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Palestine-Israel, The third Intifada collect momentum with clear contribution of the joint struggle*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Monday January 21, 2013 19:39author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos. Mazpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

A lot of the Israeli activists in the joint struggle with Palestinian popular initiative were skeptical about the contribution of the Anarchist Against the Wall initiative. They fail to see its contribution to recruiting and encouraging the less radical Israelis into initiating and/or participating in joint actions with Palestinians. They fail to see the contribution and legitimization of the struggle in the world arena; they fail to see the contribution for publicity - both within Israeli mainstream media and the world (Fife Brocken Cameras nominee for Oscar), and most of all the creation of a security net that prevents Israel from suppressing the popular struggle in a bloodbath and the mass arrest of Palestinian activists. The later peaks of Bab al-Shams (the Gate of the Sun) camp in Jerusalem and Al-Karamah (Dignity) at Beit Iksa no-one can ignore. [Italiano]

Beit Iksa

A village in northwest of Jerusalem - a region where joint actions with the Anarchists Against the Wall have occurred over the years - took a new initiative: activists built a new protest village on Friday Jan. 18, 2013. They set up three tents and a small building in the area near Beit Iksa, naming it: Al-Karamah (Dignity). Around 400 performed Friday a demonstration prayers in the open area. An activist from nearby village Beit Ikza, said the camp was "a message to Israel and all democratic societies that we are human, and we want peace." Activists from across the political spectrum, mainly from nearby villages, have gathered and planned to sleep in the tents overnight.

Beit Iksa, surrounded by Israeli settlements, is set to be entirely encircled by Israel's separation wall, cutting it off from Jerusalem. Israeli authorities ordered lately the confiscation of 500 dunams of the village's land three weeks ago, and do not permit any new building in the town, while Israeli settlements in the region were still expanding.

Israeli forces immediately shut down the military checkpoint at the entrance to Beit Iksa to prevent more activists and supporters from accessing the protest site, witnesses said.
The tented village Bab al-Shams, set up to protest Israel's plans to build the "E1" settlement on the land, severing the West Bank from Jerusalem started a new dimension in the Palestinian struggle and that more protest villages would be established. "Today in Beit Iksa, tomorrow in other areas."
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.54794370854927...80298
http://on.fb.me/11ElTY8

Sunday, the Palestinian outpost at Beit iksa is asking for Israelis to join them soon. If people can go please call k.

"Occupation soldiers “visit” Gate of Dignity (Bab Al-Karama) early morning, then close checkpoint, confrontations now going on. Media people and activists needed now on location and activists around the world can publicize.

It was too cold to sleep for most of us last night at the Gate of Dignity encampment and the army “visited” us early in the morning. Yesterday we had to overcome the Israeli checkpoint at the entrance of Beit Iksa but today the occupation forces closed the checkpoint and are attacking peaceful demonstrators with tear gas and stun grenades. Read more and see videos/pictures and important links at
http://popular-resistance.blogspot.com/2013/01/bab-al-k....html
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/qariat-al-karama-beit-iksa
http://t.co/IKX2cZS6
Day 2: Karamah village, Jan. 19, 2013: http://on.fb.me/UEs7Sp
Day 3: Karamah village, Jan. 20, 2013: http://on.fb.me/VeBHzc
At night, between Sunday and Monday the army destroyed the camp. T. report it was without arrests.

Bilin

Friday weekly demonstration, Jan. 18, 2013. The demo was more lively than the previous Friday as we had with us the activists who went last Friday to Bab al-Shams...
The state forces who used along the years the demonstrations against the wall and occupation in Bil'in as testing ground showered on us a new kind of gas which cause breathing problem to most participants.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.54793233855040...80298
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.39378916404702...26831
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVGJNkVy67g
http://on.fb.me/VOwoF3

Budrus

Jan. 18, 2013 Protest after the killing of Samir Awad.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.54791058855258...80298
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=547910655219243
http://on.fb.me/13zaBD0
http://on.fb.me/WMpA6r

Jerusalem/Al-Quds

"The popular comity against the separation fence and colonial settlement in Jwerusalem invite us for a protest vigil against the occupation and the strengthen of the extreme right, on Tuesday (election day) 22.01.13. Meeting point: Nablus (Shkhem) gate 12:00."

Nabi Saleh

Friday 18-01-13,
The weekly Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh was dedicated to 16 years old Samir Awad from Budrus, who was shot and killed by the IOF earlier in the week. Protesters marched down the road towards the main entrance to the village when they were attacked with skunk water, tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets. Nabi Saleh youth have managed to push the IOF back down the road towards the checkpoint at the entrance of the village.
Reports are that Nariman has suffered a foot injury. No more reports as yet to her condition, except activists on the ground are attempting to get her medical aid.
http://on.fb.me/VaWzn2
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.54793233855040...80298
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.54798470521183...80298
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.30945090584127...50543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/j4gz_PM7d6I

Ni'lin

Weekly demonstration, Jan. 18, 2013:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=488009174579239
http://on.fb.me/105s6qM

Qaddum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynz5vh8Wq4g
http://on.fb.me/U6dsQZ

Al-Ma'sara

Friday weekly demonstration, Jan. 18, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5478831885553...80298
http://on.fb.me/XhTBeg

South Hebron hills

"This Saturday morning, the Israeli army violently arrested 5 Israeli activists and 10 Palestinians in their privately owned lands the area of Qawais in South Hebron Hills. The arrests were carried out in order to prevent the Palestinian farmers from working their lands. Three of the women detainees are minors, among them a 2 year old.
Three Palestinians who were arrested in South Hebron hills yesterday, among them a mother to a baby and an elderly man, are still under arrest.

Due to the mass arrests, we were unable to accompany additional farmers who need our help to plow their lands. We need your help in accompany them tomorrow (Sunday). Besides being critical to the farmers livelihood, every season the lands are not plowed increases the chance of their being taken over by the occupation forces or settlers.
To join tomorrow, please call Ezra.
Please make an effort to come tomorrow. If you are unable to come, please circulate."
Nissm Mossek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCQa48SUkyI
http://on.fb.me/13Q5QG6
Sunday late night, all 19 arestees were already free.
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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

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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

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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