Sunday, February 15, 2015

Palestine-Israel, 10 years of the joint struggle in Bil'in against the settlers, the separation fence/wall, and occupation.

The joint struggle of the villages local popular comities and the Israeli "anarchists against the wall" initiative started about 12 years ago in the Maskha camp. Joint struggles were developed in various villages with various successes but only the struggle of Bil'in persisted for year after year holding high the flag of popular unarmed struggle and became the focus of attention and inspirations for Palestinians of the whole west bank, many thousands of international activists who joined us for short periods (and some for long ones)... spreading the news and the struggle after returning home. Even the few thousand of the Israeli wide spectrum of the radical left been in Bil'in at least once and helped us to prevent the marginalization of the popular Palestinian resistance. On the coming Friday - the 20th of February, we will celebrate our 10 years of contributing to the Palestinian Tsumud (persistence) - the only thing that prevented the Zionist total transfer out of the Palestinians.


Today, in Bil'in, West Bank, Palestinian children stood firmly against the occupation. As always, the non-violent demonstrators were met with teargas and rubber bullets. There is not much of a childhood for Palestinian kids. The occupation also robs us of that.
Natalie Wallach
Haitham Al Khatib
Friday 13-2-15:8 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall (4 of us also of the anarcho-communist Ahdut [Unity]) joined a dozen of internationals and Bil'iners in the end of the ten years of Friday demos. While we were converging near the last homes of the village, The Israeli state forces started to shower the road with a barrage of tear gas. After a while, the wind cleared the cloud of tear gas and we started to march towards the route of the original separation fence dismantled after years of struggle and replaced by a wall about one kilometer to the west... The army tried to block our way but many of us succeeded to cross the small valley and arrived when the soldiers stood. As they failed to block the way using tear gas and shooting they sprayed pepper on the faces of some of us and arrested two: they arrest Mohamed Khatib of the village struggle comity, and an activist from the UK. One participant suffered from a wound in his leg caused by a steel bullet.coated by rubber, and 10 suffered from Pepper spray directed to their faces. .
Experimenting in Bil'in: It was a bit strange that in a windy Friday, mostly a western wind that hampered the demonstration, lot of people succeeded to come very near to the soldiers. It seems, like it occurred in the past, Israeli state forces lured many of us to approach so they will be able to try a new weapon or a tactic. To day, they tested a mass use on pepper spray on faces of 10 participant (including two feminine Israelis and two others they they arrested after the spray for observation).



Nabi Saleh

Scores suffocated from tear gas today during the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh. The march began at Martyrs’ Square and proceeded towards the main entrance to the village, whose iron gates were closed. Palestinian and foreign protesters were led by children carrying signs with slogans against the occupation and demanding national rights. When protesters were 100 meters from the gate, clashes ensued, and the Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at protesters. Demonstrators then marched towards the expropriated water spring and lands, as women and girls led the march to shield the youth from the snipers. The popular resistance movement is calling to form a united leadership and program of struggle on the basis of popular resistance in order to resist policies of uprooting, displacement and settlements, and for the international community to implement resolutions against the occupation.
Palestinian women, children and men demonstrated in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh today against the occupation and illegal theft of their lands. The protest was met with a barrage of over a hundred tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers. The village's women and young children also faced down Israeli snipers, who were attempting to occupy earth mounds directly amidst the protesters
Today in Nabi Saleh: Israeli occupation force snipers opened fire on residents with live ammunition.
David Reeb
Friday 13-2-15: Residents of Nabi Saleh marched today in the pouring rain against the ongoing occupation and land annexation. Earlier this week, Israel revealed plans to expand the nearby settlement of Halamish, built in part on lands confiscated from villagers. Protesters marched towards the main entrance to the village, and were encountered by barraged of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets fired by the Israeli soldiers in an attempt to disperse the march. No injuries were reported.
Bilal Tamimi
David Reeb


Kufr Qaddum 's (west bank, near Nablus) habitants demonstrating and resisting against the theft of their lands, the military occupation, its settlements and the separation wall.
Abdallah Qaddomi
Friday 13-2-15:a weekly protest march in Kafr Qaddum, a local popular committee leader said.
Popular resistance committee coordinator Murad Shtewi said 17-year-old Jamil Shtewi was shot in the leg when Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber-coated bullets, and live bullets at protesters.
The teen was taken to Rafidia hospital in Nablus for treatment.
Dozens of others suffered from tear gas inhalation and where treated at the scene.
Israeli bulldozers also pushed the remains of a pile of burnt tires into the yard of local resident Adnan Ali, Shtewi said.

