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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle is facing high escalation in all fronts

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Monday December 02, 2013 16:37author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos Ahdut (Unity)author email ilan.shalif at gmail dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

The more the naZionist settler colonialist transfer efforts are frustrated by world's imperial powers - the more vicious are the efforts to implement them. The yielding to the European demand to sign the partial ban on investment in 1967 occupied regions are "compensated" by transfer efforts within the 1948 borders. The efforts to transfer in one step tens of thousands of Bedouins in the south is the most prominent one... and the rising rebellion encourage the activists within Israel. Around 300 Israeli activists - Jews and Palestinians joined more than 1000 local Bedouins demo in Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of state force personals who dispersed the demonstration after a long while - in response to stone throwing started by undercover secret service. This was an appropriate pick for the weekend struggle and joint struggles against occupation and the creeping transfer in the occupied west bank region.


Imad Bornatt take his fresh Emmy Award tropy to the confrontation with the Israeli state forces his 5 cameras documentary is about.
The highlight of the demonstration in Bil'in was the international EMI award, held by Imad Burnat, creator of "5 broken cameras", as he approached the soldiers. The excitement about the award did not prevent the soldiers from arresting Muhammad Khatib, and trying to scare other non violent protesters away from the gate, marking imaginary lines, staging pretend chases, and playing juvenile turf games, only with guns. Three young children approached the soldiers and staged a sit-in in front of their Jeep; these were the boys of Khatib, who was released after three hours. The demonstrated that backed away from the soldiers, like those trying to stone them away from the hill and grove were gassed and shot. A couple of demonstrators were hit by rubber coated bullets and required medical treatment.

day 29/11/2013 demo
Palestinian children their father was arrest demand his release
attempted to disperse the march using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets, eventually raiding the village and arresting two local brothers, Raf'at (25) and Muhammad (19) al-Tamimi.

Rani Abdel Fatah

Nabi Saleh:

The weekly demonstration in the Ramallah-district village of Nabi Saleh marked the international day of solidarity with Palestinians announced this week by the UN. Protesters, villagers accompanied by Israeli and international solidarity activists, marched from the village's center, chanting against the Prawer plan, which is expected to displace at least 30,000 Bedouins in the Naqab / Negev and replace them with Jewish-only settlements.
The IOF attempted to disperse the march using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets, eventually raiding the village and arresting two local brothers, Raf'at (25) and Muhammad (19) al-Tamimi.

Next Friday, the weekly demonstration will mark the two years anniversary of the murder of Mustafa Tamimi, who was shot with a tear gas canister to his head from inside an armored military jeep. The local popular committee is calling for activists to join and show solidarity.
Haim Schwarczenberg
IOF arrested Raf'at Wajih al-Tamimi (25) and his brother Muhammad Wajih al-Tamimi (19) during the weekly demonstration in the village.

Kufr Qaddum

Odai Qaddomi

Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli Bedouins of the south


Demonstration against the Prawer Plan, at old Jaffa Clock Tower 28.11.2013
Activists from Yafa and Tel Aviv, both Jews and Palestinians, took to the street Thursday evening to protest against the Prawer plan which will displace at least 30,000 Bedouins in the Naqab / Negev and mobilize for the upcoming third day of rage planned for 30.11. Protesters held banners against the mass displacement and ethnic cleansing and calling for an international boycott of Israel. Demonstrators then briefly blocked the main thoroughfare into Yafa near clock tower square, bringing traffic to a halt.
Haim Schwarczenberg
Me there:

Activestills November 28, 2013 Photos of the week: A light through the wall

".... Saturday 30-11-13 protest is expected to be the largest one yet; the so called “Day of Rage” will take place simultaneously in the village of Hura, in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Haifa, Gaza, Cairo, Berlin, The Hague and other cities around the world."


Saturday afternoon, more than thousand Bedouins of the region joined by hundreds of Israeli Palestinians and others. We were dozen or so anarchists of the anarchists against the wall initiative and the anarchist-Communist Ahdut (Unity). After a long while, after a few undercover state agents started it, few kids started too to throw stones... and gave excuse to the Israeli state forces to attack the demonstrators and arrest 16 of them - including one pupil of grammar school.

