Palestine-Israel: In the Beitunia murder, the joint struggle again highlights the most important aspect of Israeli involvement in it.*
mashriq / arabia / iraq |
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Wednesday May 28, 2014 22:47 by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos Ahdut (Unity) ilan.shalif at gmail dot com Tel Aviv
Araqeeb, Bil'in, Beitunia, Ma'sarah, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, Tel-Aviv/Jaffa
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]
Israeli-Palestinian protest against national service. (Photo: RutySoft Galeria)
Two participants in the Beitunia demonstration near the Ofer Israeli concentration camp were cold blooded murdered with live ammunition of Israeli forces snipers and another seriously wounded. For technical reasons, only small parts of the footage showing the shooting incident in Beitunia were published in the media and on our website (http://bit.ly/1qT4NDt).
Those questioning the authenticity of the footage are now welcome to watch all 11 hours of it, which are being uploaded to Youtube. At present, the full footage from two of the four security cameras that captured the incident is available:
Friday 23.5.14 17 Israelis and quite a few internationals joined the local activists in the weekly demo against the wall and occupation in Bil'in. The organizers dressed up as prisoners and cuffed their wrists in solidarity with the hunger striking administrative prisoners. Just as we started to march from the Oak grove to the wall, the soldiers showered the procession with barrages of gas, not waiting for us to come anywhere near the wall. Only a few demonstrators managed to brave the gas. The shabab hurled stones at the violent soldiers and threw their gas canisters back at them. Cindy Corrie, Rachel Corrie's mother, along with many others, suffered from gas inhalation, and was treated by a medical crew on the spot. One photographer suffered a leg injury from a gas canister.
Friday 23.05.20. Saeed Amireh: "In Ni'lin village weekly protest against the Israeli apartheid wall, Israeli soldiers invaded the village. luckily no one was injured or arrested :) and the youth defended the village strongly :)" https://www.facebook.com/saeed.almafea/media_set?set=a....79446
Refusnics support vigil
22.5.14 Thursday Young and old Palestinian and Israeli activists come together to protest against Israeli's national service and IDF which is compulsory for all Israeli's at age 18 years.
Sunday 25.5.14 at occupied Jaffa clock tower square demo in solidarity with the hunger striker Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails. About a hundred activists, Palestinian and Israeli-Jews, staged a protest vigil..https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5429049591625...50543
Hava Keller (left), a veteran Jewish soldier who participated in the Nakba and later became an anti-occupation activist. with Samer 'Issawi (middle). Keller is wearing a T-shirt with the image of 'Issawi, from last year's demonstrations in which she also took part. https://www.facebook.com/schwarczenberg/photos/a.542904...95769
* 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.
Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle: