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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle on background of Israeli social justice uprising and September

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Thursday August 18, 2011 00:36author by Ilan S. - AAtW, A-infos, Matzpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

The Israeli radicals and the Anarchists Against the Wall were involved this week in the social struggle uprising mainly but the joint struggle with the grassroots Palestinian activists did not diminish much in spite of the Ramadan daily fasting. About 80 tent camps - including 7 in greater Tel Aviv, and about dozen in towns with both Jewish and Palestinian communities or Israeli Palestinian towns. Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Ma'sara, Jerusalem/Al-Quds (Sheikh Jarrah Silwan), South of Hebron Hills, Al-Walaja, and Social Justice. [Italiano]

Bil'in

Friday 12-8-2011 The Israeli occupation force suppresses as usual the process of Bil'in weekly demonstration:
"The Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil'in organized the weekly march with the participation of dozens of Palestinians, dozens of international activists and some Israeli peace activists [14 of the anarchists against the wall - I.S.].
Despite the heat of the sun and fasting of Ramadan, the march started after Friday prayers from the center of the village. They headed to the land that was liberated, especially (Abu Lemon) natural reserve, the Palestinians and peace activists waved Palestinian flags, They chanted the national march chants calling for the departure of the occupation and demolition of the racist wall. Participants used a megaphone to call to the settlers, who are in Mattiaho Mzrah settlement which was built on the lands of Bil'in to leave the area and return to their original homeland and return the land to the Palestinians. they were able to destroy part of the barbed wire located along the concrete wall. On their part, Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at demonstrators, which led to the suffering of some demonstrators with the poison gas".

Banners which connect the Israeli social justice struggle to the separation fence and occupation were included.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2066171408902....ype=1

Jerusalem - Al-Kuds

Shikh Jarrah

On Saturday, August 13, we will meet at 8 PM
for a meeting with the Sheikh Jarrah residents and a movie screening.
We will meet at the public garden on Nablus Road
(where the demonstrations take place)
Ramadan Karim!

Silwan

This Thursday, August 18, Silwan:
Boycott the Occupation -- Say No to Settlement-Sponsored Cultural Events!
Join us this Thursday, August 18, at 20:30'
For a protest against the injustices of the occupation and repression in Silwan
The protest will take place in front of the "City of David" site

Hundreds of thousands of visitors come each year to the " City of David " site, but few know that they are supporting the settlement project in East Jerusalem. The settlers use the archaeological site to paint themselves as promoters of education and culture, whitewashing their dangerous extremist ideology.

Over the last few weeks, the Elad organization, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture, has held cultural events in the City of David site in Silwan. The events take place in the framework of 'Israel Culture Nights.' What the Elad organization and the Ministry of Culture forgot to mention is that these events take place in an illegal settlement in the heart of the village of Silwan.

This "culture" is one of discrimination, neglect, and repression. While Israelis are enjoying music, the children of Silwan continue to suffer terror at the hands of the police , just a few meters away from the concert venue.

We will be there this Thursday to protest the whitewashing of the occupation:
the "City of David" is an illegal settlement, not a cultural center!

We will be there to demonstrate against the culture of racism and apartheid,
and for Palestinian-Jewish cooperation against the occupation of East Jerusalem.

Ni'lin

Weekly Demo 12.08.2011.
Nilinvillage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9NMapGGaSI

Nabi Saleh

Palestinians from the region, twenty Israeli of the Anarchists Against the Wall, along with solidarity activists from Belgium, Netherlands, UK, US, Italy and Ireland joined Friday Nabi Saleh villagers in the second week of Ramadan. Protesters marched holding a tent to tell the Israeli protest movement that their demands for social justice must include implementing the rights of Palestinians.

The second weekly protest of the week of Ramadan in the village of Nabi Saleh was dedicated to reminding Israeli protesters that a true movement for social justice could not ignore the Palestinians.
The demonstrators carried a tent with them, similar to the ones that became the symbol of the protests in Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel. As the march broke from the village’s main road towards the village’s lands, over which settlers try to take over, they were attacked by two groups of Israeli Border Police officers who shot tear-gas projectiles at them from two different directions. Forced to return to the main road, the protesters tried to set the tent there, but were attacked with tear-gas and concussion grenade once again.

While the Israeli protest movement is widely celebrated as a shining example of Israeli democracy, Similar Palestinian demonstration are violently repressed and communities involved in them are regularly and systematically attacked by the Israeli army.

planxtysumoud http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxd9z2xrfY0
tamimi1966 Nebi Saleh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0QU_615_DI
Israel Puterman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbxbf5zygNM
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DehcZU1dWeM
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.26493550018342...80298
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.26047073731491...36199

South of Hebron Hills

This week we will accompany Palestinians farmers and shepherds to their lands in several locations in South Hebron hills. Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the area by both settlers and the army continues.

This coming Saturday, August 13, we need as many activists as possible to accompany them and stand up for their rights. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to harvest and work their lands.

Al-Wallaje

Wednesday protest 10-8-2011
"Despite the fact that the case of the route of the Apartheid-Annexation Wall through the SW Jerusalem village of al-Walaja is due to be heard in the Israeli Supreme Court on September 27 occupation forces are busy creating "facts on the ground" by uprooting olive trees and doing the preparatory ground work for a crime against humanity that will create a living ghetto similar to Gaza, Qalqilya and neighboring Bethlehem. In revulsion against this, Palestinians and international solidarity activists their numbers greatly augmented by members of the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall direct action group protested in al-Walaja today but were greeted with stun grenades, tear gas and some thirteen arrests by the Israeli army. The village of Al-Walaja was, in 1948, the second largest land area after Jerusalem but was cut down to one third the size when Israel declared statehood that year. Now a border village, Al-Walaja is edged on its eastern flank by an expanding bloc of colonies and is being reduced in size by the path of the Apartheid- Annexation Wall, which annexes between two to three kilometers of village lands from the pre-1967 border.

Slide http://www.bilin-ffj.org/index.php?option=com_content&t...mid=1

dozens of olive trees were uprooted in Walaje. and it seems many more will be uprooted.
Israel Puterman video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih082mYT2SQ
planxtysumoud http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7SGfLMSmYQ

Being a radical left activist in Israel is at most times a pretty depressing proposition. We act not out of belief that we can change anything, but rather out of the moral conviction that we cannot do otherwise. Now, suddenly, everything is open, and our activity can make a huge difference. There is something scary about that, but also something very very exciting. Let’s hope it holds.

Social Justice

Various demos and actions along the week. On Saturday 13-8-11 70,000 (1% of total population of Israel) converged and marched in the less central cities (Not including Tel Aviv region, and Jerusalem)

About 80 tent camps - including 7 in greater Tel Aviv and about dozen in towns with both Jewish and Palestinian communities and Israeli Palestinian towns.

Jaffa Jewish-Palestinian tent camp protest 13-8-11 Israel Puterman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT7RkhwOqQs
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