Saturday, November 12, 2016

Palestine-Israel, After 13 years of joint struggle (and 12 in Bil'in), we won the right for the unarmed demonstrations against the separation fence, settlers, and occupation*


At the beginning, up to 450 Israelis of the radical left joined the hundreds of Palestinians of Bil'in and the region in the struggle against the robbery of the village land for the Modi'in Elit settlement and the separation fence used for that. It took more than 7 years till the state forces stopped to try to prevent activist from joining the Bil'iners in the Friday joint demonstrations. It took another 5 years till they stop to shoot on us tear gas and "non lethal" bullets. Two Bil'iners paid with their life, hundreds of Palestinians and Israelis were injured, detained and even arrested (Palestinians for long time up to a year and a half, Israelis no more than a day or two). Many thousands of international activists participated with us and contributed later for the international struggle against the occupation. The harassment of the village activists at nights mainly continue, but the struggle will not stop.

Bil'in, Friday 7-10-16, 5 Israelis, 10 internationals, and about dozen village activists converged for the Friday demo against the Israeli occupation and settlers. Unlike the few previous demos the Israeli armed cars were posited at the route of the dismantled separation fence were they used to block our way to the new separation wall most of the last year... but just as we started to march the went away - "invited" us to march along the newly upgraded road to the new separation wall near the Abu Lamun oak orchard - as we did in the few previous demos. However, they put at the old route a line and warning not to cross it, declaring the place as military fire training area and harassed the few comrades who went that way.
However, not accepting their "request" the main demo took another road straight to the gate in the wall. For a while, when the state force harassed the comrades who did go on the road leading to the oak orchard we converged not far from the gate waiting for the armed cars to go away. When they did it, we marched to the gate and then along the wall to the oak orchard - confronting on the way settler youngsters on the other side of the wall. After a while the state forces returned but instead of confronting us just confiscated a car of a village activist.
After a long rest we returned to the village.

https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10209426127023088/
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10210633839945324
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210633828785045
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/photos/pcb.1437642866264803/1437642402931516
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=980564308719465&set=pcb.980564845386078
14-10-16 The Bil'in Freedom demonstration went ahead smoothly today and we made it to The Israeli apartheid wall ! We were about 30 people with International activists from around the world: Israel, Canada, Holland! Some were from the ISM (International Solidarity Movement).
Our demonstration is held on our village "Freedom Street" street and peacefully protests against the Illegal Israeli apartheid and military occupation of West Bank and our farming village! HELLO! There were NO arrests today! We arrived at the wall and the gate of the wall, demonstrators climbed the wall to hoist up our national Palestinian flag and the gates opened and the Israeli Occupation forces came out! The soldiers did threaten the International activists with immediate arrest if they did not leave the area and actually took photocopies of their passports! The soldiers looked for cars to steal ...but there weren't any to Arrest! It was a good day! I am hosting some activists in my home now and I am proud of their courage and I thank them for blessing our village with their visit! Palestinians are loving welcoming people and we always welcome you ALL to visit and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! You will always find love from us, its all we have but we give it freely and generously! Thank you International activists!
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10209491473016697
21-10-16 Bil'in, Friday 21-10-16 demo. 4 Israelis, and about 15 internationals joined a delegation from Ramallah and the village activists. We converged at the Abu Lamun wood. Before starting the demo the participants continued to clear the wood from the various remnants of more than 5 years of confrontations.
Than we marched to the wall and along it up to the gate in the wall. There we knocked on the gate for long time but no response came.
After social time in the area near the gate we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10210782368258439
https://www.facebook.com/village.bilin/posts/1765152113750397
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1039151416184190
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/videos/993093430799886/
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10209565923597915/
https://www.maannews.net/Content.aspx?id=872286
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/993618954080667
Bil'in, 28-10-16, Friday demo against occupation and settlers, and in memory of Renen Raz - activist of the anarchist against the wall, who died this week after a long illness (his activity was participation in the Friday demo in Bil'in). In the demo participated 10 Israelis with the AAtW initiative, dozens of international activist from various countries and the village activists. We converged at the Abu Lamun oak wood and started marching and chanting - with many holding Renen picture, towards the gate in the wall. After we arrived youth climbed the wall to hung an additional Palestinian flag. When we arrived there people converged in front of the gate taking pictures and knocking on the gate... After a long time few Israeli soldiers showed themselves behind the wall and threw few sound grenades.... and then we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/village.bilin/posts/1768926023373006
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10210851910436950
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1045220968910568
4-11-16Friday demo. 5 Israelis with the anarchist against the wall initiative Joined dozens of international activists and the village activists. After converging at the Abu Lamun oak mini park we marched towards the gate in the separation wall - chanting all the way. When we arrived there the gate was opened a bit and we could see few soldiers positioned just behind the gate. After few minutes of converging near the gate the soldiers came forward - declaring the area as closed military zone and demand us to return to the village. As we just ignored them they started to threat us with arrests and even detained two activists. "2 activist - one of the Israeli anarchists against wall and one village activist (brother of the two martyrs) detained today on the weekly Bil'in"
After a long while with more threats of arrests and partial retreat the army commander promised to release the detainees when we will be distant from the gate... After the demo end was declared we slowly started to return to the village.
When we returned to the village the two detainees were released after signing a promise not to commit the same felony again.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10209699618020192/
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10209699465936390
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10210924542892716
11-11-16 https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1058140117618653
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10210990464580717

Qaddum

14-10-16
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1286039088084808.1073742080.271405776214816
https://www.facebook.com/AlMasira.KufurKaddom/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1286039088084808
4-11-16 Friday demo. Awful smell, even poisoning our air... Zionist occupation soldiers spraying wastewater (skunk water) at Palestinian people and houses of Kufr Qaddom village. The filthy smell lasts more than a week and requires really hard work to clean it. This way of collective punishment is very common and used everywhere in occupied Palestine.

Ni'ilin

10/21/2016 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siLqlUNhsSk
4.11.2016 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42LvHVAN0vI

Nabi Saleh

Friday 28-10-16 Today demonstration against Balfour declaration. After hundred years we still resist.
https://www.facebook.com/btamimins/posts/1702604780067027
https://www.facebook.com/btamimins/videos/1702598586734313/


Don't Say We Didn't Know 520

Last week the Israeli army carried out various demolitions in the West Bank.

Following is a report of one case:

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016. soldiers came to the Palestinian village of Al Hama in the northern part of the Palestinian Jordan Valley, near the settlement Mekhola, and demolished all 25 of the structures there. Since that cursed day, settlers and soldiers keep arriving there and threatening the inhabitants to cease their cooperation with Israelis who come to help them and demanding the villagers to leave. One of the villagers told the Israeli peace activists that in the past houses were demolished as well but there were no subsequent harassments as there are now.

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Don't Say We Didn't Know 521

This posting is an exception: I include a photo of third-graders of the Bedouin Abu Al-Nawar family of the Jahalin tribe who live in E1 zone, between Jerusalem and the Maale Adumim settlement. After a previous demolition of their school, they erected a tent that served as a classroom. On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Israeli soldiers arrived and destroyed the tent.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 523

On October 10, 2016, Israeli human rights activists discovered that settlers from the unauthorized outpost of Giv'at Sal'it (belonging to the settlement Mekhola in the Palestinian Jordan Valley) have begun to build yet another, new outpost about 300 meters from the Palestinian village of Al Hama which the Israeli army has demolished, claiming the village is built illegally (see "Don't Say We Didn't Know" no. 520). All appeals to the army and the police have been of no avail. The settlers continue building the new outpost which will eventually become a new settlement. This is what history teaches us...

