Monday, February 24, 2014

Palestine-Israel, The smell of the nearing victory the joint struggle contribute to so much to.

The Israeli media is nearly obsessed with the escalation of the B.D.S. as if they know things they do not disclose. Both supporters and rejectors of the end of the occupation start to regard it as immanent and not in the far future. A section of the Israeli capitalist elite which is suffering from the boycott and fear its escalation start to organize to accelerate the end of occupation. 100 of them traveled for the Dabus conference and official organization was established. On the ground, it seems that the efforts of the Israeli state forces escalate their repression of on going struggles and make more efforts to transfer villagers from strategic locations. Bil'in will celebrate the ninth anniversary of the ongoing struggle on the 28th of February.


Weekly Demo 14.02.2014
Members of the emerging anarcho-communist Ahdut gradually integrate in the joint struggle.
"The Israeli anarchist against the wall and the settlements, who stand always with the Palestinian against the Israeli occupation.
Invitation for Bil'in central march in the 9th anniversary on Friday 28\2\2014


Friday 14.2.2014

Nabi Saleh

14.2.2014 weekly protest Israeli forces have brutally suppressed today’s protest in Nabi Saleh as they fired large quantities of teargas leading to the suffocation of tens of protesters including children and women in the protest.The protesters chanted for loving Palestine and against the Israeli brutal occupation and its refusal to any forms of justice and peace.
Israeli forces have also fired rubber coated bullets at the peaceful protesters and declared the area a closed military zone.The protesters who wanted to reach the land threatened by confiscation were not allowed to reach the area and were met with teargas. Clashes between the youth and Israeli forces erupted and lasted for hours.The protesters have also protested the blocking of the entrance to Nabi Saleh with a large metal gate set up by Israeli forces and the Israeli destruction of a tent set up by the villagers next to their land.
David Reeb


The popular resistance committee in Nabi Saleh (Intifada) called for a national strategy to the popular resistance in Palestine in order for the movement to grow and achieve its goals in liberating Palestine.


02/14/2014 demo


Odai Qaddomi

The Israeli army suppress the march of Kafr Qudoom causing many suffocated cases Today in K Q march nearly 50 soldiers participated suppression the people who share in it by tear gas canisters and sound bombs and metal bullets covered with plastic. The marsh as usual began after praying with participation of hundreds from the people and friends from international movements and Israeli friends. The army shoot many canisters directly towards us sometimes from guns other times from the jeep. We as people of KAFR QUDOOM believe in our right to use our road free and also believe in such kind of struggle not only to open our road but to end occupation. At the same time and although we face suppression in many kinds from the Israeli army arresting, storming the village, damaging the houses, check points we will not gave up

South Hebron hills

Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in South Hebron hills by both settlers and the army continues. These forces take over their lands and prevent them from accessing it. This coming Saturday, February 22st, we will be heading again to our activity in several locations in the area, accompany Palestinian farmers and shepherds to their lands and help them stand up for their rights. Without the presence of activists, many farmers don't get the chance to cultivate their land. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to live a relatively normal life.


"Hebron marked today the 20th anniversary to the Baruch Goldstein massacre in the Ibrahimi mosque. At dawn of 25 February, 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a settler and a physician, opened fire on hundreds of Muslim worshipers at the mosque, killing 29 of them. In Hebron/Khalil, there will be a protest today to open Shuhada Street. The street which was the market street, and the social center of the city, is closed to Palestinian movement since the Goldstein massacre in 1994, including to its own residents who are obliged to climb to their roofs, and exit their homes through adjacent streets. The protest to open Shuhada street are amongst the hardest demonstrations that I had experienced. The army violently disperses the protestors, and the sound of shooting echoes loudly between the houses. But no less difficult than the tear gas, stun grenades and bullets, is the sight of a checkpoint in the middle of the street, in the middle of everything, the utmost meaning of the word occupation."
Friday- February 21, 2014 About two thousand protested in Hebron today, activists from various political parties and organizations,international activists, and Israeli ones (including anarchists) came together in defiance of this continuous closure and restriction of the mobility of Palestinians in their city, calling to open Shuhada street.
The IOF responded with barrages of tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades deployed against demonstrators in an attempt to disperse them. Several injuries reported. One demonstrator was taken to hospital after sustaining a head injury. Five people were arrested today (Friday) afternoon, and more than 13 were injured during the annual Open Shuhada Street protest organized by Youth Against Settlements in Hebron in memorial of 20 years since the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre.
David Reeb

Sheikh Jarrah

Don't Say We Didn't Know 400

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, government agents escorted by police demolished a home in the Bedouin village of Sa'wa in the Negev (east of the town of Hura).
On Monday, February 3, 2014, similar forces demolished various Bedouin houses at the following Negev localities: Rahat, Tel Sheva, A-Sir (south of Beer Sheva), Bir Mashash (east of Abu Tlul) and Rahma (between Yeruham and Dimona).
On Wednesday, February 2, 2014, similar forces destroyed grain crops of Negev Bedouins in Dahiya (north of Rahat), around Lakiya, and at Khirbat al Watan (south of Hura).

