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category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Tuesday March 05, 2013 18:02author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos. Mazpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

Maan News: "West Bank boiling as popular resistance grows - round up of demonstrations in Nabi Saleh, Bilin, Nilin, Hebron, Qaddum, Qalandia, Bethlehem, Anata, Salfit, Abu Dis, Nablus, South west..." Meanwhile the escalation of the transfer efforts and terror of settlers continue. The third Intifada collect momentum focused around the hunger striking Palestinian prisoners. The joint daily vigils at the Jaffa clock tower continue as well as the week end joint struggles in the occupied Palestinian west bank and the within 1948 borders Bedouins of the south. The focus of this weekend was Bil'in were about 100 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall and about 100 Palestinians from the region joined village activists to mark the 8th yearly anniversary of the persistent joint struggle that initiated the popular unarmed struggle in western Palestine. [Italiano]

Bil'in

419th Friday demonstration in Bil'in marking 8 years of struggle (since 22/2/05) against the separation fence/wall, settlements, and occupation. At least seven people were hit by tear gas canisters and suffered minor injuries.
"About 100 Israelis were mobilized by the anarchists against the wall initiative to the 8th anniversary for the persistent joint struggle against the separation fence/wall and occupation, and in Solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on their hunger strike.P Palestinians activists from Bil'in and the region out numbered the Israelis and the international activists."
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=418034574955821
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Mario Savio http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.54986882171442...46057
Ami Kaufman http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151461670444...14099
Operation Palestine http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.57383651929536...03509
Mohammed Basman http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.12056965137570...50807
Israeli soldiers fleeing from the stones http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=528987543812612
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.57299671937730...80298
Yossi Gurvitz https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5300042503556...52226
planxtysumoud http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZIvd3HTCOE
David Reeb http://youtu.be/kFwpdN7NCQs
http://on.fb.me/WlHDqE

Hebron - AlHalil

Protest against occupation and for prisoners, Hebron, Mar. 1
Another demonstration met by violent repression by the Israeli army. This was not a huge demonstration but still as soon as we reach the middle of the old city, the Israeli soldiers attacked us with teargas and sound grenades thrown directly at people. After that the demonstration dispersed; some youth started to throw stones. One of the Palestinian was violently arrested after having been beaten by Israeli soldiers who dragged him, still bleeding in the face. His sweatshirt was put on his face to hide it from photographers and journalists.
The demonstration was against the occupation and in support of the prisoners.
There were clashes and demonstrations in different locations in the West bank and Jerusalem. Again a Palestinian was shot in the head (2 days again Odai Sahran from Bethlehem was shot in the head and is still between life and death) near Qalandiya and is reported being in a critical condition. - Anne Paq
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.57299042271126...80298
Picture: Palestinian and Israeli activists sit in front of Israeli soldiers http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/3...n.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r0qazWzASI

Jerusalem - AlKuds

Beit Safafa - Struggle against highway in service of colonialist settlers cutting the village.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okzye2tzOdg
Beit Safafa protest in front of Israeli PM residency, Feb. 28, 2013: http://on.fb.me/WwIEqo
http://on.fb.me/ZIdPBN
Family erects protest tent against eviction, Sheikh Jarrah, Mar. 1, 2013: http://on.fb.me/Z2XDIY

Al-Ma'sara weekly demonstration, Mar. 1, 2013: http://on.fb.me/149uTRG

Nabi Saleh

The weekly Friday Mar. 01 Weekly demonstration started. The demonstration carried banners calling for the boycotting of the Jerusalem marathon. In Nabi Saleh called on the world to condemn Israel for the mistreatment of Palestinian detainees, one of them, Arafat Jaradat, died in prison during an interrogation. Marchers also chanted in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. The IOF invaded the village in large forces, shooting tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets at people and into residential homes. One man who suffocated and fainted was taken to a Ramallah hospital. The IOF also detained a villager, finally releasing him after a few hours.
Activists are reporting that today's demonstration in Nabi Saleh is now over. As reported earlier, one 26 year old man was evacuated to hospital suffering gas inhalation after IOF fired tear gas directly into his home.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.33468832665086...50543
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.57382297263005...03509
yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLZk8x6fSsg
http://on.fb.me/Z2HqUn

