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Palestine-Israel The joint struggle contribute to the mounting international pressure on Israel*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Wednesday January 08, 2014 00:52author 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 change in the political climate in the region combined with the diminishing importance of the middle east oil resources, and the awareness of the world public opinion about the struggle against occupation of the 1967 war, start to have fruits.The first results of the boycott movement worry the Israeli elite. The news in the world media about the joint struggle and the many thousands of international activists which participate in it contribute a significant share. The organized grass root popular comities contribute it share to the political arena of the Palestinian west bank. In spite Israeli state forces harassment the weekly confrontations of Palestinian grass root popular comities and activists with Israeli activists with the anarchists against the wall, international supporters and Palestinian activists from the region, continue. [Italiano]

Bil'in

Bil'in habinti again. A nice and warm Friday demonstration. It seems the nasty commander of the previous weeks was absent. The wind was very friendly. In spite of some sporadic showers of tear gas canisters and grenades we managed to reach the fence "protecting" the gate in the separation wall. We were 15 Israelis (mostly anarchist) with 5 bearers of the redNblack and black flags. There was a big group of guests - mainly Italians, and few dozens Bil'iners. The demo marked three years of the murder of Jawaher. Jawaher Abu Rahmah who dies of asphyxiation caused by tear gas inhalation in 1/1/2011 was the sister of Bassem abu rahma who was killed in 17/4/2009 and both of them killed in the non violent demonstrations in Bilin village against the Israeli apartheid wall.

After more than an hour, the adults started to return to the village while the shabab youngsters continued their confrontation with the Israeli state forces.
Israeli forces fired rubber coated bullets, tear gas canisters, sound bombs and live ammunition which resulted in the injury of a Palestinian Abdel Rahman Betillo (16 years) with live ammunition (Twotwo bullets) in his leg. Another journalist from Palestine TV Najeeb Sharawneh suffocated from tear gas and was later taken to a
hospital in Ramallah.

The peace pigeon is in trouble in Bil'in 03.01.2014
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202155282696524
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=642352835811036
Ahdut (Unity) in action https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202937187373820
The bother of Jawaher Abu Rahmah carrying his sister picture in the middle of Israeli teargas
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=642345779145075
Sunny Friday in Bil'in https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151854718025732
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.6723352628111...52368
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.7676347732656...18321

Nabi Saleh

Friday, instead of the weekly demo the village had an afternoon festival to celebrate the release of a villager after 20 years jail time.
Here the complete album of the celebrating of the release of Saeed Tamimi: https://www.facebook.com/brecx10/posts/476259995807351

Al M'asara

Friday weekly protest 3.01.2014: Israeli Forces tried to suppress the weekly nonviolent march of Al Masara village. Today’s demonstration commemorated 49 years since the start of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fateh, also to condemn the detention of children in the West Bank and in solidarity with the Palestinian people of the refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria.
Dozens of Palestinians and International activists participated in the protest and carried Palestinian flags while chanting slogans against the Occupation. Israeli forces have stopped the protestors from reaching their lands and were blocked using plastic shields.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.7675705032720...18321

Qaddum

Israeli Forces heavily repressed today the weekly demonstration of Kufr Qaddoum against the Wall and Settlements. The march counted with the presence of numerous local activists, international peace activists and few Israelis of the anarchists against the wall initiative. The demo high lighted the death of Said Jasir, an 85-year-old man from the village that died two days ago after the Israeli army shot tear gas into his house during a protest in the village. After inhaling tear gas, Jasir was evacuated to the hospital in Nablus, were he died a few hours later.
Violent clashes broke out today between dozens of youths and the Israeli soldiers during the march. A disproportionate amount of tear gas canisters and sound bombs were thrown at the demonstrators causing a lot of injuries due to tear gas inhalation. Aqel Mahmoud Ishtawi aged 24, was arrested by Israeli Forces.
Rani's Photos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.6775811522639...14816
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRV6Gwu3d14

Southern Hebron Hills

Yesterday in the weird south. A dozen of us were detained, our vehicles were all stopped in arbitrary "flying checkpoints", the license of the transit driver was checked three times, but, we should add, we did successfully repair a water cistern with our friend Abu Sabha and his boys above the Tawamin valley. In our presence and with three trucks, the Mur family plowed the entire Tawamin valley earlier this week - three years ago they would be shooed from the place with teargas and arrests.

