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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle try to accelerate the turning speed of the wheels of history...

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Wednesday January 04, 2012 03:56author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Matzpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

Some time the persistence (Tsumud) is the main aspect of the struggle against the mighty enemies. Some times, small successes improve the feelings of the involved. Such seems to be the joining of the Qadum village to the list of joint struggle of local popular struggle activists and the Israeli anarchists against the wall. During the years we were invited and participated there in activities but only lately it ripened to the level of Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asarah, Beit Ummar, Sheikh Jarrah, and Nabi Saleh. The expansion of the joint struggle start to light red lamps on the Israeli dash board and the anarchists are mentioned more and more as an enemy that needs a harsh treatment... even if it will damage the farcical/phoney image of Israeli democracy. [Italiano]

Beit Ummar
Saturday 31.12.11
Chen Misgav


Around 15 Israelis and 10 internationals joined the weekly Palestinian demonstration in Bil'in for the return of the village's stolen lands and for freedom to all between the river and the sea. Santa, who should have already gone back to the north pole, made a surprise appearance, perhaps because he was denied the right to leave Palestine, like photo-journalist Moheeb Bargotiuy (nearly always in the Friday Bil'in non violent demo) who was supposed to attend an exhibition of his work in Beirut, and was denied the right to leave Palestine (the official reason for the ban on Moheeb's travel was suspected cooperation with the Hizbullah; Moheeb, however, is strongly committed to nonviolence and does not even sympathize with the Hizbullah). When the protesters approached the wall, the air was already filled with the smell of tear gas. The protesters marched upwind along the wall to the northern gate under a relatively mild attack of tear gas, and demanded to be let through to their lands. The shabab responded in a way that one may term "proportional", if one were to adopt Israeli jargon. After a while we heard a cry for medical assistance from the southern stretch of the fence, where one protester was injured by gas. The shabab were holding their ground there through a somewhat more intense confrontation that lasted for about two hours, until they finally managed to lure the soldiers to cross the wall and chase them as far as the old wall, where the soldiers' own gas screen curbed their efforts.
Haitham Al Khatib


There will be a demo in Kfar a-Dik If you can make it please let me know.
Friday, Soldiers have just stopped protesters in Kufer al-Dik from praying on their land, on which Israel plans to build a new settlement.


Eviction Danger in Sheikh Jarrah Yet Again!
Resume the march to Sheikh Jarrah
Join us this Friday, December 30th, at 1pm from the Mashbir square, King George Street, Jerusalem. Together we will walk to Sheikh Jarrah, protesting against the pending eviction. Join us after that at the weekly demonstration, 3pm at the Sheikh-Jarrah garden, Demascus Road (near the American Colony), together with the residents of Sheikh-Jarrah

On Friday afternoon 30/11/11 the Israelis and Palestinians activists resumed to march downtown neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah protest against the evacuation of homes and occupation of East Jerusalem, the march was not violent and was relatively calm, protestors hijacked swearing and spitting as they paced the Jerusalem pedestrian mall, demonstrators chanted slogans against the occupation and evacuation of houses, and distributed flayers, we arrived about three o'clock in the entrance to Sheikh Jarrah and from there we walked into the neighborhood to the homes of the stolen express solidarity with the evicted families and to protest against the takeover of the settlers on the houses, one of the houses were trying settlers tear us the poor dogs their. We will continue to protest until they returned to their home Palestinians families

A-Tur Tour: Launching new campaign in East-Jerusalem --- The residents of A-Tur and Issawiya have, for years, been struggling for the right to develop and expand their neighborhoods, on land that is privately owned- by them. But the State of Israel has chosen not to allow them to build, even on their own land.
Every one of the neighborhoods presented zoning plans, whose preparations costed the residents hundreds of thousands of shekels out of their own pockets, and yet the plans were never even discussed by the Israeli authorities.
Instead of allowing the residents of these neighborhoods to build schools, houses and public spaces, the State of Israel, along with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, to declare a new "National Park" on the last remaining land reserves in East Jerusalem.
Now the residents of A-Tur and Issawiya have decided, despite attempts to scare them into submission, to begin a public struggle for their rights to build on their own land. As a first step, Solidarity, along with the popular committees in the area, invites you to a tour of the new "National Park." Come to listen, to enjoy from the "wonders of nature" in the area, and to help plan the next step in the struggle.
We will meet on Saturday, 12.31.11

Walking Against the Occupation and evacuation 30.12.2011
Guy Butavia
Tal King
Mario Savio
Sheikh Jarrah demo march

Kufer al-Dik:

Protesters marching in Kufer al-Dik against the construction of a new settlement on their lands. Soldiers have just stopped protesters in Kufer al-Dik from praying on their land, on which Israel plans to build a new settlement.


