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Palestine-Israel, The (joint) struggle and the changes in the international arena start a new power struggle within the Israeli ruling elite*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | indigenous struggles | news report author Wednesday June 11, 2014 09:57author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Ahdut (Unity)author email ilan.shalif at gmail dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

Al Araqeeb, Bil'in, Khalet Ennahla (South Bethlehem), Al-Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, South of Hebron Hills, Tel Aviv

The Palestinian non-armed struggle is interwoven with the change in the region and world power dynamics to which popular opinion in the Western countries has contributed its share. The first significant successes of B.D.S. (to which the joint struggle contributes) and the fear of parts of the Israeli capitalist elite from a nearing landslide are threatening the status quo. Though efforts to transfer Palestinians within Israel and the occupied 1967 regions continue, the results of mounting international pressure is resulting in cracks within the Israeli capitalist ruling elite. The pressure for a two-state compromise was expressed in the call of nearly half of the parliament coalition of the government to chart the map of the two-state compromise. Even from the extreme right-wing faction a call was issued for an end to pressure on the Palestinians to "voluntarily transfer" and to formally annex the occupied areas of the West Bank into one Zionist hegemonic state with citizen rights to the Palestinians. [Italiano]

Al Araqeeb

The Israeli authorities want to expel the remaining residents of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb. They have planned the evacuation to take place during the WorldCup when all eyes will be centered on Brazil. They think this will prevent any effective protest that the criminal eviction of Bedouin from their homes and land will arouse. Let's prove them wrong! Help us by signing the appended petition and distributing it as widely as possible. Please paste it to your facebook wall and your twitter account as well


In the last Friday of May, nine Israelis and about 20 internationals Joined the Bil'iners activists in the weekly demonstration against the separation wall, the settlers, and occupation on Friday 30.5.14.
Hamde Abu Hamde Abu
Friday 6.6.14 About a dozen Israelis with the Anarchists Against the Wall and a delegate of internationals joined the Bil'iners in another demo against the separation wall and occupation.
The state forces targeted the Palestinian photographers in an unusual ferocity. An unusual activity of theirs was the dispatching of a small unit to the demo area prior to the demo to hide in an ambush in order to catch stone-throwing youths. So it is now no more a riddle why the Israeli state forces took the measure of erasing the pictures taking by the demonstrators in Bil'in. It was not just to erase the shame of the failed ambush. In a few of the pictures, soldiers are seen collecting the canvas pieces used to hide the soldiers in the ambush.
Wheelchair-bound photographer, Rani Bornat, was attacked today by Israeli solders. They hit him and confiscated his camera and deleted many photos from it before giving it back.
The same treatment was also applied to two other photographers. Two younger photographers succeeded to evade them...

Khalet Ennahla (South Bethlehem)

Today (31.5.14) 6 Israelis with the Anarchists Against the Wall, and a few international activists participated today in an action organized by the South West Bank Popular Resistance Committee in Khalet Ennahla locality to the south of Bethlehem. The main goal of the protest was to reach the endangered land and erect a tent for the land owners where an Israeli occupation outpost is illegally built on that area, just a few meters from the targeted area. Once we arrived at the location, Israeli occupation forces blocked the way leading to the land, intercepted us, attacked us and prevented us from reaching the targeted area and tried to arrest Yousef Abu Maria and Younes Arar. But we insisted to stay and reach that land. Finally we succeeded in reaching the area, erected our tent just opposite the colonial outpost inhabited by 6 terrorist colonists, who are very well guarded and looked after by fascist Israeli occupation forces. Palestinian land owners in that area are not allowed to reach their own land, not allowed to cultivate it, not allowed to dig a water well, not allowed to stay there, while the terrorist colonists living in that area have the freedom to freely move, cultivate the land stolen at gunpoint from the Palestinian farmers and have the necessary infrastructure (water and electricity networks). Our activity aims to support the Palestinian farmers steadfastness on their land, to shed more light on their daily life misery, to encourage other Palestinian farmers to come and cultivate their land in spite of the Israeli occupation forces and terrorist colonists attacks and to encourage Palestinian and international NGOs to support these farmers by helping them rehabilitate their land, cultivate it and to provide them with all means of survival.
Photos: Beit Ommar Popular Movement



Nabi Saleh

Friday 30.05.14 - Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international solidarity activists, marched today in Nabi Saleh in support of the hunger striking political prisoners, over 60 of whom are currently hospitalized and in severe mortal danger. The march demanded for their immediate release and chanted in support of their steadfastness, asking to preserve their human dignity and to respect Palestinians rights. Once we arrived at the entrance of the village, the Israeli Occupation Forces - in an attempt to suppress the demonstration, attacked the march with tear gas and rubber bullets. They injured a lot and dozens suffered of sever suffocation, but no major injuries reported. There also has been damage to public and private property.The shebab answered to such violence by throwing stones and managed to chase away the Israeli Occupation Forces who entered the village. The confrontations continued becoming gradually more and more intense and for a while the IOF have closed the gate at the entrance of the village not letting anyone get in or leave.
Haim Schwarczenberg
Palestine tv

6.6.14 On the 47th anniversary of the June War which resulted in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza strip and the Golan Heights, Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international solidarity activists, demonstrated in the village of Nabi Saleh in support of the hunger striking political prisoners. Several of these prisoners are currently hospitalized in Israel for various health complications, and physicians warn against further deterioration in their condition. The IOF attempted to disperse the march using rubber-coated steel bullets and barrages of tear gas. No major injuries reported.
David Reeb


Around thirty Palestinians, four Israelis and one international demonstrating now in the village of Ni'lin against occupation, land grab and apartheid wall. The army is shooting tear gas and rubber bullets towards the demonstrators.
Bilal Tamimi

06.06.14 Saeed Amireh
My village Ni'lin marking the 7th anniversary to the start of the struggle in Ni'lin against the Israeli apartheid wall, yesterday 06.06.14 as more than 250 protesters gathered alone without media,without international activists nor Israeli activists, Israeli soldiers surrounded our protesters from 2 directions and started targeting peaceful protesters with live ammunition. Raed Amireh 41 years old got shot with live bullet in his leg and then Israeli soldiers run and arrested him and beaten him so badly. his brother Murad Amireh 38 years old is a volunteer in the medical team run to give his brother aid, then Israeli soldiers attacked him with huge force!
2 days ago Israel invaded Ni'lin and arrested 2 people and clashes in the village stayed from 4 am till 10 am.


TODAY: Palestinian youth throw stones at an armored Israeli military bulldozer at a protest against the occupation in the West Bank town of Kafr Qaddum.
(Yotam Ronen/
Activestills's Photos
6.6.14 Today in ‪#‎kufrqaddum‬, solidarity with the hunger striking administrative detainees. Large road blocks set up by the village
Avi Shavit

South of Hebron Hills

This coming Saturday, May 31, 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

Thursday, another joint vigil against the intended mandatory service of Israeli Palestinians (Christian and Druze) in the Israeli army. "In front of the Kirya (Israeli Ministry of Defense) in Tel-Aviv against the repeated attempts of the Israeli government to conscript Palestinian youth to the state's army, the IDF. The government tries to demand that Palestinian citizens of Israel fight for it, or even serve it as "National Service", but at the same time never treat them as equal citizens. The state defines itself as a "Jewish State", its symbols and flags are Zionist, but from the Palestinian citizen, who suffers from discrimination and is not even represented in the flag and anthem, the state has the audacity to demand fighting for it. Today Bedouins and Druze are conscripted into the IDF, and so are some of the Christian Palestinians, and the government plots for some time to enact "National Service" in the future on Palestinian Muslims as well."
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See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
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Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle

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The fiasco of the failed take over of the relatively independent Iraq and Syria, by US imperialism lead to the compromises with the independent Iran. Israel role of threat on Iran during the bargain gave israel increased freedom to suppress the Palestinians. The returning of Russia to the Syrian arena give Israel more rope and it use it to intensify the efforts to take over the area C lands of the west bank. The third intifada is a desperate response of the Palestinians who see that the end of occupation is removed to behind the horizon. The joint struggle continue not as a rising hope but as a stubborn Tsumud of not giving up. The intensifying attack of the Israeli state and its rightist agents ignited a lot of social and individual responses. The Israeli media and public is not in 100% support of the state activities.

textPalestine-Israel, The non armed social struggle increase in response to increase in Israeli assaults... 21:54 Mon 21 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

The Israeli state which failed in its year ago offensive on the Hamas in Gaza, suffer also from its diminishing bargain power in the international arena, manipulate the internal discomfort of public opinions by increasing the encroachment on Palestinian spaces - both in the 1967 occupied west bank and within the 1948 borders. The diminishing in the support of the Israeli elite to the prime minister Netaniahu and his group push him to increase his political gambling that can crash him in the first big loss. His failure to pass his Gas scheme and the civil case in court in which his wife is grilled, may be the first signs of his approaching doom. In spite the efforts to lower the social pressure in the west bank by increasing the employment of west-bakers within Israel the popular resistance increase both in the occupied Jerusalem and in the west bank. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint non armed struggle lost its excitement of novelty but it earned its repl... 16:22 Mon 17 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

No one could predict that the joint camp in Masha 12 years ago of Israeli and Palestinian activists will ignite a wide movement of a joint non armed struggle which the Israeli occupying system will fail to extinguish. The thousands of activities and the tens of thousands of participates were not expected. Many small victories and the international B.D.S. warm the hearts of the not too many who persist in the joint struggle in spite of the mourning of those killed, empathy with the injured and solidarity with those arrested. The strong bond of partnership between the Palestinian activists and the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall initiative was surprising. Disappointing but not surprising is the way the people of the Israeli anarchist scene refrained from adopting the initiative as the main recruiting mission. Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum are still holding high the banner. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The world in turmoil; the old world order will never be the same again; and the jo... 16:38 Tue 07 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

On 1st of January 1994 in Chiapas the masses held high the flag of rebellion just after the world capitalist celebrated their triumph on the revolutions of the 20th century and promoted their neo-liberal globalization of the world. But the struggle continued in entirely new mode. The amazing development in Rojava in which the main imperial powers find themselves giving aerial support to the anti authoritarian anti capitalists Kurds of Syria is like a flock of sparrows that mark that the spring is already hear. As part of the imminent change is the panic of the Israeli Zionist ruling elite from the faster advance of the B.D.S.... We cannot measure the contribution of each act of struggle to the change, but it seems that the many thousands of international activists who participated with us in the non armed joint struggle against the separation fence, the settlers, and occupation have a significant share. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The B.D.S. collect momentum and the fear of its future development frighten the Is... 18:19 Sun 14 Jun by Ilan S. 0 comments

The damage to the Israeli economy seems to be yet only marginal... but the margin expand now faster. Some of the firm already yield to the pressure targeted at areas in the settlements of the 1967 occupation and regroup back to the Israeli areas of 1948, in spite of the loss in government bribes and cheaper work force. The Israeli media is full with warning and even beginning of fear mongering. The connection between the joint struggle in the demos and the B.D.S. and the development of the boycott is acknowledged. Mean time the efforts to transfer of the Palestinians from key areas - the Bedouins in the south of the 1948 areas and in area C of the 1967 occupation intensify, as if they know that the opportunities to do it will end soon. Mean time, the non armed Friday demos are suppressed inconsistently with special treatment to Qadum. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, 10 years of the joint struggle in Bil'in against the settlers, the separation fenc... 20:49 Sun 15 Feb by Ilan S. 0 comments

