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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle in turbulent times*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | indigenous struggles | news report author Sunday August 03, 2014 20:09author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos Ahdut (Unity)author email ilan.shalif at gmail dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

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]


Saturday 19.7.2014 hundreds participated in protest demo held at Habima square
David Reeb

Today 25/7/14 17 Israelis with the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative and few internationals were ready to start the weekly march to the gate of the separation wall. Just as we started the Israeli fucked forces who had already invaded the lands of Bil'in flooded us with tear gas grenades and later fired on us even using live ammunition. One Bil'iner who was shot at the Stomach was rushed by the ambulance to the Ramalla hospital.
Mohammed Basman Yasin

Friday 1.8.14 Demo - the strangest ever I participated in. A dozen Israelis, few internationals, and Bil'iner activists arrived at the Abu Lamun oak reservation park to start the weekly demo against the separation wall, the occupation, and Israel war on Gaza.
Israeli soldiers who waited there for us forbid us with added threats from even entering the reservation. After a complicated bargain we were allowed to sit under the first tree... so instead a marching demo we did a sit in one - one of the strangest Friday demonstrations in Bil'in - a sit in under a tree at the entrance to the Abu Lamun oaks reservation park.


Three Israelis and one international activists joined thirty Palestinians in the weekly demonstration in Ma'asara, with the theme of was resistance to the siege and massacre in Gaza.
We arrived late. When we arrived there were about eighty soldiers (much more than usual), some on the roofs of the houses, most of them with masks. Palestinian protesters made ​​ speeches in English, and then dispersed. Immediately after the participants scattered stones began to fly through the air and gas and stun grenades. Hard to determine who started it and it does not really matter anyway. The commanders of the soldiers explained that because leftists prohibited live fire. The soldiers entered the village, looking for stone-throwing, some were left outside in all kinds of positions. They stayed in the village for half an hour, but did not arrest anyone. Some people probably suffered a bit from the gas, but the ambulance which "visited" the village after the army left returned empty.

Also the following night did not stop anyone.

Nabi Saleh

Friday 25.7.2014 protest
David Reeb
Nabi Saleh - 01/08/2014The weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh was a show of #solidarity with the #Palestinians in Gaza, who have been under constant Israeli fire in the past few weeks. Around 1500 Palestinians have been killed in the #Gaza strip so far, about a third of them children. Villagers accompanied by international and Israeli activists marched today from the center of the village calling for an arms embargo on Israel, justice for the victims and an end to the #massacre. The Israeli army responded with barrages of tear gas, #rubber-coated steel bullets and a few rounds of live ammunition. No major injuries reported.
Haim Schwarczenberg
David Reeb


25.7.2014 Occupation forces tried to disperse the demonstration, through massive amounts of tear gas canisters that were fired directly at demonstrators, scores of rubber bullets aimed at torsos of protesters and live rounds which have wounded two demonstrators.

Ni'lin 1.8.2014


1-8-2014 today.
Army snipers shot four protesters and one journalist holding a mic. They know who really threatens them...

Tel Aviv - Jaffa

Thursday 24/7/14 Jaffa-based activists, Palestinian and Jews alike, staged a protest in the city's "Gazan Park" to commemorate the Palestinians who were killed in Gaza by the IOF and protest the ongoing massacre. Holding torches, protesters chanted against the occupation of Palestine and the massacre.
Haim Schwarczenberg

Saturday 26-7-14 Thousands participated in demo held tonight at Rabin Square.
"Right wing thugs tried to attack the left wing activists that were protesting; as a response - members of Unity together with their AntiFa comrades tried to separate between the attackers and the protestors.
This is a fascist terrorism for its own sake!
We remind everyone that we must stay strong and on guard all the time!"
David Reeb

Saturday 1-8-14 Israel police tried to disperse a demo in the national theater square but they only succeed to to push the people to a noisy march along the roads to the park near the house of the ruling party. 14 were arrested but only 2 remained the all night in Jail to be brought to court Sunday morning.