Activists in al Maasara near Bethlehem are reporting that two people - 1 Palestinian and 1 international have been arrested in the Friday weekly demonstration.
Tal King

Nabi Saleh

This Friday Nabi Saleh Marks 3 Years to the Gaza Massacre
Activists reporting that IOF have already mobilized 2 gas canister launchers, 1 bulldozer, 1 skunk trunk & many military jeeps and soldiers and arrested two internationals even though the demonstration has not started yet. According to Linah Alsaafin the kidnapped internationals are being charged with disobeying orders. They kept running when ordered to stop by IOF....
Protesters in Nabi Saleh are marching today with balloons dedicated to the victims of Operation Cast Lead.
The same toxic US Made tear gas, Yellow and a little greenish, that is used at #Bahrain is used now at #NabiSaleh

"Dozens participated in this week's demonstration in Nabi Saleh, marking 3 years to the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, killing over 1400 Palestinians. Nabi Saleh residents, other Palestinians, and international and Israeli supporters marched peacefully from the center of the village.
As always, a peaceful procession met with Israeli aggression. The Israeli forces used their “skunk” foul-water cannon against non-violent demonstrators. Once the demonstrators chose a different path, where the “skunk” couldn't reach them, tear gas canisters were shot at them. This did not deter the demonstrators who kept going towards the village's spring and other lands that Halamish settlers have annexed or are attempting to annex. Some demonstrators kept going and got close to the other Palestinian village Halamish has grabbed land from - Deir Nidham. As kids from Deir Nidham watched from beyond the main road, over six Israeli military vehicles and dozens of soldiers crowded the road. Masses of tear gas canisters were shot, including directly at demonstrators, from a close range.
The demonstration kept going until sundown, in several locations. Some people hurled stones to ward off the army incursion. Several people were injured from directly shot canisters and tear gas inhalation. Even before the demo has started, Israeli forces raided the village and arrested two international activists. Towards the day's end, the Israeli army took over the main road of the village, leading to Ramallah, and asked every car for identification of its passengers. Two Palestinians were taken out of service taxis going through this ad hoc checkpoint. They were arrested on suspicion of participating in the demo and beaten up by the Israeli soldiers."
Haim Schwarczenberg


Paying the Price: Ni'ilin Commemorates its Martyrs

The village of Ni'ilin maintains weekly protest despite the heavy price. This week, the village marked three years to the killing of Mohammed Khawaje and Arafat Khawaje.
Volleys of tear gas, rubber coated steel bullets and live ammunition is how the Israeli Army met a small demonstration in remembrance of 2 martyrs, in Ni’lin today. Starting after Friday prayers approximately 25 Palestinians and few Israeli and internationals made their way from the village through olive groves to the Apartheid Wall to commemorate the murder of Mohammed Khawaje and Arafat Khawaje on the 28th December 2008. Mohammed was shot in the forehead with live ammunition and Arafat was fatally shot in the back when attempting to rescue another villager who had been shot by an Israeli sniper.
The protest was immediately greeted with the full arsenal of the weapons available to the Israeli military. There was nearly as many heavily armed soldiers as demonstrators. A Palestinian demonstrator pleaded through a megaphone in a fog of tear gas for the soldiers to “Stay Human.” The reply was a callous round of live ammunition fired at the demonstration. As the demo drew to a close, an armored Humvee packed with soldiers taunted the protest before a final set of shots were fired.
Ni’lin has been holding these weekly demonstrations since the Apartheid Wall was first planned. The Wall has annexed over 30% of the land of Ni’lin and has cost the lives of 5 martyrs. The protest continues weekly.


