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Palestine-Israel, The third Intifada collects momentum - this week with prisoners at its center*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Monday February 25, 2013 18:50author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos. Mazpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

In spite of the reluctance of the Palestinian ruling elite, the third Intifada is collecting momentum. In Hebron, pictures of the yearly Shuhada joint action show a chain of Palestinian Authority soldiers blocking the Palestinian demonstrators from clashing with the Israeli state forces. However, the general mounting tension, the long hunger striking prisoners, the initiatives of the popular committees... and the Israeli "punishments" together with settler colonialist terror actions are feeding the gradual escalation. It is not sure yet if it will explode like a powder keg which got a spark or just escalate gradually. The regular locations of joint weekend struggle persist with some new ones, not yet regular. [Italiano]

The Wall at Bil'in. Photo: Hamdi Abu Rahma
The Wall at Bil'in. Photo: Hamdi Abu Rahma

Friday, 22-1-13

"Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli Army/border police are taking place in several locations across the West Bank including Jerusalem, Ofer concentration camp, Qalandiya, Hebron (Shuhada street), Bethlehem, Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarem, villages of popular resistance (Bil'in), Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Jayyus, Qaddum, Ma'asara) and other locations. Dozens of injuries and several arrests reported."

Ofer prison, Feb. 22, 2013:

Hebron / Al-Khalil

A crowd of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists is gathering at the entrance to Shuhada Street in Hebron, West Bank to start the demonstration "Open Shuhada Street"
Demonstrators march during a protest against the closure of the Shuhada street to Palestinians, in the West Bank city of Hebron February 22, 2013. Hundreds of demonstrators, including foreign and Israeli activists, gathered on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the closure of the street, which was closed by the Israeli army in 1994 following the Hebron mosque massacre by Baruch Goldstein, an Israeli settler, who went on a rampage inside Al Ibrahimi Mosque, killing 29 Palestinian worshipers.
Photo by: Oren Ziv/

After a long confrontation the PA police officers formed a line between the Israeli soldiers and the protestors, brining the demonstration to an end.

A number of Israeli and international activists participate in the protests of Hebron by blocking the Israeli army from reaching the Palestinian protesters.
israel putermam


This Friday too many Bil'in activists went to demonstrate in Hebron and in front of Ofer prison. Thus, the demo was small, but even a peaceful march escorted by Hanna's lovely trumpet suffered several rounds of gas. In the meantime, further south, a handful of shabab were busy climbing the wall, and diverting the soldiers' attention with stones

Hamde abu rahma:

Izbat Tabib

"Their will, be a demo this Friday at Izbat Tabib, for solidarity with the 200 day's hunger striker Samer Issawi. Let me know if you want to come and want more info... "


Jayyous Weekly Demonstration: Reclaiming the Dignity of the Land
"The people of Jayyous invite you to join our weekly demonstrations against the re-routing of the wall further into Jayyous land. The new rout of the wall is in violation of Israel's own supreme court, which in 2009 decided it should be moved to the so-called Green Line. The work on the new rout has already begun, and it will annex 300 Dunams of Jayyous land, uprooting over a 1000 olive trees. Additionally, settlers have placed 6 caravans, expanding the Tsofim settlement on our land. We are asking every one of you to come and be part of our popular resistance to reclaim our land and its dignity.
See you at the Jayyous main mosque, Friday after prayer."
Jayyous Youth Committee

Weekly demonstrations resume in Jayyous
Protesters were met with tear gas canisters at today's demonstration in Jayyous. One person was hit by a canister in the back.
Tear gas canisters being shot at the protest in Jayyous (Photo taken from Jayyous Weekly Demonstrations):
After midday prayer, around 150 residents from Jayyous, joined by a handful of Israeli and International activists, marched from the center of the village towards the fence located on the outskirts of Jayyous.
Soon after protesters reached the area, Israeli army and border police started to shoot tear gas canisters at the crowd. As clashes erupted, Israeli forces chased the demonstrators through the fields while shooting more tear gas canisters, making them run back and forward. One of the protesters was hit by a tear gas canister in his back and was taken away by an ambulance. Confrontations lasted until sunset.
Last Friday, Jayyous, a village located northeast of Qalqilya, began to hold weekly demonstrations against the re-routing of the Wall and expansion of the nearby Jewish-only settlement of Tsofim. Settlers from Tsofim have recently created an outpost of six caravans, expanding the settlement westward, on the village's land. Additionally, the new route of the Wall will annex 300 more dunums of Jayyous land.


Weekly demonstration, Feb. 22, 2013:

Nabi Saleh

"Today's demonstration in NabiSaleh has begun, protesters started to march towards the spring. IOF have invaded the village, accompanied by skunk truck." "IOF are firing rubber coated steel bullets and teargas. IOF have also sprayed Bilal Tamimi with pepper spray." Activists in Nabi Saleh are reporting that the demo is over for the day but the IOF remain at the entrances/exits of the village. One person injured with rubber bullet to the leg, but is in okay condition. "The 14 year old boy who was injured by at least 3 rubber coated steel bullets and kidnapped by the IOF and taken to the check point tower has been evacuated to hospital in Ramallah." It is currently unclear how bad his injuries are.
Photograph of Palestinian ambulance arriving to evacuate the boy:
David Reeb


February, 22,2013 Demonstration in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners and huger strikers and commemorate the 19th anniversary of Al Khalil Massacre.
Saeed Amireh

Kafr Qaddum

Friday. Over 100 residents from Kafr Qaddum, together with Israeli activists, participated in today’s demonstration, dedicated to Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. After midday prayers, protesters marched from the center of the village up the main road leading to Qedumim settlement. Confrontations erupted between demonstrators and Israeli forces, which shot large quantities of tear gas canisters, resulting in dozens of protesters suffering from suffocation. The demonstration finished at around 2pm, when Palestinian protesters marched down the road back to the village.

