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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue on background of increased Israeli racism and transfer

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Wednesday June 13, 2012 02:11author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Matzpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

In addition to the weekly joint demonstrations and other joint actions the Anarchists Against the Wall activists participated in the social justice activities and solidarity with the African refugees lately under racial and state harassment. The peak was the Nacsa 45 demonstration in Tel Aviv where about one and a half thousand activists (mostly left to the communist party. State forces were surprisingly lenient and let us take the King George road for two hours, which leads from the city square to a park near the building of the ruling party. As the Summer begins, the political climate is warming the police "invitation" for interrogations activists. [Italiano]

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue on the background of increased Israeli racism and efforts of transfer

Beit Ummar

Today Kobi and Yousef were arrested in Beit Ummar.
They were released on a 1000 shekel bail each.

Bil'in

Bil'in habibti Friday 8-6-12 On the Anniversary of the Al Naksa. In 1967 in this time of year, The West bank and Gaza strip were occupied by Israeli occupation. This occupation led to the killing of thousands of Palestinian people and Arab people, and many tens of thousands of Palestinians were forced to leave their land (transfer-immigration) to outside of Palestine. Another demo in Bil'in - The 381st one. A bit bigger than the usual ones. We were about two dozens Israelis, about two dozens internationals, and few dozens Palestinians - mostly from the village. As it is the usual routine lately we came by cars to a location in the middle of the returned lands, near the Abu Lamun reservation, and marched from there to the separation wall.
It seems the state forces changed again as they refrained very long time from harassing us - even when we entered between the fences of spools of barbed wire "protecting" the wall. For a while they just sprayed us with the Skunk water, which the wind dispersed quickly. Only when most of the people started to return to the village they showered the area with tear gas grenades.
Some of us who felt the urge for more, traveled to the demo in the not far away village Nabi Saleh.
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Hebron

Hi Folks, An invitation forwarded form our friends in Al Khalil for Wednesday, June 13, 2012 2:00pm until 4:00pm action: "if you want to act as a Palestinian woman, if you want to support the Palestinian woman rights, Calling the Israeli Army to let them use shuhada street in Hebron. Many international and Israeli women will gather in Sumood and chalenge center for a media conference about not letting the Palestinian women to use the main streets in Hebron and to increase the awareness about the apartheid policy in Hebron".

Jerusalem

"The people of East Jerusalem will hold a protest against 45 years of Israeli occupation this Friday, 8th June, at 2 PM in Damascus Gate. Please come to support them".

Nabi Saleh

Three international solidarity activists were arrested during the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh this week. The army used anti-riot gear inside populated areas, shooting tear-gas canister and spraying "skunk" water into homes.
Dozens joined the weekly demonstration at Nabi Saleh this week, which marked 45 years to the "Naksa" – 1967 war which ended with the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Making its way from the center of the village towards the main road of the village, protesters were met by the "skunk", a water cannon spraying foul-smelling liquid, and a volley of tear-gas canisters. As the demonstrators were dispersing and regrouping, soldiers marched into the village and started making arrests.
Three international activists were detained on no grounds, only to be released at the end of the demonstration. The skunk truck also proceeded into the residential areas of the village, spurting the fetid liquid into homes for clearly no other reason than vengeance. A group of protesters who began making their way to the villages confiscated spring was attacked with a volley of tear-gas, fired from a launcher which shoots dozens of canisters at once. The demonstration ended with some clashes, however no serious injuries were reported.
Three international activists were detained on no grounds, only to be released at the end of the demonstration. The skunk truck also proceeded into the residential areas of the village, spraying the fetid liquid into homes for clearly no other reason than vengeance. A group of protesters who began making their way to the villages confiscated spring was attacked with a volley of tear-gas, fired from a launcher which shoots dozens of canisters at once. The demonstration ended with some clashes, however no serious injuries were reported.
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Ni'lin weekly protest

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Beit Nuba

"There will be a demonstration for 45 years of occupation in Beit Nuba this Saturday and we are invited to participate. If you can make it please let me know. K."
Demo in the displaced village of Beit Nuba to mark 45 years of Occupation this Saturday
The village of Beit Nuba was destroyed in 1967 and its residents displaced forcefully. The Wall now separates them from the remaining lands of their original village.

