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Palestine-Israel, The hopes of Spring still have not been scorched by Summer disillusions.

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Tuesday April 09, 2013 21:44author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos. Mazpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

The long project of the Zionist settler colonialist transfer of Palestinians accelerate in war times but continue between wars too. Sometimes faster, some time slower. Some time it is focused on one area some times on another... But it never stop. The struggle against it is not even but the Palestinian resistance to transfer: Tsumud - persistence continue all the time. Last 11 years, and more so following the suppression of the second (the armed) Intifada, the third (non armed) Intifada is collecting momentum. It started mainly around the joint struggle with Israelis of the anarchists against the wall initiative which supplied a relative immunity from a prompt bloody suppression. It is now too wide spread for a focal bloody suppression to stop it. Though it is spreading widely last year or so, the joint struggle with Israelis is still a significant part in it. [Italiano]



Al Arkib

The radical circus participated in the Saturday demo - the focus of Israeli Palestinian Bedouins against theft of their lands and transferring the villages to open Ghetto towns.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=500958113286112

Bilin

Weekly demonstration, Apr. 5, 2013
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.58944201773277...80298
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aoIvv2Iro8

Al-Ma'sara

Weekly demonstration, Apr. 5, 2013
In Al-Ma'asara army prevents from the march from proceeding towards the village's lands
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.58946946439669...80298

Nabi Saleh

Weekly demonstration, Apr. 5, 2013
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) activists in Nabi Saleh report that Israeli Border police are firing rubber coated steel bullet at protesters in Nabi Saleh. In addition, Israeli Occupation Forces have attacked a journalist pushing him & throwing sound bombs at his feet.
The weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh marked Palestinian child day, with several local children marching in demand of their rights and freedom from occupation and arrests. Participants also marched in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners. The IOF invaded the village and attacked the demonstration with putrid skunk water, tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.35094423502527...50543
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.58949732439390...80298
TAMIMI PRESS http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.54841834520265...62736
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzmExi0Bz1Y
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bnHCFPyTRo

Ni'ilin

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=505196082874665

Kufr Qaddom

Weekly demonstration, Apr. 5,
The demonstration in Kufr Qaddoum : Since 2003 the closest way to access Nablus is a road that was closed first by the settlers and then by the army without any reason or warning. For the past
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.58946037439760...80298
Odai Qaddomi· http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd0rcSMoJnM

Jaffa

Demonstration in support of all political prisoners 2-4-13.
Local activists took to the streets tonight to demonstrate their rage at the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiah from Hebron earlier today (2 April, 2013). Ab Hamdiah was a long time prisoner in the occupation jails and was serving a life sentence when he was recently diagnosed with a late stage throat cancer. However, the occupation prison authorities withheld proper medical care, and Abu Hamdiah slipped into a coma and passed away. As news of his death spread, many took to the streets in anger and clashed with the occupation army and policing forces in Hebron, Jerusalem and Qalandia, among other places. Yafa-based activists held a vigil to commemorate Abu Hamdiah, exhibit rage at his maltreatment, and also show solidarity with the Palestinian political prisoners, many of whom launched a hunger strike in protest of Abu Hamdiah's death. Regular vigils in support of Palestinian political prisoners are held every Thursday, 6p, at Clock Tower square in Yafa. Please join us if you can.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.34970729514897...50543

Tel Aviv

Saturday late evening, demo of few hundred people marched in the affluent neighborhood to the house of the new treasury minister Yair Lapid to protect the working people from the planned cuts in the welfare system and taxes. The protesters called the organization "a demonstration of Wrath" and they call to change the government's economic policy.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=566740520027258

Slut-walk

Friday 5.4.2013 demo agains patriarchy and sexual harassment.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151533099752...92137
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=at.1015153309975...64789

Sheikh Jarrah

The residents of Sheikh Jarrah are continuing their protest vigils in the neighborhood every Friday, protesting their violent evictions from their homes, the taking over of the neighborhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem. They call upon each and every person who supports their struggle to join them.