Sheikh Jarrah

Friday protest February 6, 2015


February 6-12, 2015 - Popular Struggle Coordination Committee: Popular Resistance activists are rebuilding of ‪#‎Jerusalem_Gate‬ on the lands of Abu Dies and Al Eizarieh for the sixth time post being demolished by the Occupation. This is the sixth time their camp has been demolished this week. Every time they rebuild a small shelter, with three walls and a simple roof. Most likely, at this today it will be destroyed once more by the Israeli government - and rebuilt by the Palestinians


Don't Say We Didn't Know 440

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the Israeli army held maneuvers in the north-west part of the Palestinian village of Bardalah, in the northern Occupied Palestinian Jordan Valley. Hundreds of soldiers entered the village while firing weapons and throwing stun grenades. They also conducted searches in village homes. On Friday the maneuvers were still ongoing throughout all of the northern part of the Palestinian Jordan Valley.
After publicizing the news about destroying crops in the South Hebron Hills, I found out that I had been mistaken: the lands concerned are located inside Israel proper. They had been the property of the said villagers prior to 1948. Following the war, as they were on the Israeli side of the border, Israel's government took over their ownership. The original owners claim their right to have them back.
Don’t say we didn’t know #441
On Wednesday, 4th February, 2015, tractors from the Parks and Nature Reserves Authority, with a military escort, destroyed nearly 800 dunums (dunum = 1000 sq.m) of crops belonging to Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills, on lands belonging to villagers from Jinba, Halawa and Markaz.
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On Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015, government representatives escorted by the Yoav unit of the police force came to Bedouin localities in the Negev to slough and destroy crops. First they destroyed in Abu Grinat, near Aroer junction, and then in Hura. On their way back from Hura, they were involved in an accident in which eight Bedouin women from Hura were killed and thirty injured.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Palestine-Israel, February 20th - Ten years of struggle in Bil'in - inspiration to organized popular non armed struggle

The activists of Bil'in were not the first to join the popular unarmed struggle against the separation fence, occupation, and settlers encroachment. However, the Bil'in activists together with the anarchists against the wall were the first to start a persistent struggle with a non stop week after week of activities. Activists from near and far villages came to Bil'in to support and to be inspired, and together started to struggle in their own villages. Ni'ilin, Ma'asare, Beit Umar for few years... and later villages that struggle against the the encroachment of settlers and occupation blocks - Nabi Saleh and Qaddum. Higher levels of organization and activities of the coordination comity of the local popular struggle comity and just lately a coordination comity of a group of villages in the south of the occupied west bank.


Friday 1/23/2015 Today in Bil'in we were dozen Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, about dozen internationals and dozens of Bil'iners. When we started to march from the village to the areas of the returned lands, the Israeli armed forces did not wait and started to fire tear gas grenades. As the wind was friendly they failed to disperse us and even shooting bullets did not do more than make us to retreated a bit.
After more than an hour of confrontation the state forces went away.
A young Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Rahma was seriously injured in his head by an Israeli rubber bullet. Three other Palestinians including a journalist were also hit and wounded by rubber bullets during today's weekly demonstration against the Israeli occupation in Bil'in.
Hamde Abu Rahma:
"After this young boy was shot in his head, the Israeli army followed him, as he could not run too well. They were trying to arrest him but I grabbed him and held him in my arms and ran with him to the safety of the ambulance. The Israeli army kept shooting at us from very close range. My duty is to take photos to document life under the occupation, but when we see someone in trouble, our humanity must act first and we must always come to each other's aid."
Bil'in - 30-1-15, three weeks to the ten years anniversary. At Friday noon, 13 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, and many international activists joined the Bil'iners in the weekly demonstration against the separation wall and occupation and in solidarity with the 14 years old Malak incarcerated after falsely blaming her that she threw stones on soldiers. Though the western wind carried the tear gas showered toward us, few participants succeeded to find a round about rote and arrived behind the soldiers where they could not sower them with tear gas. After a long while when the tear gas reach the village most of us dispersed.
Taki Bornat
Haitham Al Khatib


Friday 30-1-2015, One more time, villagers and international supporters gathered to stop settlements in Ma'asara, with the slogan “Stop the theft of Palestinian land”. And also one more time, the IOF waited the participants and threw them hundreds of tear gas canister followed by sound grenades and rubber coated bullets to stop and suppress the march. The participants suffered for the tear gas inhalation again.

