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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue on the background of the hesitating third Intifada

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Tuesday April 17, 2012 22:08author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Matzpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

Israel state is in panic from the coming third Intifada. It did an overkill efforts to prevent a few hundred international activist from entering. While in media focus created by it, it had a big shame when Israeli colonel was on video showing brutal hitting of a Danish cyclist in a troop cycling in a demo along the Jordan river valley. The Bil'in seventh international conference was in the focus of the joint struggle not pushing aside the weekly joint demonstrations of the anarchists against the wall have with the popular comities of Beit Ummar, Bi'lin, Kufr A-Dik, Sheikh Jarrah, Al-Ma’sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Kufr Qaddum, Walaje. Week after week, more than 50 Israelis activists are mobilized with the AAtW and more than 100 other Israeli radicals with various other initiatives are promoting popular struggle against occupation and hampering transfer. [Italiano]

Beit Ummar Saturday April 14 Contact K. at 054-2191547

A Palestinian protester confronts an Israeli soldier during a protest after Palestinians and peace activists were prevented by Israeli troops from reaching Palestinian lands in the West Bank village of Beit Omar near the Jewish settlement of Karmei Tzur on March 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER (Photo credit should read HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images) 2012 AFP

The seventh Bi'lin Conference on Popular Struggle culminated on Friday in a mass demonstration against the Wall and settlements. Demonstrators were able to reach the area between the fences and place a Palestinian flag on top of the Wall.

Hundreds of Palestinian activists, residents of Bil'in and international and about 30 Israeli allies of the AAtW joined the weekly protest in the village that has become one of the main symbols of popular struggle against Israeli apartheid. The protesters marched from conference site near the route of the removed separation fence towards the near by Abu Lamon grove, in the area returned to the village by court order after a long popular and legal struggle and the new wall beyond it. Protesters carried flags and banners of various political factions, demonstrating unity in struggle and commitment of popular movement. As the protesters reached the area near the Wall, the army started using tear-gas projectiles and the "skunk" – a foul-smelling water cannon, to disperse them. Some of the protesting youth answered military repression by throwing stones at the Wall and on the truck carrying the skunk. Clashes maintained for a few hours after which the demonstration ended peacefully. No injuries or arrests were reported.

Friday end of the 7th conference demonstration, Apr. 13, 2012
israel putermam

Kufr A-Dik Friday April 13 Contact Yuval at or 050-xxxxxxxx (SMS only)

Jerusalem - Sheikh Jarrah

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.
Please make the effort and join them this Friday, April 13


Friday demonstration, Apr. 13, 2012.
IDF waiting in the end of the village in big numbers.
A demonstration against the Wall also took place in the village of al-Ma'asara, where soldiers prevented the residents from reaching their lands. It ended peacefully, with no injuries or arrests reported. Many of the participants traveled to the near by Walaje for the special event of the Jenin Freedom Theater.

Nabi Saleh

16 Year Old Hit in the Eye by Tear-Gas Projectile in Nabi Saleh
The demonstration in Nabi Saleh this week was held in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. In the past month, three children were hit in the face by tear-gas canisters during protests in the village, as the Israeli army continues to shoot canisters directly at protesters against its own open-fire regulations.

Dozens joined the weekly protests against the occupation and settlements in Nabi Saleh this week. The demonstration was held in solidarity with the growing protest movement of political prisoners inside Israeli prisons, in particular prisoners who have gone on open-ended hunger strikes to protests administrative detention. The demonstration commenced shortly after the Friday prayer and proceeded from the center of the village towards the spring that was confiscated by settlers of the adjacent Jewish only settlement of Halamish.
As demonstrators went down the hill, the army started shooting tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated bullets, and used the skunk – foul smelling water cannon, all with the aim of repressing the popular unarmed demonstration. Clashes soon erupted between the local youth and the soldiers. A 16 year-old Osama Tamimi was injured in the eye after a tear-gas canister was shot directly towards his face. Osama was evacuated to the hospital, not before the army held the ambulance at the checkpoint for some 20 minutes. Luckily, Osama did not lose sight in his injured eye and will likely to recover from this injury. This is the third event in four weeks in which children from Nabi Saleh are hit in the face by tear-gas projectiles and rubber-coated bullets. These injuries highlight a dangerous trend on part of the Israeli army, which shoots demonstrators in order to injure them, sometimes in violation of its own open-fire regulations which stipulates appropriate use of crowd dispersal weaponry. 8 other protesters were injured more lightly during the demonstration, which ended with sundown.

Manal writes: "Today is one of the worst day in Nabi SAleh , the Zionist aiming directly on protester , Osamah my son was shot in the head with tear gas canister near the eye , thank God he is OK , but our day is just begin"
Today's demo in #NabiSaleh is for hunger striking prisoners #BilalThiab & #ThaerHalahlah who are on Day 46 of their hunger strike protest against Administrative Detention.
Activists in Nabi Saleh are reporting on twitter that the Israeli military have deliberately delayed the evacuation of Manal Tamimi's 16 year old son who was hit in the head with a tear gas canister. Israeli activist activists are also reporting that they have also been also hit by teargas canisters -in the waist and torso.