Ni'ilin

Weekly demonstration and in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners , Mar. 1, 2013
Ahmad Mesleh http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.18627084139516...09315
http://on.fb.me/Z6HlQQ

Kufr Qaddum

Two Palestinians and an international activist arrested at Kufr Qaddum demonstration
Israeli forces violently suppressed today's demonstration in Kufr Qaddum. Large quantities of stun grenades were thrown at protesters. In addition, three people were arrested.
Around 150 Palestinians, together with Israeli and international activists, participated in Kufr Qaddoum’s weekly demonstration against the closure of the road leading to Nablus.
After midday prayers, protesters marched from the center of the village up the main road, but they were soon blocked by Israeli border police who threw stun grenades at the crowd. Clashes ensued for half an hour, after which Israeli forces retreated. Soon after, border police agents suddenly reappeared at the scene and, whilst throwing stun grenades, arrested two Palestinians and one international activist. The Palestinians were beaten up causing nose bleeding, whilst the international activist was hit on the head with a rifle butt as well as being pepper-sprayed. The three of them are currently being held at Ariel Police Station.
The demonstration ended at around 14:30h when protesters marched down back to the village.

Since 2011, residents of Kufr 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.
http://www.popularstruggle.org/image-galleries/kufr-qaddum
Odai Qaddomi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuNmB4gy_8o
http://on.fb.me/YEeVeH

South West Bank Committee

Protest, Mar. 1, 2013: Today protest was organized to protest in solidarity with Prisoners in the Israeli occupation jails and to open the blocked road connecting Hebron city with south Hebron villages and town which was blocked 10 years ago by the Israeli occupation forces. The protest was held next to Hagai colony. Protesters waved Palestinian flags and chanted for Palestine and prisoners. Once the protesters arrived to the protest location, Israeli occupation soldiers suppressed the protest immediately. No injuries and arrests were reported
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.57309235603440...80298
South West Bank Committee protest, Mar. 1, 2013: http://on.fb.me/XsXssE

Beit Ommar: Weekly demonstration, Mar. 1, 2013 By South West Bank Committee: "Organized by Beit Ommar popular movement.
Beit Ommar protest today was in solidarity with Palestinian prisoner in the Israeli occupation jails and aimed to save Beit Ommar land from colonial confiscation. Trees were planted and named after hunger striking prisoners. 10s of land owners, Palestinian activists and international solidarity activists gathered today in Beit Ommar and went all together to threatened Beit Ommar land adjacent to Mijdal Oz colony. Once we reached the targeted land, about 20 or more heavily armed Israeli occupation forces tried to prevent us from entering the land claiming that its a closed military zone, but we insisted to stay and plant the whole area with olive saplings. The trees were all planted, and the land was happy to receive the new baby olive trees that will live here for long years to come. This activity was in cooperation with the YMCA."
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.57309590270071...80298
http://on.fb.me/YH9ldG

Tel-Aviv-Jaffa

There is a daily demonstration at 6pm at Jaffa at the clock in support of the strikers; it is already going on for 3 weeks
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.33277576017545...50543

Like every day at the foot of the clock tower of Jaffa, starting 18:00 we converged for a 90 minutes of chanting, doing noise, and holding Posters. We were this evening few dozens with significant part of local Palestinians. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=595199453842040
After the demo many of the participants continued to the demo against hate crimes and lynches in front of the national theater.
At the demo against hate crimes and lynches:
Amnon Lotan http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151522472112037
Anarchist group "Ahdut" (unity) participated. Distributed their bulletin "Alternative" and held a banner and a redNblack flag.
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israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_vmaaFhLHY
Protest in support of Samer Issawi, Jaffa, Feb. 25, 2013: http://on.fb.me/XdeOJM
Protest in support of Samer Issawi, Jaffa, Feb. 26, 2013: http://on.fb.me/XYOl03
Protest in support of prisoners, "Tel Aviv uni", Feb. 27, 2013: http://on.fb.me/13kLiqO
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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]

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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]

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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

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textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle activists insist in the efforts to change the world* 22:02 Mon 19 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

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