Since 2011, residents of Kafr Qaddum have been resisting the land grab and the road closure by holding weekly demonstrations. The Israeli army often violently suppresses the protests shooting tear gas canisters and stun grenades.
Photo by AlMasira:

Sheikh Jarrah,

Residents of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied Jerusalem call on you to sleep over at the protest tent set up nar the house of the Shamsaneh family on Thursday, 28 Feburary, 2013. The Shamsneh family members face an eviction under the pretext that they are unprotected tenants despite the fact that they have been living and paying rent for almost 50 years. The eviction threat that hovers over the heads of the Shamsnehs is part of a a clear Zionist plan to displace Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians and to judaize Jerusalem. And the Shamsna family is not the first Palestinian family to face such a threat nor would it be the last, as tens of Palesitnian families in Jerusalem face threats of eviction or house demolition. The open sit-in at the Shamsaneh protest tent begins on Thursday at 4pm, and the evening will include several cultural and art exhibitions that will be announced later.
Feb. 22, 2013:

Tel Aviv / Jaffa

This Saturday evening February 23, 2013 in Jaffa - at the foot of the clock tower, like every other evening, activists continue to show solidarity with Samer Issawi and other Palestinian political prisoners. Oren Ziv/

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On Saturday night, 9th February, 2013, at about 9:00pm, settlers came from the direction of the settlements Karnei Shomron and Ganei Shomron to the eastern end of the Palestinian village 'Azzun, and threw stones at village homes. Villagers tried to get rid of them. IDF soldiers who came managed to get the settlers out. Then, soldiers arrived in the village from the north and attacked some villagers. Those soldiers then blocked the entrance to the village with a checkpoint. Ever since, entry to and exit from the village has only been allowed on foot. Five people going through the checkpoint have been arrested.


On Tuesday, 12th February, 2013, government representatives accompanied by the Green Patrol and police came and destroyed cereals in Umm Batin, Khirbet ElWatan and Laqia, all Bedouin neighbourhoods in the Negev.

That same day, government representatives escorted by police came and again demolished the Bedouin village El'Araqib. They continued and demolished part of a home belonging to the El'Uqbi family in El'Araqib.

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A week in pictures: February 18-24


Israel demolishes house in Beit Hanina, Jerusalem, Feb. 18, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, route 60, Feb. 18, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, Hebron, Feb. 18, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, Nablus, Feb. 18, 2013:
Protest tent in support of prisoners, Gaza City, Feb. 18, 2013:
Clashes in Hebron, Feb. 18, 2013:
Clashes near Huwwara Checkpoint, Nablus, Feb. 18, 2013:


Protest in support of prisoners, Ofer prison, Feb. 19, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, Gaza City, Feb. 19, 2013:
Protest tent for prisoners, Ramallah, Feb. 19, 2013:
Samer Issawi's court hearing, Jerusalem, Feb. 19, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, Hebron university, Feb. 19, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, Birzeit uni, Feb. 19, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, Tulkarem, Feb. 19, 2013:
Life in the Gaza Strip, Feb. 19, 2013:
Clashes at Huwwara Checkpoint, Nablus, Feb. 19, 2013:
Protest in support of Samer Issawi, Jaffa, Feb. 19, 2013:


Journalists Protest Israeli Arrest of Reporters, Ofer prison, Feb. 20, 2013:
Journalists Protest Israeli Arrest of Reporters, Hebron, Feb. 20, 2013:
Protest tent for prisoners, Ramallah, Feb. 20, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, Jerusalem, Feb. 20, 2013:
Clashes at Huwwara Checkpoint, Nablus, Feb. 20, 2013:
Man dies of wounds sustained in intifada, Feb. 20, 2013:


Protest in support of prisoners, Ofer prison, Feb. 21, 2013:
Settlers torch 6 cars, Qusra, West Bank, Feb. 21, 2013:
Samer Issawi's court hearing, Jerusalem, Feb. 21, 2013:
Clashes near Huwwara Checkpoint, Nablus, Feb. 21, 2013:
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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

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]

Bil'in, 12.12.14. Photo: Hamza Burnat imagePalestine-Israel, The joint struggle to the backdrop of the end-of-the-world "status quo" and as cat... 16:47 Mon 15 Dec by Ilan S. 0 comments

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Bil'in. Photo: Mohammed Yasin imagePalestine-Israel - The joint struggle contributes to the shift in domination within the Israeli capi... 15:50 Sun 30 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

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textPalestine-Israel - the joint struggle in turbulent times.* 02:03 Tue 11 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

The popular unarmed struggle of Palestinian communities joined by the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall and others is not a struggle for the "national liberation" or "self determination" of the Palestinian nation. It is the struggle of Palestinian people, of which the overwhelming majority are working people, against the threat of transfer and the suppression and exploitation by the Israeli Zionist settler colonialist project. None of those involved in the struggle who are not in the Palestinian elite have illusions about the Palestinian elite and the state they will rule and manage after the end of the occupation. None of those involved in the struggle believe that the end of the direct occupation will solve the 1948 Nakba and the refugee problems. However, they still prefer the end of the occupation and independence from Israel, over direct Israeli rule, as it will not be an agent of transfer or of such brutal suppression and exploitation. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel - a struggle that never ends between Zionist settler colonialism and the indigenous... 15:25 Sun 20 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

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textPalestine-Israel, Turmoiled weeks that backfired Israeli efforts to ignite a third armed Intifada in... 01:59 Mon 07 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

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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]

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imageItalian speaking tour of an Anarchist Against the Wall Apr 07 Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici 0 comments

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imageIsrael-Palestine: The murder of Ahmad Husam Yousef Mousa Jul 30 0 comments

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