When: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 15:00
Where: Beit Nuba village (near Beit Liqya, off road 443)
Register for transportation: K.
Residents of Beit Nuba, will commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Naksa -The Israeli occupation of West Bank and Gaza this Saturday. The villagers will march with their supporters - Palestinians, Israelis and internationals - towards the ruins of their village, inside the West Bank, from which they were expelled in 1967 and are still denied the right to return to.

The demonstration will also protest a recent demolition of a public building in the village by Israeli authorities, as well as five standing demolition orders that were handed out to the villagers. Currently, more than 10% of the houses in the community are currently threatened by demolition.

Background

In July 1967, during the war in which Israel occupied the West Bank, Israeli forces took over the original village of Beit Nuba. The village, together with the neighboring villages of Yalo and Aamous were depopulated and then destroyed on the orders of Yitzhak Rabin, the then Chief of Staff of the Israeli army to clear the way to an highway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

About 250 refugees of the Beit Nuba live currently few kilometers east of their original village. The path of Israel's Separation Wall leaves the ruins of their village and much of their lands sequestered behind it.

On May 23th, large military forces raided the new Beit Nuba accompanied by a D9 bulldozer, and demolished a public building which has been built back in 1977. The soldiers have also handed five more demolition orders.

On May 25th, two days after the date of the demolition, a hundred people from the village marched towards the Wall’s gate, in protest of the recent demolitions, and in demand of being allowed to return to their original, demolished village.
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Kufr Qaddom

Two hundred Palestinians, six Israelis and some internationals participated in Friday weekly demonstration, Jun. 8, 2012.
The demonstration began as usual with the march toward the forbidden road. Right at the beginning the Shabab burned tires and black cloud covered the sky and smogged the
The fresh air and hopefully the jovial atmosphere in the Kedumim settler community. In few minutes the army started with heavy tear gas shooting, skunk cannon spray, concussion grenades and if I remember correctly also A touch of rubber coated steel bullets. Lots and lots of gas. A guy who escaped from the gas fell and was injured in his hands
and required medical treatment. He was treated and bandaged in the village. And soon returned saying that he wanted to join his friends and his brother again - respect. A child was wounded by a tear gas canisters and was taken care of on the spot. Many suffered from gas inhalation.
As always Kadum shabab gave beck an appropriate fight.
The demonstration lasted about an hour and a half. And ended when the army retreated.
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Nacsa day in Tel Aviv

A coordination comity of activists of the Israeli radical left organized demonstration in Tel Aviv. The anarchists against the wall participated in the preparations and in our own block in the demo but refused to sign a press release of the coalition that included fronts of the communist party, various Trotskists parties, and other initiatives.
Some of us planned a nice block during Saturday Demo. "We made some new big Banners and it will be good if we can march together and have our voice heard. Please bring you Kufia if you have one. See you there". In the pictures and video of Naksa 45 our banner says resistance, and we are chanting slogans against the occupation and Apartheid and in support of Mahmoud Sarsak in the streets of TLV: Anarchist banner and flag. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150831428877554
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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]

textPalestine-Israel, The moment of truth is nearing, but short time considerations still block it* 04:25 Wed 07 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

The mounting pressure of world imperial powers seems to cause a section of Israel capitalist elite to accept the compromise offered by the Palestinian elite. Another section still want to delay the deal either to enjoy the short term gains or to improve the deal. They think that they can delay the settlement till the November election in the US with out any risk. Mean time the creeping transfer efforts continue mainly in the C areas of the occupied west bank and the suppression of Palestinian popular rebellion. The popular struggle continue both to slow the creeping transfer and to recruit international pressure to quicken the end of occupation. The joint struggle in the south Hebron hill help the Palestinian farmers Tsumud (persistence), in he Sheik Jarakh it help to curb the transfer in the East of Jerusalem. In Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, and Ma'asara it help to freeze the murderous suppression of the popular struggle at large.