Don't Say We Didn't Know 524

The Israeli army persists in its transfer schemes.
Having demolished most of this Palestinian village's houses on October 9, 2016, Israeli soldiers came to Ras Al Ahmar (in the Palestinian northern Jordan Valley) two and a half weeks later and issued all the villagers a temporary evacuation order. They are required to leave their village on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4 p.m. and will be permitted to return the next day at 10 a.m.
The villagers of Homsa, a Palestinian village near the settlement of Beqa'ot also received a temporary evacuation order for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 31st and November 1st.
The reason for these orders: the Israeli army intends to hold manoeuvres in the area.

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Don't say we did not know #525

The Israeli army continues to bully the Palestinians, inhabitants of Ras Al Ahmar in the Palestinian Jordan valley.

On Monday, October 31, 2016, Israeli soldiers confiscated 5 tractors. Three weeks before that they demolished the inhabitants' homes (October 9) and evacuated them (November 1) from their village for the night for army manoeuvre purposes.

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On Sunday, October 30, gov't. agents arrived, escorted by police, to the Bedouin village Bir Hadaj (near Revivim) and demolished tents, put up by residents after their homes had been demolished on October 9. They demolished three water tanks as well. Ever since, the police has increased its presence and on Tuesday, November 1 arrested four people.

On Wednesday, November 2, gov't agents, escorted by police, arrived in El 'Araqib and demolished it again. This time they confiscated cars, a cart and a water tank.
For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il
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* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com - about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution:
http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Palestine-Israel, The Tsumud/persistence of 13 years of joint struggle will continue as long as it takes*


It is not because the Jews rule US... It is because Israel play an essential part in the Imperial struggle between US and Russia. Though the oil is less important to US economy it is still important to its partners. The western empire elite came to Peres ceremony because Israel helped to return Egypt to US sphere of influence. Protected Jordan from being taken by pro Russian Syria, Pushed Syria out of Lebanon for a while... and supply important services all over the world. Thus, the struggle against Israel apartheid is going to be much harder than the abolishing of it in Southern Africa. However, we have here the joint non armed struggle, the tens of thousands international activists who come here to participate and return home with the torch of struggle. The Israeli Jews who participate every week in the joint struggle refute the "anti-Semitism" false claims.


Bil'in 26-8-16 Friday demo, another Link in the twelfth year chain. 9 Israelis, and 10 internationals joined the Bil'iners in one of the quietest demonstrations. This time like in most demos of the last year the Israeli forces waited for us near Bassem (Fil) memorial - blocking our way to the freed lands and the new separation wall. We marched from the village waving flags and chanting till we arrived there. As usually they declared the area as a forbidden closed military zone... but let us march up to were they were standing in a line without demanding us to retreat, threatening with arrests or forcing us to retreat. after a long while we started to retreat to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10209059052086444/
https://www.facebook.com/iyad.burnat/posts/1401338516547174
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/994471370652195
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/946579395451290
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/743454585793906
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10210242887371754
2-9-16 This Friday was another sample of the Israeli state forces new policy. While we were converging at the west margin of the village, the state force which were with their Jeeps at their usual location near the route of the old separation fence just drove away, like two weeks ago, in a kind of invitation of us to march up to the gate in the new separation wall. This time, 8 Israelis, and about 10 internationals joined the Bil'iner in a march.... but to ours choice of location - the wall near the Abu Lamun park, southern to the gate.
As usual we chanted and held flags all the way to the wall. The frustrated Israeli forces who waited for us at the gate lost patience and came to us for the usual harassment: declaring a closed military zone, demanded us to return to the village and threatening with arrests. As we were tired from the long march in the hot whether, we did not defy them for long and returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/hamde.a.rahma/posts/1744678559135847
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/952401491535747
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/999949313437734
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10209121795294985
Bil'in - 9-9-16, The day we were afraid of have come today. from the beginning 11 years and a half ago we contemplated what we would do if the Israeli state forces will fail to come to confront us and to disperse the demo.
Today, we marched from the village to the new separation wall - 5 Israelis, 8 internationals and about 20 Bil'iners. The Israeli state forces refrain from coming to the route of the dismantled separation fence, they refrained from harassing us when we reached the wall near the Abu Lamun Oaks orchard. Nothing happened when we marched along the wall up to the gate in it... and nothing happened when we knocked on the metal gate in the wall. Nothing happened even when two kids threw stones to the other side of the wall - no one was there.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10209183317392999/
https://www.facebook.com/iyad.burnat/posts/1415706518443707
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10210378247435671
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/958348137607749
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1005655942867071
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10210510157293150
16-9-16 6 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative with dozens of internationals joined the local activists in the 601st Friday demo at the second half of the twelfth year of struggle in Bil'in against the separation fence, settlers, and occupation. Like in the previous week the Israeli forces were not seen around... After Marching and chanting all the way to the wall' and along it to the closed gate, a kind of happening started there: youngsters climbed the wall and put the Palestinian flag on it. Few soldiers appeared for a short time but disappeared after stones were thrown on them. After prolonged banging on the wall, we returned to the villages - tired but most satisfied.
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10210510157293150
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10209243377814472/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1011041108995221
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1011040902328575
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1011042548995077?ref=notif
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/753760304763334
22-9-16 Bil'in, Another calm Friday demo. 5 Israelis with the AAtW, 6 internationals, and 20 Bil'iners participated in the weekly demo against the separation wall, the settlers, and the occupation. While we were converging to the demo the Israeli soldiers Expelled the settlers youth from the area behind the wall to prevent any confrontation... and then hide behind the wall. Part of us marched from the village and other drove to the Abu Lamun oak orchard were we marched together to the near by wall and walked along it up to the gate in the wall. There we had a kind of party - knocking on the gate and more. As the challenged soldiers failed to appear, we remained there for only half an hour before returning to the village. The state forces revenge will come as usual in nights rides on homes of activists at the following nights.
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1016088141823851
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1016087038490628
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10210504168143610
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10210503375203787
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10209282820440513/
30-9-16, 9 Israelis with the AAtW initiative, 10 internationals and youth from neighbourhood village joined two dozen village activists in the Friday demo against the settlers and the occupation. After converging in the Abu Lamun oak orchard near the separation wall we marched chanting to the gate in the wall. There comrades started to knock on the gate in the wall as in the previous demos. This time, after a long while, the state forces opened the gate and started to harass the demonstrators - detaining, threatening with arrests, checking IDs... and cars - both near the gate and along the way to the village.
"At today's protest in Bil'in, Israeli occupation forces attacked the some 50 demonstrators, arresting two shabab from the nearby village of Kharbata and Bil'in villager; Abd Fatah."
After a while and lot of threats to participants for arrests in the future, the detainees and the car were released while the ID of the Israeli "stayed arrested".

https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10209360782629519/
https://www.facebook.com/abdallah.aburahma.3/posts/1134286979990944
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/1021572834608715
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1021571291275536
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10210640353067963
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/975409822568247
http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=773364

