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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 joint struggle really changed the world* 20:50 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... 15:10 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... 04:57 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... 23:57 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... 00:20 Fri 08 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... 18:56 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 ... 04:37 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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