Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Palestine-Israel, the future is knocking on the door of the joint struggle.

The Israeli media is ongoing reporting on the Israeli elite of the boycott on Israel that not only became significant economically and politically but also just two steps from avalanche. Lot of activists who do not understand that the battle will not be resolved here but in the international area lost heart as the immediate gains are small. They do not understand that the local struggle is the Archimedes point the lever of the B.D.S. is leaning on. So, the joint struggle continue. The international activists who come here carry the struggle in their countries when they return home. Whether understanding the importance of the joint struggle or not, hundred Israelis, and hundreds of Palestinians are every weekend in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrakh, South of Hebron Hills, and sporadicly in other locations too.


Ten Israelis, dozen internationals and two dozen Palestinians demonstrated this Friday in Bil'in. When we reached the gate in the wall, Israeli state forces threatened us but did nothing. After a while we started to go to the south, along the wall, and the state forces started to shoot tear gas on the shabab located in the Abu Lamun Oaks wood,, and shoot in the ankle one of them with live ammunition. When the intensity of the tear gas was overwhelming we started to return to the village.

Nabi Saleh

Weekly protest 24.1.2014

Clashes erupted in Nabi Saleh today when Israeli forces repressed the peaceful protest chanting for freedom in the village, and declared the village a closed military zone. It was reported that a military plane was flying over the village during the protest taking images of the village and people in the protest.
Tens of protesters suffocated from tear gas fired by Israeli forces while they demonstrated against Israeli occupation.
israelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNCK5EKAfoI


Many injured cases including children, and journalists -- Really I didn’t know from where I will begin just I want to say that this demonstration is one of the most aggressive since the beginning.
More than 600 hundred persons participate our march today beside our friends from (SFP-ISM- and activists from ISRAEL-and many other internationals) tenths of soldiers and bulldozer and jeeps attacked our town shooting hundreds of tear gas canisters towards the people and houses also targeting journalists many times. We can summarize what happened as follows: More than 60 people suffocated from tear gas.
Besan Murad shtaiwi 2 months suffocated when the army targeted the house and broke the window so the gas get inside the house causing this case but she is now ok.
Jaafar Shtayeh photographer of France agency shoot directly by two canisters one in his hand and the other in his back(he went to hospital)
Naser Braham 44 rubber bullets in his back,
Sobhi Mansour 14 rubber bullet in his leg.
Modar Abbas 35 canister in his back.
Abdullah Salem two canisters in his stomach.
Salemah shtaiwi 70 suffocated in her house

"NOW in Kafr Qaddum: At least five Palestinian protesters and one journalist injured as Israeli army forces shoot massive amount of tear gas at the weekly demonstration against the occupation, January 24, 2014".

Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151874640272073

Israeli TV channel two reports on the expanding BDS campaign. The report is very self victimizing, and very lacking in self awareness. It questions the world for boycotting Israeli, not Israel for occupying Palestine. In fact it seems like the reporter thinks that Israel is doing nothing wrong, and just by chance finds itself as the international scapegoat.

* 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 http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Palestine-Israel, Another look at the joint struggle against the occupying force and settlers*

The clash that was lately in Ramalla between the Palestinian authority police and strikers demonstration of employees of the United Nation agency stress it again: The activists of the anarchists against the wall initiative and many of the international and even many Palestinians join the struggle against occupation and settler project period. The expectation from a Palestinian state are low and marginal, and very few have any illusions about the expected freedom in the "free Palestine" they chant. The intensifying international pressure on Israel bring an hesitant hopes about the nearing changes in the region. And the joint struggle continue in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Qadumm, Ma'asara, Sheikh Jarah, and South Hebron Hills, with hesitant contemplations to join from other villages.

Beit Ommar

South West Bank Committee organized today a protest in front of El Azar Illegal colony, South Bethlehem, the activists blocked the main entrance of the illegal colony and were then attacked by the colony's security together with Israeli occupation soldiers and police. The Activists later after the protest planted 100 olive trees in the endangered land adjacent to the illegal colony of El Azar, the activists were attacked again by the Israeli occupation soldiers and police who tried to prevent the planting activity, 13 January, 2014.


Friday weekly demonstration 10.01.2014.
17 Israelis, a dozen internationals, and about 30 Bil'iners participated. We marched chanting to the gate in the wall.
Surprisingly state forces refraining from harassing us till activists tried to close the outer gate of the fence "protecting the wall. Even then they just threw some sound grenades. Only when the demo there was declared closed the tear gas shooting on the shabab youth started and the confrontation with them intensified.
After a long while the adults returned to the village while the shabab continued the confrontation with the Israeli force.


Today we were half a dozen Israelis, two dozen internationals and two dozen Biliners. The fucked state force were exceptionaly passive and started to shower us with tear gas only after the demo end was declared. Among the flags were two redNblack ones.
Miko Peled taken to the Ambulance after he can't breathe from the Israeli tear gas , and the coordinator of the Po...


Weekly protest 10.01.2014 The Israeli forces suppressed the weekly protest in Al M’asara today and detained few solidarity activists for a while. This protest came in solidarity with the Palestinians in Yarmouk Refugee camp in Syria and against the normalization projects taking place with Israelis.

