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Palestine-Israel, The joint non-armed struggle may be adopted as model for Third Intifada*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Tuesday December 18, 2012 23:25author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos. Mazpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

The failure so far of the political efforts by the Palestinian Authority to bring substantial results may increase the accumulation of frustration to the point that it may explode. The initial increase of non-armed local struggles is approaching explosion point in spite of the call by the Palestinian Authority to limit the struggle to the international political arena. In addition to the locations of the ongoing struggles, other locations are initiating such struggles. Beit Nuba and al-Mufakara are just two examples. The intensification of harassment up to the use of live ammunition during weekday raids in Ni'lin and Nabi Saleh may be part of other harassment by the Israeli state forces, whose escalation seems to ber aimed at initiating a Third Intifada. [Italiano]


About 30 guests and 30 Bil'iners participated in the Friday demonstration against the separation wall and occupation. When the participants marched from the Abu Lamun oak grove to the separation wall the Israeli state force started to shower the approaching people with tear gas grenades - not waiting for the first thrown stones by the shabab. Due to the changing wind a lot of tear gas moved back beyond the wall to give the soldiers a taste of their own "medicine". A tear gas grenade "returned to the sender" even made them suffocate. The demonstrators dispersed all along the one-kilometer wall, dodging the tear gas and cheering the east wind that blew the clouds of tear gas towards the soldiers. After a long while the people returned to the village.

Another take:
"On Friday of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, young man was injured in addition to dozens were suffocated in Bil'in weekly march. Friday(14-12-2012) Mohamed Adeeb Abo Rahma 18years old was injured in his leg by rubber bullet in addition to Dozens of demonstrators were suffocated after inhaling tear gas in Bil'in weekly march organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil'in, the march came under the title "Fri solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike", participated in the march along with the people of Bil'in, dozens of Israeli and foreign peace activists.The march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village toward the apartheid wall, participants raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans calling for resisting the occupation, demolishing the apartheid wall , liberating the Palestinian prisoners and they also called on Palestinians to remain faithful of Palestinian constants.Upon the arrival of the participants to Abu Lemon area adjacent to the wall, they were able to break the barbed wire adjacent to the wall and they uprooted some of them, the Israeli occupation soldiers Who were situated behind the wall fired tear gas, sound grenades, and lead rubber-coated metal at the demonstrators, on the other hand they also sprayed wastewater mixed with chemical material toward participants, which led to the injury of the young people and suffering of dozen of suffocation, they were treated in the field by ambulance crews . Meanwhile violent clashes broke out between the angry youths and Israeli soldiers continued for hours, the youths threw stones at Israeli soldiers , when they chased youths within the fields in an attempt to arrest them"
Swiss woman tries to stop Israeli soldiers from shooting.

Nabi Saleh

IOF tried to prevent solidarity activists from getting to the village but were unsuccessful. Activists on the ground reporting that the IOF are firing teargas, rubber bullets and that IOF are armed with live ammunition


The weekly demo 14/12/12: 150 Palestinians, 13 Israelis and 5 internationals participated in this week's demo at the Kufr Qaddum village, the demo was very successful, with not a single shoot by the IOF and not a single stone by the local Shabab all through the demo, the protesters marched from the village center towards the IOF blockage, setting road barriers along the way, when we got close to the settlement of Kedumim their was a barbed-wire waiting for us a cross the road, the Shabab setting tires on fire and calling to the soldiers to put down the weapons and join them in the village for coffee, after a while when all the tires in the village where burned they destroyed the barbed wire and done their famous victory march back singing and dancing.
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South of Hebron Hills

Saturday 15.12.2012. "We started with accompanying farmers and shepherds to their lands close to illegal settlements\outposts which they are prevented by IOF and settlers of entering on daily basis, right from the beginning we where attacked by settlers from the illegal settlement "Mitzpe Yair" the IOF was there but didn't do much to stop them, a few of them started to run wild towards the closest village while all men of the village are in the field, a few of us followed them and prevented them from attacking a defense less village and a shepherd, after a while the IOF came and one of them threated to arrest the shepherd for trying to protect his herd! after that they said that this place is closed military zone (without showing anything....) and that we should leave... We insisted of staying as long as the wild settlers are around. A few settlers attacked Israeli activists and shepherds close to the illegal settlement of "Avigail" the IOF again did not do much to stop the wild settlers, even when they sent a trained dog to attack the sheep (some of them even laughed!) and looked for away to get us out of the land, then they came with some maps with a yellow line on them, something we never seen before and was not approved by court, at first it was not signed, then they took it back and came back with a signature, after we joined Al-Mufaqara people on an event declaring the building of the new mosque that was demolished by the IOF and putting the first bricks, it seemed half of the army, police and civil administration in south mount Hebron came to see as well on the top of the hill, their was about a vehicle for every person participated in the event, after we went to a tour on tractors to Al-Fahchit village 1 of 8 villages that is targeted to be demolished in fire zone 918".
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textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle really changed the world* 19:50 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... 14:10 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... 03:57 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... 22:57 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... 23:20 Thu 07 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... 17:56 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 ... 03:37 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

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

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

The approaching victory in the struggle to block the advance of the Zionist settler colonialist project and even to force it to retreat a bit do not make the real good people to like the enrolling of history. The approaching defeat make the Israeli elite take desperate steps and do its atrocities in the open. The efforts to transfer the Bedouins within 1948 borders and villagers in 1967 occupied territories escalate. The diminishing support of Israel by the imperial power due to changes in the dynamics of the region, world public opinions and economic losses it cause gradually change the power balance within the Israeli capitalist elite that may be expressed in the coming elections. On the ground, the joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Nebi Saleh, Sheikh Jarrah, Qaddum, and South Of Hebron Hills, is gradually expanding to other locations even without the "shield" of Israeli activists. [Italiano]

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