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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 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
Ahdut (Unity) in action
The bother of Jawaher Abu Rahmah carrying his sister picture in the middle of Israeli teargas
Sunny Friday in Bil'in

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:

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.


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

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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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.
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textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle really changed the world* 19:50 Sat 05 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

The failed arrest of 12 year old child in Nabi Saleh caused a million views storm in the media. This situation and the next Friday of the joint struggle demonstrated again how the involvement of the AATW Israeli Jews prevented in the past and prevent now the extinguishing of the non armed Palestinian struggle with rivers of blood. It was one shooting of Gil Naamati in 2003 in a joint action of the anarchists AATW that caused a real wide media scandal in Israel (which forced the higher commander of the army to visit him at hospital and apologize) that resulted in the change of shooting order about dispersing non armed demonstrations in the occupied lands when Israelis are involved. In addition to our helping to distribute the news, Our main contribution is the supply of "life insurance" to the Palestinians and even to the stone throwers in the demos.... though it is not perfect and along the years about 20 were killed and many more were injured. [Italiano]

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... 14:10 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. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, the joint struggle which enhance the B.D.S. suffer lately more punishments then ev... 03:57 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... 22:57 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... 23:20 Thu 07 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... 17:56 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 ... 03:37 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]

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