Nebi Salah

Just another Friday joint demonstration the anarchists against the wall participated in... 10.01.2014
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPgk4sHHJBI
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngNk22B2Hmg
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elt5nJuI3kM

Nabi Saleh - 17/01/2014

"We are all with Yarmouk," chanted participants in the weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh. Palestinians accompanied by Israeli and international solidarity activists marched today from Martyrs Square at the center of the village towards Nabi Saleh's expropriated lands, as the IOF attempted to dispersed them using tear gas canisters, rubber coated steel bullets and stun grenades. A few protesters were lightly injured and required medical assistance at the scene.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.479769802142719.1073741894.202358256550543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/xSHeOYv03dg


Israelpn - 17.1.2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04wm6nlcY28


The weekly (10-1-14) demo for opening Kufr Qaddum's road, and the weekly violent military repression
Israeli forces chase down the youth inside the village of Kufr Qaddoum today. At the end of the video a protester sends out a message in support of what happened in Qusra and demands the opening of the main road to Kufr Qaddoum blocked by the Israeli occupation.
Odai Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWERjdGn1F4


Negev Bedouins and their supporters from all over the country will demonstrate tomorrow, Thur. Jan. 9 2014, outside premises of the "Bedouin Resettlement Authority" in Beer Sheva (Reger Blvd. corner of Messada St.) at 10:00am. Demonstrators will express outright opposition to the government's ongoing promotion of the "Prawer Plan" which implies destruction of dozens of villages and expulsion of tens of thousands of Bedouins from their homes and land. Implementation of the plan is now entrusted to the hard-liner Yair Shamir, Minister of Agriculture.

Refugees Strike For Freedom, Forth day, Jerusalem, 08.01.2014
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCMNpEMHqus

Thursday 16/1/14 in Tel Aviv

Hundreds marching now (22:00) in central Tel Aviv against transphobic violence with dozens of anarchists among them..

Don’t say we didn’t know #395

On Tuesday, 24th December, 2013 (Christmas Eve), IDF forces accompanied by three bulldozers came to demolish a Jahalin tribe neighbourhood, near the Palestinian village ’Ein Ayyoub (northwest of Ramallah). The soldiers demolished 21 buildings, 14 of which had been used for residential purposes. Sixty one people were made homeless.

On Thursday, 2nd January, 2014, government representatives accompanied by police came to the Bedouin village Wadi El-Na’am in the Negev and demolished two homes, making 11 people homeless.

Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Tel Aviv, 18/1/14

On the "Social Justice" assembly in Rabin (city) Square activists of "not-nice" initiative and members of the anarcho-communist "unity" tryed to take over the stage and prevent MK Ilan Gilon from speaking, following the refusal of the organizers to allow common people, and social organizations - the "not-nice" "unity", and Representatives of the autistic community, to speak.The."left authoritarians" showed their real face and screamed for the police help to calm the angry activists.

* 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
Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Palestine-Israel The joint struggle contribute to the mounting international pressure on Israel*

The change in the political climate in the region combined with the diminishing importance of the middle east oil resources, and the awareness of the world public opinion about the struggle against occupation of the 1967 war, start to have fruits.The first results of the boycott movement worry the Israeli elite. The news in the world media about the joint struggle and the many thousands of international activists which participate in it contribute a significant share. The organized grass root popular comities contribute it share to the political arena of the Palestinian west bank. In spite Israeli state forces harassment the weekly confrontations of Palestinian grass root popular comities and activists with Israeli activists with the anarchists against the wall, international supporters and Palestinian activists from the region, continue.


Bil'in habinti again. A nice and warm Friday demonstration. It seems the nasty commander of the previous weeks was absent. The wind was very friendly. In spite of some sporadic showers of tear gas canisters and grenades we managed to reach the fence "protecting" the gate in the separation wall. We were 15 Israelis (mostly anarchist) with 5 bearers of the redNblack and black flags. There was a big group of guests - mainly Italians, and few dozens Bil'iners. The demo marked three years of the murder of Jawaher. Jawaher Abu Rahmah who dies of asphyxiation caused by tear gas inhalation in 1/1/2011 was the sister of Bassem abu rahma who was killed in 17/4/2009 and both of them killed in the non violent demonstrations in Bilin village against the Israeli apartheid wall.

After more than an hour, the adults started to return to the village while the shabab youngsters continued their confrontation with the Israeli state forces.
Israeli forces fired rubber coated bullets, tear gas canisters, sound bombs and live ammunition which resulted in the injury of a Palestinian Abdel Rahman Betillo (16 years) with live ammunition (Twotwo bullets) in his leg. Another journalist from Palestine TV Najeeb Sharawneh suffocated from tear gas and was later taken to a
hospital in Ramallah.

