Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Palestine-Israel: Not even 10 years of joint struggle and the fruits are already ripe*

The Israel main daily Yedioth Ahronoth revealed in the morning of 13-1-15 a classified document of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "Worsening European measures against Israel... fear that the US stop using its veto power in the Security Council... a particularly gloomy forecast for 2015. It shows how far the political tsunami could reach, and in some ways has already begun". It seems the many thousands of international activists and dignitaries who participated in the joint struggle with the Israeli activists of the anarchists against the wall together with the Palestinian popular village comities were the catalysts that put the struggle on the media agenda again and again till the minimal mass already reached. First, the video clips invaded the main stream media, than Bil'in Habibti documentary and the pick was expressed in the 5 broken cameras award... and like a snow ball rolling down the mountain it is unstoppable now.


"The demo in BILIN gathered about 60 persons who suffered from gas as Israeli soldiers directed gas and rubber bullets to the people present on the scene.As usual,an important quantity of gas penetrated our village.
On the very same day,in 2011,we lost JAWAHER ABU RAHMA,the sister of BASSEM ABU RAHMA,who was martyred in PALESTINE,in BILIN,on 17/04/2009.
This atrocious MURDER was perpetrated by the ISRAELI OCCUPATION FORCES while he was taking part in a non violent demonstration against the ISRAELI OCCUPATION of OUR HOMELAND:PALESTINE".
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv8fnFCAbHg
Hamde Abu Rahma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT2mm5Wof5k
Bil'in, Friday 9-1-15 - and as usual, the weekly demonstration different each time. 8 Israelis and dozen international activists joined tens of Bil'iners on a cold and drizzling afternoon. Southern wind, a new unit of Israel's armed forces, and tear gas in abundance ... we avoided quite easily. After more than an hour of confrontation - during which the armed forces "succeeded to force us to retreat back a bit, they got exhausted and left us alone with a tear gas cloud that covered the the small valley. With no one to confront we choose to end the demonstration and returned to the village.


The Israeli Occupied forces Arrested Abdallah Abu Shakra in the AlMasara while he was participating in the weakly nonviolence demonstration.
This demonstration that was organized by the popular struggle committee came in the 50th anniversary of the Palestinian revolution and Fateh Party, and in commemoration of four years of the death of the martyr Jawaher Abu Rahma.
The marsh started from the center of Al Masara village when hundreds of villagers together with international supporters were gathered for the sake of stopping settlements. The protesters raised the Palestinian flag with some pictures of the martyrs such as the photo of Ziad Abu Ain who was killed in Toromos Ayya in December 2014. The children raised the olive branches verses the teargas bombs to show how is the big difference between peaceful marshes and Israeli violence.
IOF waited for the participant and throw them with hundred of teargas canister followed by sound grenades and rubber coated bullets to stop and to suppressed the march.
The participants suffered of the tear gas inhalation and one Palestinian guy was hit and arrested.
The popular struggle committee in Al Masara denounced the violence of the Israeli occupied forces and stressed that IOF are condemned for the arrest of the activist Manal Al Tamimi in Al Nabi Saleh, they also asked for bigger international support to stop the Israeli violence


FRIDAY DEMONSTRATION 2-1-2015 The Israeli Occupied forces suppressed the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh, The demonstration was launched with the slogan against the Israeli crimes and for the loyalty of the Palestinian revolution. IOF waited for the participant and throw them with hundred of teargas canister followed by sound grenades and rubber coated bullets to stop the march. This dozens of soldiers and jeeps waited to prevent the participants from reaching the area close to the wall. The soldiers attacked the demonstrators and chased them in jeeps in order to arrest them.
The participants suffer of the tear gas inhalation and one Palestinian child was injured. The protesters raised the Palestinian flags and put flags on the Israeli tanks. The clashes continued for more two hours.
The press was not out of the Israeli fire, as IOF attacked the media cadres that were filming the marsh, and hit Sara Al Adra the reporter of the Palestinian national TV and stopped her with the cameraman from covering the Israeli violation.
David Reeb http://youtu.be/Z1pqgZdp5Og
Marking the 50th anniversary to the founding of the Fateh movement, residents of Nabi Saleh march defiantly towards their confiscated lands and water spring, briefly taking over military-owned bulldozers parked near the checkpoint.