South Hebron Hills

This week we will accompany Palestinians farmers and shepherds to their lands in several locations in South Hebron hills. Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the area by both settlers and the army continues.
This coming Saturday, April 6, we need as many activists as possible to accompany them and stand up for their rights. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to harvest and work their lands.
On the way back from a Taayush activity in South Hebron hills. A hard day in Um el-Hammad. Soldiers pushed kids and threatened them. They caught a six year old child and squashed his arm while dragging him.

On the way back from a activity in South Hebron hills. A hard day in Um el-Hammad. Soldiers pushed kids and threatened them. They caught a six year old child and squashed his arm while dragging him.
They kicked the sheep, they kneed them, grabbed them by their fur violently, pushed them and threw stones at them.
All this was done by the soldiers as they were laughing out loud, expelling Palestinians, mostly children with a herd of sheep.
The office said he would arrest me for assault, but they were unable to find anything in their footage...
But in spite of it all, the kids fought back and every time they were pushed back, they returned and advanced. Hats off to them for their stand against violent armed men.

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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 http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

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By Zaher Baher from Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum

Below is the outcome of my visit to Northern Kurdistan in Turkey between 02/11/14 to 08/11/14 as one of a delegation from United Kingdom, organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign (PIK), People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Society Congress (DTK).

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... 14:25 Sun 20 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

The war on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip continues for the 13th day. Demonstrations against Israeli warmongering continue both in Israel and throughout the world. All that Israel wants in this war that it has initiated is to thwart a Palestinian unity government and curb the peace agreements it might speed up. The danger of Hamas' surrender to the Palestinian Authority in the heels of its economic crisis has resulted from the actions of the new Egyptian government, which seriously threatens the project of splitting the Palestinians, something that Israel has invested extraordinary efforts in. Only the total collapse of Hamas rule in Gaza scares Israel more than that. However, due to internal problems among the Israel political elite and public opinion, the government refrained from revealing the true nature of the war, which is to stabilize independent Hamas rule in Gaza and prevent the need for Hamas to surrender to the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank. So, instead the Israeli government has exaggerated the reports about attacks against Hamas and is hiding the real agenda - the obstruction of Palestinian unity. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, Turmoiled weeks that backfired Israeli efforts to ignite a third armed Intifada in... 00:59 Mon 07 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

When the European pressure on Israel to compromise with the Palestinian elite collected momentum - already diminishing exports, Israel tried to take advanced of the kidnapped three settlers youth applying "plans from the drawer" trying to ignite armed Intifada. Nearly three weeks of propaganda based on lies (as if they are searching for the already known to them to be dead three youth) was all over the media. When lastly the bodies were "found", lies were exposed, and the harassments failed to ignite Intifada. The mounted hate crimes of the Israeli extreme right and murder of a Palestinian youth of the annexed East Jerusalem ignited an extreme response there and within the Palestinian regions within the 1948 borders. Vicious harassment of US-Palestinian youth - cousin of the murdered youth which was video typed became together with the video of the kidnapped cousin became viral all over the world and ignited solidarity demos all over the world. [Italiano]

Israeli-Palestinian protest against national service. (Photo: RutySoft Galeria) imagePalestine-Israel: In the Beitunia murder, the joint struggle again highlights the most important asp... 20:47 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* 21:02 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* 03:25 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* 23:03 Tue 29 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* 03:26 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* 12:34 Mon 14 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

May be it is because the Arabic Spring and the wave in the developed countries raised too much the hopes for change followed by disillusions. May be it was (like the big wave in Israel that mobilized about 10% of the population) a kind of releasing pressure valve... The struggle still continue, but the number of participants diminished and the moral of those who continue is not high. The smaller flame of hope for a radical change in our tortured home land is nourished by the change in the imperial power balance, the gradual withdrawal of the US from the region and the increasing pressure for change by Europe with the B.D.S. at its front. But, the joint struggle continue, and the gradual bunt out of many of the old timer activists of the anarchists against the wall is partly replaced by the new wave of total refusnics of mandatory military service for high school graduates and the activists of the anarchist-communist Ahdut. [Italiano]

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