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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 21:09author 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]

Bil'in

Saturday 19.7.2014 hundreds participated in protest demo held at Habima square
David Reeb http://youtu.be/9qhJ1JRQukI

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.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=810543742310208
Mohammed Basman Yasin https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/6143168...67654
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=853440454673725

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. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203587568822782

Ma'asara

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 http://youtu.be/wBXy4pA7-kc
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpEqBwd_2Kw
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 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5773793990484...50543
David Reeb http://youtu.be/eAzJnXe2sRw

Ni'lin.

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.
Anti-narrative https://www.facebook.com/antinarrative/posts/3215427046...76865
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lioBrUWvzm8

Ni'lin 1.8.2014
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9WeJrCEK4w

Qaddum

25.7.2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCDe01bXG-A
1-8-2014 today.
Army snipers shot four protesters and one journalist holding a mic. They know who really threatens them...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlAltypBr1M

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 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5737532960777...50543

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!"
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvyBx8JB0K4
David Reeb http://youtu.be/BtlNYdn6oXU

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.
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Z9jfBimTE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js8lIY4lSS4

Haifa

Monday 28-7-14 Vigil of refusnics (with anarchist core) demo in solidarity with Udi Segal going to jail.
Udi statement http://vimeo.com/101864895
https://www.facebook.com/noa.levy.noa/media_set?set=a.1...48696
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152292545013697

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 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5756841358846...50543

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.
https://www.facebook.com/schwarczenberg/photos/pb.20235...3291/
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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:

amosg@shefayim.org.il
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See also
The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27175
Background to the present conflict http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27192
Israel burned the stew http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27220
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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, 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]

textPalestine-Israel,The joint struggle and the vicious Israeli transfer efforts 05:28 Wed 01 Oct by Ilan S. 0 comments

Arkib (1948 Bedouins), Bil'in, Dahams (Ramla 1948 village), East Jerusalem (occupied 1967 mainly Sheikh Jarah, Shuafat, and the Bedouins of the region) Ma'asarah, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills - the main locations of the joint struggles the anarchists against the wall are involved in. As the Israeli pretending of striving for any kind of peace was exposed, the transfer efforts are intensified. It seems the hazards taking and gambling of Israel on the continuation of the occupation is increasing. The Israeli government count on the pro Israeli lobby of the US right and the strategic value of Israel in the present troubled time and recklessly disregard the mounting international pressure... though the Israeli officials and the public keep worrying in public about the economic and political pressures. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with lower intensity: last Friday only 3 Israelis cam... 22:10 Sun 07 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

The 50-day war on Gaza ended, after Israel begged for a ceasefire and yielded to major demands from Hamas (some kept in secret even from Israeli government ministers). A majority of Israelis admit that Israel did not win the war but with difficulty admit that Hamas had the upper hand. Ministers passed two weeks ago a classified Cabinet document containing a proposal to place an international force in Gaza, which may mean the end of Israel's occupation of the Gaza Strip and the opening of the Ghetto... and may be a precedent to what could be the end of the occupation of the West Bank). In Israel, the "radical" left is back to "normal"... though many more activists are contemplating joining the comrades who had already lost hope and emigrated. It seems the international pressures of the imperial powers and the advances of the boycott movement are bringing the end of the 1967 occupation sooner than expected. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The war assault on Gaza failed to bring the expected results and even back fired* 14:09 Sun 24 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

The war Israel started with the Hamas was intended to keep it weaker but independent of the west bank authority. A month and a half and Israel cannot stop the Hamas firing of rockets on Israel. The Hamas raised its demand about the lifting of the siege (closer) and the Israeli prime minister failed go get the support of his coalition for the needed compromise. To diminish the losses and to save face Israel with US backing are passing the decision to the UN security council the Israeli ruling elite evaded successfully so many years. The mounting economic pressures create cracks in the Israeli ruling elite and even the populist coalition party head - the foreign minister, start to promote the end of the 1967 occupation. And the joint popular grass root struggle continue - within Israel at the Arkib Bedouins as focus, Bil'in, Ma'asara, Neby Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, South Hebron Hills. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, Israel attack on Gaza ending with a defeat of its arrogant power show* 19:34 Tue 12 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

Israel started the attack on the Hamas to sabotage the Hamas compromise with the west bank authority, and restore a weakened Hamas independent rule in the Gaza strip. Hamas compromise was a response to Egyptian closer intended to dismantle the Hamas. The failed Israeli attack will force it to contribute its share to significantly open the closer of the border between Israel and the Gaza strip which was till the attack based on the bare minimal on the margin of humanitarian catastrophe. Whatever the details of the new cease fire and arrangements, the failure of Israel vicious assault to stop the Hamas from firing rockets on Israel is a significant "game changer". The failed attack on Gaza and the continuing popular struggle in the west bank are hastening the international pressures to end the occupation of the West bank and the closer of the Gaza strip.

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