Palestine-Israel, While the autumn weather is cooling, the struggle is intensifying and hotting up*
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Monday November 26, 2012 20:23 by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos. Mazpen ilan at shalif dot com Tel Aviv
In addition joint demos and actions in Bil'in, Beit Ummar, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, South Hebron Hills, and Sheikh Jarrah, there were actions of the higher committee of the local grass root communities and other localities - both in the occupied West Bank and within Israel with the war in Gaza as focus. The long struggle against the settler colonialist Zionist project was reviewed in the conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Israeli anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist Matzpen, whose heirs are the Anarchists Against the Wall. In it comrades stressed again the difference between the struggles against aspects of the Zionist project like military rule imposed on the Palestinians in the past within Israel and now in the 1967 occupied regions, and partial gains in it, and real solution only the social revolution in the whole region will bring.
Sunday will be women demo in protest on the attack on Gaza. As many Israeli female activists as can come are invited to support the demo.
Women's protested at Budrus the on going attacks on Gaza.
About 50 women marched in protest of the Gaza massacre. During the non-violent demonstration of women in Budrus – a village in the West Bank - three youths were taken from their homes and arrested by the IOF. Additionally, the IOF threw tear gas and rubber coated bullet
Even before the demo started the IOF covered the village with tear gas, the brave women of Budrus took another path towards the fence, the IOF waited there in big numbers and full gear and right away opened fire at the women non-violent protest until then not a single stone was thrown, so the shabab joined the protest with stone throwing and road barriers, the state forces entered in to the village and arrested three brothers violently from the first house, the parents followed them and some women but the IOF closed behind them and sprayed the mothers with stinking skunk water, the IOF continued for hour into the dark shooting rubber bullets at tear gas at the shabab and the village from the other side of the fence.
Funeral of Rushdi Tamimi, Nabi Saleh, 20.11.2012
Over a thousand people gathered in the village of Nabi Saleh to pay respect to Rushdi Tamimi, who died from wounds inflicted by IOF soldiers. The funeral procession, which started in Ramallah and passed through Birzeit, arrived to Nabi Saleh where Tamimi was laid to rest. Immediately following the funeral, large forces of Israeli military gathered near the village's main entrance and clashes erupted between soldiers and mourners. The soldiers used massive amounts of tear gas and rubber bullets, in addition to stun grenades and skunk water.
By: Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.28537687824868...50543
Jerusalem, Isawia (near the university), Tuesday, joint demo for Gaza. When a missile reached the region the police got crazy, attack very violently the demonstrators, arrested three Palestinians and two Israelis.
Bil'in gave the soldiers their own medicine: In this Friday demonstration Shabab made "mini Kasams" and returned to the Israeli army tear gas grenades using short pipes as a makeshift mortars instead of throwing them back by hand. After a long hesitation, the soldiers came running showering the demonstrators with tear gas... but after confiscation of a TV video material they retreated. The village activists expecting more intensive "night visits" from the Israeli state forces in retaliation.
Tuesday, AAtW activist attended the funeral of Rusdi Tamimi - injured in the Friday 16-11-12 demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTmPach1Yjg and died on Monday. After the funeral a demo marched and confronted the Israeli state forces/
This Friday (23th Nov.) The Friday weekly demonstration commemorating Rushdi Tamimi, shot and killed by the Israeli army, was held in the pouring rain. Protesters marched carrying the images of the village's martyrs, Mustafa and Rushdi Tamimi, were attacked by the IOF. Soldiers used barrages of tear gas, rubber bullets and skunk water to suppress the demonstration. Several protesters were injured by rubber bullets, while others were soaked in wastewater. Two Israeli solidarity activists were arrested.
Demo with pictures of the two martyrs Rushdi and Mustafa in the first line.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.28652043813432...50543
Israel Putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWbjWkZEiiQ
David Reeb http://youtu.be/c_gFMqiT5pc
Beginning the weekly demo against the occupation at kufr Qaddum! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151329086297037
South Hebron hills
Saturday, November 24th Israeli activists accompanied Palestinian farmers in order to neutralize settler colonialists and state forces to prevent them from accessing areas near the colonialist settlements.
Solidarity with Gaza, Jaffa, 24.11.2012
About a hundred people gathered in Jaffa's clock tower square to protest the recent Israeli assault on Gaza and demonstrate solidarity with its victims. Protesters lit candles to commemorate the victims, demanded to end the siege, occupation and continuous violence towards Palestinians.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.28680666143903...50543
Don’t Say We Didn’t Know 337
We are constantly sold the old “restraint” lie. Israel has practiced self-restraint for 4 years. For 12 years. We are told that the Palestinians shower missiles on us, but forget the assaults Israel has constantly carried out against Gaza.
So I took the trouble to review UN data (not the Palestinians’), and following is a list of Palestinian casualties in the Gaza Strip as a result of Israeli assaults, only in the months of September and October, and first week of November 2012.
Please note I have not counted the total number of Israeli attacks on the Strip, or the number of missiles and bombs launched and dropped on it, but only those that managed to kill or wound Palestinians:
5-6.9.12 – The Israeli army shelled a vehicle and group of Palestinians east of the Al Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip and north-east of Beit Hanoun, respectively, killing 6 so-called armed men and wounding another one.
10.9.12 – 6 wounded, one of them armed and 5 civilians, two of them children, of an IDF shelling.
19.9.12 – The Israeli Air Force assaults a police vehicle on a routine patrol around Rafa. 2 policemen killed, one wounded.
24.9.12 – IDF soldiers shot and wounded a woman seen on the roof of her own home, located 1,200 meters from the border fence in Al Bureau refugee camp.
7.10.12 – The Israeli Air Force bombed two members of a Palestinian armed organization as they rode a motorcycle inside the town of Rafa. One was killed, the other wounded.
8 civilians, among them 4 children (one a 4-week-old baby) were wounded as well.
8.10.12 – Israeli forces fired tank shells at various areas near the fence in Johan Al Dik, Al Karara, Hiz’a and Khan Yunes. As a result of this fire, 4 Palestinian civilians were wounded, 2 of them children.
12.10.12 – An Israeli assault from the air hit 2 armed Palestinians riding a motorcycle east of Jabaliya refugee camp, killing both. A 6-year old child was wounded as well.
12.10.12 – Another air assault outside the Al Bureij refugee camp wounded a 12-year old boy.
13.10.12 – Assaults from the air at two sites east of Khan Yunes and Deir al Balah killed 3 armed men and wounded another 3.
22.10.12 – During an Israeli ground incursion into the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Air Force killed one armed Palestinian and wounded another person. Hostilities spread to another area of Beit Hanoun where an armed Palestinian member of an armed organization was killed and 2 others wounded in another attack from the air.
22.10.12 – In two additional attacks on the same day, the Israeli Air Force focused on a group of armed men who, Israel claims, were trying to launch missiles at the south of Israel. 3 were killed, 5 others wounded.
24.10.12 – Israeli forces fired tank shells at a Palestinian police checkpoint near Erez crossing, wounding one policeman.
28.10.12 – The Israeli Air Force attacked Palestinian armed organization members who, according to Israel, were trying to launch a missile against Israel; One of them was killed, another wounded.
4.11.12 – Israeli forces stationed on a watchtower along the fence shot to death a 23-year old mentally-disabled Palestinian who was walking within the zone of limited accessibility about 10 meters from the fence.
* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at the blog
See also: http://awalls.org