Don’t say we didn’t know #401

The IDF’s transfer drills in the north of the West Bank, in the Jordan Valley, are continuing. On Thursday, 31st January, 2014, the IDF ordered 30 Palestinian families from Umm El Jamal (in the area of Hammamat El Melah) to vacate their homes for 48 hours, because of IDF maneuvers in the area. After 14 hours, the residents returned.
On Monday, 10th February, 2014, government representatives accompanied by police came to demolish Bedouin crops in the Negev, at Qatamat, west of Highway 80, and at Tel ‘Arad, north of Highway 31. The next day, Tuesday, they went on to destroy crops in Wadi El-Na’am, near Ramat Hovav. On Wednesday, the same action took place in Umm Batin, east of Beersheba.
On Thursday, 13th February, 2014 they demolished El-Araqib, again.

Amos Gvirtz

Social Struggle

Thursday 20-2-14, victims of gentrification in process of a small neighborhood of Tel Aviv - Givat Amal, were joined by the "Not Nice" activists and members of the anarchist-communist Ahdut in a demo at the compound of the tycoon who own the project
אתמול עם הלא נחמדים ותושבי גיבעת עמל אצל תשובה ברמת פולג

* From my blog at: - See at the blog previous reports about the the 11 years of joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Palestine-Israel, Just another week of joint actions against the occupation and transfer*

The struggle at Ein Hiljeh continued till Thursday night. The Israeli state forces harassed the activists along the week but due of the mounting world pressure refrained from arresting the activists even during the eviction only detained for short time few of them. Instead, they hit and injured dozens of them. The mounting effects of the B.D.S. start to panic the Israeli elite and significant part it start to pressure the government to yield to the imperial demands. The Israeli media is contemplating on it daily. The ongoing grass roots struggle continue though not invigorate yet. The struggle against the crawling transfer - mainly in the Jordan valley, the south of Hebron hills and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem continue. The anarchist communist organization Ahdut increase its involvement in the joint struggle against the occupation with the Bil'in grass root popular activists.


Surprises in Bil'in never end. Half an hour at the gate and a march along the wall to the Abu Lemon grove and no tear gas grenades or shock ones thrown on us. 17 Israelis + twenty internationals and dozens of Bil'iners, complained about the missing weekly dose of tear gas to which we are addicted. Only after repeated requests by using stones when we almost given up, we got a dose of the tear gas accompanying by the usual end of the demonstration barrage of it. Six members of Ahdut waved proudly black flags and redNblack ones.
Border police escape armored car after tear gas canister explosion
RedNblack flags in Bil'in
Israel video
Yigal Levin ""

Ein Hiljeh Thursday night

Israeli army and police forces evicted residents of the week-old protest village of Ein Hiljeh in the southern Jordan Valley overnight Thursday. All of the Palestinian activists were forced to leave and a number of them were injured during the eviction. Israeli forces confiscated all of the supplies, equipment and property at the site, including a few cars
31 people sent to hospital and many more injured as 1000 Israeli troops storm and evicted


Weekly protest 7.1.2014 In Ma'asara today a protest took place against Israeli occupation and it was stopped and not allowed to reach the confiscated lands of the village.
Demonstration protested the brutal eviction of Ein Hijlehn


"4 people injured and tenths suffocated during the march today
The Israeli army attacked the march of KAFR QUDOOM village today with tear gas canisters and sound bombs and metal bullets causing 4 people injured as following:
Saqir Obaid 58 years canister in head after hitting ground (its easy one).
Kamil barham 23 metal bullet in hand
Nasir shtaiwi 43 metal bullet in leg
Mahmoud riyad 5 years canister in his leg.
The army shoot hundreds of direct canisters towards the people and use rubber bullets frequently .
I send you email last Friday how the soldiers deal with us when the feel that U N is in kafr qudoom today no UN so they practice their job by shooting and chasing and trying to arrest ….etc."

Sheikh Jarrah
Don't say we didn't know #399
On 22nd, 24th and 27th January 2014, settlers from Itamar invaded the neighboring Palestinian village, Beit Furiq, and threw stones at people, cars and homes.
The residents tried to get them out and called the Civil Administration (IDF) to complain about the attacks. The soldiers who arrived shot at the residents and wounded two of them. Then those soldiers evicted the settlers and detained none of them.

* From my blog at:
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue with self assurance and without illusions

At the beginning, the joint struggle was focused on specific routes of the separation fence. There were some achievements and many villages dropped from the regular struggle. The hope for a wide spread popular struggle was not fulfilled, but additional struggles were initiated and the struggles networked with sporadic joint actions. Lately the network of joint popular struggles started regular actions - the Ein Hijleh is the second one. The continued struggle draw the international attention and give essential base to the B.D.S. The persistent struggle saw seeds in the subterranean ferment that may sprout without a warning in the appropriate conditions. The persistence and the approaching avalanche of the B.D.S. energize the more far sighted activists. The joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, Shikh Jarrah, Quaddum, and South of Hebron Hills keep going and hold the flag of struggle high.


