lamun oak wood - where we usually start the demo, the state forces opened the gate in the wall. 4 jeeps entered deeply the area and started to confront the shabab.
They were so absorbed in the mission that they did not bother to seriously harass the Israeli, Internationals, and village activists who arrived near the gate.
For a long time, few meters from the soldiers we stood, some photographed, some confronted verbally the soldiers, we all cheered when tear grenades returned by the shabab suffocated the soldiers and forced part of them and the commander to retreat to the area behind the wall.
After long while, The jeeps drove far away in pursuit after the shabab and the other soldiers retreated to behind the wall. The other soldiers located behind the wall who were mostly passive till that time, decided we do not have any reason to stay there alone and showered us with tear gas. So we got the hint and returned to the village - hearing more than seeing the far away on going confrontation between the shabab and the state force.
Three activists were injured and dozens suffocated from tear gas inhalations during the weekly protest in Bil'in. Abdullah Ahmad Yassin (22) was hit by a tear gas canister in the head, Mohammed Nasser Burnat (14) was shot by a rubber bullet in the chest, and Muawiya Khatib (19) was wounded on his left hand as he felt trying to run away from soldiers.
Rani Abdel Fatah https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/media_set?set=a.10202073535623066.1073741827.1327358013
Mohammed Basman Yasin https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/media_set?set=a.468748733224464.1073741840.100002680250807
The poem of struggling Bil'in (Arabic with English sub titles) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=178309889022718

Nabi Saleh weekly demonstration, 13/9/2013

TAMIMI PRESS http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.621580664553084.1073741860.113817528662736

Ni'lin 13.09.2013

israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ii82lJa5IQ

Kufr Qaddum weekly demonstration, 13/9/2013



Don't say we didn’t know #378

On Sunday, 1st September, 2013, a Palestinian resident of the village Yassuf, which lies between the settlements Tapuach and Ariel, returned from working in Israel. After getting off the bus on his way to the village, a settler hit him with his pistol–butt, and broke his nose. He lost consciousness and was taken to hospital. After regaining consciousness, he explained what had happened.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Palestine-Israel, The drums of war on Syria give Israel a bit longer lease to harass the Palestinians*

The transfer efforts continue in the Jordan valley, in 918 "fire zone", in locations less prominent on the news, and in the Bedouin region within 1948 borders. When the noise of the war drums is high, the increasing level of oppression in the 1967 occupation seems less prominent. Less and less people pay attention to or have hopes of the "peace talks" forced on Israel and the Palestinians by the imperial masters. The joint struggle continue in spite of the hot weather and the mounting Israeli terror. The picks of the joint struggle were in Bil'in where delegations from the other struggles converged to this week demo. The other pick was a big demo in Tel Aviv Saturday late evening where Bedouins from the south joined the more than 1000 participants from the main region of Israel.


Friday 445th demo (30/8/2013) More than 200 people joined the weekly popular demonstration in Bil’in against the wall and settlements, which was dedicated to resisting army oppression towards political activists. In the past few weeks soldiers have been crossing over the wall and chasing Bil’in demonstrators with more violence than has been witnessed there in the last couple of years. In addition, two residents have been arrested in relation to the protests and earlier this week three youths in Qalandia were shot dead by a border police raiding party.

Villagers of Bil’in were joined by 30 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, similar numbers of international activists, representatives of the Ni’ilin and Ma’asara popular committees, and a boy scouts’ marching band. Demonstrators reached the gate in the wall and were met by soldiers who instantly started firing tear gas canisters at the march. Local youth responded by throwing some canisters back at the soldiers, adding stones as well and were answered in turn by rubber coated bullets.
After about 15 minutes the gate in the wall opened and soldiers started passing through. At first the “skunk” water canon came into use and then the “venom” tear gas canon. Soldiers started chasing demonstrators back towards the village while continuing the exchange of tear gas and stones as retreating activists piled rocks into small barricades to slow the soldiers’ progress down. Soldiers also forced photographers to retreat, arresting one Israeli activist on the way.

The march from the village goes over the old route of the wall and other pictures by Oren Ziv / Activestills http://972mag.com/watch-bilin-activists-protest-rising-military-oppression/78203/)

After about two and a half hours of protest and confrontations, after the soldiers progressed all the way to the old route of where the separation fence once went through and after two small fires were set ablaze from tear gas canisters and put out by villagers the demonstration ended. The Israeli activist was taken to a nearby police station and was represented by Adv. Gaby Lasky, a fundraising art sale for covering her efforts was simultaneously taking place in Tel Aviv this weekend.

The Israeli activist seen arested in the video was released about 2 hours later.
Video https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151843246254400
Haitham Khatib https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvUmz9Eh1ZE


Wednesday 28-8-13, Right now in Yafa Clock Tower protesting the killing of the 3 Palestinian youth in Qalandia on Monday.


Since 9:00 AM the Israeli occupation forces blocked the entrance of AL Ma'sara village and search in every car pass, and look for ID cards to catch the member of popular resistance committee to prevent the organizing of the demonstration today.


yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY1MuKc4gZI
Daboos Hassan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjCGsWXnweo


Today Friday 30-9-2013 about 500 hundred people share K Q march which is faced by hundreds of tear gas bombs shoot from guns and from the jeeps causing many suffocated cases.
At 10 am many youth set fired tiers waiting for the army to come. Finally five soldiers came and shoot nearly 5 bombs before they began to shoot rubber bullets. All this happened without clashes but with the most dangerous thing that the same soldiers shoot 2 live ammunition bullets.
Any way the army didn't’ attack the village this time as before so we manage to gather ourselves again and go for the march nearly 200 hundred meters there police border were waiting and began to shoot tear gas bombs strong clashes between youth and the police happened and many suffocated cases.
One of the soldiers snipers hiding under an olive tree shoot one live bullet. It hit the ground so it failed to hurt anyone.


Sheikh Jarakh

The creeping transfer in occupied east Jerusalem (Al Kuds) continue. Israeli supreme court rejects the appeal of Shamasna family from Sheika Jarrah, and orders their eviction from their home in 18 months, another step in the ethnic One cleansing of Jerusalem. of the deciding judges is a settler. There's no justice undet apartheid.

Friday demo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=702978836383801

Tel Aviv

More than 1000 demonstrated against the Praver transfer plan of the Bedouins.


Don’t say we didn’t know #376

On Monday, 19th August, 2013, the IDF demolished all the homes of a Bedouin community, the Ka’abneh tribe, living near Bir Nabala, in the occupied Jerusalem area. Thirty nine people were left without a roof over their heads.

On Wednesday, 21st August, 2013, government representatives, escorted by police, arrived in Bedouin areas in the Negev and demolished homes. A home in Sawawin, south-west of Segev Shalom, a home in the township ‘Ar’ara, as well as at El’Araqib, yet again.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html