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Palestine-Israel, Though it seems lot of things are going to change soon - it is in a slow motion*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Wednesday April 23, 2014 04:26author 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 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]

Arakib

A great vigil of Al Arakib people in Lehavim junction Sunday with group from Germany. More than one hundred participants all together in the eve of the holiday.
https://www.facebook.com/haia.noach/media_set?set=a.101...24468

Bil'in

Friday 18.04.2014 demo in Bil'in. 7 Israelis and more than dozen internationals joined the Bil'iners in the weekly demonstration against the separation wall and occupation - On the 5th anniversary of the murder of Bil'in activist Bassem Abu Rahmah
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202854966068171
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202393140204845
Rani Abdel Fatah https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203700340612174

Nabi Saleh

Tuesday 14.4.14 Nabi Saleh successfully end three day siege of their village with peaceful protest! Read the full report here:

After a great popular demonstration with the support of our brothers and sisters - Palestinian, Israelis and internationals - we succeeded to re-open the gate at the entrance of the village and to end the siege of Nabi Saleh after three days of blockade. Also the west gate of the village now is open after about 12 years. We had to physically fight and resist against the most arrogant army in the world. The IOF today beaten us and shot bombs against us, as well as tear gas, rubber coated bullets and pepper spray. An excessive reaction considering that we were demonstrating in a non violent popular way. Murad Tamimi, taken during the protest, is still under detention.
Today, amongst our demands there was also the freedom of movement for all Palestinian and the end of the check point, walls and gate system that is dividing the West Bank and the Palestinians.
We demand the release of Murad Tamimi and of Mariam Barghouti - arrested in Nabi Saleh Friday - immediately.
http://palsolidarity.org/2014/04/nabi-saleh-successfull...test/

Nabi Saleh - 18/04/2014 Palestinians and solidarity activists marched today to commemorate Palestinian prisoner day, calling for the release of thousands jailed by Israel. In addition, marchers also commemorated the anniversary of the martyrdom of Khalil al-Wazir (Abu Jihad), assassinated by Israel in 1988 in his Tunis home.
The IOF responded with barrages of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets in an attempt to disperse the demonstration. No major injuries reported.The Israeli refusnics joined the Friday demo in Nabi Saleh

Yaron Ben-Haim:
"April 18 2014 / Nabi Saleh

Nabi Saleh weekly protest marched to the spring that was expropriated by settlers since 2009. From its beginning the march was attacked by soldiers that fired tear gas in large amount. Near the spring, another group of soldiers formed, to protect it and the settlers from the non violent demonstrators. Behind the soldiers the settlers enjoyed the spring water. One of the settlers called on soldiers, in front of her children, to shot and kill all the protesters. Armed security officer of the settlement ,together with another armed civilian, were spotted directing and giving instructions to the officer in the field. The disciplined soldiers changed their arbitrary firing and fired arbitrary large amounts of tear gas to the direction that was given by the settlers. Settlers expensive toy helicopter with a camera flew over Nabi Saleh as if to get intelligence on protesters concentrations. It was a hot day. Between weeds and stones, small grasshoppers bounced, black centipedes were everywhere.The demonstrators had to watch out: flying tear gas canisters that were aimed low and was shot more than once above their heads, also not to get too close to the violent soldiers, and other real snakes. The children of the settlers had to watch out snakes only. A couple of hours after the demonstration, military helicopter landed in and rounded by ambulances . It trend out they came to evacuate a settler Child that was bitten by snake. Local history teaches that injured Palestinian demonstrators do not get that kind of help from the soldiers that attacks them, yet on channel 10 the next day a reserve soldier explain to a group of young Israeli refusals how the most just and moral army in the world help the Palestinian people. He said that he was helping Palestinian people a lot as a military paramedic. A group of young refusals joined the weekly demonstration and saw for them selfs how the soldiers (only one or two years their senior) demonstrate brutality"
http://antinarrative.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/april-18-...aleh/

Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5239002843963...50543
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2915503443280...15360
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V14XnT96B8
David Reeb http://youtu.be/_yR4pxrKCaY

Kufr Qaddum

demonstration against the occupation
Odai Qaddomi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN8sQK-IPsM

Tel Aviv

Today (16-4-14) we held a vigil in front of the Haaretz daily and then at the police station in protest of the secretive arrest of the Israeli-Palestinian journalist and author Majd Kayyal called for by the anarcho-communist group Ahdut.https://www.facebook.com/sinai.inbal/media_set?set=a.10...15746
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEYO8Y4b8v8

Refusnics

The new wave of refusnics include already more than 100 youth.
Shalom, I am Udi, 18 years old from Kibbutz Tuval. About a month ago I signed the conscientious objector's letter. I refuse to serve in the Israeli army. I refuse to take part in the occupation, the oppression, the unequal division of resources, the executions, this system that decides that one nation worth more than another and that it is allowed to oppress, to dispossess, to be violent.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=299942243488876

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Don't Say We Didn't Know 407
Arafat Jaradat of the Palestinian village Se'ir, near Hebron, was arrested on February 18, 2013. He was interrogated by the Shabak (Israel's General Security Services). His death was established on February 23rd 2013. An Israeli coroner declared his death of natural causes. It now appears that an internationally-renowned coroner, Dr. Sebnem Korur fincanci concluded that he died of torture he suffered under interrogation.
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On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, government agents escorted by police demolished Bedouin homes in the Negev. A house in the village of A-Zarnouk, north of road 25, was demolished, as was a home in Khirbet Al Watan, south-west of Hura.
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, again Bedouin homes in the Negev were demolished. Two were destroyed in A-Za'arura, east of Kseife, and one in Abu Krinat, south-west of Aro'er. A home was demolished as well in Umm Batin, east of Tel Sheva.
And yet again, Al Arakib was demolished.

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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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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]

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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... 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 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]

textPalestine-Israel, The more Israel is threatened by B.D.S. the more vicious is to the Palestinians* 00:19 Wed 12 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

The emergence of the B.D.S. finds its expressions in both the Israeli media, the ruling elite, and the medium level of the capitalists. The harassment of the Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, and Qaddum is not applied to Bil'in which is in the focus of international attention. It seems the state forces got specific orders to be much more "lenient" even with the stones throwing Shabab. Lot of the Israeli activists lost their persistence as the development on the ground is not expanding and the advance of the B.D.S. is too abstract for them. For many Israeli and the Palestinian activists the big picture is not clear enough and they do not feel that we are winning. They do not really feel the satisfaction from the fact that our joint struggle is the important leaning point the lever of the B.D.S. need for its success. [Italiano]

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