Ni'ilin

08/26/2016
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8WLtc1p5VA
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154512561422500
9.9.2016 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhPrz2nz3Yw
16-9-16 https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1168156936590039
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltx1klIrSAM
David Reeb https://youtu.be/lJ433AXlZeE
https://antinarrativeblog.com/2016/09/17/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-16-9-2016/
http://imemc.org/article/dozens-march-in-bilins-weekly-nonviolent-protest/
22-9-16 https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1175139205891812
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqPwAa5z8tY
https://antinarrativeblog.com/2016/09/24/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-23-9-2016/
30-9-16 https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1182912368447829
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OMBVIl-F5k



KAFR QADDUM

Friday 26-8-16 Long and dangerous event today with strong clashes, tear gas, sound bombs, rubber bullets and "regular" bullets... but luckily nobody got seriously hurt.
https://www.facebook.com/annalisa.portioli/posts/10208156282557149
https://www.facebook.com/annalisa.portioli/posts/10208156131993385
23-9-16 https://www.facebook.com/AlMasira.KufurKaddom/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1264558146899569
30-9-16 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1271807689507948.1073742078.271405776214816&type=3

Don't say we did not know 515

In February, 2016, the IDF destroyed most of the homes in the Palestinian village of Al Maksar (near the Hamra checkpoint) in the Jordan valley. At that time the army sealed all but one of the entrances to the villages.



On Thursday, August 18th, 2016, the army sealed the remaining entrance to the village. A number of herds remained outside of the village, as was a water tank that serves them.

Are more demolitions planned?

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On Thursday, August 18th, 2016, government representatives accompanied by police demolished homes of Bedouin in the Negev: In Um Mashash on Route 25, the floor of a home; in Al Sadir, near Ar'ara, a structure; in Um Batin, east of Omer, a structure. They once again demolished the village of al-Alarib.

In Az-Zarnug, on Route 25, coerced by government representatives and police, people demolished their own home.


Don't say we did not know #516

In the early 1950s, the Bedouins of Umm El Kheir were expelled from the Arad region (in Israel) to the West Bank. After their expulsion they bought land in the south Hebron hill region, and established their village. In 1981 Israel founded the settlement Carmel next to their village. For some years now they have been suffering from repeated demolitions of their houses.

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Israeli soldiers arrived at their village yet again and demolished three houses. 26 people were made homeless.

This is the 3rd demolition in 2016 alone.

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Don't say we did not know #517

Before the devastation of home demolition, demolition orders are first issued.
On Saturday, 27th August, 2016, Jerusalem municipal workers, escorted by police and soldiers, went to the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan (annexed to Jerusalem) and handed out demolition orders for four homes and a fence. At the village’s protest tent, they ordered renovation work being carried out on the floor to stop.
It would appear that the handing out of demolition orders takes precedence over Sabbath, and is permitted.
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On Monday, 29th August, 2016, government representatives, escorted by police, demolished dams -- that accumulate valley water in order to allow watermelons to be grown in the Spring - in the Bedouin village Rakhme, near Yeruham in the Negev.
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Don't say we did not know #518

On Saturday evening, 10th September, 2016, a settler ran over a 5-year-old Palestinian girl, killing her, when he drove on the northern exit of the settlement Efrat, which is actually an internal road belonging to the Palestinian town Al Khadr, now in use by settlers, Efrat having expanded right up to the homes of Al Khadr.

Palestinians claim that previously that settler has threatened to kill them.

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Don’t Say We Didn’t Know 519

For years the Palestinians of Burin village, south of Nablus, have been suffering harassment at the hands of settlers from Yitzhar and Beracha, backed by the Israeli army. On Monday, September 5, 2016, settlers entered the edge of Burin (Area B) with a tractor from the direction of Beracha settlement, escorted by soldiers, and began to plough a 4-dunam plot of land. Villagers arriving on the spot chased them away.

On Thursday, September 15, 2016, a fire broke out in a Burin grazing area. Soldiers and settlers prevented a local fire fighter truck from approaching and quenching the fire. Children of the village confronted them. The soldiers chased the children into the village and detained two of them. The settlers set fire to olive and almond trees in a plot belonging to the village. The soldiers put out the fire.

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On Monday, September 19, 2016, government agents escorted by police demolished Bedouin houses in the Negev - three houses in Za’arura, west of Fur’a. They also demolished Al Araqib yet again. Eight Bedouin demolished their own houses, under threat that the State would do so if they wouldn’t, and charge them the expenses.

Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il
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* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See there previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in.
See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
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

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Palestine-Israel, The Israeli "loses management" diminished the intensity of the weekly confrontations with the joint struggle demos*


After so many years it is hard to get used to the replacement of tear gas and bullets with threat of arrests if we cross an imaginary line. For many years we worried about the day when the Israeli state decision makers will minimise or even stop the the harsh repression of the weekly joint demonstrations against the occupation, the settlers and the separation wall. On 27-5-16 was the first demo in Bil'in the state forces did not shoot us. It took a dozen such non shootings to realize it is a real strategic shift. The last Friday they even "invited" us to return the demo to the area near the new separation wall - forbidden for us for about a year. It seems the multi millions invested in the struggle against the B.D.S. recruited a more intelligent managers who was able to force the army to swallow their pride and stop harassing the Friday demos and the international activists participating in them.


Bil'in

15-7 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=966067790159220
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209875909117527
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10208702921863411
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1598839217102154/permalink/1652286015090807/
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/966069416825724
https://www.facebook.com/abdallah.aburahma.3/posts/1072487669504209
22-7 Bil'in 22-7-16 Friday demo. 6 Israelis and about dozen internationals joined about two dozen Bil'iners. The regional commander tried to show his creativity and change the routine of the relative mild confrontation of the last two weeks. He placed warnings on used cardboard instead of his armed tags - luring us to disregard them and continue to the freed areas beyond the old rote of the dismantled fence. After we disregarded the warnings and nearly reached the new separation wall we were blocked by the soldiers who manoeuvred in order to arrest activists. During our "too slow" retreat 5 were detained but the rest of us just regrouped backwards very slow.... till we decided to return to the village.https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10210001995429421
https://www.facebook.com/ali.darali.5/videos/1026695230770991/
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208763865146955/
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10209941401794803
29-7-16 https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10210064820520009
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/974901219275877
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208820254076643/
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10208821438426251
5-8-16 Bil'in habibti Friday demo of today - a week before my 79th birthday. 6 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, joined scores of international activists (Japan and Sweden mainly) and Bil'iners. The Israeli state forces "conquered" again the memorial square of Bassem claiming the are closed by military order.
When we arrived there they threatened participants they will arrest us if we stay there but did not.
After a long verbal confrontation mainly we returned to the village.
(We do miss the smell of the tear gas and the excitement of evading the shooting at us, - which stopped more than a month ago, and the pictures are nearly banal (: but it is better for the health of participants.)
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/979289602170372
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208876293077583/
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10210057268731404
12-8-16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTo21Xd1VTI
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/984090498356949
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10208936281137247
https://www.facebook.com/annalisa.portioli/posts/10208045273701997
19-8-16 Friday in Bil'in, The 600th demo against the occupation, the settlers, and the separation wall. The first demo after my 79th birthday celebration in Bil'in. 7 Israelis and a dozen of internationals joined 2 dozen Bil'iners in one of the strangest demo. While we were converging in the fringe of the village for the weekly demo, the state force who waited in their usual position near the rote of the dismantled separation fence drove away in a kind of invitation to march toward the forbidden area near the new separation wall. Afraid of a nasty surprise like in a few weeks ago we took the long round about dirt road to the gate in the separation wall. After a long long march we arrived there - where the state forces were waiting for us about 50 meters from the gate - "Allowing us to have the demo there", threatening with arrests if we cross an imaginary line.
After a long time of a low intercity confrontation with advances and retreats we started to return to the village.
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2I_-FTYkvU
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=989212011178131
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/989214127844586

