Thursday, May 29, 2014

Palestine-Israel, In the Bitunia murder, the joint struggle highlight again the most important aspect of Israelis involvement in it.

Many objections were raised about the participation of Israelis in the non armed struggle in the areas of Palestine occupied in the 1967 war. Some, mostly Palestinians regarded it as contribution to so called "normalization". Others claimed that Israeli activists should do their struggle within the Israeli population of the 1948 borders. Many anarchists raised reservations as the Palestinian popular struggle is a kind of capitalist "national independent struggle" for self determination of the Palestinian capitalist elite to monopolize the option for the exploitation of the Palestinian working masses - they just ignore the fact that most Palestinians wish for bi-national democratic whole Palestine and not for a national Palestinian state. Others just do not take on themselves the obligation to serve as life saving shield as Israeli policy officially forbid the state forces to shoot to kill when Israelis are supposed to be among the demonstrators. Indigenous people struggle against settler colonialist transfer and marginalization is NOT the same as a national Bourgeoisie for "national independence" or "national self-determination".


Two participants in the Bitunia demonstration near the Ofer Israeli concentration camp were cold blooded murdered with live ammunition of Israeli forces snipers and another seriously wounded. For technical reasons, only small parts of the footage showing the shooting incident in Bitunya were published in the media and on our website (
Those questioning the authenticity of the footage are now welcome to watch all 11 hours of it, which are being uploaded to Youtube. At present, the full footage from two of the four security cameras that captured the incident is available:

Camera 1:
Camera 2:


Friday 23.5.14 17 Israelis and quite a few internationals joined the local activists in the weekly demo against the wall and occupation in Bil'in. The organizers dressed up as prisoners and cuffed their wrists in solidarity with the hunger striking administrative prisoners. Just as we started to march from the Oak grove to the wall, the soldiers showered the procession with barrages of gas, not waiting for us to come anywhere near the wall. Only a few demonstrators managed to brave the gas. The shabab hurled stones at the violent soldiers and threw their gas canisters back at them. Cindy Corrie, Rachel Corry's mother, along with many others, suffered from gas inhalation, and was treated by a medical crew on the spot. One photographer suffered a leg injury from a gas canister.

Nabi Saleh

Friday, 23-5-2014


Friday 23.05.20. Saeed Amireh: "In Ni'lin village weekly protest against the Israeli apartheid wall, Israeli soldiers invaded the village. luckily no one was injured or arrested :) and the youth defended the village strongly :)"


Tel Aviv

Refusnics support vigil

22.5.15 Thursday Young and old Palestinian and Israeli activists come together to protest against Israeli's national service and IDF which is compulsory for all Israeli's at age 18 years.

Sunday 25.5.15 at occupied Jaffa clock tower square demo in solidarity with the hunger striker Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails. About a hundred activists, Palestinian and Israeli-Jews, staged a protest vigil..
Hava Keller (left), a veteran Jewish soldier who participated in the Nakba and later became an anti-occupation activist. with Samer 'Issawi (middle). Keller is wearing a T-shirt with the image of 'Issawi, from last year's demonstrations in which she also took part.
* 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:
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Position paper about the Palestinian struggle. Adopted on 25 April 2014 by the members of the anarcho-communist Ahdut (Unity) organization active in Palestine/Israel

The Zionist colonization project, sponsored by the imperialist powers and at their service, has subjugated Palestine; it has persistently made every effort to displace the indigenous masses out of the area ruled by it, or at least to concentrate them in confined enclaves. ---- A section of the Palestinian people evaded the efforts to expel them and became citizens of Israel, suffering discrimination by law and customary practice. The State of Israel persists in measures aimed at dispossessing them. Lately these measures are focused on the Prawer Plan for the Negev, which evokes the 1970s plan of Judaizing the Galilee, and the events of Land Day (30 March 1976). Another section of the Palestinian people, in the territories occupied in 1967, live for the most part under military rule. The Israeli military authorities have much greater freedom of action in displacing the Palestinians or concentrating them in enclaves than is possible inside Israeli sovereign territory. As well as gradually seizing most of the Palestinians’ land, Israel obstructs their individual and collective economic development; denies their freedom of movement, assembly and speech; and suppresses by various means their resistance to the ongoing colonization and occupation. However, it should be noted that in Palestine there are not two separate economies: the Palestinians in the 1948 areas are fully integrated in the Israeli economy – as discriminated wage workers and as residents of towns and villages suffering from under-development; and a considerable part of the Palestinians in the West Bank work for Israeli owners or for local business enterprises, which sell their produce in the Israeli market – whether in the settlement projects in the West Bank or in the Israel’s official sovereign territory.

Most of the Palestinians driven out of the country and their descendants, as well as many of those who have evaded the waves of displacement and expulsion, live as refugees or internally displaced persons – whether in the territories conquered in 1948 or 1967 or in the neighbouring countries.

Over the years, the Palestinians have resisted their displacement, oppression and exploitation. In their various locations, resistance takes various forms: some demonstrative or symbolic, some direct action; some armed, some non-violent, some violent but unarmed. Most acts of resistance do not involve cooperation with Israelis opposed to Zionist policy, but some do involve cooperation with such activists. The multifarious resistance of the Palestinian toiling masses over the years has mainly succeeded in retarding and curbing the processes of subjugation, but regrettably it has generally been unable to turn the clock back.

We do not share the illusion of some sections of the Palestinian and Israeli toiling masses that in the present sorry situation the ‘two-state solution’ must be accepted. Partition of Palestine into two states has been promoted for about a hundred years by world powers including Britain, France, the US and the USSR. This is part of their general meddling in the Middle East, which has condemned it to an impasse, to despotic regimes, to ethnic and religious hostility and warfare, stymieing the economic and political development craved by the region’s inhabitants. Establishing a Palestinian state, whether it will be allocated 15% or 25% of the territory of British-mandate Palestine, will not resolve the fundamental problems of the country, and will certainly not ‘terminate the conflict’: at best it will be a compromise settlement between the Israeli capitalist elite and the collaborator regime of the Palestinian Authority; local agents will acquire a franchise for directly oppressing and exploiting the Palestinian population for their own benefit and for the benefit of foreign interests.

True, Israeli withdrawal from the territories occupied in 1967 would put a brake on the direct processes of dispossession and oppression of the Palestinians living there by Israel’s armed forces. It would presumably reduce the friction and confrontations between the inhabitants of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and the Israeli armed forces and settlers, as well as the Israeli military offensives, which inflame widespread hatred and reinforce nationalism among both conquerors and conquered. Such withdrawal may also make possible a limited return of refugees to the territory of the Palestinian state.

However, an accord establishing such a Palestinian state would bestow on Israel international legitimation of its conquests in the 1948 war and the nakbah – the dispossession, uprooting and expulsion of hundreds of thousands (by now millions). Such an accord would also reinforce the political and economic separation between the two parts of the country, in both of which there are Palestinian inhabitants, as well as separation between the Hebrew and Arab populations. This would hinder the struggle for a just conclusion of the ongoing confrontation with the Zionist movement – whose main victims are the Palestinian toilers, but which also harms in various ways the Hebrew toilers within Israel. So long as the refugees have not returned and retrieved what they had been robbed of; so long as the nationalist-Zionist Israeli regime – which excludes, discriminates and oppresses its Palestinian subjects and citizens – still exists, there will be no ‘termination of the conflict’.

Other sections of toilers, especially among the Palestinians, stand for establishing one democratic state for all the inhabitants of Palestine–Israel.

Should a single democratic state be established, it could provide equal civil rights to all its citizens, and put an end to the official institutional discrimination against the Palestinians. It would quite probably enable the return of the refugees. Also, setting up such a state would require dismantling the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, in defiance of the aims of the imperialist powers. So this programme is based on a measure of hope rather than despair and acquiescence in the existing political order.

However, this hope is misguided, because so long as the capitalist-Zionist elite ruling Israel has not been defeated, the only single state that is attainable is the actually existing one. Even if the attempt to establish a single democratic state would succeed, let us not forget that states in general, and democratic states in particular, are political forms established and maintained by minority ruling classes, for maintaining oppressive and exploitative systems of social relations. The character of oppression and exploitation varies and becomes sophisticated in more developed countries, but its fundamental nature does not disappear even for one moment. In such a state the Palestinian and Hebrew toilers can look forward to living in a society like that of South Africa, where a small minority of white capitalists and their non-white junior partners possess most of the means of production and land, and multinational corporations enjoy ample freedom of action.

We reaffirm the conclusion reached by our predecessors in the struggle: defeat of the capitalist-Zionist ruling class and its project of colonization and dispossession requires a profound social revolution, not merely a political revolution but a transformation of the relations of production and all other fundamental social relations. Moreover, it is reasonable to assume that such a revolution will only be possible on a regional scale, in several neighbouring countries concurrently rather than separately in Palestine–Israel on its own. Only such a transformation will make it possible to construct a non-authoritarian society free from exploitation; in which liberty, equality and fraternity will really prevail; in which the accumulated nationalist hostility will dissipate.

Along with what has been said above, let us state the obvious: we shall participate, as an organization and individually, together with the Palestinian inhabitants of the West Bank and with Israeli and other activists, in the daily struggle against all aspects of the occupation and oppression in the 1967 occupied territories; we shall support and cooperate to the best of our ability with the struggle of the inhabitants of Gaza against Israel’s aggression and the Israeli–Egyptian siege; and shall be active inside the 1948 borders against the discrimination, oppression and dispossession of the Palestinian toilers who have Israeli citizenship.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle activists insist in the efforts to change the world*

Week after week, on weekend and in the week-days to anarchists and other activists insist of leaning our Shoulders on the wheels of history that revolve too slow and push them as much as we can. There is not much of energy in the masses and many activists lost the urge to participate, but still many of us persist and join the meager efforts of the Palestinians who resist the advancing transfer efforts of the Israeli Zionist project and its state forces. The international solidarity activists who join us bring with them the echoes of world wide expanding support and the message that our struggle contribute a lot to it. The frustrated Israeli state forces continue their murderous efforts to extinguish the popular struggle adding live ammunition from time to time like the last week at the demo in Bitunia (near the Ofer concentration camp) but retreat under mounting international pressure.

Beit Ommar

Of today protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli occupation jails...The protest was organized by Beit Ommar popular movement at the entrance of the town at road 60 connecting south to north. 10s of heavily armed Israeli occupation forces attacked the protesters physically using guns buts and platoons in addition to using tear gas and stun grenades. Three participants were arrested and severely beaten including Yousef Abu Mariya 40 years old (Coordinator of Beit Ommar Popular Movement), Ahmad ABu Hashem (spokesman of the Popular Movement) and Kobi Snitz 38 years old (Israeli activist). Fascist soldiers blocked the town's entrances and occupied Palestinian houses rooftops, 17 May 2014.
Younes Arar



Thursday 15.5.14 Answering the call of the popular committees, hundreds of Palestinians staged a demonstration in front of the Ofer military prison compound, protesting the plight of Palestinian political prisoners. The IOF fired barrages of tear gas, plastic coated steel bullets and live ammunition. At least 10 people were taken to the hospital in Ramallah for treatment, including a photojournalist from Bilin who suffered gun shot wound to his abdomen and a head injury.
Haim Schwarczenberg


Clashes on May 16, 2014 in Betunia West Bank. Palestinians from the Ramallah area congregated this Friday in front of Ofer Military prison, at the same spot where two protesters were killed by IOF's live bullets the day before during clashes outside the Israeli-run Ofer prison following a protest to mark 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' of the Jewish state's creation. forgone press published that Udeh and Nuwarah died in a Ramallah hospital after being shot in the chest during a protest near Ofer jail to demand the release of thousands of Palestinians held by Israel. The IOF, deployed on nearby roofs and a hilltop, attempted to disperse protesters by using barrages of tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets. A few protesters were injured and required medical attention. They were taken by ambulance to hospital
Haim Schwarczenberg
David Reeb


Demonstration in Friday 16.5.14
Maya Glasel

Nabi Saleh - 09/05/2014

For over two weeks, hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners are hunger striking for dignity and freedom. The local popular committee in the village of Nabi Saleh dedicated Friday's demonstration to the hunger striking prisoners and called for national and global show of solidarity. Palestinians and solidarity activists marched towards the main entrance to the village, where they were met with barrages of tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets. A paramedic was injured from three such bullets while assisting another injured young man.
Bilal Tamimi


Friday, 9.12.14
Odai Qaddomi

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, May 10, 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.

