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Palestine-Israel, The joint non armed struggle expanded and the third Intifada "officially" declared

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Tuesday April 03, 2012 04:41author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Matzpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

The involved of the Israeli anarchists against the wall initiative and other Israeli radicals that joined us, within the popular non armed struggle of the grass root Palestinian communities, prevented the Israeli state to suppress it with rivers of blood. Now, that it collected momentum, the most popular Palestinian leader Marwan Burguti call for the third Intifada. It may take time to develop as the Palestinian authority do not seem to be happy for this development... But, may be it will not be able to put too many sticks in the wheels that start to spin. The Israeli state seems to be nearly helpless to stop this development but they vent their frustration on the heroic people of Nabi Saleh that are the symbol of the expanded of the struggle beyond the confrontations regarding the separation fence/wall.

Beit Ommar

The Beit Ommar Popular Committee and in coordination with the National High Follow-Up Committee for Popular Resistance is inviting you to participate in the "Loyalty Day for Land" marking the "Land Day" and in conjunction with the "Global March to Jerusalem 30.3.2012", and in solidarity with the 30 Palestinian prisoners hunger strikers, your presence and participation is highly appreciated on Saturday 31.3.2012
"Reminder: Register for Transportation to Saturday March 31 Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements Beit Ummar Saturday March 31
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Bethlehem

Some 1,000 people marched towards the checkpoint on the way to Jerusalem, where they were confronted by Palestinian police. After succeeding to break police lines, demonstrators reached the wall, and some started throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the watchtower. Soldiers used tear gas and rubber bullets, causing several severe injuries.
http://youtu.be/7U1qQVqVnsM

Bil'in

Dozens of cases of suffocation by poison gas was marked in the weekly march which organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall in Bil'in. The march comes on the 36 anniversary of the Land day and to support Palestinian political prisoners, the demonstration included participation of Bil'in's residents, Israeli and international peace activists.
The march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village heading to land which was liberated a few months ago, Participants raised Palestinian flags and they chanted slogans calling for national unity, departure of the occupation , destruction of the apartheid, slogans calling for freedom for Palestinian prisoners.

Upon the arrival of Participants to Abu Lemon area, demonstrators made some holes in the spools of barbed wire, then the soldiers Who were situated behind the concrete wall shot tear gas canisters mainly and rubber bullets, and threw some sound grenades. They also sprayed skunk water towards the participants. Some of the participants (the youngsters of the shabab) threw stones to the soldiers Who were behind the wall.

Rani Abdel Fatah http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3659743135335....58013
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Budrus

The village of Budrus was actually one of the quieter places to be today. This small yet ancient village, with lands on both sides of the green line, was one of the first to raise the flag of non-violent resistance to separation fence, and after a long struggle, regained 95 percent of the lands de-facto annexed to Israel by the construction of the barrier. The route of the fence was changed. An award-winning film was made about the local struggle, and many villages were inspired by it to take the same path of struggle. “Today’s demonstration is actually mainly symbolic,” says local popular committee activist Ayed Morrar. “This is all about resisting the occupation and commemorating Land Day. Even though we were so successful in our struggle, the occupation lives on.”
And so the demonstration started. Right after the Friday noon prayer, some 100 residents and five Israeli activists marched the short distance towards the infamous separation fence. It was a beautiful day, and one could see all the way to Tel Aviv – if one was to look over the fence that still steals 5 percent of the village’s agricultural lands. Once at the barrier, demonstrators started waving flags and chanting slogans about the people’s commitment to their land. From the other side of the fence, soldiers warned villagers to stay away from the fence, and after about five minutes started throwing stun grenades and firing tear gas into the non-violent crowd.
Within seconds, the atmosphere changed: the masses ran back toward the village, while a few youngsters stayed behind, throwing stones at the soldiers. Over the next two hours, the soldiers shot hundreds of tear gas canisters at the youth and the village, used the “skunk” water water cannon and the Long Range Acoustic Device (aka “the scream”). They even cross the fence three times, chasing the youth into the village, filling the narrow streets with the stench of tear gas, and then leave.
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Kafr al-Dik

