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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

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textPalestine-Israel, the joint struggle which enhance the B.D.S. suffer lately more punishments then ev... 04:57 Tue 02 Jun by Ilan S. 0 comments

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textPalestine-Israel, As the split in the elite, a part of which is already suffering, threatens Prime m... 23:57 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... 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...

textPalestine-Israel, The collapse of the deterrent ability of Israel in the last Gaza war is expressed ... 04:37 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]

Bil'in, 12.12.14. Photo: Hamza Burnat imagePalestine-Israel, The joint struggle to the backdrop of the end-of-the-world "status quo" and as cat... 16:47 Mon 15 Dec by Ilan S. 0 comments

The old world order, in which US interests in the region East of the Mediterranean let Israel - a bastion of the US - continue with its Zionist settler colonialist in the 1967 occupied Palestine, has ended. Europe has started to advance its own interests, which are not in accord with the Israeli bastion. The independent steps of Europe are enhanced by its public opinion against Israeli colonialism to which the joint struggle in the West Bank contributes a lot. It was the approach of the imminent crisis that forced the Israeli Prime minister to call for elections, to save himself from the normally-timed election when the crisis would be the main agenda. The murder of the Palestinian minister of the popular struggles has focused attention on the ferment and rising of the popular non-armed struggles of which Israel is contemplating suppression with systematic use of live ammunition. [Italiano]

Bil'in. Photo: Mohammed Yasin imagePalestine-Israel - The joint struggle contributes to the shift in domination within the Israeli capi... 15:50 Sun 30 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

Israel was built mainly by the national socialists who owned 75% of the economy in 1949. Due to dependence on the imperial powers the so-called socialist elite invested a lot in building the Zionist-capitalist elite to which it lost power in 1977. Conflicts of interest within the Zionist-capitalist elite started to change the balance between the small tycoons section that supported the Zionist wish to transfer the Palestinians out and the capitalist section that integrated in the neo-liberal globalization who wish to exploit the Palestinians and the workers of neighboring countries. The restructuring of power relations in global capitalism after the last crisis had its Israeli expression in the near-bankruptcy of the tycoon elite and the present collapse of the government coalition. The economic damage which has already resulted from the B.D.S. campaign which is enhanced by the joint struggle seems to be hastening a shift in the balance of powers.

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