Anarchists Against the Wall Join The struggle in Qadum

They also have weekly demos in Qadum and we have been invited. If you can make it please let me know. k/ 18/12/2011 The Village of Qadum is located in the center of the West Bank near the Nablus. Since 1975 the settlement of Kdumim has been expanding on their lands. The village was subjected to the usual array of abuses and attacks from their new uninvited neighbors. 9 years ago the only exit from the village was blocked by the army. The reason is probably that the settlers wanted to connect two settlements on both sides of the road and did not want Palestinian traffic close to their houses.
Year of litigation and political efforts did not help and on July 1st 2011 the village launched a popular struggle to demand the reopening of road. Since then the people of Qadum have had large demonstrations every week. They have invited international and Israeli supporters and AATW have have came several times over the last months. Last week a group of AATW activists committed to coming to support the demonstrations every week. This would be the 6th village that AATW will be supporting on a long term basis at weekly demonstrations.

Protest in Qadum, December, 30, 2011 -- Kufr Qaddum Demonstrators Force Israeli Army to Withdraw

Some 200 demonstrators joined the weekly protest against land grab and for freedom of movement in the village of Kufr Qaddum. Residents of the village, joined by a solidarity delegation from Bil'in and Israeli and international activists, made their way to the main road of the village that had been blocked by the army for the past 9 years. Many youth, as well as a local DJ joined the protest, making the demonstration into an especially lively event.

The village has been effectively besieged since the beginning of the Second Intifada, when the main and only entrance to the village was blocked by the army. Furthermore, settlers of the adjacent settlement Kedumin have been long taking over privately owned Palestinian land in a manner that even the Israeli civil Administration called "theft"
The army awaited the demonstrators on the main road, stretching barbed wire across the path and firing tear-gas projectiles towards the crowd. Clashes began to erupt between the local youth and the army, which persisted for about two hours. After making an attempt to move forward, the army finally left the village, leading the protesters to embark on a spontaneous "victory march" back into the village.

Picture Credit: Ann Paq/Activestills at:


Demonstration, Dec. 30, 2011:

Southern Hebron Hills

31.12.2011 Guy Butavia


Don’t say we did not know #292

On Wednesday, 21st December, 2011, government representatives, accompanied by police forces, demolished five homes in the Bedouin village ‘Atir in the Negev .

They then went on to demolish two homes near the village Umm Matnan, belonging to the ‘Amrani family.

Sixty people were made homeless.

Then they demolished El’Araqib, yet again.

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On Wednesday , 21st December, 2011, IDF forces went to the Palestinian village Kufr A-Diq (near Salfit) and demolished three agricultural structures and two water cisterns .

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textPalestine-Israel, The joined struggle in a decisive year* 23:42 Mon 09 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

The minimal pressure of the imperial power on Israel to soften its pressures applied to the would be transfered Palestinians of the 1967 occupied areas have its results (more in the west bank than in the Gaza Ghetto). The about 100.000 Palestinians of the occupied territories are employed by Israelis. Most of the roadblocks were removed. The rebellion of the Palestinians in the west bank is channeled mostly through a small minority of activists in the joint and separate week end activities. People are like holding their breath to see if the culminated crisis in the international arena will yield a significant break throw. Mean time, the persistent week end struggles - though in a diminished intensity in Bil'in, Ma'asara, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills, Sheik Jarrah... with sporadic struggles in other locations. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle and the activists of the popular committees continue to contrib... 17:00 Mon 29 Dec by Ilan S. 0 comments

The approaching victory in the struggle to block the advance of the Zionist settler colonialist project and even to force it to retreat a bit do not make the real good people to like the enrolling of history. The approaching defeat make the Israeli elite take desperate steps and do its atrocities in the open. The efforts to transfer the Bedouins within 1948 borders and villagers in 1967 occupied territories escalate. The diminishing support of Israel by the imperial power due to changes in the dynamics of the region, world public opinions and economic losses it cause gradually change the power balance within the Israeli capitalist elite that may be expressed in the coming elections. On the ground, the joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Nebi Saleh, Sheikh Jarrah, Qaddum, and South Of Hebron Hills, is gradually expanding to other locations even without the "shield" of Israeli activists. [Italiano]

Bil'in, 12.12.14. Photo: Hamza Burnat imagePalestine-Israel, The joint struggle to the backdrop of the end-of-the-world "status quo" and as cat... 16:47 Mon 15 Dec by Ilan S. 0 comments

The old world order, in which US interests in the region East of the Mediterranean let Israel - a bastion of the US - continue with its Zionist settler colonialist in the 1967 occupied Palestine, has ended. Europe has started to advance its own interests, which are not in accord with the Israeli bastion. The independent steps of Europe are enhanced by its public opinion against Israeli colonialism to which the joint struggle in the West Bank contributes a lot. It was the approach of the imminent crisis that forced the Israeli Prime minister to call for elections, to save himself from the normally-timed election when the crisis would be the main agenda. The murder of the Palestinian minister of the popular struggles has focused attention on the ferment and rising of the popular non-armed struggles of which Israel is contemplating suppression with systematic use of live ammunition. [Italiano]