Tree Planting to mark Land Day in Mar. 29, 2012 http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.39934602007570...80298

Jerusalem-Al-Quds

Issawiya
Sheikh Jarrah

Nabi Saleh

Army forces tried to prevent Israelis from joining the demonstrations, but about 20 were able to answer the Palestinian invitation and attend the protest.
10 people arrested at the entrance to Nabi Saleh ahead of the demo there this morning.
Protest to mark Land Day, Mar. 30, 2012 Nabi Saleh live on #Ustream. Come watch and chat! 14:08 http://t.co/WZwTegO1
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Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3659761411960....14101
David Reed http://youtu.be/jRcY45hMNMY

Ni'lin

In Nil’in, more than 200 local and Israeli activists marched towards the wall, where they were met by dozens of soldiers. Gas and stones were exchanged for about an hour
Around 300 people took part in the protest in Nilin, one journalist has been injured.
Nilinvillage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWERuQZ3z7s

Ofer (concentration camp)

We're organizing some protest action in support of Hana Shalabi, on her 44th day of hunger strike tomorrow (Thursday), at 16:00. We need more people.
If anybody is interested, please give me a call, 050-xxxxxxx. There's also a demo at Ofer, Palestinian side, at 12:00.
Solidarity,
L

Kufer Qaddoum,

Israeli Anarchist Against the Wall: "At the entrance to the village surprised us a make shift road block, usually designed to block the the free passage of Palestinians.
We walked around it through the land and we arrived to the village center.
Two hundred Palestinians participated in the protest and a few Israelis. We marched in a procession accompanied by Music and some customary speeches as is the usual ritual in Kadum towards the forbidden road.
After not too many minutes shower of teargas which was shot at us from the front and from the hills wrapped us.
After some more time it was the turn of the skunk water spray. The less unusual and dangerous - that has already been done several times but not so intense, was the shooting of canisters of tear gas directly at the demonstrators during the flight from the skunk water.
Few dozen hurt from tear gas inhalation and eight wounded by tear gas and were treated on the spot.
At the end of the demonstration when the army retreated, the protesters returned to the village. It was not really a victory parade but as usual, was accompanied by a little music and shouts of joy.
After the demonstration, we learned that the army was waiting for us at the entrance of the village. So, we delayed traveling home for about an hour as guests an heard more
stories and interesting facts about the village we did not know about problems of supply of water and electricity (connected only three years ago".

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Qalandid

Qalandia protest to mark Land Day, Mar. 30, 2012
"My experience...
About 1,000 protestors marched from the center of Qlandia refugee camp aiming to reach Jerusalem, When see'ing the march the soldiers unleashed the scream device and after and it added the skunk water spray and mass of tear gas. Then they used something i haven't seen before in protests, a rubber coated bullet canon, i noticed that every time it fires, someone gets heart, that once you hear the sound of the canon you have a few seconds till it hits and you never know were... and the best thing to do is find a cover if you can and cover your head, try to be as small as you can, at one time a Palestinian protester who stood next to me did not do that and was hit in three places falling in pain to the ground, as I am filling useless in helping while the medics jumped on him, I realized I was hit as well in the back of the upper part of the leg, the pain started to spread, knowing I can walk and function and other around me cant, I decided not to trouble them with medical help, during the protest there where a few attempts by two groups (one of them led by a brave blind student from east Jerusalem) to push forward by a non-violent march towards the barrier and the soldiers, Around 80 protestors needed medical care, mostly from coated rubber bullets hits, 12 where evicted to hospital, at the end we didn't reach Jerusalem!"
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.338597409521113

Over 100 injuries reported from #Qalandia as LRAD, tear gas, skunk water, rubber coated steel bullets rain on demonstrators. Some activists reported also live ammo.
Soldiers shoot a rubber-coated bullet at an ambulance in Qalandia. More than a hundred injured so far http://t.co/RCGFTVqE
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Haitham Al Khatib http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.275888632492631
haithmkatib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVuxQJw-6TI
Haitham Al Khatib http://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb
haithmkatib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVuxQJw-6TI
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israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfSpHfwyj2M

Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Billionaires Against Human Rights vigil. Mocked block at the human rights march 24.3.12. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150648769874...64789

Land day

Land Day march on Saturday will Jaffa 31/3 at 15:00 from the port of Jaffa and the rally will end in two in Jaffa. The event is the organization of institutions and organizations operating in Jaffa.
Chen Misgav http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150774472761...01802

During the week. As intimidation towards the coming Land Day. State security officers phoned some activists of the anarchists against the wall - warning them and trying to engage them in conversations which all of them declined. Later, some of them received official letters ordering them to report to the police center for interrogation.

Social Struggle

It was not dormant all along the winter, but spring time gave the struggle a bust. Previous week it was the big demo against the war mongering regarded Iran. Saturday marked the collect momentum in Tel Aviv with late evening demo. More than 1000 marched.
The city square sees beginning of tent occupation. Few evening in a row activists marched and blocked for a while main road.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150426042512...87964

Wadi Al-Na'am

The main commemoration of the Land Day in the Negev (southern part of the country where the Israeli Palestinians Bedouins live) will be held on March 30, at the unrecognized village of Wadi Al-Na'am. The event will start at 3pm.
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textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with fresh conviction that it is a fulcrum of the int... 18:56 Sat 18 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

With the conviction that our main contribution is not so much in changes on the ground but in the spirit of the struggle of the participants and the fulcrum we provide to the international lever. The gradual increase in international pressure which the Israeli high court verdict is that is a criminal act for Israeli to promote causing already much of damages in the economy of occupation and concern of the Zionist-colonialist Israeli ruling Elite. We see here again how small number of activists can initiate a turn in the course of history when it is applied in the ripe cross-road. It started in a small joint camp in Masha 2003 for struggle against the separation fence, after the idea raised half a year earlier in the European People Global Action conference in Leiden - in which activists from the East of the Mediterranean region participated too. The camp initiated struggles in various villages that riped at 2005 in the Bil'in struggle... which expanded and expanded...

textPalestine-Israel, The collapse of the deterrent ability of Israel in the last Gaza war is expressed ... 04:37 Wed 08 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

The frustrated Israeli state force who do not dare to prevent the weekly non armed popular demonstrations - Joined and purely of Palestinians, resort to shooting on demonstrators with frequent use of live fire by snippers. In the annexed regions of Jerusalem they no more pretend it is not an occupied area and apply there the occupation procedures - both in treatment of detaining children and houses demolition. The "hot" areas of the popular non armed struggle gradually expand but still far away from a general uprising. The international popular struggle worry the Israeli elite but the damages to the Israeli economy is still in the margins. It seems the Zionist settler colonialist elite which bribed the tycoons section of the capitalist elite with extreme neo liberal measures cannot do it any more as other sections of the capitalist elite (backers of Cakhlon) rebelled.

textPalestine-Israel, the joint struggle in turbulent times of the fragmentation in the Zionist rilling ... 15:22 Sun 22 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

The merger between the Zionist leadership and the capitalist elite which started 1948 picked in the Tycoons dominance, at 20010. The "too successful" neo-liberalism was challenged by the social struggle, conflicts within the capitalist elite and threatened by international pressure yielded the diminishing power of the old order when the right lost its absolute power in the parliament depending now on the opponent of the milder Zionist right (Kachlon). It is not sure how fast the retreat in the neo-liberal trend and the defeat of the Tycoons combined with the international pressure will yield also retreat in the advance of the Zionist settler and transfer effort. Mean time the joint struggle continue in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Kadum, Ma'asarah, Southern Hebron Hills, Sheikh Jarrah, the Bedouins of the south, Dahamsh... with additional locations from time to time. [Italiano]

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

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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

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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

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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

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By Zaher Baher from Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum

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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]

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