The peace pigeon is in trouble in Bil'in 03.01.2014
Ahdut (Unity) in action https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202937187373820
The bother of Jawaher Abu Rahmah carrying his sister picture in the middle of Israeli teargas
Sunny Friday in Bil'in https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151854718025732

Nabi Saleh

Friday, instead of the weekly demo the village had an afternoon festival to celebrate the release of a villager after 20 years jail time.
Here the complete album of the celebrating of the release of Saeed Tamimi: https://www.facebook.com/brecx10/posts/476259995807351

Al M'asara

Friday weekly protest 3.01.2014: Israeli Forces tried to suppress the weekly nonviolent march of Al Masara village. Today’s demonstration commemorated 49 years since the start of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fateh, also to condemn the detention of children in the West Bank and in solidarity with the Palestinian people of the refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria.
Dozens of Palestinians and International activists participated in the protest and carried Palestinian flags while chanting slogans against the Occupation. Israeli forces have stopped the protestors from reaching their lands and were blocked using plastic shields.


Israeli Forces heavily repressed today the weekly demonstration of Kufr Qaddoum against the Wall and Settlements. The march counted with the presence of numerous local activists, international peace activists and few Israelis of the anarchists against the wall initiative. The demo high lighted the death of Said Jasir, an 85-year-old man from the village that died two days ago after the Israeli army shot tear gas into his house during a protest in the village. After inhaling tear gas, Jasir was evacuated to the hospital in Nablus, were he died a few hours later.
Violent clashes broke out today between dozens of youths and the Israeli soldiers during the march. A disproportionate amount of tear gas canisters and sound bombs were thrown at the demonstrators causing a lot of injuries due to tear gas inhalation. Aqel Mahmoud Ishtawi aged 24, was arrested by Israeli Forces.
Rani's Photos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.677581152263941.1073741897.271405776214816

Southern Hebron Hills

Yesterday in the weird south. A dozen of us were detained, our vehicles were all stopped in arbitrary "flying checkpoints", the license of the transit driver was checked three times, but, we should add, we did successfully repair a water cistern with our friend Abu Sabha and his boys above the Tawamin valley. In our presence and with three trucks, the Mur family plowed the entire Tawamin valley earlier this week - three years ago they would be shooed from the place with teargas and arrests.

Tel Aviv

African asylum seekers to strike in protest of Israeli immigration policies
As authorities carry out arrest sweeps in south Tel Aviv, asylum seekers declare three-day strike, protests against indefinite detention, Israel's asylum regime.
Some thousands refugees and many Israeli supporters met for a community assembly Saturday night to plan the strike.
A poster calling for a three days general strike of African asylum seekers in Israel, protesting for refugee rights, January 4, 2013

Sunday: NOW: Thousands of African asylum seekers gather in south Tel Aviv at the beginning of a march to Rabin Square, January 5th, 2013. The march is part of a three days strike in protest of Israeli policies towards African refugees.
"Today at the refugee´s demonstration in Tel-Aviv, counting over 15,000 participants as part of days of action including further demonstrations and a general strike."
(Activestills.org) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151840189177073

20,000+ African refugees and asylum seekers marched on Rabin Square today demanding rights, that Israel look into their claims for asylum, and to stop arrests and detentions of community members. The march was rally kicks off the first of a three day work strike by African refugees throughout the country.

Monday, IN TEL AVIV: Thousands of African asylum seekers demonstrate in front of the German, Swedish, US and Canadian embassies to call on the international community to support their struggle against Israel's asylum policies. http://bit.ly/19M4MJR
israelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5_c4qVXogY

Don’t say we didn’t know #393

In 2003, the IDF blocked the main entrance to the Palestinian village Qaddum. Since then, the army has limited the residents’ access to their land (some 11 square kilometers or 11,000 dunams) near that main entrance road, to only once or twice a year. In 2011, the residents started weekly demonstrations, calling for the roadblock to be removed. In response, the IDF started attacking the village. Those attacks include nightly incursions and arrests (about 100 people have been arrested so far). Often, during those incursions, IDF soldiers throw tear gas and stun grenades into residents’ homes.
A poster calling for a three days general strike of African asylum seekers in Israel, protesting for refugee rights, January 4, 2013

On 8th December, 2013 a two month old baby was injured by a tear gas grenade thrown into his home. He was taken to hospital where they saved his life.

On Friday, 20th December, 2013 IDF soldiers carried out a night raid and arrested two people, who were released after a while. The soldiers raided the home of the head of the popular committee, Murad Ashtawi, and interrogated him aggressively. A few hours later, soldiers returned to the village and arrested him. After he had been caught, he was sprayed with pepper spray and taken into custody in Huwwara. By Sunday morning he had still not been interrogated.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il


Don’t say we didn’t know #394

The Israeli government is continuing its war against its Bedouin citizens.

Four weeks after the demonstration in Hura of rage against the Prawer Plan, nine people remain detained. Arrests have also continued long after the demonstration; on Tuesday, 24th December, 2013 the police arrested a further 23 people, one of whom remains still in custody.

On Thursday, 26th December, 2013, government representatives accompanied by the police arrived for yet another demolition day in the Negev. They demolished a plant nursery in the Rahat industrial zone, a home in Khirbet El-Watan (near a-Sayyed) and yet again, the village of El-Araqib.
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
Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/