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Palestine-Israel, Another week of joint struggle, things are not as usual, Susya was the focus...

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Wednesday June 27, 2012 01:49author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Matzpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

The first high pick of the third Intifada is nearly over with significant successes of the hunger strike. As counter measure the Israeli state forces increase the harassments and pressures on inhabitants of area C (69% of occupied west bank) to transfer out to area A of the Palestinian authority. In the on going joint struggles of the AAtW with the popular comities and activists, Nebi Saleh still get the most of the harassments. Quaddum and Beit Ummar, which are too locations of regular struggle which is beyond the initial joint struggles against the separation fence, get the on going pressure and punishment to prevent the expansion to the other villages and small towns. Within Israel comrades were involved with the struggle against deportation of African refugees and racial incitement against them. The summer wave of the Israeli 'Occupy' social struggle is now blooming

Beit Ommar

"For the last three straight demos, plus during a farmer accompaniment activity, 4 members of the Beit Ummar popular committee have been arrested. A 5th has been in jail for over 2 months. Younes Arar was arrested today, along with 2 internationals. We have been overwhelmed with bail and legal fees. Please consider donating on our website, www.palestinesolidarityproject.org/donate and contact me to help with other fundraising.
Younes being released Sunday on bail. One international released yesterday and one today with a restraining order from Carmi Tzur. B."
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Bil'in

5 Israelis,two dozen internationals and few dozen Bil'iners participated in the weekly demonstration against the separation wall and occupation. The Israeli state force was mild most of the time. Due to a friendly wind and mostly passive soldiers we had a relatively peaceful half hour with only sporadic spray salvos of the skunk water spray that was not so poignant. Afterwards the direction of wind changed and we were slowly driven away - first to the near by groove by the skunk water, and later further away by a barrage of tear gas. Afterwards came the second barrage of tear gas canisters that drove away even the more resistant of us and we returned to the village.
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Ma'asara

Friday, demonstrators Protest Apartheid.
Dozens of Palestinians, joined by participants from around the world, held a peaceful protest, demanding an end to the occupation and to the construction of the apartheid separation wall.
Al-Ma’sara is one of many Palestinian villages to be cut off from access to its agricultural lands and water supplies by illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Peaceful protestors have gathered after Friday prayers every week for the past six years to demonstrate against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.
For the most part these demonstrations have been met with Israeli military blockade, but only rarely with violence – the same cannot be said for other peaceful weekly protests around the West Bank. Some Israeli soldiers laughed and spoke with a multinational group from the United States and Europe. They spoke of their own begrudging participation in the blockading of the streets of al-Ma’sara each week to squash civil participation in such protests and demonstrations. At least one soldier issues verbal threats and swore at the peaceful demonstration, which included several unarmed children.

Nabi Saleh

Friday pre-dawn invasion to deter the noon demonstration? Reports from Nabi Saleh that the IOF invaded the village about an hour (approx 3.30 am Palestine Time). After firing live ammunition, they left the village approximately a half hour ago.
Friday demo: Palestinian medical sources reported Friday that at least ten protesters were wounded in Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and settlements in the village.
The protesters dubbed this week’s protest as the “Friday of Defending the Lands and the Detainees”. Ramallah and Al-Biereh Governor, Laila Ghannam, and representatives of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate participated in the protest, along with Israeli and international peace activists.
The soldiers fired teargas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets at the protesters, and also sprayed them with Skunk-water, leading to at least ten injuries.
The army prevented the protesters from reaching the main entrance of the village that has been closed for more than two weeks now, denying the residents the right to enter and leave their village through it. Thus, they are forced to use round about and unpaved roads. The army keeps closing the main entrances of the village as an act of punishment carried out against the residents for holding nonviolent protests against the illegal Annexation Wall and Israel’s illegal settlements.
Clashes were reported between local youths and the invading Israeli soldiers. Youths hurled stones and empty bottles at the soldiers and the army fired gas bombs, rubber-coated metal bullets and concussion grenades.
David Reeb video at http://youtu.be/w5XktwCoHuo

N'ilin

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Quaduum

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Sheikh Jarrakh

Weekly Vigil at Sheikh Jarrah Friday 22/6 at 16:00

Susya!

60% of the West Bank is defined as C area which is under full Israeli control.

These are the main land reserves that the Israeli Government is intending for the expansion of the settlements.

Last week a demolition order was issued to an entire Palestinian village – Susya.

The aim is clear: expelling the Palestinian residences of areas C and deepening the Israeli control over their lands.

Join Us for an emergency action!

This coming Friday, 22 June, we will stand in Solidarity with the residence of Susya who are determined to stick to their lands.

They are facing the might force of the Israeli Government and its right wing coalition, the army the Civil Administration, settlers associations and discriminatory laws.

We will stand with them!

