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Palestine-Israel, Slowly but surely continue the development - the joint struggle is not stagnant*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Tuesday November 06, 2012 18:29author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos. Mazpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

Beit Ommar, Bil'in, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Nilin, Qaddom, South of Hebron Hills and Sheikh Jarah too....

We just received announcement from Beit Ommar on the last developments in their town and region. The group of the activists in Beit Ommar was enlarged, and a regional comity of South Hill of Hebron activists was formally established. Last Weekend, after the Holiday, all the regular struggles were resumed, and many details are included in this report. Beit Ommar, Bil'in, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Nilin, Qaddom, South of Hebron Hills and Sheikh Jarah too.... After eight years of continuous activity against the separation fences and walls & occupation in the west bank, and sporadic activities within Israel (including within the spectrum of social justice). After sporadic discussions about our activities and organization, the anarchists against the wall meeting of activists decided last month on weekly meetings to promote the cohesion of the group and our activities within Israel.

Beit Ommar

The Beit Ommar Popular Committee has decided to develop the name of
the committee from "Beit Ommar Popular Committee against Settlement and Apartheid wall" to "Beit Ommar Popular Movement against Settlement and Apartheid Wall". Few more people have joined the committee body, so the committee members has become 15 instead of 7. Mr. Mousa
Abu Maria has decided to resign from the committee, therefore, we have respected his wish, and we deeply thank him for his contributions and efforts over the past few years, and we confirm that Mr. Mousa doesn't represent or speak on behalf of the committee anymore.
We have together with Al Ma'sara committee and Hebron South Hills elected a committee that represent south of West Bank popular committees.

Saturday 3-11-12 demo:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.51289275538770...80298
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=374754502610948
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=456820177698139

Our next PROTEST will be on Friday 9/11/2012, this protest is organized by SOUTH WEST BANK
POPULAR COMMITTEES.

Bil'in

The usual numbers of Israelis and internationals joined the last three Palestinian demos against the wall and occupation in Bil'in. Two weeks ago the protesters focused on "engineering work": removing barbed wire, placing ramps to gain access to the wall, and climbing the wall with a ladder to place a flag. The following week the demo was smaller due to the holiday (and without the participation of internationals), and the skunk kept the protesters from repeating the previous week's achievement. This Friday the shabab were ahead of the other demonstrators, throwing paint bottles and stones at the two soldiers designated to play sitting ducks on the wall under their shields, while the army cameras take pictures of "helpless" soldiers being stoned. All demos were eventually attacked with gas and skunk stinking water. This week an intensive shooting of rubber bullets was required to get the shabab to stop trying to scare the soldiers away from the village lands with stones.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=411937955543274&...64038
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.51235171544180...80298

Al-Ma'sara, 2nd November 2012

"As each Friday, a demonstration to protest against the building of the Wall and the expansion of the settlements in the South Bethlehem area. The demonstrators managed to pass through the first block of soldiers at the entrance of the village and to block a part of the junction road 3157. The purpose: to reach some lands of the village expropriated to build a new part of the Separation Wall. Despite the peaceful and non-violent mode of the demonstration, police and Israeli soldiers don't allow the demonstrators to reach the lands and strongly pushed them back with their shields. Despite the army and its violent methods, we'll continue, Friday by Friday, to scream for our freedom."
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.43568194981217...79704
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSW8ZQSqCZE

Nabi Saleh

On the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, November 2nd, protesters in Nabi Saleh weekly demo asserted their continuous struggle for Palestinian rights despite occupation repression. Today’s demo, titled “we shall win, Balfour” started after the noon Friday, the demonstrators chanted slogans condemning that immoral promise which was given by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to the Zionists, 95 years ago.
Israeli forces attacked the march before reaching the entrance of the village, firing loads of tear gas grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades. Israeli soldier also shots live ammunition directly at protesters during clashes. Dozens of injuries or suffocation cases were documented. And thus a clash erupted between the Israeli military and the village youth. The soldiers arrested Wae’d Tamimi, 16 years (son of Bassem and Nariman), and another two Israeli photographers and two French activists. Some village’s children surrounded the soldiers demanding the release of Wa’ed [see videos below], they were forcibly dispersed and Wa’ed was taken by army vehicle to the police station in Sha’ar Benyamin settlement. Worth noting, that Wa’ed’s father, Bassem Tamimi, the prominent popular struggle leader in the village was arrested last week during the joint struggle comity demonstration at Sha’ar benyamin settlement. He is currently as Ofer prison, facing military trial for the second time in the last 3 years.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5123408721095...80298

Pictures: Palestinian boy stands on the top of Israeli army jeep after his brother was arrested in Nabi Saleh, 2-11-12 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=512358725441103
"Protesters in NabiSaleh are now marching to the spring. Israeli Occupation Forces on the mountain and lots of teargas suffocation cases."
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.51234087210955...80298
Children from Nabi Saleh try to block an Israeli military jeep after it stormed into the village, and arresting 5 activists including the brother of 2 of the children seen in the photos, https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/...n.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=512358725441103
http://www.flickr.com/photos/activestills/8148655198/in...ream/
yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHFn_7wdHvI
sam4palestine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWlxLq-2RQA
Bilal Tamimi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObC3jncYXu8

Nilin

Friday weekly demonstration, Nov. 2, 2012
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.51236901877340...80298

Kufr Qaddom

Friday weekly demonstration, Nov. 2,
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.51236582877372...80298

South of Hebron Hills

Activity 3.11.2012 http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151234357707...92137
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dJBpxwEEwI

Social Justice

On 4/11/12 around 50 demonstrated at Bat-Yam (in the south of the central urban region of Israel around Tel Aviv) against the planed eviction of 50 people [from a house in dangerous condition] some are holocaust survivors to the street with no real solution, they have no other place to go some are on medical treatment and can't be far from the hospital, but they can't afford anything else. In two day's their electricity and water supply will be cut from the building. The demonstration marched form the house through the main road to the building of municipal offices chanting slogans and blocking roads. No arrests or police violence was recorded.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.12814777067016...08906

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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
See also: http://awalls.org

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