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Palestine-Israel - The joint struggle contributes to the shift in domination within the Israeli capitalist ruling elite*

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Sunday November 30, 2014 16:50author by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Ahdut (Unity)author email ilan.shalif at gmail dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

Araqeeb, Bil'in, Occupied East Jerusalem: mainly Sheikh Jarrah, Shuafat, Silwan, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'lin, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills, and the Palestinian Bedouins

Israel was built mainly by the national socialists who owned 75% of the economy in 1949. Due to dependence on the imperial powers the so-called socialist elite invested a lot in building the Zionist-capitalist elite to which it lost power in 1977. Conflicts of interest within the Zionist-capitalist elite started to change the balance between the small tycoons section that supported the Zionist wish to transfer the Palestinians out and the capitalist section that integrated in the neo-liberal globalization who wish to exploit the Palestinians and the workers of neighboring countries. The restructuring of power relations in global capitalism after the last crisis had its Israeli expression in the near-bankruptcy of the tycoon elite and the present collapse of the government coalition. The economic damage which has already resulted from the B.D.S. campaign which is enhanced by the joint struggle seems to be hastening a shift in the balance of powers.
Bil'in. Photo: Mohammed Yasin
Bil'in. Photo: Mohammed Yasin


Haitham Al Khatib:"Today's demo was dedicated to AL QUDS. The participants were Palestinians,Israeli and ‪#‎Internationale‬ ‪#‎Activists‬.We all decided to march towards AL ‪#‎QOUDS‬ to put an end to WALLS and ‪#‎CHECKPOINTS‬. Although the soldiers were not violent more than usual,they threw hundreds of tears gas and bullets at us.
There were dozens of protestors suffering from it. "They intentionally threw gas DIRECTLY at me with a clear intention to cause damage to me.
EVERYONE who truly cherishes FREEDOM and JUSTICE should have the RESPONSIBILITY to denounce ‪#‎ISRAELI‬ VIOLENCE ,OPPRESSION,and CRIMES:
WE will never give up our STRUGGLE for our LEGITIMATE HUMAN RIGHTS!
Bil'in today - 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the separation wall, many internationals (including A French delegation that visited the village of Bil'in with Mayor Onglavil Mr. Jean Doris, the delegation participated in the march, as an expression of solidarity with the Palestinian People and Bilin village).and Bil'iners - in spite the "competing" demo in Qalandia, demonstrated west of the village. Though the Israeli state forces succeeded to block us from even approaching the route of the older (dismantled) separation fence, because of the strong wind from the north, they failed to disperse us though they showered us with tear gas canisters.
Mohammed Basman Yasin
Here is a short video I made today at the moment of the arrest of a Canadian guy (Jessie Hadad ) in the demo of Bilin. Unfortunately I couldn't film what i saw With my eyes when the police border was beating him.
Friday in Bil'in, 7 Israelis "Paying the rent" for the pleasure of immigrants who are living in Palestine... and 10 internationals joined the locals in the demonstration against the separation wall and occupation, confronted the Israeli state armed forces. As usual lately, when we just marched within the village lands, the barrage of tear gas started. Due to a friendly wind our way was only blocked but we were not dispersed. After about an hour of confrontation and a change in the direction of the wind most of us returned to the built area of the village.


21.11.14, The weekly demonstration against settlements and apartheid wall with slogans condemning the Israeli siege on Jerusalem started at the city center and moved towards the village entrance blocked by a huge number of Israeli soldiers . As the protesters got close, the soldiers fired a massive tear gas and sound bomb attack to push demonstrators back.
Israeli new settlement plans will prevent the southern villages of the city of Bethlehem from reaching their city leaving them in total isolation .
Popular resistance committees in the area said that they will not stop before they free their village and reclaim their stolen lands.

