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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue with self assurance and without illusions

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Tuesday February 04, 2014 22:04author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos Ahdut (Unity)author email ilan.shalif at gmail dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

At the beginning, the joint struggle was focused on specific routes of the separation fence. There were some achievements and many villages dropped from the regular struggle. The hope for a wide spread popular struggle was not fulfilled, but additional struggles were initiated and the struggles networked with sporadic joint actions. Lately the network of joint popular struggles started regular actions - the Ein Hijleh is the second one. The continued struggle draw the international attention and give essential base to the B.D.S. The persistent struggle saw seeds in the subterranean ferment that may sprout without a warning in the appropriate conditions. The persistence and the approaching avalanche of the B.D.S. energize the more far sighted activists. The joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, Shikh Jarrah, Quaddum, and South of Hebron Hills keep going and hold the flag of struggle high. [Italiano]

Ein Hijleh‬

"The Palestinian coordination of the popular struggles Launch “Melh Al-Ard” Campaign by Reviving Ein Hijleh Village in the Jordan Valley"

Hundreds of Palestinians announced today the launching of “Melh Al-Ard” (Salt of the Earth) campaign by reviving the village of Ein Hijleh in the Jordan Valley on land belonging to the Orthodox Church and St. Gerassimos monastery. The campaign is launched in refusal of Israeli policies aimed at Judaizing and annexing the Jordan Valley.

Campaign organizers and participants declared:

We, the daughters and sons of Palestine, announce today the revival of Ein Hijleh village as part of Melh Al-Ard campaign in the Jordan Valley. The action aims at refusing the political status quo, especially given futile negotiations destroying the rights of our people for liberation and claim to their land.

Accordingly we have decided to revive an old Palestinian Canaanite village in the Jordan Valley next to so called “Route 90” linking the Dead Sea to Bisan. The action is part of a continuous step against the Israeli occupation’s plan to take over and annex the Jordan Valley. This step is a popular act against Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people and the constant Judaization of the land.

From the village of Ein Hijleh, we the participants announce that we hold tight to our right to all occupied Palestinian lands. We refuse Kerry’s Plan that will establish a disfigured Palestinian state and recognizes the Israeli entity as a Jewish State. Such a state will turn Palestinians living inside lands occupied in 1948 into residents and visitors that can be deported at anytime. We affirm the unity of our people and their struggle wherever they are for our inalienable rights.....

... Based on our support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) we call upon our friends and international solidarity groups to stand with the demands of the Palestinian people and boycott all Israeli companies including Israeli factories and companies that work in the Jordan Valley and profit from Palestinian natural resources...”

Over 300 Palestinians participate in the action which started Friday in parallel to the regular joint struggles. More than 100 Palestinian activists manage to cross a flying Israeli Army Checkpoint on their way to Ein Hijleh
establishing now a new Palestinian village "Ein Hijleh" in the Jordan Valley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTwPt5Y18Ao
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=655071547872083
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=784753548220408
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=769558093062998
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=784807931548303

"Israeli occupation forces are now surrounding Ein Hijlah village and shoot sporadic fire around to terrorize the activists...The Israeli occupation forces are getting ready to storm the village and evict the the activists... but due to international attention restricted to sporadic harassments like confiscated the water brought to our village by the medical relief team so we decided to go and reclaim it back from the soldiers and we succeeded. Afterwards we had a little protest on the main road to send out a message that no one confiscates what is ours!"
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/...n.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/78598733...97029

Monday morning BREAKING: The army is raiding the village in these moments. 4 jeeps of Israeli Forces and 10 soldiers are raiding the village, trying to enter Ein Hijleh, pushing the youths and looking for confrontation. It seems they are counting how many people are in the village.
Photos of the Israeli forces raiding the village as we try to figure out why they are raiding and our attempt to stop them, we finally managed to kick them out!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=786429174719512
Tuesday noon and the Israeli state forces are still refraining from the full eviction of the activists.

Nabi Saleh

Demonstration against the occupation
yisraelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deLgm9taQTY
David Reeb http://youtu.be/skjAAyYyRTs

Qaddoum

Today at the weekly Kufr Qaddoum Demonstrations Against Settlement, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kufr-Qaddoum-Demonstrati...81576 The Israeli military treated the protesters with silk gloves, let them advance further (inside the village) than usual, and fired relatively symbolic amounts of tear gas canisters (directly at our faces).
Why?? because of the (coordinated) presence of a UN observer.
Of course, the shabab still stoned the invading force of complacent armored soldiers.
vid: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152209286917037

One of the officers took the effort to talk/lecture the crowed. Here's some of his gems:
"Thank you for not throwing the rock"
"you don't come forward and we go back now..."
"Maybe we can work this out"
"Thank you for stop throwing stones, that is very mature of you"

Wanna know what every other demo (and most every other day) in Kufr Qaddum looks like? See, for instance, some of Odai Qaddomi photography's videos here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152209286917037
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi2HXW9P7xVc72rX9bs1CdA
More pix from today: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.6907274242826...14816

Sheikh Jarrah

The residents of Sheikh Jarrah are continuing their protest vigils in the neighborhood every Friday, protesting their violent evictions from their homes, the taking over of the neighborhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem.

South of Hebron Hills

Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in South Hebron hills by both settlers and the army continues. These forces take over their lands and prevent them from accessing it. This Saturday, February 1st, we will be heading again to our activity in several locations in the area, accompany Palestinian farmers and shepherds to their lands and help them stand up for their rights.
Without the presence of activists, many farmers don't get the chance to cultivate their land. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to live a relatively normal life.

Tel Aviv

A vigil of the anarcho-communist Ahdut (unity) in front of the Ukrainian embassy in protest of the harsh suppressing of the uprising against the transformation of the country to s fascist state.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=745695838788937

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Don't Say We Didn't Know 398
On Monday, January 20, 2014, the Israeli army ordered residents of the Palestinian Jordan Valley villages of Ibzik (north of Tubas) and Khirbet Yarza (east of Tubas) to evacuate their villages for a while, due to army maneuvers in the area. The villagers refused. The army carried out its maneuvers around them, and they had to remain indoors.
On Wednesday January 22, 2014, the Israeli army demolished two homes in Ibzik and two homes in Khirbet Yarza. It also demolished another 16 livestock pens in both villages.
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On Monday January 20, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived and demolished yet again the Bedouin village of Al Arakib in the Negev. The police arrested one of the villagers and released him the next day. Another resident was also arrested the next day.
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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
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html
Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/

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