Monday 28-7-14 Vigil of refusnics (with anarchist core) demo in solidarity with Udi Segal going to jail.
Udi statement

Hazor military airport

Tuesday 29-7-14 Direct action at Air Force Base against the Massacre in Gaza.
15 Israeli activists protested against the massacre in Gaza outside Hazor Air Force Base. The Base is where planes depart to bomb Gaza. More than 1,000 people have been killed in Gaza so far, the majority of whom civilians, including more than 200 children.
The activists said: "Military violence, and the killing of Palestinian civilians, fuel the endless bloodshed and hate. This has to stop. We are here to express our objection, as Israelis, to the attacks committed in our names. Whole neighborhoods in Gaza have been wiped out, and the residents of southern Israel live in ongoing anxiety that cannot be relieved by military force or by weapons. We call for an end to the attack on Gaza, the end of the siege on Gaza and for genuine dialogue."
Haim Schwarczenberg

Israeli activists staged another performance protest in front of the ‪#‎Egyptian‬ embassy in Tel Aviv, burning "blood-stained" dolls, symbolizing the ongoing ‪#‎massacre‬ of Palestinians in ‪#‎Gaza‬. The Egyptian military regime, headed by al-Sisi, is complicit in the ongoing siege and killing of Gazans by colluding with Israel's Netanyahu and by insisting on keeping the ‪#Rafah‬ border closed, thus preventing survivors' only route of escape.

Don’t Say We Didn't Know 417

Now, while Israel and the Hamas wage war in Gaza, Israel's government continues to wage war against citizens whose only crime is that they were born Bedouins, in the Jewish State.

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, government agents arrived escorted by police to the cemetery of Al Arakib, and issued the inhabitants an order to clear their belongings from the site. After having destroyed the Bedouins' farming endeavors, demolished all the dwellings in the village, all other structures and the fence surrounding the cemetery, all possessions will be confiscated. So the inhabitants will not be able to remain on their land.

For further information:

See also
The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people
Background to the present conflict
Israel burned the stew
* From my blog at:
See at the blog previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also:

Ahdut (Unity) blog:
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle

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textPal-Isra, The one state the joint struggle try to change*. 14:08 Mon 30 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

You struggle when you have hope for a developing change. You struggle when you refuse to accept the present as the only possible future. You struggle even when the hope is low just to keep your dignity from evaporating. And there are people their rage is so strong that no reasoning can hold them back. Now, when the hope for a better common future evaporated, and the hope for a nice personal future is even lower, the anger of lot of youth is stronger than the preservation of life instinct... it is just waiting for a chancy trigger to pull another boy or girl and send them to a suicide mission. And the mighty Israeli state just start to admit that their brutality reached the wall it cannot overcome. The military elite already stated to reveal it in the open that the new emerging "individualist" Intifada cannot be stopped by force. For those who are not burnt out or desperate the non armed joint struggle is the only sane road.

textPale-Isra - The one state the "realist" Zionists strived for and the (joint) struggle*. 13:36 Sun 08 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

In the beginning of the British mandate of the both sides of the Jordan, when Palestine was divided by the UK into two entities - each on one side of the Jordan, the secular national socialists accepted it while the rightist opposed. They still have in their movement anthem: "two sides to the Jordan - this side and the other are ours too". After Israel grabbed 75% of the west bank of Palestine in 1948 war, the Zionist elite of all trends was urging and waiting for opportunity to enlarge its share. The 1956 war failed to supply it but the 1967 one gave Israel all the west bank (and some more like Sinai - which it had to give back). The efforts to transfer the Palestinian out was successful in 1948 war, was less successful in the 1967 war, and much less substantial later - in spite of the efforts. The fear of transfer which inhibited the urge to struggle - both within 1948 borders and the enlarged 1967 ones is gradually dwindling and the non armed popular struggle - though hesitant, is gradually collecting momentum.

textPalestine-Israel - The third Intifada is collecting momentum - The joint unarmed struggle continue* 00:38 Mon 12 Oct by Ilan S. 0 comments

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. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The non armed social struggle increase in response to increase in Israeli assaults... 20:54 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... 15:22 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... 15:38 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... 17:19 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]

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