Ni'lin

15-7 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoPG5r_IcnU
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/920587528050477
22-7-16 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh9mouislXk
5-8-16 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CSwf93K_gI
https://antinarrativeblog.com/2016/08/06/%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86-nilin-5-8-2016-%D7%A0%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9F/
12-8 -israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNQx9SMbx00

Qaddum

Kafr Qaddum demonstrations met with tear gas
On the 15th of July in the afternoon, the people of Kafr Kaddum took part in a demonstration against the Israeli Army’s continuing theft of their road. The soldiers checked cars going in and out of the village, and stationed snipers in the bushes and on top of the hill. The Israeli Army also brought men in dark uniforms, a special unit that is used to quell prison disturbances. They had a Jeep that was loaded with tear-gas. Clearly, their main goal was to intimidate the demonstrators and stop the protest from happening.
Palestinian demonstrators march towards the road https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DSCN5182-768x576.jpg
Palestinians, Israelis and internationals alike were in the crowd. After some chanting, the people tried to do a march but as soon as they got close to the hill where soldiers were stationed, stun grenades were thrown at them. The Israeli soldiers also fired rubber coated steel bullets at the Palestinian youth, as well as several volleys of tear-gas towards both them and the rest of the crowd. Although no one was hit by their ammunition, many people suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation.
Before leaving the Israeli Army made sure to destroy the main water pipe of the village, which will cost some 3000 NIS to repair. An overwhelming use of force was employed against a people who are simply fighting for the return of their road, which was illegally stolen from them in 2003.
https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DSCN5260-768x576.jpg
5--18-16 https://www.facebook.com/annalisa.portioli/posts/10207990392409999

Nabi Saleh

12-8-16 https://www.facebook.com/bassem.tamimi/posts/10209252667786049
https://www.facebook.com/bassem.tamimi/posts/10209252546303012
yisraelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNQx9SMbx00

Don't say we did not know #510

The Palestinian villagers of Burin suffer enormous damage, caused by settlers from the nearby settlement, Yizhar.

For example, on Friday, 1st July, 2016, settlers from Yizhar ploughed a plot of three dunums (3000 sq.m), land belonging to a farmer from Burin.

Don't say we did not know #511

On Tuesday, 12th July, 2016, Israeli security forces came to a Bedouin neighbourhood, north of the Palestinian village 'Anata (north-east of Jerusalem) - and demolished four homes. They also demolished the entire agricultural infrastructure belonging to six families.

On Wednesday, 13th July, 2016, Israeli security forces came to the Palestinian neighbourhood Jabal Mukabar, annexed to Jerusalem, and demolished three homes that were being built there, as well as an agricultural structure.

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On Sunday morning, 17th July, 2016, the Jewish National Fund returned its bulldozers to a hill near El-Araqib village in the Negev, where they had previously been used for planting trees near that village.

Don't say we did not know #512

This is what land robbery looks like.

The land ownership of El-Araqib Bedouin village (Inhabitants vs. the State) is still being argued in the District Court. Nevertheless, on Sunday, 17th July, 2016, JNF bulldozers, escorted by the police, started earth-moving works on the village land. The purpose: to complete plantation of a forest of trees on that same land whose ownership is still being disputed in Court. During the week, eight El-Araqib residents were arrested, after they had conducted a protest at the invasion. All those arrested were subsequently released.

On Sunday, 24th July, 2016, the JNF bulldozers started work again on the land. Yet again, eight protesters were arrested, but later released.

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On Wednesday, 20th July, 2016, government representatives, under police escort, arrived for a day of demolitions of Bedouin homes in the Negev. At A-Zarnug, near Bir El-Hammam, they demolished a home. In Bir El-Hammam, a home owner demolished his own home. In Wadi El-Na'am, south of Beer Sheva, they demolished two homes. In Laqiyya, they demolished a building.

Don't say we did not know #513

On Thursday, 4th August, 2016, IDF soldiers demolished five homes and a sheep-pen, in the Bedouin village El Mu’arrajat, north of Jericho. Some sheep and cows escaped. Not far away, on the other side of the road, the soldiers demolished tents that were used by village shepherds.

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On Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016, JNF heavy machinery entered the lands of Nuri El'Uqbi (near Eshel HaNasi). The land ownership where JNF intruded is currently in dispute in court. Some ten years ago, 12 dunums (dunum = 1000 sq.m) of the land in dispute was confiscated in order to pave Road 310.

On Thursday, 5th August, 2016, government representatives under police escort, came to the Bedouin village Hashem Zane (near Segev Shalom) and demolished the home of a mother and her ten children.

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Don't say we did not know #514

Last week, there were many homes demolished all over the West Bank.

I have chosen, instead, to highlight the uprooting of olive trees. The case is one of land proclaimed by the IDF as "survey land." This represents an attempt to steal land from Palestinians by cancelling the Palestinian ownership and handing it over to the state, i.e. Jewish ownership. On Tuesday, 9th August, 2016, IDF soldiers arrived and uprooted some 250 olive trees belonging to villagers of Iskaka, east of the settlement Ariel.

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On Monday, 8th August, 2016, government representatives under police escort arrived and demolished a home in Kseife, a Bedouin town in the Negev. Then, due to threats from the government and the police, a Bedouin family demolished two homes belonging to it, in Umm Namila (north of Rahat).

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

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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: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
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
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019
Arabic - http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=430180

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle is still kicking even if on lower level


The joint non armed struggle of the Israeli anarchists against the wall with local activists which confronted the Israeli state forces was unique at the beginning and drew to it less radical Israelis. Along the years were efforts to unite the local struggles and rise the level of activity but both Palestinian and Israeli authorities thwarted it. Alternative projects in the less radical Israeli circles diminish the pool the AAtW recruit. In the Palestinian side some of the successes and softening of the Israeli suppression contributed its share for dropping out of the on going joint struggle. The radical change of suppression of the Friday demos in Bil'in - mainly not shooting us any more with bullets and tear gas grenades, and the Ramadan rose some second thoughts even in the most persistent activists. But, the Tsumud (persistent) moral was regained in the relative big demo of 8 July.

