Pale-Isra - The one state the "realist" Zionists strived for and the (joint) struggle*.
mashriq / arabia / iraq |
indigenous struggles |
Sunday November 08, 2015 14:36 by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos.ca, Ahdut (Unity) ilan.shalif at gmail dot com Tel Aviv
Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, Qaddum, Shikh Jarrah and the South of Hebron Hills
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.
16-10-15 Friday demo. 15 Israelis and many internationals Joined the local activists reinforced by exceptional number of youth in the weekly demonstration. The Israeli soldiers confronted us with lot of tear gas shooting.
Due to the northern wind the state forces forced us to regroup out of their shooting range, but they failed to disperse us in the allotted half hour of confrontation.
"Nothing like the surprise effect and once will not hurt, since we harvested the olives in a field on the heights of the village of Bil'in against the wall of shame, my friend Abdullah us proposed a strategy of occupation soldiers approach, coming up behind them, instead of converging towards the wall of the village and be "gassed" quickly ... As is usually the case
The surprise was total all with us that day fifteen young Spaniards, an arrival "in force" as only 2 Palestinians with us ... The other being opposite in relation to us. After negotiations, the military escorted us practically, some even tried the discussion and only after having largely exceeded they sent us their toxic gases .... Just to show their domination! With Gérard
Mohammed Yasin: https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/11790792...21169
Bil'in 23-10-15 Friday demo. 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall, and some internationals joined the local activists and lot of Shabab youngsters https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/8305690...09098 in the Friday demo. Thanks to the strong mainly southern winds the Israeli forces had a real problem to repulse and disperse us. It took them much more than the usual 30 minutes confrontation till they pulled of.
Friday 30.10.2015 Due to moving the clock but not the demo, the state force fail to come in time. Gradually, about dozen of Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, about ten internationals and many youth of the village and near by villages joined the village activists and gradually we entered the usually forbidden area around the old route of the separation fence. After a long while the state force arrived... and started to confront the youngsters with lot of tear gas leaving the few of us who were near the rote to stand in peace and view their activity from the side of the road (and the stones and tear gas canisters the shabab threw on them).
After a long while when the cloud of tear gas was cleared for a while we left the soldiers and regrouped to the line where the youth and other demonstrators were dispersed.
Long after the usual 30 minutes the state force continue the confrontation a after nearly 2 hours still few of the youth still confronted them.
Bil'in, Friday 6-11-15 demo. 6 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall with few internationals joined the village activists and youngsters. Before starting the demo, while converging to the march, the state forces sent a unit to ambush the youth among the olive trees. The tear gas canister were shot too before we started to march. Though the soldiers came nearer to the village than usual, due to the many gas masques and the southern wind, we just had to retreat nearer the village than usual. After the failed ambush and the allotted 30 minute for harassment, the soldiers retreated to behind the new separation wall and many marched to the forbidden region near it. The soldiers responded with another intrusion and shooting.
David Reeb https://youtu.be/b6TY4Az6MXQ
With dozens of Palestinians killed in the past months by Israeli forces, villagers in Nabi Saleh confronted the IDF to protest this wave of brutality, in addition to continued land confiscations and construction of Jewish-only settlements. Israel, on its part, has attempted to squash these weekly protest through a wave of arrests. In the last few weeks, 15 young residents of Nabi Saleh have been arrested from their homes, including a young woman, They are all being interrogated by the Israeli Shabak as their detention is repeatedly extended by a military judge. Today, the Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canister and rubber-coated steel bullets at demonstrators in an attempt to disperse them. No major injuries reported.
David Reeb https://youtu.be/jQrW1Vs2jW4
October 20 the main entrance to the village of Ni'lin was completely blocked with concrete barriers, perhaps as a form of collective punishment against the very existence of the village. The next day, soldiers invaded the village on the main road and clashed with young stone throwers. When they ran out of tear gas they started using live ammunition. Three young men were wounded one got head injury. Transporting the wounded to the hospital was deliberately denied by the soldiers. On Friday (October 23) fuel trucks that were supposed to go into the village stood near the blocked entrance. After indirect negotiations and fear of tankers loaded with fuel that stand near occupied population that have nothing to lose, the road was temporarily opened. A number of Palestinian vehicles, trying to enter with the fuel trucks, were stopped and the soldiers confiscated the car keys. The drivers and their cars became a shield against stone-throwing. It seemed that the soldiers were relaxed because they were fully shielded and armoured. They passed the time by firing rubber bullets from time to time. A television crew that arrived and settled near the soldiers fled the scene quickly. From time to time even when I was not close to stone throwers the soldiers fired towards me (rubber coated steel bullets). Apparently it was a
Friday 16-10-15 - "Right now, Israeli army snipers invade the village and fire copious rounds of rubber costed steel bullets. Thankfully no one has been hurt so far amongst the protesting residents of kufr Qaddum". https://www.facebook.com/amnonlotan/posts/10153666418007037
We shall overcome!
23-10-15 demo in Qaddum and olive picking in Jayus: https://www.facebook.com/abu.sivan/posts/10153690541532500
C area The settlers are para-military militants in the front of the transfer efforts of Palestinians which is the core of the Zionist settler project.
Don't say we did not know #471
On Thursday, 8th October, 2015, a Palestinian from Tayassir transported bales of hay to the owner of a flock of sheep, in neighbouring Al-Aqaba. IDF soldiers confiscated the tractor and cart.
Past experience teaches that the IDF will now demand thousands of shekels for the return of confiscated property – the tractor and cart.
Don't say we did not know #472
Our bus - a bus of leftist peace activists who had came to the West Bank to help with the olive harvest - stopped at the entrance to the olive groves of the Palestinian village, Burin, between the settlements Bracha and Yizhar. As we got off the bus, IDF Jeeps arrived and soldiers - with masks on their faces – prohibited us from entering the olive groves. The harvest had been co-ordinated with the DCL (District Co-ordination & Liaison of the Civil Administration of the IDF). The harvest organisers phoned the DCL. They were told to wait until officers had checked the matter. Meanwhile, the (civilian) security co-ordinator of the nearby Yizhar settlement turned up. I was surprised to see a religious Jew driving on Shabbat. Meanwhile he and other settlers expelled Palestinians who were harvesting near the settlement's fence - even though they had been given permission by the army. Land robbery is apparently permitted on Shabbat... We talked to the soldiers about that, but apparently they were not in the least bothered.
The army probably assumes that leftist activists coming to assist Palestinians with the harvest pose a military threat to the State and to a settlement a kilometre away. Indeed after some officers arrived, it seemed that we (Israeli citizens!) were indeed a threat to Israeli citizens: the IDF proclaimed the area a closed military zone and commanded us to leave. We were afraid that if we insisted on staying, it would cause problems for the Palestinian farmers, so we left.
We had come to help the Palestinians of Burin who are regularly attacked by settlers from Yizhar and the Givat Ronen outpost. We must emphasise that the Palestinian farmers are attacked in their village and their own fields. So, in many places in the West Bank, settlers are taking over land from Palestinians when those Palestinians cannot hold out against the regular, repeated attacks. Usually the IDF does not interfere. On that Saturday, 31st October, 2015, the IDF helped the settlers by driving us out, preventing us from helping or being a non-violent human shield for those victims of the settlers, the Palestinians.
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