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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues as does the creeping transfer*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Thursday October 31, 2013 17:01author by Ilan S. - AAtW, A-Infos, Ahdut (Unity)author email ilan.shalif at gmail dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

On one side we have the mounting international pressure on Israel to yield a bit. On the other side we have the increase in fear among the Israeli elite of the mounting pressure and the threats to increase it much more in the near future. In spite of that, or as a desperate response, efforts to speed up the creeping transfer by the regular Israeli forces and the irregular settlers have increased immensely. Israeli Bedouins face the prelude of the Farwer plan to transfer half of the villagers to concentration towns. Palestinians of the Jordan valley and of the area south of Hebron are being harassed and slowly pushed out. The demolitions and confiscations of houses in occupied East Jerusalem continues. And the joint struggle persists both in Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, Sheikh Jarrah, and South of Hebron Hills - and will never stop. [Italiano]


Friday weekly demonstration. A dozen Israelis, nearly two dozen internationals and dozens of Bil'iners converged at noon in the Abu Lamun orchard near the separation wall. Not long after we approached the area near the gate in the wall the state forces started to shower us with barrages of tear gas canisters. As the wind was friendly to us, the state forces had to cross the wall with armored cars in order to drive us back to the village. It took them nearly two hours to force all of us back to the village.
The photographer Mohamed Basman Yaseen (21 years old) was injured today by a rubber bullet in his back, in addition to dozens of suffocation cases.
israel putermam


The IOF arrested activists in Shahada street which organized by YAS and Israelis activists when they were protecting against Israeli occupation apartheid and took all of them to an Israeli police station. Detained a group of activists tried to set up a tent


Friday, protest today, 25 October, 2013 West Bank village marks 7 years of popular resistance
The markedly stone-free protests in al Ma’sara are nevertheless violently suppressed by the Israeli army. ”We see the soldiers here with their guns, their boots, their shields and their helmets protecting the wall – but we know the real problem is the wall that is in their minds,” protest leader says.

About 200 Palestinian, Israeli and international activists attended this week’s Friday demonstration against the wall and settlements in the village of al-Ma’sara, south of Bethlehem. The larger-than-usual crowd gathered at noon in the village center to commemorate seven years of popular struggle in the village – seven years of weekly marches toward the land where the separation barrier is planned to run.

The larger and more festive procession this week took the usual route from the village center to the land using the village’s main road, only to find it blocked by soldiers at the entrance to the village – as the army does every week. Activists tried to break through the row of soldiers with their hands in the air and after failing to pass sat down on the ground in front of the soldiers.

A border police officer stated he was declaring the village a “closed military zone,” giving demonstrators five minutes to leave the area. “You are standing on occupied land in a liberated Palestinian village – so it is you that have five minutes to leave,” answered Hassan Brijieh of the popular committee in the village.

After about an hour and a half the demonstration ended and while activists were returning to the village, soldiers followed them in. At one point a couple of kids from the village threw stones at the invading jeeps and were answered with a few tear gas grenades fired on the main road. The whole incident ended shortly and back at the village center popular committee members stated they would continue with their struggle.
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Nabi Saleh
David Reeb


Demonstration 25/10/2013 - Dozens of demonstrators gathered for the weekly unarmed demonstration in the Palestinian town of Ni'ilin, where they were met with the usual Israeli army violence.


Matan S. Cohen
Odai Qaddomi


Occupation forces violently prevent Palestinians reaching their land Umm El Arayes 26 10 2013


"Don't say we did not know", 386

On Thursday, October 24, the government representatives with a police force came again to demolish Bedouin houses in the Negev.

They demolished a house in Wadi El-Mashash (south of Ramat Hovav), one in Umm Mitnan (south of Arara), and one in the town of Segev Shalom.

The government representatives and the police force continued and demolished El-Arkib again.

They also uprooted tens of olive trees in Darijat (northwest of Kseyfa).

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