Palestine-Israel, The (joint) struggle and the changes in the international arena start a new power struggle within the Israeli ruling elite*
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Wednesday June 11, 2014 09:57 by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Ahdut (Unity) ilan.shalif at gmail dot com Tel Aviv
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]
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 https://www.facebook.com/hamde.abu/media_set?set=a.4090...80860
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 https://www.facebook.com/younes.arar/media_set?set=a.10...65759
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.
TAMIMI PRESS https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.7554647911646...62736
Haim Schwarczenberg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5453686189161...50543
Palestine tv https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=683582151711782
6.6.14 TAMIMI PRESS https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=ms.759163447461...62736
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 http://youtu.be/ryPMhmv5N9U
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdTcP2kz7NA
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.org) https://www.facebook.com/Activestills/photos/a.10150851...07073
Activestills's Photos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1015085180258...17072
6.6.14 Today in #kufrqaddum, solidarity with the hunger striking administrative detainees. Large road blocks set up by the village
Avi Shavit https://www.facebook.com/avi.shavit.1/posts/632554300155652
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.
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."
Source and pictures at: lohemetzedek.blogspot.co.il/2014/05/blog-post_29.html
* 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 http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019
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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle in turbulent times* 21:09 Sun 03 Aug 0 comments
The joint struggles in the locations of regular weekly activities of Bil'in, Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Sheikh Jarrah, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Western Hills of Hebron, in the weekend actions and some in between, have focused on the war on Gaza as the more obvious aspect of the occupation. Today, it seems Israel has failed to establish a weakened but independent power in the Gaza Strip - mainly because the atrocities by Israel have failed to recruit international pressure on Egypt to open the siege of Gaza enough. It seems there will be a revival of the accord between Hamas and the West Bank Palestinian Authority that Israel has invested so much effort into sabotaging. It is not clear yet what the the details will be and how the latest Israeli atrocities will influence pressure from the imperial powers on Israel to end the 1967 occupation. Latest news: Israel has started to retreat its forces from the Gaza Strip with no resolution and with rockets still being fired on Israel. [Italiano]
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Palestine-Israel, joint struggle continues in spite of the low ebb after the Arab Spring lost steam* 16:20 Thu 07 Nov 0 comments
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The separation fence of Bil'in come again to visit Tel Aviv 21:33 Sat 03 Feb 1 comments
This Saturday noon, about 20 people of the anarchists against the wall initiative brought again the separation fence of Bil'in to visit Tel Aviv. The North going lane of the Rothschild boulevards was blocked with razor wire spools tied to pillars of traffic signals on its two sides.
After a while drivers who were staked in the intersection succeeded to untie the spools from one of the pillars enabled the resuming of the traffic.
It took half an hour till two police cars arrived but could not remove the remnants of the block as they had no tools with them. So, one of them stayed to guard the razor wire spool and another traveled to search for tools...
Palestine-Israel, Bil'in, The joint struggle continue - Friday, 9-6-06 demo 14:27 Sat 10 Jun 0 comments
It was not a few weeks period without the traditional Friday demonstration of the village comity against the separation fence and occupation, together with the Israeli Anarchists against the wall.... It was just weeks with no proper reports - sorry --- Ilan S.
This Friday, as in last few weeks, the demo was not a big one. At noon, about 70 people started the march from the center of the village to the route of the fence - about 30 Israelis, few internationals, media workers and about 30 of the village activists. It was mostly quiet for a while. the village had a ceremony commemorating journalists who were killed and then handed out certificates of recognition to journalists who were injured in Bil'in.
Palestine-Israel, Bil'in, the traditional Friday joint demonstration 05:44 Sat 13 May 0 comments
This Friday demonstration was in reference to the coming Sunday hearing of the case of the separation fence cutting the majority of the lands of the village Bil'in (not robbed yet by previous acts of Israel) at the Israeli highest court of "justice". For this demonstration arrived about 40 Israeli activists recruited by the Anarchists Against The Wall initiative' 20 international activist, people from neighboring villages and Ramalla, and 20 media workers - Israelis, Palestinians, and from other parts of the world. Together with about hundred of people of Bili'in we started at noon the march on the road to the route of the separation fence. The march was ended like in the last previous demos at the entrance to the route of the fence and the way to the olive orchards on the other side of the fence.
Palestine-Israel, Bil'in, Friday 5-5-06, the joint struggle continue with partial nonviolence 02:05 Sat 06 May 0 comments
In the late morning hours thirty Israelis arrived tin the Anarchists Against The Wall convoy. Ten international activists arrived too. and also some media teams. At the meeting place the comers met each other and activists of the village local comity for the struggle against the separation fence and robbing of most of the lands of the Bil'in villagers. Also was there the structure of this Friday demo theme. The main structure was a circular fence of barbed wire which symbolize the concentration camps the closures and encirclements of small regions of the Palestinian areas are subject to. The two hours preceding the demo were used as usual for socializing, for coordination of the various aspects of the joint struggle, for "education" of people this was their first participation in a demo in bil'in, and for debriefing reporters of various media channels - Israeli, Palestinian, and international, who came to cover our demo.
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