Nabi Saleh

Friday 1/23/2015 - The weekly march began from Martyrs' Square in Nabi Saleh, raising the Palestinian and Egyptian flags and frequency slogans against the occupation in all its forms and expressions, and its presence in our land. In an attempt to gain access to confiscated land and before approaching the checkpoint, the occupation forces threw the demonstrators heavy tens of poison gas bombs, rubber bullets and live ammunition (TOTO) knowing that the village is exposed to continued attacks during week closure of the iron gate at the entrance of the village and to incursions with the next inspection houses and arrests. Moreover, yesterday, they used a new type of long-range bombs.
The weekly protest in Nabi Saleh followed a week of IDF raids in the village and arrests of residents, as well as what seems like the introduction of a new weapon that contains an unknown orange-colored chemical.
Bilal Tamimi
Dvid Reeb
Today 30-1-15 Protesting the systematic detention of children and minors by the IDF, residents of Nabi Saleh and solidarity activists marched today, demonstrating against the recent prison sentence given to 14 years old Malak al-Khatib. Malak was accused of stone throwing, and was pressured into signing a plea deal which handed her a two-months prison term and 6000NIS fine. She is currently held in Hasharon prison, with other female Palestinian political prisoners. The IDF attempted to disperse the marchers by using tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition (“tutu”). One child was injured from a live bullet and was taken to Salfit for medical treatment.
David Reeb


An Israeli soldier dancing on Palestinian warrior song during the protest against the Apartheid wall in the west bank village of Ni'lin 23.01.2015

Kufr Qaddoum

A Palestinian guy was shot in the head with a tear gas bomb in Kufr Qaddoum in the Weakly nonviolence demonstration that aims to open the closed road in the village. The soldiers shot protesters with rubber bullets and threw tear gas bombs leaving tens wounded. But, in spite of this, the demonstration continued shouting for stopping the violence, collective punishment and terror against humanity which Israel practice every day against Palestinians. The governor of Qalqilia Rafi Rawajbeh participated in the demonstration with some of representatives of Fateh party and the colonization and wall resistance commission. watch the video
30-1-15 - At least one unarmed protester was shot in the head by the Israeli army with rubber coated steel bullets! Miraculously its only screeched him.
In the weekly demo against the occupation in kufr Qaddum,
Over the hundred local participants!
The Israeli army again invades the center of the village, spraying skunk juice over houses of people and a television team s van that was parked next to their path!

Sheikh Jarrah

Friday 23/1/2015
Friday 30/1/2015 - 5 years ago I earned here some important lessons on political struggle, thanks to the amazing people of this neighborhood and the Israeli police. Now everything is much more quiet, which is not necessary a good thing in our parts.

South Hebron Hills

2015 01 23 Four Palestinians arrested during an action in the South Hebron Hills (Susia village)


Younes Arar: "30 January 2015. South West Bank popular Committees organized today an olive trees planting activity for private Palestinian land adjacent to the illegal Zionist occupation Nekodim colony where the terrorist Zionist occupation minister of External Affairs Avigdor Liberman is living, to the east of Bethlehem. We were intercepted by 10s of heavily armed Zionist occupation forces and colonists while we were on the way to that area, attacked us and tried to force us back, but we insisted to reach the targeted area and plant our trees. The land owner was not allowed to enter and plant his land for the last 15 years. After about an hour they allowed us to plant the trees but to leave the land after 15 minutes, which means we have to do the planting in just 15 minutes. So, we reached the land took our time planting the trees under the guns of the Zionist soldiers and colonists, but we planted our olive trees, they tried to stop us, to terrorize us, but we planted our trees, 30 January 2015."


Saeed Amireh:
"Freedom is to see the smile back on the faces of every single person in the village today! finally after so much Israeli mid-night raids and arrests in the village which cause arrests of over 45 youth from Ni'lin village,today Ni'lin village celebrate the release of 3 of its youth from Israeli military jails with a great joy and happiness!.
my cousin Khamis Amireh 39 years old. spent 7 months in jail.
Khalil Amireh 22 years old ,spent 22 months in jail.
Abed alqader Nafi 23, spent 15 months in jail.
may we celebrate the freedom of Palestine soon inshallah grin emoticon"

Tel Aviv

Thursday 29-1-15 demo in solidarity with Malak. We were about 100 - Israeli and Palestinian Israelis. With placards and chants. In front of the Israeli central military compound.
Israeli Court sentenced 14-Year-Old to two months in prison and $1523 fine.
Malak is considered the youngest prisoner currently serving a sentence in Israeli jails. She is one of 7000 Palestinian children who were arrested since the start of the second Intifada in September 2000, many of whom are still serving sentences.

Shackled and in tears, 14-year-old Malak al-Khatib from the village of Beitin, in the Ramallah district, was taken from the Israeli military court Ofer to begin serving her two months sentence in prison and for alleged rock throwing and the possession of a knife.
After being detained for 23 days, Malak was sentenced to two months in prison and a fine of 6000 shekels ($1523), even though she had hopes of being released to reunite with her family who has been living in distress ever since Malak was detained on December 31, 2014.
Don't say we didn’t know #439

On Tuesday, 20th January, 2015, IDF soldiers arrived at Rifa'iyya, a Palestinian village between Dirat and Zif in the South Hebron Hills and demolished three homes and a sheepfold. 28 people were left without a roof over their heads.

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See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution

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Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle
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