Nabi Saleh

Friday 14.11.14
David Reeb

Friday 21.11.2014
Occupied Palestine, Nabi Saleh 21 November 2014
Nariman Al-Tamimi, Asid and Basel Al-Rimawi were shot by Israeli live bullets today at Al-Nabi Saleh village
Nariman is currently having an operation in her foot, which was hit by a live bullet. Asid Al Rimawi 15 and Basel Al Rimawi 24 were hit by live bullets while the Israeli army was violently suppressing the weekly demonstration at AL Nabi Saleh which started from Al Shuhada square in the center of the village and was heading towards the village lands confiscated by the Israeli occupation.
tens of international solidarity activists and Palestinians from the village and the surrounding villages took part in this demonstration.
The demonstration was under the title (Jerusalem is calling) and aimed to mark the second anniversary of the killing of Rushdi Al Tamimi by the Israeli army. The demonstrators chanted against the occupation and illegal colonial settlements and for Jerusalem, Palestinian political prisoners an martyrs
Once the demonstrators reached the Israeli army checkpoint at the entrance of the village, the Israeli soldiers started shooting live and rubber bullets in addition to gas and metal bombs. Nariman was injured with a bullet (called Tutu) in her foot and was immediately taken to Palestine health compound. A 25 year old man and a 15 year old boy from the village of Beit Rima were also injured by live bullets from the same type (tutu)and were taken to Yaser Arafat hospital in Salfit. Tens of demonstrators were hit by metal-coated rubber bullets and asphyxiation as a result of the Israeli gas bombs.
Haim Schwarczenberg: "Marking the second anniversary to the killing of Rushdi Tamimi by the IOF, residents of Nabi Saleh, including Rushdi’s family members marched to protest his killing and the routine killing of Palestinians by the Israeli army. The IOF fired live ammunition, injuring three protesters – two from neighboring Beit Rima and another woman who was sustained gunshot wound to her leg and was taken to hospital in Ramallah for treatment."



Yisrael Puterman
Ni'lin continues to resist Israeli occupation and apartheid 28.11.14 - one guy, 21 years old, got shot in the stomach with a rubber coated steel bullet from close range in Ni'lin, as clashes continued until 3.00pm, in spite of the several attempts to shoot and catch protesters, luckily no-one got caught.
Soon full report at
This week's demonstration started like all other weeks after the Friday prayer under the olive trees that grow in the outskirts of the village of Ni’lin. As every week the demonstration proceeded to march towards the separation wall carrying Palestinian flags and chanting slogans against the wall and in solidarity with the Palestinian struggling at the Al-Aqsa mosque.

However the situation in the village has been escalating since June of this year Israeli soldiers were waiting for the protesters as they approached the wall. Before the demonstration had arrived at its destination the soldiers attacked the protest with tear gas canisters fired straight towards the protesters as well as rubber-coated steel bullets. The clashes continued until three in the afternoon when the protestors managed to push the soldiers back towards the wall.

Since June 2014 the Israeli soldiers have been attacking Ni’lin's Friday demonstration near inhabited houses and sometimes even inside the village, chasing protesters with jeeps and shooting at houses. We believe this is an attempt to make the villagers condemn the demonstrations and thereby make them stop.

Many new tactics have been put into place to make the Ni’lin demonstrations come to an end. One such tactic has been to let snipers shoot protestors in the legs in order for them to be easier to catch for the soldiers. Since June of this year 13 protesters have been shot in the legs but so far only one has been arrested. The military has also been adding more snipers over the course of the months. To start with they were using one sniper during demonstrations but now that number has grown to three.

The Israeli military's treatment of Ni’lin and its villagers are aided by the fact that the town has received no media coverage in more than a year and a half. This has led to Ni’lin being a testing ground for new military tactics against demonstrations.