9-1-2015 The soldiers fired, directly, canister of tear gas toward a child who climbed over the wall

The soldiers fired, directly, canister of tear gas toward a child who climbed over the wall


Friday 2-1-2015, Demonstrates against the illegal Israeli settlement in Kufr Qaddoum and the Israeli military’s closure of their village’s main road started years ago.
Hundreds of villagers, united with international and few Israeli activists and walk down the main road week after week, demanding the right to movement. Today while the demonstrators were walking in the peaceful marsh the IOF were hiding behind the trees and in the villagers houses using them as bulwark to attack the protesters.
Clouds of tear gas fogged the village leaving behind tens of suffocations among civilians. IOF shot protesters with live bullets, where a Palestinian guy was injured directly. The Palestinian citizen Majed Juma was arrested and abused till he was sent to the hospital because he suffers from a heart disease.
The demonstration coordinator Khaldoun Abu Khaled stressed that this demonstration today is for the loyalty of the martyrs, denounces the killing of the martyr Imam Dwaikat.
Abdallah Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waL0YIb6MMA
Qaddum today 9-1-15 https://www.facebook.com/amnonlotan/posts/10152998992707037
Kufr Qaddom had to face the storm, but the worst weather was brought by the military occupation. Dozens of demonstrators braved the rain today to protest the continued closure of the Kufr Qaddum’s main road to Nablus. A local organizer and Kufr Qaddam resident ended the demonstration by a call to all gathered (translated), "Even in the snow, even in the bad weather we will keep resisting, to open our road… The amount of people gathered today, even in this weather, shows how powerful we are."
Read the full report here: http://palsolidarity.org/2015/01/snow-and-rain-does-not-stop-kufr-qaddum-protest/
Neither snow nor rain couldn’t stop Kufr Qaddom weekly demonstration which started on the centre of the village. After surround it, the demonstrators reached to the street which was closed by the Israeli army 10 years ago.

Sheikh Jarrah

Friday 9-1-15 in spite of the snow
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.
This is the nineteenth Friday after Salah being jailed.

Amos Gvirtz: Don't Say We Didn't Know 435
On Monday, December 22, 2014, with the approval and coordination of the Israeli army, Palestinian farmers of the villages of Tukuah and Genta entered farmland that have been out of bounds for everyone. The security official of Nokdim settlement entered the area and assaulted the Palestinian farmers. Soldiers present did not prevent him from doing so. Later, the official tried to run over two village council chairmen with his vehicle.
Unlike the DCO officers on the ground, at DCO Headquarters anger was expressed at the conduct of the security official and the assaulted Palestinians were encouraged to lodge a complaint.
On Monday, December 22, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin village of Sa'wah, near Hura, and instructed seven residents to demolish their homes or else they would be demolished by the authorities. On the next day, all seven did as instructed.
On Thursday, December 25, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin village a-Za'arura, east of Road no. 80, and demolished three homes. 39 persons have remained homeless.

Just class war in Tel Aviv

2.1.15 6 anarcho-communist Ahdut (Unity) organization joined picket 0f Tel Aviv Worker's Front of waiters initiative against exploitation tactics of employers.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 436

The Israeli army persists in its attempts to expel Palestinians from the Palestinian Jordan Valley.

On Thursday, January 1st, 2015, soldiers came to Umm Jamal, near the settlement of Maskiot, and demolished thirty structures: ten homes and twenty sheep pens and storerooms. Eighty persons remained homeless. The Red Cross brought six tents as well as mattresses.

The same locality was demolished by the Israeli army one year ago.]


On Sunday, December 28th, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin locality in the Negev – Awajan near the town of Lakiya, plowed and destroyed wheat fields.

On Tuesday, December 30, 2014, they demolished a structure at Tell Sheva.

In Umm Batin, north of the Jewish suburb of Omer, government agents uprooted dozens of olive trees.

In Kseife, they demolished a structure.

At Ar'ara they destroyed the floor of a home.

For further information: 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: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html - (en)
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html - (it)
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html - (he)