Sheik Jarah

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. Please make the effort and join them
this may 9th, for a vigil in support of their struggle.the vigil will
start at 4:00 Pm We will meet at the Sheikh Jarrah Garden, Nablus Road and
Dahlmann St.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 410
The Palestinian village of Tawayil, a satellite locality of the larger Akraba in the West Bank,is home to 250 persons.
On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Israeli soldiers entered the village and demolished three dwellings, a mosque, a sheep pen and a chicken coup, leaving 29 people homeless.
The village has suffered repeated demolitions. Thus, for example, the Israeli army demolished two homes, three water cisterns and a sheep pen this past January.
The village lands lie east of it, and a larger part of them has been declared by the Israeli army as a firing zone, serving it for maneuvers. Limited in tilling their more distant plots, farmers of this village have not been able to reach some of them.
On Thursday, May 1, 2014, Israeli officials escorted by police came to the Bedouin village of Rahma, near the Negev town of Yerucham, and demolished a home. They proceeded to demolish another home at Tel Sheva. They then demolished Al Arakib, yet again

Don't Say We Didn't Know 411

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, Israeli authority agents escorted by police arrived at the Negev Bedouin village of Al Zarnoug (near Moshav Nevatim) and distributed home demolition orders. The government plans to evacuate this village numbering 4,000 inhabitants, in order to found a Jewish settlement named Omrit. Note that the Bedouin village Umm al Kheiran, too, is destined for destruction as the government intends to replace it with a Jewish settlement named Khiran.
For further information:
* 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:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Palestine-Israel, The moment of truth is nearing, but short time considerations still block it*

The mounting pressure of world imperial powers seems to cause a section of Israel capitalist elite to accept the compromise offered by the Palestinian elite. Another section still want to delay the deal either to enjoy the short term gains or to improve the deal. They think that they can delay the settlement till the November election in the US with out any risk. Mean time the creeping transfer efforts continue mainly in the C areas of the occupied west bank and the suppression of Palestinian popular rebellion. The popular struggle continue both to slow the creeping transfer and to recruit international pressure to quicken the end of occupation. The joint struggle in the south Hebron hill help the Palestinian farmers Tsumud (persistence), in he Sheik Jarakh it help to curb the transfer in the East of Jerusalem. In Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, and Ma'asara it help to freeze the murderous suppression of the popular struggle at large.
After the Israeli army fired hundreds of gas canisters at us we going back home safe

Nabi Saleh

At least ten young men were injured with rubber coated metal bullets in different parts of their bodies and dozens were the cases of suffocation, as the result of arbitrary repression carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against our weekly march.
Our protest against the occupation and the settlements started after the Friday prayers from Martyrs Square in the center of the village. This march was held in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, as well as marked May day and solidarity with the struggle of the workers globally. Dozens of villagers and activists of the Popular Resistance have joined the march and also Israeli and international activists who succeed to reach the village, despite the declaration of the IOF of Nabi Saleh as a closed military zone
The march was attacked since when it started. Children, women and elders have tried to stop the impact of the violence of the soldiers. Hard clashes between angered youths and Occupation forces went on for many hours and the soldiers invaded the village shotting many tear gas inside the houses. One from the Palestinian youths was badly injured with a rubber-coated bullet in his shoulder and was taken to the hospital.
Haim Schwarczenberg
David Reeb
Yuval Oron video Sometime i'm afraid sometime I hit - video interview of Nabi Saleh children




Tel Aviv

Radical block and meeting organized by anarcho-communist Ahdut

The Anti-Authoritarian "Radical convention" in Mayday, even with it's Anarchist symbolism and the overall Anarchist tendency of the participants, the Open Mic convention held speakers from all around the Leftist spectrum - from Authoritarian Marxists that have came to listen and to speak in a forum where they won't get censored by "Democratic" Centralism through Green-activists, Anti-Authoritarian Marxists and of-course, Anarchists.
We hope that next year, we will break Hadash' hegemonic coalition for Mayday and have more participants in the Non-Authoritarian Convention.
from 1886 to today - No belief in the state's sake.
Friday in Beer Sheva - Block of the anarchist-communist Ahdut in 1st of May demo.

Don’t say we didn’t know #409

On Sunday, 20th April, 2014, at 6.00 p.m., five IDF jeeps entered the Palestinian village ‘Awarta, south of Nablus. Soldiers fired teargas grenades and stun grenades into four homes and a shop. The residents of those homes fled into the street to escape. The soldiers then hit a child and tried to detain another one. Someone from the village who tried to prevent the arrest was himself arrested, and only released after two hours. A three year old little girl required medical assistance.

The following day, the soldiers entered the village again and fired gas and stun grenades into homes. Then they left the village. Twenty people required medical help.

Questions and queries:
* 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: