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category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Monday September 10, 2012 22:37author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Matzpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

It has been a long way since the first struggle of the Anarchists Against the Wall started in the Mas'ha camp nine years ago. The joint struggle against the separation fence has persisted and has expanded to other locations and to other aspects of the occupation. The struggle is also expanding inside the old boundaries of Israel to the social struggle of housing problems and gentrification in both Jewish and Palestinian communities, and to the general social struggle against piggish neo-liberalism. The focus of struggle regarding guest worker harassment shifted to the refugees' struggle against persecution, mass arrests and deportation. The bogus preparations of the war mongers for bombing of Iran initiated a lot of vigils.


Beit Ummar

A 12 year old Palestinian boy was Saturday kicked in the leg by an Israeli soldier, knocking him to the ground. Protesters gathered around him and he was carried away from the soldiers, where he recovered with no major physical damage. The Commander of the Israeli forces in the village refused to comment on the kicking of the boy when questioned.


Israeli activists of the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative, and German and Spanish delegates participated in the Friday protest along with the local residents and other international activists.
"About 10 Israelis and over 20 internationals joined the weekly Palestinian demonstration against the wall and occupation in Bilin. We marched to the wall, crossed the barbed wire "protecting" it, and within less than a minute were bombarded with tear gas. The unfavorable wind forced us away, but some demonstrators regrouped a little further north and stood their guard despite the tear gas, sound bombs and skunk water. Then some kids braved the rubber bullets with their stones for a while, until the demonstration was declared over, and we went to greet Nizar (the older son of Abu Nizar - a member of the local popular comity against the separation fence) at his wedding."

Jerusalem/Al Quds


Protest against archaeological conference at the City of David settlement, Silwan, East Jerusalem, 6.9.2012 - Israeli activists hold a protest against the Judaization of East Jerusalem in front of the City of David settlement in Silwan, East Jerusalem, on September 6, 2012.
The protest took place as Elad, which is responsible for the settlement, held its 13th annual archaeological conference, showcasing its achievements in excavating Silwan and restoring the neighborhood's supposed Jewish heritage. Alongside its extensive archaeological and tourist activities, Elad also established several residential settlements in Silwan, establishing a Jewish presence at the hearth of a Palestinian neighborhood, and setting in motion a chain of events which last year resulted in a series of clashes with hundreds of arrests and at least two deaths.
Photo by: JC/

Sheikh Jarrah

Weekly Vigil at Friday 7/9 at 16:00


Palestinian, internationals and Israelis participated this week in the demonstration of Ma’sara to protest the occupation and the construction of the segregation wall on the land of the village. The protesters marched till the entrance of the village where the occupation forces were waiting for them. The soldiers prevented them to reach their land by creating a cordon. The protesters commemorated the 30th anniversary of Sabra and Shatila, which will take place on the 17th of September.

Nabi Saleh

Activists in Nabi Saleh are reporting that the village has been locked down since 8am by Israeli Occupation forces with all entrances to the village closed.
Protesters look at Israeli soldiers blocking the entrance of the village of Nabi Saleh during the weekly demonstration against the occupation and settlements
"A strange protest day at Nabi Saleh
All the way's to the village where blocked from 6 am, so we parked the car at a distance and walked and walked and walked, after anhour we walked a litle bit more and arrived just for the start of the weekly march, one of the cars where spoted trying to walk to the villedge and where all arrested (five activists) the protest was very small, we went down the hill at the bottom waited the soldiers that started runing at ones and shooting gas grandes towars the unarmed protesters, the shabab gave them back with stone throwing, two more israely activists where arrested tryin to document... then the iof suddenly stopped and from now on they hardly fired allthough the shabab continue the stone throwing , they mostly stood there and looked like they are planing something, it was strangly come when we expected the worse, when we thoght all was over the soldiers (young and un-expirienced) decided for no reason to climb to the village, suddenly we heard the soldiers are coming! they came to the edge of the village and started shooting, live ammunition towards the sky and tear grenades straight at houses and protesters, after awhile they left...
The Occupation arrests 11 International Activist including a Photojournalist in Nabi Saleh Protesting against Apartheid, Illegal Settlements and Occupation. (07.09.2012).
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David Reeb


07 09 2012

Qaddum 7,9,2012

When we reached the road to the village journalist teams told us that the road is blocked, so we parked the car and walked on foot to the village through the olive orchards so we arrived a bit late. At the outskirts of the village we were greeted warmly by the Shabab with cold water. We were told also that the whole village is surrounded. They told us about the beginning of the demonstration we missed: 'the march began as usual and after burning tires and shabab protesters dispersed throughout the whole village. Rock barriers were built every where as night raids are common and the village activist were ready. On all the roofs of the village were boys and men informing the demonstrators about every movement of the army."
After we drank, we joined the Shabab and called the soldiers to lay down their arms and join the demonstration for a joint Jewish-Arab protest, for peace equality and social justice. We explained to the soldiers the Supreme Court verdict that the disputed road should be open and about the price paid by the villagers as it is being closed. The soldiers were also warned not to obey orders to avoid standing trial at the International Tribunal for war crimes in The Hague... Surprisingly none of the soldiers put his weapon down and none of them joined us.
After burning another round of tires we find out the army raided the village by a bulldozer, two jeeps and infantry. The jeeps movement was difficult due to the barriers and the roofs people constantly guided the protesters how to escape them. So thanks to the excellent organization of the demonstration non were injured, detained or arrested.
During the hustle and bustle we found ourselves at the back yard of a family who offered us cold water, tea and coffee. Antennas of jeeps appear occasionally as jeeps turned around in circles on the few roads that were not blocked.
After about 20 minutes the army left the village, we thanked our hosts and returned home from the demonstration.

South Hebron hills

This coming Saturday, September 8, too. we need as many activists as possible to accompany them and stand up for their rights. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to harvest and work their lands.

Wednesday TV 1, 2, 10 evening news,

Activists of the Anarchists Against the Wall and others try to help Eritrean refugees trapped already 6 days between the Egyptian border and the new Israeli border fence.
Vigil in Tel Aviv in front of the state offices:
Human rights activists tried to deliver food and water to refugees trapped in the fence 5.9.2012.mp4
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Following the excellent demonstration we conducted in front of the government complex ( we are going to enter into the heart of public sphere. We will meet at the corner of Habima and march throughout the Rothschild Boulevard. We will stop and try to convince people to support us.

The soldiers provided Eritreans with tarps to cover themselves from the burning sun. The soldiers received an order to give asylum seekers "as little water as possible."
Until yesterday (05/09/2012) The IDF prevented the transfer of food brought by social activists to the asylum seekers at least twice.

The order not to allow social activists to pass food to the asylum seekers is illegal, and unfortunately until they were told otherwise, the IDF soldiers at the scene complied. We call on them to change their stance and refuse not to pass food asylum seekers. We call to punish and/or press charges to those who should have disobeyed this shameful order and the commander/s who ordered it.

Tel Aviv

Activists blocking a main street in Tel Aviv on September 8, 2012 during a protest calling for social justice. We were about 200 participants only, but the police got an order to tolerate us. For about two hoers we marched along the Iben Gvirol main street blocking the traffic to the north. from time to time we converged for a while on specific targets like the war minister home, and banks, and occupied for a while the main intersections along the route. Speeches and chants were produced by the participants and loud-speakers.

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textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle really changed the world* 20:50 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... 15:10 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... 04:57 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... 23:57 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... 00:20 Fri 08 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... 18:56 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 ... 04:37 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

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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

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