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Palestine-Israel, Another look at the joint struggle against the occupying force and settlers*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Sunday January 19, 2014 21:40author 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

The clash that has lately been going on in Ramalla between the Palestinian Authority police and strikers' demonstration of employees of the United Nations agency stresses it again: the activists of the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative and many of the internationals and even many Palestinians are joining the struggle against the occupation and the settler project period. The expectations from a Palestinian state are low and marginal, and very few have any illusions about the expected freedom in the "free Palestine" they chant. The intensifying international pressure on Israel brings hesitant hopes about the nearing changes in the region. And the joint struggle continues in Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, Sheikh Jarrah, and the South Hebron Hills, with hesitant contemplations of joining from other villages. [Italiano]


Beit Ummar

The South West Bank Committee organized today a protest in front of the illegal El Azar colony, South Bethlehem, the activists blocked the main entrance of the illegal colony and were then attacked by the colony's security together with Israeli occupation soldiers and police. Later, after the protest, the activists planted 100 olive trees in the endangered land adjacent to the illegal colony of El Azar. The activists were attacked again by the Israeli occupation soldiers and police who tried to prevent the planting activity, 13 January, 2014.

Bil'in

Weekly Friday demonstration 10.01.14.
17 Israelis, a dozen internationals, and about 30 Bil'iners participated. We marched chanting to the gate in the wall.
Surprisingly the state forces refrained from harassing us till activists tried to close the outer gate of the fence "protecting" the wall. Even then they just threw some sound grenades. Only when the demo there was declared closed did the tear gas shooting at the shabab youth start and the confrontation with them intensify.
After a long while the adults returned to the village while the shabab continued the confrontation with the Israeli force.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.7717847861839...18321
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=np.123790239.10...53245
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM4-sP8xm74

17.01.14

Today we were half a dozen Israelis, two dozen internationals and two dozen Biliners. The fucked state force were exceptionaly passive and started to shower us with tear gas only after the demo end was declared. Among the flags were two redNblack ones.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202244584969025
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151...20060
Miko Peled taken to the Ambulance after he can't breathe from the Israeli tear gas , and the coordinator of the Po...
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3673890821425

Al-Ma'sara

Weekly protest 10.01.14

The Israeli forces suppressed the weekly protest in Al Ma’sara today and detained few solidarity activists for a while. This protest came in solidarity with the Palestinians in Yarmouk Refugee camp in Syria and against the normalization projects taking place with Israelis.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=771789539516809
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.7717893961834...18321

Nabi Saleh

Just another Friday joint demonstration the Anarchists Against the Wall participated in... 10.01.14
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=771788042850292
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.7717879728502...18321
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPgk4sHHJBI
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngNk22B2Hmg
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elt5nJuI3kM

17.01.14

"We are all with Yarmouk," chanted participants in the weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh. Palestinians accompanied by Israeli and international solidarity activists marched today from Martyrs Square at the center of the village towards Nabi Saleh's expropriated lands, as the IOF attempted to dispersed them using tear gas canisters, rubber coated steel bullets and stun grenades. A few protesters were lightly injured and required medical assistance at the scene.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.47976980214271...50543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/xSHeOYv03dg

Ni'lin,

Israelpn - 17.1.2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04wm6nlcY28

Qaddum

The weekly (10-1-14) demo for opening Kafr Qaddum's road, and the weekly violent military repression
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.6808527286034...14816
Israeli forces chase down the youth inside the village of Kufr Qaddoum today. At the end of the video a protester sends out a message in support of what happened in Qusra and demands the opening of the main road to Kufr Qaddoum blocked by the Israeli occupation.
Odai Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWERjdGn1F4

17-1-2014
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.6844398149114...14816
Bedouin

Negev Bedouins and their supporters from all over the country will demonstrate tomorrow, Thur. Jan. 9 2014, outside premises of the "Bedouin Resettlement Authority" in Be'er Sheva (Reger Blvd. corner of Messada St.) at 10:00am. Demonstrators will express outright opposition to the government's ongoing promotion of the "Prawer Plan" which implies destruction of dozens of villages and expulsion of tens of thousands of Bedouins from their homes and land. Implementation of the plan is now entrusted to the hard-liner Yair Shamir, Minister of Agriculture.

Refugees Strike For Freedom, Fourth day, Jerusalem, 08.01.2014

yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCMNpEMHqus

Thursday 16/1/14 in Tel Aviv

Hundreds marching now (22:00) in central Tel Aviv against transphobic violence with dozens of anarchists among them..
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152139234179183
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202044673832648

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Don’t say we didn’t know #395

On Tuesday, 24th December, 2013 (Christmas Eve), IDF forces accompanied by three bulldozers came to demolish a Jahalin tribe neighbourhood, near the Palestinian village ’Ein Ayyoub (northwest of Ramallah). The soldiers demolished 21 buildings, 14 of which had been used for residential purposes. Sixty one people were made homeless.

On Thursday, 2nd January, 2014, government representatives accompanied by police came to the Bedouin village Wadi El-Na’am in the Negev and demolished two homes, making 11 people homeless.

Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il
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Aviv, 18/1/14

On the "Social Justice" assembly in Rabin (city) Square activists of the "Not-Nice" initiative and members of the anarcho-communist "Unity" group tried to take over the stage and prevent MK Ilan Gilon from speaking, following the refusal of the organizers to allow common people, and social organizations - "Not-Nice", "Unity" and Representatives of the autistic community, to speak. The."left authoritarians" showed their real face and screamed for police help to calm the angry activists.
https://www.facebook.com/unityahdut/posts/738634806161707

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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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Issue #3 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

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textPalestine-Israel - a struggle that never ends between Zionist settler colonialism and the indigenous... 15:25 Sun 20 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

The war on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip continues for the 13th day. Demonstrations against Israeli warmongering continue both in Israel and throughout the world. All that Israel wants in this war that it has initiated is to thwart a Palestinian unity government and curb the peace agreements it might speed up. The danger of Hamas' surrender to the Palestinian Authority in the heels of its economic crisis has resulted from the actions of the new Egyptian government, which seriously threatens the project of splitting the Palestinians, something that Israel has invested extraordinary efforts in. Only the total collapse of Hamas rule in Gaza scares Israel more than that. However, due to internal problems among the Israel political elite and public opinion, the government refrained from revealing the true nature of the war, which is to stabilize independent Hamas rule in Gaza and prevent the need for Hamas to surrender to the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank. So, instead the Israeli government has exaggerated the reports about attacks against Hamas and is hiding the real agenda - the obstruction of Palestinian unity. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, Turmoiled weeks that backfired Israeli efforts to ignite a third armed Intifada in... 01:59 Mon 07 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

When the European pressure on Israel to compromise with the Palestinian elite collected momentum - already diminishing exports, Israel tried to take advanced of the kidnapped three settlers youth applying "plans from the drawer" trying to ignite armed Intifada. Nearly three weeks of propaganda based on lies (as if they are searching for the already known to them to be dead three youth) was all over the media. When lastly the bodies were "found", lies were exposed, and the harassments failed to ignite Intifada. The mounted hate crimes of the Israeli extreme right and murder of a Palestinian youth of the annexed East Jerusalem ignited an extreme response there and within the Palestinian regions within the 1948 borders. Vicious harassment of US-Palestinian youth - cousin of the murdered youth which was video typed became together with the video of the kidnapped cousin became viral all over the world and ignited solidarity demos all over the world. [Italiano]

Israeli-Palestinian protest against national service. (Photo: RutySoft Galeria) imagePalestine-Israel: In the Beitunia murder, the joint struggle again highlights the most important asp... 21:47 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* 22:02 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* 04:25 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* 00:03 Wed 30 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.

textPalestine-Israel, Though it seems lot of things are going to change soon - it is in a slow motion* 04:26 Wed 23 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

The prolonged status quo between the Israeli ruling elite and the Palestinian elite reach a climax. Changes in the balances of power within the Israeli capitalist elite is still in slow motion, but you can feel the vibrations. The joint struggle of the Palestinian grass root activists and the Israeli radicals is not expanding, but the new wave of total refusnic military service of Israeli youth - which already passed the hundred seems promising. The joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarah, South Hebron Hills, Arkib (within Israel) and other places from time to time keep the flame in spite of the harsh repression. The involvement of Israeli Jews and to a lesser measure international activists still prevent a massive bloody massacre of the unarmed Palestinian demonstrators. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel The struggle and the joint struggle continue in spite of the stand still* 13:34 Mon 14 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

May be it is because the Arabic Spring and the wave in the developed countries raised too much the hopes for change followed by disillusions. May be it was (like the big wave in Israel that mobilized about 10% of the population) a kind of releasing pressure valve... The struggle still continue, but the number of participants diminished and the moral of those who continue is not high. The smaller flame of hope for a radical change in our tortured home land is nourished by the change in the imperial power balance, the gradual withdrawal of the US from the region and the increasing pressure for change by Europe with the B.D.S. at its front. But, the joint struggle continue, and the gradual bunt out of many of the old timer activists of the anarchists against the wall is partly replaced by the new wave of total refusnics of mandatory military service for high school graduates and the activists of the anarchist-communist Ahdut. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint popular struggle continues to backdrop of "talks" that change nothing 18:23 Fri 04 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

The joint struggle continues; even many activists have been "burned out" while waiting for short-term gains and victories. The advances in the international arena are paradoxically reducing the flame of most people in spite of the increase in suppression efforts by the anxious settlers and the Israeli authorities. The hard core of the activists continue their struggle in spite of the increased suppression, encouraged by every small success, by every tear grenade returned to the harassers, by every failure to cut a demonstration short. Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Ma'sara, the South Hebron Hills, and Sheikh Jarrah continue the weekly demonstrations in a stubborn mood of "tsumud" (persistence) - the long, long refusal to yield to the expulsion-transfer of the Zionist settler project. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue on back ground of an immanent crash of "negotiations* 02:35 Thu 20 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

The political negotiations intended to prevent the involvement of international forums by the Palestinian ruling elite do not stop the joint struggle of popular movement which invigorate the B.D.S. efforts and the local non armed struggle. The increased suppression of the struggling communities and the transfer efforts in a choice location do not extinguish the flames of struggle and the persistent of the "Tsumud". Night raids in Ni'ilin, Bil'in, Nabi Saleh, and Qaddum, and arrests increase. The threats of dispersing the Friday demos with live ammunition towards the stone throwing Shabab is expressed from time to time by shots at youth legs. In Bil'in, the members of the Israeli anarcho-communist organization start to fill the gap resulted from the diminishing participation of the anarchists against the wall initiative. Our black and redNblack flags are accepted in a friendly mode. [Italiano]

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imageIsrael-Palestine: The murder of Ahmad Husam Yousef Mousa Jul 30 0 comments

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retreat. At that point one of the soldiers shot a live round at Ahmad's head from a distance of about 10 meters.

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