Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle in turbulent times*
mashriq / arabia / iraq |
indigenous struggles |
Sunday August 03, 2014 22:09 by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos Ahdut (Unity) ilan.shalif at gmail dot com Tel Aviv
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 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
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
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.
Friday 25.7.2014 protest
David Reeb http://youtu.be/wBXy4pA7-kc
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
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.
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 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!"
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.
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
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.
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:
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
* 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.
Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019