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Palestine-Israel, In spite of the pick of the Summer heat, Ramadan day fasting and the war mongering

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Tuesday August 21, 2012 18:55author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Matzpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

After years of Friday demos in Bil'in and Saturdays and weekly days demos in other locations I took a break and traveled to the St-Imier international anarchist congress celebrating 140 years of struggle. I presented there three venues: one, the film Bil'in Habibti (Bil'in my love of Shai Polak) with discussion of the struggle in Bil'in, One about the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall initiative, and one about the Anarchist psychotherapy I developed (http://ilan.shalif.com/psychology/content1.htm). Nothing can compare to a week with thousands of anarchists of all trends from all over the world - meeting in person comrades I work with for years. The struggle in Israel continued with out me and some reports cover the activities I missed.

Bil'in Friday 10.8.2012

25 Palestinians, 12 Israelis and 10 internationals marched towards to the wall calling for the end of the occupation, freedom for Palestine and for soldiers to refuse. After some of the shabab started removing parts of the barbed wire fence 'protecting' the 8m high concrete wall and after some rather well aimed stone throwing the skunk machine was revved up and due to the winds there was no need to be close to get the stink. Then came a barrage of tear gas. From the distance the soliders were to us many of the tear canisters landed dangerously close to the protesters missing many of us by centimeters. After a short amount of relative calm and after the shabab returned down towards the wall, we followed and again a huge amount of tear gas was used. This time encasing the protesters and solidarity activists with gas from all sides. Soon after this the shabab started to return to the village singing and chanting to their victory march. Upon our return to the village we were then hosted by the wonderfully hospitable Burnat family. Ramadan Kareem and wishing all a good weekend.
Dvid Reeb video at http://youtu.be/uRyRKoJr6Hg

Friday 17-8-12. The end of the Ramadan demo. 11 Israelis, dozen internationals and 20 Bil'iners demonstrated as usual against the separation wall and occupation.
After a while the spray of stinking water forced most of us to retreat a bit. Later, plenty of tear gas canister forced nearly all of us to retreat further. After a while we ended the demo and returned to the village.

Nabi Saleh

Protest in Nabi Saleh has just started.
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jRrF4l_2ow

Qaddoum

Friday 17-8-12 Five Israelis some two hundred fifty international and Palestinians, demonstrated today in Qadum. As usual protest march began towards the forbidden road. Dozens of shabab were prepared with tires igbhtrd as soon as we reached the road. And put barricades and obstacles in the way - respect. The army has responded to with plenty of tear gas. Half an hour later dozens of soldiers stormed towards the center of the village, a bulldozer cleared the road from stones and the soldiers just descended on the village frantic like a vulture on the prowl. mass arrests in the weekly demo in Qaddoum. Current reports speak of several dozens of Palestinians, over ten internationals - one of them even accused as if was throwing stones, and 3 Israelis. The hand of one of the Palestinians and the leg of another were broken (as the heritage of the late prime minister Rabin promote: "break their legs and arms".)
Israeli soldiers arresting an Israeli activist: AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/...n.jpg
The army remained a while for a rampage in the village, shoot some tear gas and then retreated and left. The demonstration ended with singing and triumph.
The four journalists were released immediately. The Israelis and the Internationals were also released after questioning and the usual conditions: third party signed bail, and suspension for two weeks from Samaria. Unfortunately and pain, Abdullah and Qasim were not released. They were led handcuffed to Hawara accused of throwing stones.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.48070368193994...80298
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJVzCxI9GcY

Ma'asara

Friday 10/8/12 Today the demo marched in the heat of the Ramadan. 7 Israely from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and 10 Palestinians. A force of 30 soldiers waited in the entrance of the village and prevented the march to the separation fence. The demonstrators protested loudly and expressed their mind to the soldiers. No violent confrontations were developed.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3395280291798....42697

Friday 17/8 occurred a similar demo.

Comprehensive articles on the joint struggle

Hagay Matar series on the separation fence, history, consequences, damage to people and nature, the struggles, etc. http://972mag.com/the-wall-project

Vigil at Sheikh Jarrah Friday 17/8

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.
this Friday, the vigils will start a 5:00 PM

Comprehensive articles on the joint struggle

Hagay Matar series on the separation fence, history, consequences, damage to people and nature, the struggles, etc. http://972mag.com/the-wall-project

Tel Aviv

Free Pussy Riot demo in TLV https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=257023917748235

Against the war with Iran

Activities were done during the last weeks - mainly in Jerusalem (including the prime minister house) and Tel Aviv.
Protest vigil in front of security office in Tel Aviv by israel putermam 6-8-12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OZYB-bypQc
Israel Puterman 16.8.2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SknU6Rxs15c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij6INYeJcDQ
Nearly every day activists demonstrated in Tel Aviv in front of the apartment tower the war minister Ehud Barak live in.

Social Justice

During the next social justice demo, that will probably take place on Saturday, august 8th, around 20:00. follow for additional details - best to follow the event on facebook for details
Saturday, only about 500 people gradually converged at the national theater square late afternoon. After some words we marched with various chanting on the pavements towards the place where Moshe Silman ignited himself there at a previous demo and died a month ago. After a speech and a minute of silence we continued towards the building of the government offices - this time occupying the main street itself. There some speeches and chants for a long while. Afterwards most of the people marched to the tent camp of Homeless people near the train station.

Other locations activities were mainly in Jerusalem
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* 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
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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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