Bil'in

10-6-16 "our Bil'in weekly Friday Occupation Protest Demonstration was quiet for the 3rd week running! We were only 25 in number for Bil'in this week but we showed up! So did 50 Israeli Occupation soldiers! We delivered our message in Peace! Again, we know the occupation wants to tell us we are guests in our own land and we are their prisoners but we are not clear why they show up with 50 combat armed soldiers! There is no threat from our farming village!"
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/896066527169244
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/945887375510595
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=945886688843997
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208429461587075/
17-6
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/899916890117541
https://www.facebook.com/village.bilin/posts/1713218752277067
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/949707511795248
24-6-16 The 590th Friday demo. Bil'in is persisting and will never yield!!! 10 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall and half a dozen internationals joined a dozen of Bil'iners in the never breaking chain of Friday demos. In spite of the state force threatening with arrests we nearly reached the route of the dismantled separation fence and the memorial structure of Bassem (phil).
After a prolonged "communication" with the soldiers we returned to the village.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208537290002718/
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208593557089360/
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10208539384575081
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10208536828711186
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208550948944183/

1.7 Bil'in Friday demo brought us a small victory. About 8 Israeli anarchists and few internationals joined a dozen Bil'iners in the last ramadan Friday demo. The theme of the demo was the commemoration of the second anniversary of the murder of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, the Palestinian child of occupied east Jerusalem who was kidnapped by Israeli fanatics, who tortured him, and burnt him. This was the forth demo without the state forces shooting. From demo to demo we got nearer to the soldiers. .This Friday we were "quarrelling" with them only few meters separating between us. After a long while they force us to retreat about 20 meters by threatening with arrests, got so satisfied that most of them went away leaving few to keep us from going to Bassem memorial. We regrouped a bit back to a shade of an olive tree discussing the future demonstrations and in parallel few kids attacked the remaining soldiers with stones. The soldiers preferred to go away so we took advantage of it and converged at the memorial of Bassem where the soldiers car usually park.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10208590990985209
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=907880885987808
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/907881195987777
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208591267832130/
8-7-16 Friday 8-7-16. 6 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall initiative, and about 20 international solidarity activists from various countries joined about 20 bil'iners. As is the ritual the last month the Israeli state forces positioned near the route of the dismantled separation fence "allowed" us to come up to few meters from their position - blocking our way to the new separation wall one kilometre to the west. The soldiers declared the area as closed military zone forbidden to us... even showed the activists that demanded that the document signed by the general commanding the region.
After a long quarrel with the most daring activists they declared they are starting to arrest these too near to them and we started to retreat few meters to be on the safe side. few kids throw few stones tried to provoke the soldiers... but these were not in the mood to use it as a pretext to start shooting us.
Gradually we started to return to the village as we have seen the soldiers will not go away and will not let us have a victory group picture at the memorial of Bassem abu Rahme located near the old route as in the previous Friday.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=911927792249784
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/911927818916448
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10209811348103542
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=901917373252077
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/721451854660846
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/961773420588657
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/vb.1022320161/10208646564894522/?type=3

Ni'ilin

israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5u80gLIhk8
25-6 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggQYVH0g4Zw
1 Jul israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg-Mk97n6UU
David Reeb https://youtu.be/4XrAXCnzKiM


Qaddum

1.7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k_C7uc9j2w


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Don't say we did not know #506

Settlers from the outposts Ahiya and Esh Kodesh never stop harassing the Palestinian farmers of Jalud, whose lands are next to those outposts.

On Sunday, 5th June, 2016, after co-ordinating with the IDF, Jalud farmers went to harvest their crops on fields between the two outposts. Settlers tried to prevent the harvest. This time, the police restrained the settlers, enabling the farmers to complete their harvest (256 dunums).

It should be noted that a settler squatted on the land of a farmer from Jalud – a trespass that was ruled illegal by the court. That settler squatting there has to vacate the land only at the beginning of next year. He won a stay in court - that same court that termed his trespass illegal – so his eviction has been postponed.

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On Thursday, 9th June, 2016, government representatives escorted by the police came to demolish El-Araqib, yet again.

Don't say we did not know #507

Recently, Mekorot (the Israeli water carrier) has cut back the amount of water it supplies to Palestinian areas in the northern West Bank. Salem village (east of Nablus), as an example, receives a water supply once a week to each household. The villagers have been informed that from Thursday, 9th June, 2016, Mekorot would be cutting that amount by a further half.

In Umm Jamal, in the north Jordan Valley, there's a spring used by shepherds to water their flocks. The land belongs to the church. On Tuesday, 14th June, 2016, the IDF told the shepherds, via a note posted at the site, that they must appear before a court in Beit El settlement three days later and if they did not present themselves in court, they would be denied access to the spring.

On 14th June, 2016, IDF soldiers confiscated a tractor and a water tank from a Palestinian resident of Samara in the north Jordan Valley.

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Don't say we did not know #508

We frequently hear in the media about water supply problems in the Occupied Territories. Here's yet another testimony of harassment of Palestinian farmers:

On Thursday, 23rd June, 2016, Mekorot workers (from the Israeli water company), together with representatives of the Civil Administration, came to the Palestinian village Baq'a (east of Hebron), escorted by soldiers, and destroyed both their agricultural drip irrigation system and fertiliser containers. These were in use for cultivation of an area of nearly 10 dunums of tomatoes (dunum=1000 sq.m.).

We should emphasise the following: all attempts by the villagers to negotiate a water supply with the authorities have failed.


Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Don't say we did not know #509

Herding communities in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley suffer from extreme water restrictions.

A Palestinian from Hadidiyya (near Roee settlement) put in place a water pipe from Tamun village to his village (8 kms) so as to solve the village’s water supply problem. The Israeli Civil Administration cut off the pipe 200 metres from the village. All attempts by Palestinians from the village to reconnect the pipe were blocked by IDF soldiers.

On Thursday, 30th June, 2016, Israeli activists tried to reconnect the pipe but were prevented by soldiers.

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On Wednesday, 29th June, 2016, government representatives, escorted by the police, arrived in El-Araqib to demolish it, yet again. For the 100th time!

This was the second time that government representatives have demolished it during this Ramadan.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

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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.

Ahdut (Unity) blog: http://unityispa.wordpress.com/
Ahdut (Unity) Position paper about the Palestinian struggle
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019
Arabic - http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=430180

See also: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution:

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue in spite of the drop out of activists


Two consecutive Fridays without being shot at after 11 years can destabilize even long time activist like me.... For 13 years the anarchists against the wall initiative and Palestinian partners continue the struggle even when the expectation for practical gains diminished. Changes in the separation fence/wall are less likely than ever. The remaining road blocks are the ones which are not just for marginal harassments. The diminishing hardship inflicted on activists opened other personal options than struggle. However, there are still a hard core of old time activists and some new of the younger generation. The contribution of the joint struggle to gains in the international support is more obvious than ever, and even less radical joint struggles continue in parallel like Sheikh Jarakh, Taayush in the south and "militants for peace".

Bil'in 6-5-16 https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10209314042391210
https://www.facebook.com/hamde.a.rahma/videos/1696037503999953/
https://www.facebook.com/village.bilin/photos/pcb.1697018247230451/1697018170563792
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1146076275414424.1073742048.271405776214816
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208182710378449/
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/695637613908937
13-5-16 Day of the Nakba demo. About 25 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall joined internationals, hundreds of cyclists of the Al Awda marathon and the activists of Bil'in and the region. Abdallah Abu Rahma, one of the leaders of the non-violent struggle in Bil'in, and one female Israeli activist were arrested. 3 participant cyclists were arrested too. After the late morning demo was dispersed, another one was done after the noon prayer.
https://www.facebook.com/hamde.a.rahma/videos/1698698213733882/
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/930689780363688
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208230395770554/
https://www.facebook.com/mekomit/photos/pcb.1738489793064586/1738489613064604
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10208232017891106
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1698726580397712
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208232013891006 me
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGRMkOLMJqA
David Reeb https://youtu.be/rFIrVA3jFcY
20-5-16 Haitham Khatib: Today's demonstration in Bil'in was as every week pacific and against the violence of occupation. Like every week, occupation shot a lot of tear gas and one female activist has been injured. She was taken to the ambulance that was near the protesters to be treated. ---- Like every week, the occupation army was here trying to scare us and discourage us, but like ever week they found brave people in front of them who will never submit or leave this beloved holy land.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10208277030416391
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/934673653298634
https://www.facebook.com/hamde.a.rahma/videos/1701392326797804/
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208276905693273/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=884247938351103
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10209416908402796
27-5-16 "Our village is in shock and we are very confused!!! For the first time in 11 years at our weekly Bil'in demonstration NO Shots, gas or Sound bombs were fired by the Israeli occupation soldiers who were waiting As normal to meet and stop our solidarity demonstration! Our villagers and activists were very worried and nervous! This has NEVER happened before! We kept expecting the soldiers to start up ...all of a sudden ....or come out at us from new hiding places firing... But they did not! The Soldiers just stood waiting! Our march did not finish at the gate, as we stopped in the middle because we were just too fearful! There were no arrests! Can you guess any reason for this change in behaviour?"
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10208329829056324
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=888142251295005&set=a.251868384922398.50041.100002977143527
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=938482089584457
3-6 https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10209520563354105
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/892333337542563
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208377718053519/