"The Palestinian coordination of the popular struggles Launch “Melh Al-Ard” Campaign by Reviving Ein Hijleh Village in the Jordan Valley"

Hundreds of Palestinians announced today the launching of “Melh Al-Ard” (Salt of the Earth) campaign by reviving the village of Ein Hijleh in the Jordan Valley on land belonging to the Orthodox Church and St. Gerassimos monastery. The campaign is launched in refusal of Israeli policies aimed at Judaizing and annexing the Jordan Valley.

Campaign organizers and participants declared:

We, the daughters and sons of Palestine, announce today the revival of Ein Hijleh village as part of Melh Al-Ard campaign in the Jordan Valley. The action aims at refusing the political status quo, especially given futile negotiations destroying the rights of our people for liberation and claim to their land.

Accordingly we have decided to revive an old Palestinian Canaanite village in the Jordan Valley next to so called “Route 90” linking the Dead Sea to Bisan. The action is part of a continuous step against the Israeli occupation’s plan to take over and annex the Jordan Valley. This step is a popular act against Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people and the constant Judaization of the land.

From the village of Ein Hijleh, we the participants announce that we hold tight to our right to all occupied Palestinian lands. We refuse Kerry’s Plan that will establish a disfigured Palestinian state and recognizes the Israeli entity as a Jewish State. Such a state will turn Palestinians living inside lands occupied in 1948 into residents and visitors that can be deported at anytime. We affirm the unity of our people and their struggle wherever they are for our inalienable rights.....

... Based on our support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) we call upon our friends and international solidarity groups to stand with the demands of the Palestinian people and boycott all Israeli companies including Israeli factories and companies that work in the Jordan Valley and profit from Palestinian natural resources...”

Over 300 Palestinians participate in the action which started Friday in parallel to the regular joint struggles. More than 100 Palestinian activists manage to cross a flying Israeli Army Checkpoint on their way to Ein Hijleh
establishing now a new Palestinian village "Ein Hijleh" in the Jordan Valley

"Israeli occupation forces are now surrounding Ein Hijlah village and shoot sporadic fire around to terrorize the activists...The Israeli occupation forces are getting ready to storm the village and evict the the activists... but due to international attention restricted to sporadic harassments like confiscated the water brought to our village by the medical relief team so we decided to go and reclaim it back from the soldiers and we succeeded. Afterwards we had a little protest on the main road to send out a message that no one confiscates what is ours!"

Monday morning BREAKING: The army is raiding the village in these moments. 4 jeeps of Israeli Forces and 10 soldiers are raiding the village, trying to enter Ein Hijleh, pushing the youths and looking for confrontation. It seems they are counting how many people are in the village.
Photos of the Israeli forces raiding the village as we try to figure out why they are raiding and our attempt to stop them, we finally managed to kick them out!
Tuesday noon and the Israeli state forces are still refraining from the full eviction of the activists.

Nabi Saleh

Demonstration against the occupation
David Reeb


Today at the weekly Kufr Qaddoum Demonstrations Against Settlement, The Israeli military treated the protesters with silk gloves, let them advance further (inside the village) than usual, and fired relatively symbolic amounts of tear gas canisters (directly at our faces).
Why?? because of the (coordinated) presence of a UN observer.
Of course, the shabab still stoned the invading force of complacent armored soldiers.

One of the officers took the effort to talk/lecture the crowed. Here's some of his gems:
"Thank you for not throwing the rock"
"you don't come forward and we go back now..."
"Maybe we can work this out"
"Thank you for stop throwing stones, that is very mature of you"

Wanna know what every other demo (and most every other day) in Kufr Qaddum looks like? See, for instance, some of Odai Qaddomi photography's videos here:
More pix from today:

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.

South of Hebron Hills

Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in South Hebron hills by both settlers and the army continues. These forces take over their lands and prevent them from accessing it. This Saturday, February 1st, we will be heading again to our activity in several locations in the area, accompany Palestinian farmers and shepherds to their lands and help them stand up for their rights.
Without the presence of activists, many farmers don't get the chance to cultivate their land. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to live a relatively normal life.

Tel Aviv

A vigil of the anarcho-communist Ahdut (unity) in front of the Ukrainian embassy in protest of the harsh suppressing of the uprising against the transformation of the country to s fascist state.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 398
On Monday, January 20, 2014, the Israeli army ordered residents of the Palestinian Jordan Valley villages of Ibzik (north of Tubas) and Khirbet Yarza (east of Tubas) to evacuate their villages for a while, due to army maneuvers in the area. The villagers refused. The army carried out its maneuvers around them, and they had to remain indoors.
On Wednesday January 22, 2014, the Israeli army demolished two homes in Ibzik and two homes in Khirbet Yarza. It also demolished another 16 livestock pens in both villages.
On Monday January 20, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived and demolished yet again the Bedouin village of Al Arakib in the Negev. The police arrested one of the villagers and released him the next day. Another resident was also arrested the next day.
* From my blog at:
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also:
Ahdut (Unity) blog: