Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle and the social struggle continue in the middle of hot Summer*
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Sunday August 05, 2012 13:33 by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Matzpen ilan at shalif dot com Tel Aviv
Due to the Ramadan day fasting weeks the joint struggle in the various villages was not as usual. As compensation our comrades were involved in the various demos in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In Jerusalem a pink-black block participated in the gay parade. In Tel Aviv comrades demonstrated on Wednesday the Susia demolition orders at the military radio station. On Saturday comrades participated in the commemoration meeting of the massacre at the gay club three years ago. Not far away, we had the social struggle - Occupy Tel Aviv. In spite of a competition by a reformist split of the movement meeting promoted by media and hired leafleting workers, our march and demo was even better than the three previous Saturday demos of July. Tomorrow, I am on my way to the international anarchist congress in St-Imier Swiss, commemorating the 140 anniversary of the first anarchist congress there.
16 Israeli activists with the anarchists against the wall initiative, joined 15 internationals and 2 dozen people of Bil'in in the Friday weekly demonstration against the separation wall, the robbery of Bil'in lands for expanding the near by settler colonialist town Modi'in Elit, and against the pccupation (both the 1948 Nakba and the 1967 Naksa).
As spesial treatment for the ramadan, the shabab brought a tray of eags for the Israeli soldiers who stay behind the wall. Not sure who started first this time but not long after the more dearing ones approached the wall, a "duel" of tear gas grenade shooting and eags started. The strong northern wind enabled us to navigate between the exploading tear gas canisters and the salvos of stinking skunk water spraied at us. For about an hour we received our weekly dose of tear gas - non suffered too much befor yielding to the heat and the Ramadan day fasting and returning to the village. There, most of the Israelis and the internationals enjoied the usual long hospitality of the Burnat family before leaving the village.
Settlers criminals backed by the Israeli government repeatedly burned and cut down olive trees in the village of Nabi Saleh
Jewish settlers attacked last night [Tuesday], fields of olive trees belonging to residents of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah, olive trees found burned and cut and shouting to
Friday, unarmed demonstration in Nabi Saleh about to start. Activists report around 150 people in attendance.
Activists report that IOF have withdrawn from the village and are on the mountain.
IOF have moved back into the village and continue to fire teargas, rubber bullets and stun grenades from the gas station and from within the village between houses. They are searching and aresting Israelis and interntional activists.
Six Israeli activists, 4 internationals and one Palestinian were detained in the weekly demo.
According to reports from activists in Nabi Saleh, at least 3 of 6 arrestees are journalists and have been beaten. Reports also indicate that Israeli activist and writer, Miko Peled was one of the arrested, and was hit/beaten and used as a human shield. Four of the Israeli acitivsts arrested were released only ater 6 hours, with two week exclusion order.
Ni'lin is an occupied Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the central West Bank. The residents of Ni'lin and international activists, have been staging weekly demonstrations against a nearby expansion of the Israeli West Bank barrier. It has been estimated that the completion of the barrier will remove half of Ni'lin's land
Today's demonstration in Nil'in is commemorating the 4th anniversary to the brutal murder of 10 year old Ahmad Mousa. Protestors have reached the gate at the apartheid wall and IOF have opened fire with teargas.
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Weekly Vigil at Sheikh Jarrah Friday 3/8 at 17:00
Demo at military radio station about Susia demolition order on Wednesday:
Palestinians Susya whole village at risk. The Civil Administration issued demolition orders for dozens of buildings in the village. If orders are exercised will be the third expulsion of the Susya residents from their land.
Despite being a village in Area C, ie, an Israeli administrative responsibility in, the village is not connected to infrastructure, does not receive basic civic services and does not get building permits. In contrast, the illegal settler colonialist outposts in the area all connected to all the services required. This is apartheid Israeli at its naked exposer.
In addition, settlements and outposts around the village for residents create an impossible reality. Harassments everyday, destruction of crops, attacks of people, stealing goats and equipment, graffiti of defamations and threats with "price tag". These are all to inflicted on the Susia villagers under the auspices of "security forces" of the Israeli army forces. State of Israel seeks to carry out ethnic cleansing in southern Mount Hebron, to expand settlements and Judaize the area, maximum land under Jewish control with a minimum presence of Palestinians if at all.
Army Radio, will broadcast tomorrow night the program "summer campaign of Radio", hosted by Idan Kevlar. Broadcasting each week a program from other City across the country". The program will air tomorrow from a settlement "town" sitting on the land of Susya.
The military radio station serves as a vehicle of military mendacious propaganda disguised as journalist, trying to white wash the dirt that cannot be cleaned.
Today, [Wednesday] few dozen activists demonstrated at the Jaffa neighborhood of Tel Aviv where the military radio station is located.
Jaffa, Susiya the same revolution! Signs hanging in the evening demonstration at the entrance to the base radio station in Jaffa. Military propaganda station which chose to broadcast a special program of settlement located near the land of the west bank Palestinian village Susya which was issued demolition order. The Israeli Ministry of De fence and the Civil Administration want to destroy Susia as part of the cleansing of the C area of the occupied west bank from its Palestinian villages. The message was that Jaffa is not silent, and sends a message of support to the village Susiya's just struggle.
In spite of media refraining from inform on the radical ("servants") demonstration and promoting the reformist ("wannabe masters") one, about two thousands participated with us.
We converge late evening in at the national theater square, and then marched to the state office building at Begin Road. For about 4 hours the Kaplan St. and Begin Road were occupied. (The other one supported by some of the tycoons and centrist party in building succeeded to lure 5 thousand participants.)
After state forces dispersed most of these present at midnight, some of the activists remained on the steps of the state offices building to say good morning and good week to the bureaucrats. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151164370028072 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151093430394208
8 activists were arrested.
A group of the activist went to the museum square to "visit" the competing reformist meeting to tell them their opinions on pretenders promoted by the establishment.
Media distorted report: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4264324,00.html
* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at the blog
See also: http://awalls.org