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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]

Bil'in

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"
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.42876134386093...64038
Swiss woman tries to stop Israeli soldiers from shooting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aGSxSpB0go

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WY38ob4YB4

Qadddum

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.
Tal King http://www.flickr.com/photos/talkingphotographer/sets/7...9362/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.500171980004860.108519.271405776214816
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.50017198000486...14816

Sheikh Jarrah

Pictures of protests of November-December, 2012
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.56038025064366...37581

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".
Tal King http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.14102609604900...08906
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151298886067...92137
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151298920517138
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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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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

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textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle on the background of Israel preparation for withdrawal* 00:03 Wed 30 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

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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

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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

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textPalestine-Israel, The joint popular struggle continues to backdrop of "talks" that change nothing 18:23 Fri 04 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

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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

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