Bil'in. Photo: Mohammed Yasin imagePalestine-Israel - The joint struggle contributes to the shift in domination within the Israeli capi... 15:50 Sun 30 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

Israel was built mainly by the national socialists who owned 75% of the economy in 1949. Due to dependence on the imperial powers the so-called socialist elite invested a lot in building the Zionist-capitalist elite to which it lost power in 1977. Conflicts of interest within the Zionist-capitalist elite started to change the balance between the small tycoons section that supported the Zionist wish to transfer the Palestinians out and the capitalist section that integrated in the neo-liberal globalization who wish to exploit the Palestinians and the workers of neighboring countries. The restructuring of power relations in global capitalism after the last crisis had its Israeli expression in the near-bankruptcy of the tycoon elite and the present collapse of the government coalition. The economic damage which has already resulted from the B.D.S. campaign which is enhanced by the joint struggle seems to be hastening a shift in the balance of powers.

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textPalestine-Israel - the joint struggle in turbulent times.* 02:03 Tue 11 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

The popular unarmed struggle of Palestinian communities joined by the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall and others is not a struggle for the "national liberation" or "self determination" of the Palestinian nation. It is the struggle of Palestinian people, of which the overwhelming majority are working people, against the threat of transfer and the suppression and exploitation by the Israeli Zionist settler colonialist project. None of those involved in the struggle who are not in the Palestinian elite have illusions about the Palestinian elite and the state they will rule and manage after the end of the occupation. None of those involved in the struggle believe that the end of the direct occupation will solve the 1948 Nakba and the refugee problems. However, they still prefer the end of the occupation and independence from Israel, over direct Israeli rule, as it will not be an agent of transfer or of such brutal suppression and exploitation. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel - a struggle that never ends between Zionist settler colonialism and the indigenous... 15:25 Sun 20 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

The war on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip continues for the 13th day. Demonstrations against Israeli warmongering continue both in Israel and throughout the world. All that Israel wants in this war that it has initiated is to thwart a Palestinian unity government and curb the peace agreements it might speed up. The danger of Hamas' surrender to the Palestinian Authority in the heels of its economic crisis has resulted from the actions of the new Egyptian government, which seriously threatens the project of splitting the Palestinians, something that Israel has invested extraordinary efforts in. Only the total collapse of Hamas rule in Gaza scares Israel more than that. However, due to internal problems among the Israel political elite and public opinion, the government refrained from revealing the true nature of the war, which is to stabilize independent Hamas rule in Gaza and prevent the need for Hamas to surrender to the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank. So, instead the Israeli government has exaggerated the reports about attacks against Hamas and is hiding the real agenda - the obstruction of Palestinian unity. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, Turmoiled weeks that backfired Israeli efforts to ignite a third armed Intifada in... 01:59 Mon 07 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

When the European pressure on Israel to compromise with the Palestinian elite collected momentum - already diminishing exports, Israel tried to take advanced of the kidnapped three settlers youth applying "plans from the drawer" trying to ignite armed Intifada. Nearly three weeks of propaganda based on lies (as if they are searching for the already known to them to be dead three youth) was all over the media. When lastly the bodies were "found", lies were exposed, and the harassments failed to ignite Intifada. The mounted hate crimes of the Israeli extreme right and murder of a Palestinian youth of the annexed East Jerusalem ignited an extreme response there and within the Palestinian regions within the 1948 borders. Vicious harassment of US-Palestinian youth - cousin of the murdered youth which was video typed became together with the video of the kidnapped cousin became viral all over the world and ignited solidarity demos all over the world. [Italiano]

Israeli-Palestinian protest against national service. (Photo: RutySoft Galeria) imagePalestine-Israel: In the Beitunia murder, the joint struggle again highlights the most important asp... 21:47 Wed 28 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

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 a 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 independence struggle" for the 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 a bi-national democratic whole Palestine and not for a national Palestinian State. Others just do not take upon themselves the obligation to serve as a life-saving shield, as Israeli policy officially forbids 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". [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle activists insist in the efforts to change the world* 22:02 Mon 19 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

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. [Italiano]

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