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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 15:25author 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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Bil'in, 10.07.15. Photo: Mohammed Yasin Photography imagePalestine-Israel, The activists participating in the joint struggle get old... but the struggle is s... 15:10 Tue 28 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

It is hard for many activists when the real meaning of the struggle are not concrete achievable gains, but a global worldwide struggle. This week, the concrete and the global merged when the struggle against the destruction of Susiya village recruited international support and forced Israel to delay or even cancel the demolition of the village. Pressure from the imperial powers on Israel was joined by European warning about approaching sanctions against the Israeli banking system for its involvement in the settlers' projects in the occupied West Bank. It seems the erosion of Israeli immunity from paying for its war crimes is collecting momentum. The Israeli media is full of news about B.D.S. - the joint struggle in which thousands of international activists participate, contributing a lot. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing.

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

The non armed joint actions - mainly few Friday demos, do not cause the Israeli armed forces much load. However, the focusing of the media on these, and more so the international activist participating in them who enhance the international struggle when they return home, really worry the Israeli authorities. Their borders screening which succeed to prevent the entry of activists is not much effective. The Israeli ruling elite is not in panic yet, but lately they worry a lot. The president of Israel warn that the development of the B.D.S. must cause a real concern. The threat of the expulsion from the FIFA cause Israel to make concession to prevent the voting and even agreed to a special monitoring comity. The subject of the B.D.S. is more and more in the media and many of the speaker admit their fear from its intensifying. [Italiano]

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]

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