" Today, Nov 30, was the 3rd 'Day of Rage' against the horrible Apartheid law of the Prawer plan to ethnically cleanse and develop the Naqab (Negev) for Jews only. The demonstration in Hura, planned as the main event of the third "Day of Rage," was spirited but peaceful, until, as many eye witnesses say, undercover policemen began to throw stones at the riot and horse-mounted police, who retaliated by charging into the crowds and provoking them. As the situation escalated, some youths began to hurl stones at the fully armed policemen, while the latter fired barrages of tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets, and brutally arrested 29 people, including a 10 year old child who was dragged on the ground before taken away in a squad car. Many of those arrested were also severely beaten up, and needed medical attention. Large forces besieged Hura, and remained in the area throughout the night.
Haim Schwarczenberg

"....I found myself hiding from rocks, tear gas and water behind the car when a police pig suddenly jumps in front of me, grabs a stone and aims to crush it in my face, and then sees I am a Jewish woman. he was so surprised the rock fell from his hand and he ran away. all around i saw police throwing stones at the shabab, which is pretty pathetic considering they were armed from head to toe."

Protests continued into Saturday night as Bedouin youth blocked the main road leading from Hura to Arad in the Negev. Earlier in the day, over 1,000 people converged on the Negev as part of a 'Day of Rage' against the Prawer Plan. If implemented, the Prawer Plan would displace tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens of Israel. +972 and Activestills are running a live blog, with constant updates and pictures from the protests taking place in cities across Israel and Palestine. Click here for the live blog: Pictured: Bedouin youth clash with Israeli riot police in the town of Hura Saturday night. (Photo: Yotam Ronen/

After we returned to Tel Aviv a call was issued for emergency vigil at the clock tower square of Jaffa. Now in ‪#‎Jaffa‬: Palestinian and Israeli activists demonstrating in solidarity with ‪#‎StopPrawerPlan‬ arrestees ‪#‎DayofRage‬ (

Jaffa late evening
"I never got around to write about the energy tanks that recharged by seeing the 50 people who had been waiting for us by the Clock Tower, and the adrenaline rush generated by the second bus, and the protestors that crossed the street to join us in loud chants. I never got around to write about awakening the streets with a march that refused to end, in roads that were being blocked, with more and more people that came and joined. It was a long day, rough, and painful, and there are many people who will spend tonight in a prison cell, in the Naqab, Haifa and Jerusalem, but I'm glad that my day was over in Yafa,..."
Raneen Jeries

Israeli Police – is the Ticking Bomb Tuesday 3-12-13

Marking women and human rights day, under police’s violence towards social and political women activists.

After a year in which we got to know physical and sexual violence towards social activists, if in demonstrations if in events, we choose to mark the Women and Human Rights Day by pointing a blaming finger to Israeli Police, who tries while using all the tools at its disposal to silence our voices, reduce the scope of our operation, and impose on us terror when we are fighting against a systematic violation of the rights of women and men


Don't say we don't know #390

On 11th September, 2013 [“9/11”], the IDF demolished the Bedouin village just outside A-Za'im, situated next to E-1 (Don't Say #382). Ever since, the IDF has prevented the residents from rebuilding their village (on land they bought in the 1970s), in the hope that they will leave the place "willingly." Since the demolition, the inhabitants are living in tents provided by the Red Cross, suffering from the cold. Twenty-one lambs or full-grown sheep have died from the cold nights, as the IDF prohibits rebuilding of the animal sheds.
On Tuesday, 19th November, 2013, government representatives escorted by the police came to demolish homes in the Negev.
In Sawawin, south of Road 25, they demolished a home. In El-Fur'a, near Arad, another home. In Segev Shalom, a home. The next day they went on to demolish a home in Bir Hadjaj, near Revivim. That day they also demolished El'Araqib. Later, the sheikh of the village was arrested together with four other residents. Then the residents were set free but the sheikh remained detained.
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author by Anarchistpublication date Sat Dec 14, 2013 16:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi Ilan
Its admirable to see all this work, but what concretely are these Israeli comrades proposing? I mean they oppose the occupation, but so do many liberals, and Communists, and Arab nationalists etc. What is the specifically anarchist content and objectives of this struggle? Or is it struggle for struggle sake?
Second, is there any work directly with Palestinian comrades, as opposed to "helping" the Palestinians, any effort to build Palestinian anarchist circles? For example the South Africans made the focus of their work to build anarchism *among* not *for* the black working class population, but the sense is very much provided here that the Israeli anarchists seem to think this is not important at all, building a Palestinian anarchist layer. Maybe I am wrong.

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