Hundreds of Palestinians, Israelis and internationals demonstrated today in Susya, southeast of Hebron, to protest the impending demolition of the village and in show of solidarity with local inhabitants. The protest was organized by a coalition of organizations (Solidarity, Ta’ayush, Tarabut, Rabbis for Human Rights and many of the activists of the anarchists against the wall participated in it too) in coordination with the local committee. In addition, members of the Hebron Defense Committee and delegates from Bil’in were in attendance. Protesters marched from the current location of the village to lands that had been previously expropriated, carrying Palestinian flags and banners, and chanting in Arabic, Hebrew and English, where they were met with several IOF jeeps and foot soldiers and police officers, who brutally tried to suppress the march and push them back towards the village. When protesters stood their ground the IOF used stun grenades and tear gas, which caused several injuries, including one 18 year old Israeli activist who was rushed to the hospital sustaining a head injury from a stun grenade. A skunk truck was also present, and although it was constantly aiming at protesters to intimidate them, the IOF refrained from actually using it.

Friday 22-6-12. Amazing demonstration Susya. Little more than four hundred Israelis and 200 Palestinians with internationals among them demonstrated. Palestinians and Israelis, shouting against the destruction and depopulation of the village had expected such horrors past knowledge. The army tried to scare the skunk truck and left without some guzzle gas and stun grenades, one protester was injured and needed stitches in his head. Thanks to all who came to show solidarity with the residents. Promise to continue to update on the continuing struggle Susya.
‎19 years old Israeli conscientious objector sustains head injury from a tear gas canister in Susiya. He's taken to Hospital in Jerusalem for stitches. He'll be ok.
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Guy Butavia http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150985460817...92137
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmYh2w51zBI
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yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQyQos-9prE http://t.co/3PYNsWvN
ophiragamliel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYvVkjnDHVk
http://goo.gl/LD4Pi

Tel Aviv

Media: Daphni Leef, one of the [more principled leading figures who do not search route to be co-opted by the parliamentarian road. I.S.] leaders of Israel's social justice protest movement, was arrested by police on Friday afternoon during a demonstration on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard. http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.440484.1340372282!/image/1190000243.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_640/1190000243.jpg
The demonstration, which began around noon, was meant to revive the social justice protests that swept Israel last summer [with symbolic restoring the tent camp in the Rothschild boulevard. I.S.]. A further 11 protesters were also arrested.
Several hundred demonstrators carried tents to the site, which they attempted to set up along the street. However, municipal inspectors and police prevented them from placing the tents on the ground and began arresting protesters.
Leef was dragged by force into a waiting police car, prompting hundreds of demonstrators to block the road with their bodies in an attempt to prevent the car from leaving the site.
The protesters knocked over trash cans and shouted chants criticizing Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
However, after several moments the police car managed to leave the scene, with Leef inside.
The eleven arrested were released in the morning after 7 hours of refusing to give them medical care.
Daphni Leef gypsed hand http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=473818389312751&...70351
Another action of the social struggle. Noon at the Rothschild Boulvard and the Habima square intersection. http://youtu.be/FIWMxISn6ww
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150948373086832
Anat Zahor http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3867637541279....74412
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.318845171536858
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"Tel Aviv Occupy": Saturday, a demonstration to protest police and city tugs harassment of the participants of the Friday noon demo.
Thousands converged in Rothschild and Habima intersection in Saturday late evening in protest of the Friday brutality harassment of the social struggle activists the same place by the city tugs and police.
The police force tried in vain to block our way to the City square, but there were too many alternative routes for them to block all... and we were too many for corralling tactics.
Only after more than an hour they gave in, and just moved to protect near by banks fronts.
The Iben Gvirol main street was occupied and the masses converged at the near by banks and city main administrative building. After more than an hour of low intensity confrontation with police and an hour of anger expressed toward the banks, (resulting in few glass vitrines broken, people marched towards other main high ways. About 89 participates were arrested - mainly near the banks.
In the morning, 75 were released at the police station. 14 were brought to court and prosecutor asked for detaining them till end of trial. The judge criticized the police and prosecution, and released most of them with restriction from the demo region till next Saturday night, three were restricted for the whole two coming weeks :).
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVEcdrPfi-U
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3862302308866
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tBm0mxw7kg
http://youtu.be/ua_T6MhNA-Q
http://youtu.be/Bc32J5Q2sTk
Sunday, demos also in Jerusalem
http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4246768,00.html
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=324753220946303
and Haifa.

MEDIA: In wake of raucous rally, vast majority of Israelis - 69 percent - support renewal of social protest.
Sixty percent of those polled said last years protest has brought no change; 16 percent said the situation worsened, while 15 percent said it improved.
The poll, conducted under the supervision of statistics professor and pollster Camil Fuchs, found that 27 percent of the 508 respondents, all of them Jewish, said the police were the only ones at fault in Saturday's rally.
The poll found that most of the respondents (61 percent ) oppose the smashing of bank windows that was part of the weekend demonstration. But, nearly a quarter (23 percent ) said they agreed with the statement "It's too bad, but sometimes there's no choice and it happens."
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A smaller minority (9 percent ) fully supported the property damage "as part of the protest."
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Though the Jewish demographic group that expressed the highest level of support for the protest is secular Israelis (79 percent ), a majority of ultra-Orthodox (57 percent ) and Orthodox (53 percent ) Israelis also expressed their support.

A rally was held on Monday in front of Tel Aviv city hall and disrupted the meeting of the city council. The demonstrators plan to return on Tuesday to protest the violence on the part of police officers and municipal inspectors during the weekend rally. No violent incidents were reported during Monday's rally
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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...

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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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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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imageItalian speaking tour of an Anarchist Against the Wall Apr 07 Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici 0 comments

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