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle on the background of Israel preparation for withdrawal* 00:03 Wed 30 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

The Israeli Zionist-capitalist elite start to feel that the point of a showdown is nearing fast. They already realized the total backup of the US is diminishing due to the change in its global interests and diminishing of its power... but it still gambling that dragging time may increase their gains in the sphere of lands grabbing and domination on the future Palestinian state. However, the painful understanding that they will not get all that they demanded all the time since the Oslo agreement is already here. The Palestinian ruling elites in the west bank and in Gaza too are on their compromising road as the Fatah old guard and the Hamas are now contemplating sharing the spoils. The joint struggle which contribute its share to the world wide mounting pressure on Israel to compromise continue in spite of the increasing pressure of Israel to put end to it.

textPalestine-Israel, Though it seems lot of things are going to change soon - it is in a slow motion* 04:26 Wed 23 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

The prolonged status quo between the Israeli ruling elite and the Palestinian elite reach a climax. Changes in the balances of power within the Israeli capitalist elite is still in slow motion, but you can feel the vibrations. The joint struggle of the Palestinian grass root activists and the Israeli radicals is not expanding, but the new wave of total refusnic military service of Israeli youth - which already passed the hundred seems promising. The joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarah, South Hebron Hills, Arkib (within Israel) and other places from time to time keep the flame in spite of the harsh repression. The involvement of Israeli Jews and to a lesser measure international activists still prevent a massive bloody massacre of the unarmed Palestinian demonstrators. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel The struggle and the joint struggle continue in spite of the stand still* 13:34 Mon 14 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

May be it is because the Arabic Spring and the wave in the developed countries raised too much the hopes for change followed by disillusions. May be it was (like the big wave in Israel that mobilized about 10% of the population) a kind of releasing pressure valve... The struggle still continue, but the number of participants diminished and the moral of those who continue is not high. The smaller flame of hope for a radical change in our tortured home land is nourished by the change in the imperial power balance, the gradual withdrawal of the US from the region and the increasing pressure for change by Europe with the B.D.S. at its front. But, the joint struggle continue, and the gradual bunt out of many of the old timer activists of the anarchists against the wall is partly replaced by the new wave of total refusnics of mandatory military service for high school graduates and the activists of the anarchist-communist Ahdut. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint popular struggle continues to backdrop of "talks" that change nothing 18:23 Fri 04 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

The joint struggle continues; even many activists have been "burned out" while waiting for short-term gains and victories. The advances in the international arena are paradoxically reducing the flame of most people in spite of the increase in suppression efforts by the anxious settlers and the Israeli authorities. The hard core of the activists continue their struggle in spite of the increased suppression, encouraged by every small success, by every tear grenade returned to the harassers, by every failure to cut a demonstration short. Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Ma'sara, the South Hebron Hills, and Sheikh Jarrah continue the weekly demonstrations in a stubborn mood of "tsumud" (persistence) - the long, long refusal to yield to the expulsion-transfer of the Zionist settler project. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue on back ground of an immanent crash of "negotiations* 02:35 Thu 20 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

The political negotiations intended to prevent the involvement of international forums by the Palestinian ruling elite do not stop the joint struggle of popular movement which invigorate the B.D.S. efforts and the local non armed struggle. The increased suppression of the struggling communities and the transfer efforts in a choice location do not extinguish the flames of struggle and the persistent of the "Tsumud". Night raids in Ni'ilin, Bil'in, Nabi Saleh, and Qaddum, and arrests increase. The threats of dispersing the Friday demos with live ammunition towards the stone throwing Shabab is expressed from time to time by shots at youth legs. In Bil'in, the members of the Israeli anarcho-communist organization start to fill the gap resulted from the diminishing participation of the anarchists against the wall initiative. Our black and redNblack flags are accepted in a friendly mode. [Italiano]

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