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Palestine-Israel - a struggle that never ends between Zionist settler colonialism and the indigenous Palestinians*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Sunday July 20, 2014 14:25author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Ahdut (Unity)author email ilan.shalif at gmail dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

Gaza Strip, Araqeeb, Bil'in, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills, Sheikh Jarrah, Jaffa/Tel-Aviv

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]

Bil'in

Friday 11.07.14 demo. Ten Israelis and dozen international activists joined two dozen Bil'iners in the weekly demo whose theme was: Bil'in stands in solidarity with Gaza. The activists wore clothes like these of the Jews inside the Nazi concentration camps to remind the Israeli soldiers about the Holocaust and to denounce the ongoing genocide in Gaza, demanding it stop now. The Israeli occupation forces were relatively "peaceful" for a long time. When they did start with the tear gas shooting it was not as abundant as usual. The wind was friendly too. Due to Ramadan we did not stay long and returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204322808013285
https://www.facebook.com/bmansour1/posts/10203752574447803

Friday 18.07.14 - 11th day of the "Tzuk Eitan" war on Gaza, the demonstration in Bil'in against the separation wall and occupation was as usual. 10 Israelis and 15 international activists joined the Bil'iners in the march towards the gate in the separation wall. The theme of this demo was solidarity with attacked Gaza and many in the march wore white garments stained with red smears. At the gate we had angry communications with the Israeli state forces who escalated, first to tear gas grenades thrown at us and later escalated to an invasion by soldiers shooting rubber-coated bullets, with the arrest of one Israeli and one Bil'iner (released a few hours later).
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=np.130678722.10...53245
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4250499396279
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/...n.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204387110821000
https://www.facebook.com/161083650619245/photos/a.16276...ype=1
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6zDzzL-8Ms (me with redNblack flag and red shirt)

Ma'sara

Palestinian dressed like Jews in Nazi concentration camps, today (11 July 2014) during a protest in Ma'sara village, south Bethlehem.
Younes Arar https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152997512485760

Nabi Saleh

11 7 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oVDTDv7azk
David Reeb http://youtu.be/JQqD6hpmKOU
Nabi Saleh 18.7.2014 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3189990582645...36915

Ni'lin

11.7.2014 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gESrNLHcNpY
Yaron Ben-Haim antinarrative.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/נעלין-nilin-11-7-2014-2/
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gESrNLHcNpY

Today 18.07.2014, one Palestine youth 21 years old from the west bank village of Ni'lin has been injured in the feet with live ammunition during the weekly protest against Israeli apartheid wall and in solidarity with Gaza https://www.facebook.com/161083650619245/photos/a.16276...8116/
David Reeb http://youtu.be/8BZAg3Kyvdg

Qaddum

Friday 11.07.14 - 150 Villagers joined by 4 Israeli and a few international activists.The soldiers refrained from harassing the demonstrators with tear gas - giving the snipers to do the assault

demo. Live silenced fire hit two youths demonstrating in Kafr Qaddum in the West Bank. Entrance and exit wounds in their thigh and calf, with no firing sound heard. The angered villagers held two additional demonstrations in the evening.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.7694318030788...14816

18.07.2014 in solidarity with Gaza.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJVaOTPlJX4
Matan S. Cohen https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152565857752500

Sheikh Jarrah

Demo July 11th 2014.https://www.facebook.com/sara.benninga/media_set?set=a....34687

Protests in Tel Aviv/Jaffa

Wednesday 09.07.14 in front of the Tel Aviv National Theater. Vigil, stop the Israeli violations and violent attacks on the Palestinian people. Stop militarism, end the occupation.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152338068916263
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4nIWE9h7nw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sYPbU-CKG4

Saturday 12.07.14 - Two vigils - one at the national theater at 20:00 and one at 21:00 in the clock tower square of Jaffa
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152104291567554
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1PJf6dYva4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DuKTI7caiA

About 100 extremely violent fascists led by the Israeli rapper Yoav Eliassi (aka "The Shadow") attacked demonstrators against the ‪Gaza‬ massacre. The police allegedly protected the demonstrators who wrongly relied on them, only to later discover they have been left to fend for themselves in the streets.
Racists attack the demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzd4pytX7bg&index=2&lis...Zce-F
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=837388186286368
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=837389589619561
https://www.facebook.com/unityahdut/photos/a.2747481325...ype=1
https://www.facebook.com/unityahdut/photos/a.2747481325...ype=1

In Jaffa tonight, as rockets exploded over their heads and their chats got periodically drowned out by sirens and Ramadan calls to prayer, about 100 people came to demonstrate. They chanted "Arabs and Jews are united against Zionists". Across from us a few Israelis held flags that read "Long live Israel, support IDF".

Israeli Citizens Call for Boycott & Arms Embargo as Gaza is Under Attack. US Embassy, Tel-Aviv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RSUj2WrTw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOHQWJyzuQQ

Tel Aviv

A protest against Israeli attack on Gaza, Tel Aviv, Saturday 12.7.2014
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DuKTI7caiA

Saturday evening 19.07.14 - 500 from the radical left
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGk5pdn44bA

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Don't say we didn’t know #416
Usually during Ramadan the Israeli government operates a ceasefire in its home demolitions’ war against Bedouins in the Negev and Palestinians in the occupied territories. El'Araqib is not included in that ceasefire.
On Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014, Israel Lands Authority representatives arrived, escorted by police, at the El'Araqib cemetery. They Plowed the area between the graves and the fence that they had demolished on 12th June, 2014. Then they heaped up earth mounds and tore down the shades under which residents and guests were living. All this had one specific aim: to push the inhabitants out of the place.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10100940165533739
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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/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019

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textPalestine-Israel, Turmoiled weeks that backfired Israeli efforts to ignite a third armed Intifada in... 00:59 Mon 07 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

When the European pressure on Israel to compromise with the Palestinian elite collected momentum - already diminishing exports, Israel tried to take advanced of the kidnapped three settlers youth applying "plans from the drawer" trying to ignite armed Intifada. Nearly three weeks of propaganda based on lies (as if they are searching for the already known to them to be dead three youth) was all over the media. When lastly the bodies were "found", lies were exposed, and the harassments failed to ignite Intifada. The mounted hate crimes of the Israeli extreme right and murder of a Palestinian youth of the annexed East Jerusalem ignited an extreme response there and within the Palestinian regions within the 1948 borders. Vicious harassment of US-Palestinian youth - cousin of the murdered youth which was video typed became together with the video of the kidnapped cousin became viral all over the world and ignited solidarity demos all over the world. [Italiano]

Israeli-Palestinian protest against national service. (Photo: RutySoft Galeria) imagePalestine-Israel: In the Beitunia murder, the joint struggle again highlights the most important asp... 20:47 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* 21:02 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* 03:25 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* 23:03 Tue 29 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, Though it seems lot of things are going to change soon - it is in a slow motion* 03:26 Wed 23 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

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]

textPalestine-Israel The struggle and the joint struggle continue in spite of the stand still* 12:34 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 17:23 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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retreat. At that point one of the soldiers shot a live round at Ahmad's head from a distance of about 10 meters.

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