Qaddum

6-5-16 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1146076275414424.1073742048.271405776214816
21.5.2016 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1156289117726473.1073742051.271405776214816
27-5-16 Eyewitnesses said the IOF targeted an anti-settlement demo in Kafr Kadoum, to the east of Qalqilya, with heavy spates of rubber bullets, tear-gas canisters, and waste water, wounding several marchers.
A youngster sustained bullet injuries in his hand and feet while other demonstrators choked on tear-gas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkAUW_2pbNI
3-6-16 Hello friends. this Friday:
2 brothers were injured with live bullets ,Asaf Hikmat 19 years was shot in his thigh he was took to Rfidai hospital for surgery to remove the pieces from his thigh and he is getting better his brother Omran 20 was shot also in his thigh but easy .
Reference to details ,the march began at 13:00 under the slogan of NAKSA after the beginning the army began to shot tear gas canisters in all directions and spray skunk water inside houses this water has very bad smell so the life inside theses houses is very difficult.
At the end of the march sniper shot the two brothers it was 16:00.
On Saturday 4-6 it was very difficult day dozens of soldiers from different units attacked the protesters using sound bombs, tear gas canisters both from guns and from Jeeps so the sky of our village changed into smoke beside using rubber and live bullets which caused the injury of Wael Abd allah 16 with live bullet in his thigh.
This made the number of injuries with live bullets increased to 81.
Dears
This number nominated to be more and more otherwise you do your best to force the Israeli occupation army to stop shooting toward the peaceful protesters in our village.
Thank you
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/posts/1328626463833111



Ni'ilin 20-5-16 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208875824230207
27-5-16 The IOF further attacked a similar march in Ni’lin town, resulting in several suffocation cases among women and children.
One of the casualties was identified as 10-year-old Muhammad Saleh Ameira.


Nabi Saleh

20-5-16 David Reeb https://youtu.be/Dg2Q3Z2MvsU
27.5.2016 israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-wmW2mChSs
3-6 "Our colleagues and dear friends in Nebi Saleh under fire. Shame on those who remain silent in face of continued oppression. We are sick and tired to colonization and also of politics and politicians as usual." https://www.facebook.com/bassem.tamimi/videos/10208693401364738/
https://www.facebook.com/bassem.tamimi/posts/10208693425645345
https://www.facebook.com/PopularStruggle/photos/a.423031224392644.111788.218774474818321/1328546640507760/?type=3
https://www.facebook.com/bassem.tamimi/videos/10208693401364738/
David Reeb https://youtu.be/Rb80EG6fEUc

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Don't say we did not know #501

"Lords of the land" tours is a common pastime of settlers and their supporters during Passover week.

On Monday, April 25, 2016, settlers escorted by soldiers came for such a tour in the Palestinian village Al-Karmel, in the South Hebron hills. They went to the pool there. The soldiers checked any Palestinian who wished to enter. The pool is in area "A", supposedly under full control of the Palestinian authority.

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On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, government agents escorted by police came to Bedouin localities in the Negev and demolished homes. In Wadi Gawin, near Ghara, they demolished a home. In Buheira, near Kseife, two homes. The next day they continued and demolished a home in A-Zarnug, SE of Nevatim. In El Fur'a, south of Arad and in Bir El-Hammam, SE of Segev Shalom they demolished a home in each.

Don't say we did not know #502
During Wednesday night, 11th May, 2016, IDF soldiers threw tear-gas grenades into a chicken coop of egg-laying poultry. 1,600 of the 2,000 chickens died from gas inhalation.
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On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, the Green Patrol confiscated a herd of 13 camels belonging to Bedouin living in Rakhme, near Yeruham. The owner had to pay a fine of NIS16,000 to retrieve them. The transport costs for returning them from the pound near Haifa cost an extra NIS12,000.
On Thursday, May 5th, 2016, the Green Patrol confiscated a herd of sheep belonging to a Bedouin in Al Fur'a (near Arad). The owner of the herd had to pay a fine of NIS12,500. They also demolished his two homes, Shig (a Bedouin gentlemen's club) and sheepfold. The same owner also had to pay NIS9,000, representing the cost of the ILA (Israel Lands Administration)’s lawyer who issued the demolition orders.



Don't say we did not know #503

International volunteers in Hebron documented three cases in which a Border Policeman taught his colleague how to shoot tear gas at Palestinian pupils on their way to school. In May (on 8th, 15th, and 19th) as in many other cases, kids threw stones at them (they missed). The IDF reaction was to shoot tear gas grenades that hurt many pupils (how could it not?), including those who did not throw stones.

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On Wednesday, 18th May, 2016, government representatives, under police escort, came to the Negev Bedouin villages 'Abde (near Ovdat) and Rakhme (near Yeruham), and demolished a home in each village or in its immediate surroundings. Not only that: they didn’t suffice with only demolition! In Rakhme they confiscated a car with a loudspeaker used by the muezzin for his call to prayer.

And yet again (one can’t keep up with the number of times), they demolished El'Araqib.


Don't say we did not know #504
Once again (!) the IDF is exercising a manoeuvre of ethnic transfer in the north of the West Bank’s Jordan Valley.
Fifty Palestinian families from the following villages: Humsa, Ras El Ahmar and Burj El Malah received orders from the IDF to leave their villages for three days, commencing 30th May, 2016, daily from dawn to dusk. The IDF is planning military manoeuvres on their lands.

Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

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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: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle persist in spite of burn-out of veteran activists.


Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, Qaddum, Shikh Jarrah and the South of Hebron Hills Deir Istiya

The first years of the joint struggle against the wall had some gains that drew activists to the struggle. However, for years the continuous joint struggle have much more gains, but not on the ground for people to see with their eyes. Gradually both Palestinians and Israeli activists dropped out with not so many to replace them. Still, on the weekly demonstrations the participants - Israelis, internationals, and Palestinians are far from any thought on quitting. We see the changes in the international arena. Taste of it is brought to us by the international activists who keep coming. If the weekly demos reminded activists the activity of Sisyphus of rolling a heavy rock uphill to the summit just to have it down again, it is clear to any one who see the whole picture that the rolling of the rock uphill again and again is decimating the hill and may be we are not so far from the last rolling of the rock up the hill.

