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Palestine-Israel The struggle and the joint struggle continue in spite of the stand still*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Monday April 14, 2014 13:34author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos Ahdut (Unity)author email ilan.shalif at gmail dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'asara, Sheikh Jarrah, South of Hebron Hills

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]

Bil'in

Friday 4.4.14 - the smallest ever Friday demo. Due to a parallel demonstration at the Ofer concentration camp by the coordination comity of popular struggles, only 5 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative joined 5 activists of the village and 10 internationals.
We marched to the gate in the separation wall chanting, with only two flags - the Palestinian one and the anarchist redNblack one. Then we marched along the wall between the two wire fences "protecting" it... but not any tear gas or noise grenades were thrown on us - the first ever Friday demo without armed forces harassment.

Bil'in 11.4.14 Friday demonstration. About 24 Israelis - 10 with the AAtW and 14 with Ahdut (The anarcho-communist organization) and 10 internationals joined the Bil'iners in the Friday demonstration. We marched to the gate in the separation wall and then along the wall to the Abu Lamun oak wood. After a while the state forces started to shower tear gas canisters on the stone throwing shabab and the wind carried it towards us. We stayed as long as we can till the tear gas started to suffocate us... And then the hospitality of Wajee cured us.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.6892447144551...1517&
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/media_set?se...20161
Yigal Levin https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=310520839100347

Hebron

11.4.14 - A joint demonstration against the expanding of settlers hold in another key area, Israelis were invited to participate in.
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KTbwMy30aw&feature=you...tu.be
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=736571683041303

Nabi Saleh

11.4.14 Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international activists gathered in Martyrs Square at the center of Nabi Saleh, in order to mark the weekly Friday demonstration against the occupation and land annexation. Demonstrators marched down the street and into the nearby valley, reaching close to al-Qaws spring (expropriated by the settlement of Halamish) when they were attacked by tear gas and stun grenades, hurled by IOF soldiers attempting to disperse the march. No major injuries reported. However, two Palestinian female activists and three journalists were detained at the entrance to the village. While the journalists were eventually released, the Palestinian women were arrested and taken to police interrogation.
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5203141647549...50543
Odai Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_5xfxI-hxM

Nabi Saleh

Friday 11.4.14
Bilal Tamimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6qB5GWYLds
David Reeb http://youtu.be/mql4Sz0CYPc

Ofer

4.4.2014 demo of the coordination comity of popular comities hundreds of Palestinians staged a demonstration in front of the Ofer military prison compound, protesting the plight of Palestinian political prisoners protesting Israel's retraction of the last prisoner release agreement.The IOF fired barrages of tear gas, plastic coated steel bullets and live ammunition. At least 10 people were taken to the hospital in Ramallah for treatment, including a photojournalist from Bilin - Mohammad Basman Yassin who suffered 2 gun shots wounds - one to his abdomen and one to his face. 17 Palestinians injured by Israel's fire including live ammunition.
Haim Schwarczenberg:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5170244950839...50543
David Reeb Bituniya near Ofer prison Friday 4.4.2014 at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oz5xWGIi_4
http://youtu.be/lGRJ_6Ch57o
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7pxczwxdj64ogbb/FtuKoSLDXH
israelpnm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdIzuGG62l8

Qaddum

Two Palestinians arrested during weekly demonstration in Kafr Qaddum Friday the 11th of April, during the weekly demonstration in Kafr Qaddum, the Israeli army arrested two Palestinian youths.
As with every Friday, the demonstration [which has taken place since 2011] began after morning prayers with the people of Kafr Qaddum marching through the village to protest against the illegal settlement of Qedumim. Located on the hills South East of Kafr Qaddum, the presence of this illegal settlement has meant the frequent closure of a road that Palestinians use to travel to the city of Nablus, as well as the illegal seizure of village land. Yesterday the march stopped at a place on the road where Area B [Palestinian civil control and joint Palestinian and Israeli security control] and Area C (solely Israeli civil and security control) meet. The march was halted by an onslaught of tear gas canisters by the Israeli forces, while Palestinian youths threw stones towards the soldiers.
The violence continued to escalate, as two Israeli military jeeps, a “skunk” truck [a large vehicle capable of spraying chemicals at a high velocity that leaves a putrid smell for over a week and burns the skin], a military bulldozer, and around 12 Israeli soldiers arrived at the demonstration. Unusually a traditional wedding also joined yesterday’s protest march. The groom’s family and friends danced amongst the marchers giving the weekly protest an optimistic and happy feel, until the Israeli army attacked and arrests began to take place.
Two young Palestinians were captured during the demonstration. Raleb Halmi (21), a student at Birzet University and Ibrahim Adunan Iomma (21), a student at Al Quds Open University. They have both been taken to Huwwara’s army base with no information available on when they will be released or what they are charged with. The clashes continued until the afternoon, with Israeli soldiers using the bulldozer to clear large stones from the road in order to access the village. At around 4:30PM the army moved back to the settlement and fortunately, despite an abundant use of tear gas, the protest ended without any injuries.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.7205956046291...14816

11.4.14 Friday
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.7238642276356...14816

Sheikh Jarrah

Friday protest, April 2014
Amir Bitan https://www.facebook.com/amir.bitan/media_set?set=a.828...37581

South of Hebron Hills

Saturday 5.4.14
"Today I was with Ta'ayush accompanying Palestinian shepherds on the South Hebron Hills near the village Zanuta, the outpost Havat Mor and the settlement Tene. Was very quiet but almost got run by some sheep and heard the settler shouting from the outpost "they are stealing national land!"
Later on I joined a group near Havat Maon outpost and needed to

Refusnics

Saturday 5.4.2014, Members of the anarcho-communist Ahdut (Unity) participated in a demo with the Yesh Gvul (There is border/limit) + the Arab and Drus comity, and the Refusenics 2014 initiative initiative, on the hill viewing the military jail 6 in solidarity with the Israeli Drus Omar Saad refusing mandatory military service
https://www.facebook.com/alisa.stav/posts/761691470515867

Another round of the petition of refusers of mandatory military service. An initiative of nearly 100 refusers youth - teen anarchist activists are involved in is collecting momentum. Saturday night program next week at 20:00 on channel 10 - one of the three Israel TV channel. .

Tel Aviv

Saturday 12.4.14 few hundreds of Israelis converged in the national theater Habima square for solidarity vigil with the struggle in Hebron following a request from the Hebron activists to do such demo.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152356584832138

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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://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-it.html
http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses-heb.html

Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/

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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.

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle enhance the B.D.S. which intensify the international pressure w... 00:20 Fri 08 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... 18:56 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...

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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

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textPalestine-Israel, The joined struggle in a decisive year* 23:42 Mon 09 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

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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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