14.11.14 The army was especially brutal in the last weekly demo in Kafr Qaddum
Friday 21.11.2014
The mad armed forces showered the place with skunk water including the non-participants who came back from the olive harvest, fired live ammunition while aiming at demonstrators and cursing out loud at us.
Then, the village answered.
Already one boy injured by tutu bullets fired on the hundreds of resident protesters in the weekly demo against the occupation in Kafr Qaddum.
Dozens of Israeli soldiers heavily armed firing and storming us inside the village, and the ppl stand defiant.
Amnon Lotan
Today over 200 local participants matched in Kufr Qaddum, along with a couple internationals and 4 israelis.
The army invaded the village on the main road early, with a few dozen soldiers, with gips, gas cannons, skunk and tutu rifles. In the first hour before and after the march started they were very violent, firing all the above all over the main street.
At least two were shot and treated for tutu bullet injuries.
About an hour or so after the march began, the soldiers showed more restraint, and began to retreat even before the heavy rain set in. This led to the ppl burning even more tires than usual, taking advantage of a strong westerly wind that blew it all into Kdumim.
All in all, moral was very high.
Amnon Lotan
28-11-14 - Israeli army just shot a European solidarity activist in the chest with live ammunition at the weekly demo against the occupation in kufr Qaddum! There was no warning and the invading soldiers were not in any danger. Over 200 local protesters with a dozen Jews and internationals keep an unarmed standoff in front of the army inside the village.

Sheikh Jarrah

The residents of Sheikh Jarrah are continuing their protest vigils in the neighborhood every Friday, protesting their violent evictions from their homes, the taking over of the neighborhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem.
They call upon each and every person who supports their struggle to join them.
This is the eleventh Friday after Salah being jailed. Please make a special effort to come
Please make the effort and join them this November 14th, for a vigil in support of their struggle.

28/11/14 Blocking the Jerusalem-Jericho road
Nabi Mosa occupied Palestine, demonstration faced by huge number of Israeli soldiers and police, demonstrations called for the end of occupation, freeing jerusalem and the stopping of bedouin displacement in the area. --- Palestinian popular committees accompanied by international solidarity activists succeeded today to block the Jerusalem - Jericho road to restrict the Zionist colonists and soldiers movement. The peaceful protest was faced and suppressed by a big number of heavily armed Israeli soldiers of all units who used tear gas canisters and stun grenades to disperse and oppress the peaceful protesters and prevent them from blocking the high way.
The main goals of the protest were to shed more light on the ongoing displacement of the Palestinian Bedouins from that area (H1), to confirm that occupied Jerusalem is a Palestinian capital and Palestinian have the full right to enter Jerusalem city freely .

Don’t say we did not know #428
On Tuesday, 21st October, 2014, Border Police units (combat soldiers) came to the Bedouin East Jerusalem neighborhood, A-Za’im – Za’atara. The residents are West Bank ID holders, and landowners, even though Israel annexed the neighborhood to Jerusalem. They are allowed to continue living there but are prohibited from entering the rest of Jerusalem.
The soldiers demolished three homes and an ancient cave used as a sheepfold.
Twenty one people were made homeless.
The next day the soldiers returned and confiscated tents donated by the Red Cross, following the demolition.

Don’t say we did not know #429
On Sunday, 09/11/2014, a group of Palestinian children from Hebron were on their way home from school, when a settler driving by stopped near them and pushed one of them. The boy fell and was injured.
International volunteers in the area approached border units policemen in the area and asked them to intervene. The policemen refused. As the settler drove off, the policemen waved him goodbye instead of arresting him.

Don’t say we didn’t know #430

On Thursday, November 6th, 2014, IDF soldiers arrived at the Palestinian village El’Aqaba (near Tubas) and demolished a home and a sheepfold. Nine people were made homeless.

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After the home demolitions in Umm El-Kheir in the South Hebron Hills (Don’t say… #427), those affected received tents as humanitarian aid. On October 29th, 2014, IDF soldiers came back and confiscated those tents. The residents started constructing tin sheds. On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, IDF soldiers came and handed out Stop Work orders.

All village homes, except four, are threatened with demolition orders.

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