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Palestine-Israel, The focus of joint struggle move to where direct actions may have achievements*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Tuesday May 28, 2013 17:10author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos. Mazpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

The joint struggle started against the separation fence and its specific route which used to robe lands of villages and even to transfer them. The struggles brought some partial victories and promoted the joint struggle of Israeli activists, Palestinian grass root committees and internationals. The local, and more so the international awareness to the struggle against the occupation and the persistent efforts of transfer by Israel succeeded to slow the transfer but had not put end to it... nor to the occupation. The present focus of the joint struggle now is on the efforts to curb the gradual transfer efforts within Israel, area C in the occupied west bank, and the East of Jerusalem, and the international B.D.S. - Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions. [Italiano]

Araqeeb

Araqeeb village struggle against demolition (more than 50 times) was the focus of struggle against the Praver plan to demolish most of the Bedouin villages in the south of Israel and transfer their inhabitants in the name of "relocation" to concentration open ghettos. The joint struggle involve regular joint demonstrations and direct actions against demolitions. The following report is just a glimpses of it: "Amir and I are back and safe after spending couple of hours at Be'er-Sheva police station. We were detained and interrogate for a peaceful demonstration against the racist governmental Prawer-Begin plan. Heading out from the police Jomah told me the government post the notorious bill in the Knesset and it will be voted Wednesday or next Monday! Please join us against this terrible plan that will relocate thousands and cause demolition of many of the villages!"

Weekly Non-Violent Protests in #Palestine, May 24, 2013

SHEIKH JARRAH, AL MASARA, NABI SALEH, BIL'IN, KUFR QADDOUM... Weekly Non-Violent Protests against Israel's APARTHEID wall and ILLEGAL settlements, in solidarity with the the Hunger Striking Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.54126440592038...36986

Bil'in

Boycott Israeli Blood Diamonds Demonstration in Bil'in today 24/5/2013
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=562339593810740
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Ff-5HVQj0

Ma'sara

On Friday the 24th of May around 17 internationals, including a rabbi and members of his congregation from Edinburgh, one Israeli and about 25 Palestinians gathered in al Ma'asra to protest the continuing occupation, the development of settlements and the building Separation Wall which will soon cut off the village and others around it from their lands.

We marched through the village to the entrance of Umm Salamuna where we were confronted with about 30 soldiers who blocked our path, from there we marched down to the road where we were again prevented from walking. A cat and mouse chase ensued as we made it make to the entrance of the village where we sat on the very hot road in protest of the soldiers presence in the village. After more chanting and a couple of speeches the popular committee decided to end the protest, thanked the people for coming and we walked back to the village. As we left however the soldiers followed in an act of provocation rather than leaving from the entrance to the village.
The now 6 year protest in al Ma'asara continues.....
PHOTOS: http://www.flickr.com/photos/activestills/8813629530/

Nabi Saleh

Friday 24/05/2013

Activists on the ground in Nabi Saleh report that prior to the Friday demonstration starting, 4 Israeli military jeeps entered the village and IOF soldiers spread themselves across the hills and occupied the gas station waiting for the march to start. Once the demonstrated started, the IOF began firing teargas, rubber bullets, stun grenades and skunk. Skunk is being deliberately fired at residential homes and IOF have also fired rubber coated steel bullets into houses, breaking windows.
The Ramallah-area community of Nabi Saleh, joined by Israeli and international solidarity activists, marched this Friday to protest the continuing closure of one of the main roads leading out of the village, as well as the ongoing occupation and land land theft by the state of Israel and the settlers. The IOF immediate responded with barrages of tear gas, rubber bullets and putrid skunk water. The skunk truck sprayed smelly liquid all over residential homes as an act of collective punishment for the villagers' demand for justice and peaceful life. Several people suffocated from the tear gas, but not serious injuries reported.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.37030406642262...50543
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqkvHeTjP6I

Ni'ilin

http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/p...n.jpg

Qaddum

Friday, May, 24,2013
Odai Qaddomi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAXsumdRV5I

Sheikh Jarrah

Guy Butavia http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151627031632...92137
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=567021403337474
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4682349587726

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Don't Say We Didn't Know 363

In the early 1950s, the State of Israel transferred the Bedouin tribe of Abu Al Ki'an from its lands near Kibbutz Shoval in the northern Negev, to an area near Kibbutz Lahav. Later, in 1955, the tribe was transferred once again, this time to the area of Yatir, south of the West Bank. Oral promises were made to give them much land for their use in the new area in place of lands from which they were uprooted.
In 1964 the State began to plant Yatir forest, promising - again, not on paper - that the tribe members would be able to continue to graze their flocks in the woods. After a while they were banned from entering with their herds.
Now the State wishes to evict them again to nearby Hura town. The fact that Hura has no vacant lots does not prevent the authorities from demolishing the Bedouins' homes. On Thursday, May 16, 2013, government agents came to the village of Atir, escorted by large forces of police, Border Police, and Green Recon Unit. They uprooted 450 fruit and olive trees, and demolished 8 dwellings, 10 service structures and sheep pens. Water tanks, farming equipment and other property were hauled out of the rubble and transported by trucks to the Duda'im waste site, where they were dumped.
For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Tel Aviv

Social struggle

Thursday, few dozens participated in the weekly demonstration in the affluent neighborhood of the Treasury minister from Shuster center to minister home.

Saturday, another 3 hour demonstration focused on the gift of gas resources to tycoons. We were few hundreds participants who marched at first from the diamond center in Ramat Gan to the home of the resources minister. After the noisy visit we flooding the main road on the and blocking a highway between Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan cities during a protest against the privatization of natural gas found in the Mediterranean seaway to the national theater compound where the president and other dignitaries recreated in the Cultural Hall. Dozens of state forces tried in vain to block our way with minimal results.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151415122445...05865
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151430752377073
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avOHupcTVGc
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* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html

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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.

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]

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

The old world order, in which US interests in the region East of the Mediterranean let Israel - a bastion of the US - continue with its Zionist settler colonialist in the 1967 occupied Palestine, has ended. Europe has started to advance its own interests, which are not in accord with the Israeli bastion. The independent steps of Europe are enhanced by its public opinion against Israeli colonialism to which the joint struggle in the West Bank contributes a lot. It was the approach of the imminent crisis that forced the Israeli Prime minister to call for elections, to save himself from the normally-timed election when the crisis would be the main agenda. The murder of the Palestinian minister of the popular struggles has focused attention on the ferment and rising of the popular non-armed struggles of which Israel is contemplating suppression with systematic use of live ammunition. [Italiano]

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