8 people was injured today in the village , they shot two houses directly with tear gas , one of the houses were in fire the other one is my house the canister broke the glass and the house is full of tear gas .
Friday demonstration, Apr. 13, 2012
David Reeb


‎04.13.2012 Outbreak of clashes between the people of Ni'lin and the forces of occupation after Friday prayers near the confiscated land (lens: Hudhayfah ) Residents of Ni'ilin Demand Access to Lands Eye On Palestine
Chen Misgav

Kufr Qaddum

Kfer Qaddum a West bank village located East of Qalqiliya started to organize regular demonstrations in July 2011 protesting against the blocking of the main road east of the village.
Friday 13/04/2012 -- ‎2 man running away from tear gas shot by Israeli army during the weekly demonstration
Haim Schwarczenberg


Jenin Freedom Theater Performs in al-Walajah On a mountain top that is soon to be cut off from the village of Al-Walajah, members of the renowned Freedom Theater from Jenin staged stories of resistance to Israel's occupation.

Freedom Theater Performing in al-Walajah.
Some 200 people, Palestinians from across the West Bank, Israeli and international activists, came to Al-Walajah this week to participate in a creative protest staged by the renowned Jenin Freedom Theater. The theaters crew has been touring around Palestinian sites of popular resistance in the past few months as part of their "Freedom Bus" project. In every site, the actors use "playback theater" techniques to tell the stories of local residents and their resistance to Israeli oppression. The performance in al-Walajah took place near one of the houses of the village that is effectively encircled by the separation Wall. To prevent this special event from taking place, the Israeli army blocked most of the entrances to the village. Nevertheless, most of the audience was able to make its way into the village, proving that in Palestine, despite repression, the show of resistance goes on.

Al-Walaja is an agrarian village of about 2,000 people, located south of Jerusalem and West of Bethlehem. Following the 1967 Occupation of the West Bank and the redrawing of the Jerusalem municipal boundaries, roughly half the village was annexed by Israel and included in the Jerusalem municipal area. The other village's residents, however did not receive Israeli residency or citizenship, and are considered illegal in their own homes.
Once completed, the path of the Wall is designed to encircle the village's built-up area entirely, separating the residents from Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and almost all their lands - roughly 5,000 dunams. Previously, Israeli authorities have already confiscated approximately half of the village's lands for the building of the Har Gilo and Gilo settlements, and closed off areas to the south and west of it. The town's inhabitants have also experienced the cutting down of fruit orchards and house demolition due to the absence of building permits in Area C.


Sunday 16.4 morning, at the recruiting center near Tel Aviv, a solidarity demo for Noam Gur and Alon Gurman who will submit an official refusal to military service.
16/4 Demonstration in support of Israeli refusers being imprisoned
16/4, 9 AM, in the entrance to the "Bakum" in Tel Hashomer military base
(Transportation will leave Arlozerov terminal, Tel Aviv, at 8:15, Register with N: 054xxxxxxxx, and from the Liberty bell garden in Jerusalem, at 7:45, Register with S: 054xxxxxxx - you may SMS as well)
Noam Gur and Alon Gurman will arrive, on Monday 16/4, to the enlistment office in Tel Hashomer military base, where they will declare their refusal to serve in the Israeli Army as it is an occupying power, and will be imprisoned time and time again for this refusal.
In his refusal declaration Alon wrote:
"My refusal to serve in the Israeli military, in addition to being a refusal to take part in occupation and apartheid, is an act of solidarity with our Palestinian friends living under Israeli regime, and struggle for liberty, justice and equality."
In her refusal declaration Noam wrote:
"I refuse to join an army that has, since it was established, been engaged in dominating another nation, in plundering and terrorizing a civilian population that is under its control."
Friends and supporters will join Alon and Noam to the base, and remind the young Israelis about to join the army, that the occupation still continues, that there are those who appose it, and that we must all act like Noam and Alon and refuse to take part in the ongoing oppression of the Palestinian people.
For more information please contact Neta: n.
Guy Butavia

Ben Gurion airport

Sunday afternoon, welcome initiative for the social justice activists coming for activity in occupied Bethlehem - the Israeli state try to block. (Repeating last year action - the media keep repeating screening, Claiming they are all anarchist: both the social justice activists and the welcome action...)
Flytilla 2
photo: Yonatan Shapira among arrested Israelis at Ben Gurion. So far 30 French arrested, 6 of them on way to deportation. 4 Israelis arrested.
2 Israeli activists holding drawings made by Bethlehem children at TLV airport #AirFlotilla2!/emilie_baujard/status/191471939867521024/photo/1
Every half hour news update 15:00 report that already 6 Israelis were arrested.
15:45 Already 9 Israeli arrested
‎1 more Israeli activist arrested. 2 detained. Total of 12
Israeli activist Ronnie Barkan was arrested yesterday at the airport while he was waiting to be interviewed on Israeli Channel Two. (Seen it in the TV news of Channel Two.)
Dozens of international activists were arrested in an international day of solidarity where 1500 activists tried to land in Israel's Ben Gurion Airport to travel to the occupied Palestinian territories.