Bil'in

6-4-16 Friday demo. 9 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall and dozen international activists joined the villagers and some guests. Just as we started to march down the hill - still in the village, the Israeli state forces started to shoot us with their long range tear gas canisters. Retreating a bit and malingering to evade the tear gas we prevailed. After the end of the first encounter we started again to march and got in response much more intense barrage of tear gas we prevailed it too - till the state forces went away and we scored another victory.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10207988490563075/
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/684343858371646
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/photos/a.154834877989216.34383.153193851486652/684343538371678/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1307655269250508
15-4-16 https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/915799288519404
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=915797115186288 m
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208039811366063/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209164062121797
22-4-16, 7 Israelis with the anarchists against the wall and 10 internationals - mostly from Spain, joined the villagers in the 581st weekly demo against the occupation, the settlers, and the wall. The Israeli state forces tried to disperse us but we only retreated few hundred meters.
After their third intrusion the state forces went away and we declared another victory.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208086979545238/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=919531764812823
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/919532024812797
https://www.facebook.com/basem.yasen/posts/1279784285368359
29-4-16 Friday demo. New army commander and new regulations. 10 Israelis, and about dozen internationals joined the Bil'iners in the weekly demo. The Israeli state forces "allowed" us to exit from the village and even to cross to the foot of the hill before they started to shoot tear gas. As the northern wind was friendly some activists persist there all along the demo while others retreated and advanced in response to the state forces intrusions and retreats. After longer than usual the state forces went away and we declared another victory.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10208133750554484/
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/692698870869478
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/873190856123478


Qaddum


6-4-16 Friday demo, report by Murad Shtaiwi: a young man was injured by a rubber bullet and dozens poisoned by tear gas during the march in the memory of the Palestinian child day - for those wounded, arrested and often killed by the Israelis. -
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1582792008700149
https://www.facebook.com/abu.sivan/videos/10154098537812500/
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10208133464347329
29-4-16 3 youths injured with rubber bullets during KAFR QUDOUM march today
hot clashes between the Palestinians and dozens of Israeli occupation army during the suppression of Kafr Qudoum march today, this caused 3 injuries two with rubber bullets in back and stomach the third burned hand with tear gas canister.
The march today began at 1 bm as usual toward the closed street at the beginning there were no soldiers but after about half an hour the army and the border police came with huge bulldozer which chased the youths while removing the rocks from the road to allow the Jeeps chasing.
then it was unequal battle between us and the army who shot rubber bullets and tear gas canisters in all directions causing 43 suffocated cases according to PRCS.
The march finished at 3 pm.
https://www.facebook.com/amnonlotan/posts/10154091668477037

Ni'ilin

6-4-16 Friday demo
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208571419100269
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reuUU6vKVS4
15-4-16 https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1047274615344939
22-4-16 https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1051772128228521
29-4-16 In the West Bank village of Ni’lin, Israeli forces this week, unlike before, did not invade the village before the start of the demonstration. The demonstrators therefore marched up to the soldiers. Surprisingly – and in contrast to years of demonstrations, Israeli forces last Friday did not target civilian homes with tear gas or use any other means of supposedly ‘less-lethal’ ‘crowd-control’ weapons. Israeli forces did shoot some tear gas, but not the amounts the villagers have become used to in the years of struggle against the illegal apartheid wall separating them from the majority of their farming land. The villagers are now hoping, that the collective punishment of the whole village, the targeting of civilians and the use of excessive force has come to an end.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1056567774415623


Nebi Saleh

8-4-16 Commemorating the battle of al-Qastel, Palestinians from the village of Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army protesting the continued colonial violence and land expropriations. Villagers commemorated the battle of al-Qastel of 1948, famous for the steadfastness and heroism of Palestinian resistance fighters led by 'Abd al-Qader al-Husseini against Zionist militias.
https://schwarczenberg.com/nabi-saleh-08042016
David Reeb https://youtu.be/kxE2xh5MOV4
15-4-16 https://www.facebook.com/Marah.100.7/posts/1101276873269454
https://www.facebook.com/belal.tamimi/posts/10153326084116371
David Reeb https://youtu.be/gwkVl-YrjT4
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrCS1h3qDpo
29/04/2016 After several of the village’s young men were released from Israeli prison, residents of Nabi Saleh confronted the occupying army, defying the army’s expropriation of their water spring. The soldiers fired barrages of tear gas on demonstrators, including the new and improved-range kind. No major injuries reported.
https://schwarczenberg.com/nabi-saleh-29042016/


Deir Istiya

In Deir Istiya, near Nablus in northern occupied West Bank, farmers continued their Friday protests started few weeks ago, against the closure of agricultural roads that are essential for them to reach their land and thus ensure their own and their families income. The protest, as during the last few weeks, started with a prayer close to the settler road that cuts the farmers off from their land and prevents their access.


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Don't say we did not know #495

In 1982 the IDF proclaimed as state land some 100 dunums (dunum = 1000 sq.m.) belonging to a Palestinian family of the village of Tafuh, west of Hebron, south of the settlement Adora. In 2000 a quarry was established there by an Israeli company, Elyakim Ben Ari.

On March 23, 2016, bulldozers of the IDF cleared some 30 dunums, belonging to the same family, to expand the quarry.


Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

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Don’t say we did not know #496
On Sunday, April 3, 2016 two shepherds from the Palestinian village Mnezel (situated in the South Hebron Hills) – near the settlement Metsudat Yehuda crossed with their herd into Israel (around Jinbeh). Green Patrol inspectors could not stand this horrible violation and confiscated the herd – 150 sheep and goats were locked up in a sheepfold near Jericho. Now the sum of NIS 17,000 is demanded of the shepherds in order to get back their herd.
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On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, govt. agents escorted by police arrived and demolished El-Araqib yet again.


Don't say we did not know #497
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Israeli soldiers arrived at the Palestinian village Umm El-Kheir, in the south Hebron hills region, near the expansion of the settlement Carmel, and demolished six homes. 35 people were made homeless. The inhabitants are Bedouins, the Hadlin family, of the Jahalin tribe. They purchased the land where they live in the 1950s after being expelled from Israel.
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On Wednesday, 06/04/16, government agents escorted by police, arrived and demolished a home in El-Bat, near road 31, in front of Nevatim junction. In El-Sayyed, near Hura, they demolished a wall under construction.

Don't Say We Didn't Know 499



In November 2015, the Israeli army began to widen the road leading from Hares Junction towards the settlements of Immanuel, Yakir and Nofim. The wider road will now block passage (of five roads) to 20,000 dunams of farm lands belonging to the Palestinian villagers of Deir Istiya. On Friday, April 15, 2016, the villagers held a peaceful demonstration protesting the blockage of their access to their own lands. A settler passing by stopped his vehicle and began shouting at the demonstrators. Soldiers arriving on the spot protected him and fired tear-gas at the demonstrators. Four of them were taken to hospital and seven treated on site.

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On Tuesday (April 19), government agents escorted by police demolished yet again the Negev Bedouin village of Al Arakib.


Don't say we did not know #498

For years now, inhabitants of the Palestinian village Ni'ilin have demonstrated against the separation fence, with support of Israelis and peace activists from around the world. The fence separated 2,500 dunums (dunum = 1000 sq.m.) of the village land from the village itself, leaving the land on the western side.
During the demonstration that took place on Friday, April 8, 2016, the demonstrators reached soldiers standing in the fields of the village. The demonstrators argued with the soldiers. The soldiers declared the area a closed military zone. The demonstrators retreated into the village. The soldiers began firing tear gas and rubber coated bullets. The gas grenades were fired into the village as collective punishment. For the last two months they have extended their firing range.
Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Don't say we did not know #500
In the beginning of October 2015, an Israeli army force entered the village of Beit Umar, south of Bethlehem. In the turmoil caused by the army's entry, Ibrahim 'Awwad was shot in his head. Ibrahim was a father of two, with a pregnant wife. He died a few days later.
In the early morning of Monday, April 25, 2016, Israeli soldiers entered the home of Ibrahim's parents, and searched the place. A female soldier demanded Ibrahim's mother to strip, twice. The soldiers wreaked havoc in the house and took a large quantity of money and jewellery (3000 NIS and 150 Jordanian Dinars).

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il

1st of May demo in Haifa organized by the anarchist communist Ahdut (Unity) + radicals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glgST5J6QVY
https://www.facebook.com/unityahdut/posts/1233040153387834

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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: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
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

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Palestine-Israel, New people join, some veterans left, pressures intensify... but the joint struggle continue kicking.


Last Friday (1.4) lot of anarchist flags again in Bil'in challenging the new efforts to put end to the Friday demos in the village. The long range tear gas cannisters prevent any interaction with the Israeli soldiers and stoped the demonstrators from exiting the village - like in the demonstrations in Bil'in eleven years ago before the intense efforts to put end to the demonstrations was replace with the contention of them; and like in the other locations - Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum where the efforts to put end to the demonstrations intensify. (So are with out the success the intense efforts to strangle the south of Hebron hills activities with other means.) People with keen ears can already hear the beginning of the countdown towards the end of the imperial settler colonial project in the East of the Mediterranean sea. May be the acceleration of the process is the result of the accumulation of the fiascos of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya...


Bil'in

18-3-16 577th Friday demo... 5 Israeli and about two dozens of internationals joined the villagers in the march towards the separation wall dedicated to the memory of the internationalist shahida Rachel Corrie.
Before even reaching the bottom of the hill the village is on the Israeli state forces started to shoot both the short range and the long range canisters of tear gas. As the tear gas was spread also at the fringe of the village we had to retreat much more than usual... but did not disperse till the state forces went away.
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10207752202656025/
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/846745682101329
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=846745542101343
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10207752202656025/
https://www.facebook.com/anatllanat/posts/846745682101329
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=846745542101343
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207751643322042
https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed.Yasin.photography/posts/672718276200871
https://www.facebook.com/taki.bornat/posts/1072368019451757
25-3-16 BIL'IN, Friday 25-3-16, 5 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall and dozen internationals joined the village activists in the weekly demo. Just as we started to march down the hill at the fringe of the village, the enforced Israeli state forces started to shoot the long range tear gas grenades. Few activists succeeded to pass the tear gas barrier and most of us retreated to the fringe of the range of the of the grenades - using the friendly wind help.
The advance of the soldiers and adding the rubber bullets and big amount of short range grenades failed to disperse us.
After about half an hour, most of the state force went away and only one armed car advanced to us with last salvo of shooting that still failed to disperse us.....
The last care went away. We declared an additional victory and went to drink the after demo tea at Waji veranda.
https://www.facebook.com/drrateb.aburahmah/posts/10208989565479305
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208989556159072
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208939518468346
https://www.facebook.com/rani.fatah/posts/10208939535628775
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=852071411568756
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10207834617956356/
https://www.facebook.com/village.bilin/posts/1677685422497067
https://www.facebook.com/village.bilin/photos/pcb.1677685422497067/1677685159163760
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/902085929890740
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/posts/10207834992885729
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=852071551568742
israelpnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnVlorIlybw
1.4.16 About 22 Israeli activists with the anarchists against the wall initiative - half of them members of the anarchist communist Ahdut (Unity) joined dozen internationals and the village activists in the demo against settlers and occupation. Just as we started to march the Israeli state force started to shower us with the long range tear gas grenades. As this was not powerful enough one armoured car came near us to shoot us from short range. After 15 minutes of evading the tear-gas the state force went away and we declared another victory.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=858109474298283
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209041134328679
https://www.facebook.com/haytham.alkhateeb/videos/10207931784185451/
https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.b.yaseen/posts/908041805961819
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=908041365961863


Ni’lin

18-3-16
In Ni’lin village, also west of Ramallah, as in Bil’in, the protesters were marking the anniversary of the death Rachel Corrie.
They marched carrying posters of her and pictures of Tristan Anderson, an American peace activist who was seriously injured after a high-velocity Israeli gas bomb struck him in the forehead, on March 13 2009, causing cognitive impairment and physical disability.
The Ni’lin Popular Committee stated that the Israeli soldiers assaulted dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists with tear gas bombs that can reach more than 1000 meters away.
"Many of those gas bombs struck homes, causing many Palestinians, including children, to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation," he said, "This is the second week the soldiers use this type of gas bombs in the village," Mohammad Amira, member of the Popular Committee said to local reporters.
25-3-16 On Friday, soldiers fired sponge headed bullets on the vehicles parked on the outskirts of the village, just for fun. Then they fired on water tank and dis-functioned it regardless they already dispersed the demonstration. Then they threw several stun grenades toward a house locked in it a family with five small children. Every time someone came to the window they threw a stun grenade. They also fired tear gas between the houses and tried to kill children who run away from them. Of course it does not end there. Afterwards we warned the children not to pick up the orange shock grenades lying between the tear gas cartridges. The kids collect them for recycling at the end of each demonstration. The fear was that like two weeks ago the soldiers will trap stun grenades where children go. The objective is to cause injury or killing of children that collect these grenades. We saw two weeks ago a grenade a soldier wired and one of the adults rushed to kick the grenade to explode it before children will try to pick it and hurt. This week we went back and asked the children not to pick up the orange grenades.
https://www.facebook.com/muhamed.ameera/posts/1031962320209502


Nabi Saleh

Friday 18.3.2016
https://schwarczenberg.com/nabi-saleh-18032016
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154665152409447
David Reeb https://youtu.be/Xuyrjrwg1Us
25-3-16 Residents of the Ramallah-district village of Nabi Saleh marched on Friday to protest the occupation and the ongoing violent repression of Palestinians by the Israeli army. This time, protesters were accompanied by a large contingent of foreign solidarity activists, who came to participate in the demonstration and witness the brutality. The Israeli soldiers fired many rounds of tear gas canisters, including the new long-range variety that is undetectable while in motion, and that may cause serious injuries or worse. The soldiers also used stun grenades to disperse protesters. No major injuries reported.
https://schwarczenberg.com/nabi-saleh-25032016
1.4.16 David Reeb https://youtu.be/wVUUlpLQWII
israel pnm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbT0DHbWOlQ
https://www.facebook.com/abdallah.aburahma.3/posts/1008375132582130


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Don't say we did not know #493
On Thursday, March 10, 2016, the Civil Administration official responsible for government property proclaimed 2342 dunums (i.e. 2.342 square kilometres) in the West Bank as state land. Some of this area has served settlers' businesses for years. The UN and US condemned this proclamation. We almost have not heard anything in the media about this aggressive action.

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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: Stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution
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
English - http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27019
Arabic - http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=430180