Tel Aviv

African asylum seekers to strike in protest of Israeli immigration policies
As authorities carry out arrest sweeps in south Tel Aviv, asylum seekers declare three-day strike, protests against indefinite detention, Israel's asylum regime.
Some thousands refugees and many Israeli supporters met for a community assembly Saturday night to plan the strike.
A poster calling for a three days general strike of African asylum seekers in Israel, protesting for refugee rights, January 4, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=101518392466520...17072

Sunday: NOW: Thousands of African asylum seekers gather in south Tel Aviv at the beginning of a march to Rabin Square, January 5th, 2013. The march is part of a three days strike in protest of Israeli policies towards African refugees.
"Today at the refugee´s demonstration in Tel-Aviv, counting over 15,000 participants as part of days of action including further demonstrations and a general strike."
(Activestills.org) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151840189177073

20,000+ African refugees and asylum seekers marched on Rabin Square today demanding rights, that Israel look into their claims for asylum, and to stop arrests and detentions of community members. The march was rally kicks off the first of a three day work strike by African refugees throughout the country.
https://fbexternal-a.akamaihd.net/safe_image.php?d=AQD3...0b6oK

Monday, IN TEL AVIV: Thousands of African asylum seekers demonstrate in front of the German, Swedish, US and Canadian embassies to call on the international community to support their struggle against Israel's asylum policies. http://bit.ly/19M4MJR
israelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5_c4qVXogY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIk7y5zgQDs
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Don’t say we didn’t know #393

In 2003, the IDF blocked the main entrance to the Palestinian village Qaddum. Since then, the army has limited the residents’ access to their land (some 11 square kilometers or 11,000 dunams) near that main entrance road, to only once or twice a year. In 2011, the residents started weekly demonstrations, calling for the roadblock to be removed. In response, the IDF started attacking the village. Those attacks include nightly incursions and arrests (about 100 people have been arrested so far). Often, during those incursions, IDF soldiers throw tear gas and stun grenades into residents’ homes.
A poster calling for a three days general strike of African asylum seekers in Israel, protesting for refugee rights, January 4, 2013

On 8th December, 2013 a two month old baby was injured by a tear gas grenade thrown into his home. He was taken to hospital where they saved his life.

On Friday, 20th December, 2013 IDF soldiers carried out a night raid and arrested two people, who were released after a while. The soldiers raided the home of the head of the popular committee, Murad Ashtawi, and interrogated him aggressively. A few hours later, soldiers returned to the village and arrested him. After he had been caught, he was sprayed with pepper spray and taken into custody in Huwwara. By Sunday morning he had still not been interrogated.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

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Don’t say we didn’t know #394

The Israeli government is continuing its war against its Bedouin citizens.

Four weeks after the demonstration in Hura of rage against the Prawer Plan, nine people remain detained. Arrests have also continued long after the demonstration; on Tuesday, 24th December, 2013 the police arrested a further 23 people, one of whom remains still in custody.

On Thursday, 26th December, 2013, government representatives accompanied by the police arrived for yet another demolition day in the Negev. They demolished a plant nursery in the Rahat industrial zone, a home in Khirbet El-Watan (near a-Sayyed) and yet again, the village of El-Araqib.
Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il
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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
Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/

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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.

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Israel was built mainly by the national socialists who owned 75% of the economy in 1949. Due to dependence on the imperial powers the so-called socialist elite invested a lot in building the Zionist-capitalist elite to which it lost power in 1977. Conflicts of interest within the Zionist-capitalist elite started to change the balance between the small tycoons section that supported the Zionist wish to transfer the Palestinians out and the capitalist section that integrated in the neo-liberal globalization who wish to exploit the Palestinians and the workers of neighboring countries. The restructuring of power relations in global capitalism after the last crisis had its Israeli expression in the near-bankruptcy of the tycoon elite and the present collapse of the government coalition. The economic damage which has already resulted from the B.D.S. campaign which is enhanced by the joint struggle seems to be hastening a shift in the balance of powers.

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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]

textPalestine-Israel - a struggle that never ends between Zionist settler colonialism and the indigenous... 14:25 Sun 20 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

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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

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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... 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.

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