Social justice

Protest against the police violence - Jerusalem 09-04-2012 On 13 March at 11.00 p.m. Ovadia Ben Abraham, a veteran activist in the Jerusalem tent protest,

Social justice (Occupy) Tel Aviv 07-04-2012

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textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle really changed the world* 19:50 Sat 05 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

The failed arrest of 12 year old child in Nabi Saleh caused a million views storm in the media. This situation and the next Friday of the joint struggle demonstrated again how the involvement of the AATW Israeli Jews prevented in the past and prevent now the extinguishing of the non armed Palestinian struggle with rivers of blood. It was one shooting of Gil Naamati in 2003 in a joint action of the anarchists AATW that caused a real wide media scandal in Israel (which forced the higher commander of the army to visit him at hospital and apologize) that resulted in the change of shooting order about dispersing non armed demonstrations in the occupied lands when Israelis are involved. In addition to our helping to distribute the news, Our main contribution is the supply of "life insurance" to the Palestinians and even to the stone throwers in the demos.... though it is not perfect and along the years about 20 were killed and many more were injured. [Italiano]

Bil'in, 10.07.15. Photo: Mohammed Yasin Photography imagePalestine-Israel, The activists participating in the joint struggle get old... but the struggle is s... 14:10 Tue 28 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

It is hard for many activists when the real meaning of the struggle are not concrete achievable gains, but a global worldwide struggle. This week, the concrete and the global merged when the struggle against the destruction of Susiya village recruited international support and forced Israel to delay or even cancel the demolition of the village. Pressure from the imperial powers on Israel was joined by European warning about approaching sanctions against the Israeli banking system for its involvement in the settlers' projects in the occupied West Bank. It seems the erosion of Israeli immunity from paying for its war crimes is collecting momentum. The Israeli media is full of news about B.D.S. - the joint struggle in which thousands of international activists participate, contributing a lot. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, the joint struggle which enhance the B.D.S. suffer lately more punishments then ev... 03:57 Tue 02 Jun by Ilan S. 0 comments

The non armed joint actions - mainly few Friday demos, do not cause the Israeli armed forces much load. However, the focusing of the media on these, and more so the international activist participating in them who enhance the international struggle when they return home, really worry the Israeli authorities. Their borders screening which succeed to prevent the entry of activists is not much effective. The Israeli ruling elite is not in panic yet, but lately they worry a lot. The president of Israel warn that the development of the B.D.S. must cause a real concern. The threat of the expulsion from the FIFA cause Israel to make concession to prevent the voting and even agreed to a special monitoring comity. The subject of the B.D.S. is more and more in the media and many of the speaker admit their fear from its intensifying. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, As the split in the elite, a part of which is already suffering, threatens Prime m... 22:57 Fri 22 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

The election which was a response to rebellion in the elite - threatening to restrict his daily newspaper - resulted in a partial defeat. He is dependant now on the support of the center-right party and the orthodox parties,and now he is trying desperately to regain control. The mounting pressure on Israel threatens to take a fast escalation. It is already expressed in the threat to expel Israel from FIFA and of intervention of the Hague Court. The French initiative in the UN security council is approaching. The escalation in transfer actions - both within Israel and the West Bank is an effort to recruit at least the support of orthodox parties and the extreme right. In spite of harsher efforts to repress the Palestinian struggle - both in occupied east Jerusalem and the popular non-armed struggle the struggle continues. The very optimistic activists already feel the approaching victory. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle enhance the B.D.S. which intensify the international pressure w... 23:20 Thu 07 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

The B.D.S. which intensify the pressure not only worry the Israeli elite - it already caused a split in it. The split expressed in the initiation of law against the Netaniahu daily caused him to dismantle his coalition and call for election. The result was even worse for him. He lost the majority of the hard core right. The 61 (versus 59) coalition was achieved only with Kakhlon center-right that already blocked the main rightist moves and some of the extreme neoliberal tendency. A new power balance in the Israeli elite may result with a near future coalition with the pseudo left party Zionist List or even entirely different coalition without Netaniahu or even without the Licud party. With this back ground, transfer of Palestinians intensify - both citizens of Israel and in the occupy west bank... And the repression and struggle continue in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Qadoom, Ma'asarah, Sheikh Jarrah, South Hebron Hills and sporadicly in other places. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with fresh conviction that it is a fulcrum of the int... 17:56 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 ... 03:37 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

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]

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