The joint struggle of the villages local popular comities and the Israeli "anarchists against the wall" initiative started about 12 years ago in the Maskha camp. Joint struggles were developed in various villages with various successes but only the struggle of Bil'in persisted for year after year holding high the flag of popular unarmed struggle and became the focus of attention and inspirations for Palestinians of the whole west bank, many thousands of international activists who joined us for short periods (and some for long ones)... spreading the news and the struggle after returning home. Even the few thousand of the Israeli wide spectrum of the radical left been in Bil'in at least once and helped us to prevent the marginalization of the popular Palestinian resistance. On the coming Friday - the 20th of February, we will celebrate our 10 years of contributing to the Palestinian Tsumud (persistence) - the only thing that prevented the Zionist total transfer out of the Palestinians. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, February 20th - Ten years of struggle in Bil'in - inspiration to organized popular... 17:54 Mon 02 Feb by Ilan S. 0 comments

The activists of Bil'in were not the first to join the popular unarmed struggle against the separation fence, occupation, and settlers encroachment. However, the Bil'in activists together with the anarchists against the wall were the first to start a persistent struggle with a non stop week after week of activities. Activists from near and far villages came to Bil'in to support and to be inspired, and together started to struggle in their own villages. Ni'ilin, Ma'asare, Beit Umar for few years... and later villages that struggle against the the encroachment of settlers and occupation blocks - Nabi Saleh and Qaddum. Higher levels of organization and activities of the coordination comity of the local popular struggle comity and just lately a coordination comity of a group of villages in the south of the occupied west bank. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel: Not even 10 years of joint struggle and the fruits are already ripe* 05:24 Wed 14 Jan by Ilan S. 0 comments

The Israel main daily Yedioth Ahronoth revealed in the morning of 13-1-15 a classified document of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "Worsening European measures against Israel... fear that the US stop using its veto power in the Security Council... a particularly gloomy forecast for 2015. It shows how far the political tsunami could reach, and in some ways has already begun". It seems the many thousands of international activists and dignitaries who participated in the joint struggle with the Israeli activists of the anarchists against the wall together with the Palestinian popular village comities were the catalysts that put the struggle on the media agenda again and again till the minimal mass already reached. First, the video clips invaded the main stream media, than Bil'in Habibti documentary and the pick was expressed in the 5 broken cameras award... and like a snow ball rolling down the mountain it is unstoppable now. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle to the backdrop of Israel no longer hiding its true nature* 01:19 Sun 26 Oct by Ilan S. 0 comments

Throughout the years Israel has tried to neutralize the pressure of more enlightened people by hiding its brute racism and murderous activities by recruiting the memory of the Holocaust as justification for all its heinous acts when revealed. However, as the masquerade has been exposed in recent years and more and more are disillusioned from the "Zionist dream", the restraints are being loosened fast. The rightists preach their extreme racist ideology in the open. The "paramilitarist" settlers get a freer hand. The transfer of Palestinians both within the 1948 borders and these occupied in 1967 is being done in the open. Though it is still restricted mainly to the Israeli area of the Bedouins in the south and the C agricultural regions of the 1967 borders, the "gloves" have been removed. In the same new mode, repression of the non-armed popular struggles has intensified in the last few weeks and we cannot guess what the limit of the new repression mode will be - if at all. [Italiano]

textPalestine Israel, The joint struggle already eleven years old and continue* 05:15 Mon 13 Oct by Ilan S. 0 comments

A physical confrontation between between the Israeli armed forces (and settlers) and a joint crowd of Israeli Jews and Palestinian activists in the 1967 occupied territories is so common that people do not sense its unique nature. In addition to PR disaster for the Zionist transfer project it also forced Israel to mostly exclude shooting with life ammunition fire to kill non armed Palestinian demonstrators whenever Israelis might participate. In addition to the usual locations of joint struggles, addition places Palestinians start protests we learn of from the media. The Israeli media to which the agreement with the Hamas about the end of the rocketing was not revealed, come again and again with facts and generals opinions which can only be explained as rationalization to changes forced on Israel in the agreement. [Italiano]

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