Palestine-Israel, The non armed social struggle increase in response to increase in Israeli assaults.
Israeli state which failed in its year ago offensive on the Hamas in Gaza, suffer also from its diminishing bargain power in the international arena, manipulate the internal discomfort of public opinions by increasing the encroachment on Palestinian spaces - both in the 1967 occupied west bank and within the 1948 borders. The diminishing in the support of the Israeli elite to the prime minister Netaniahu and his group push him to increase his political gambling that can crash him in the first big loss. His failure to pass his Gas scheme and the civil case in court in which his wife is grilled, may be the first signs of his approaching doom. In spite the efforts to lower the social pressure in the west bank by increasing the employment of west-bakers within Israel the popular resistance increase both in the occupied Jerusalem and in the west bank.
Friday 11-9-15 - The demonstration today, in Bi'lin was in solidarity with the prisoners and the Dawahbshi-family who were burned alive and ultimately die of their injuries. Two dozen Israelis (half with the anarchists against the wall and half the Yosamba drummers), Joined dozens of internationals... and the Bil'in activists for an half hour of confrontation with the Israeli armed forces. The wind was not friendly today and sided with the soldiers. The tear gas today was not too fragrant.
We were pushed back to the edge of the village but refused to disperse and mingled for awhile after the state force went away contemplating a march to the forbidden area of the separation wall on the west of the freed lands.
Friday 18-9-15 - never a boring Friday. 9 Israelis (the tenth one got cold feet just when we entered the cars ...), and nearly 20 internationals, joined the local activists in the weekly demo. The Israeli soldiers were seemed too passive and we approach the "war zone" cautiously. And the usual shower of tear gas was not coming. The more daring ones started to climb the hill approaching the soldier who were strong on warning but very few tear gas was thrown. Some of the activists stayed near the soldiers till the 30 minutes confrontation ended and they went away without any of the horrible thing we suspected from the strange behaviour of the soldiers.
It seems the belligerent higher commander of the region was replaced with more sane one and thus the last few "strange" weekly demos.
Weekly protest against the wall and the occupation
This Friday, 11/09/2015 Palestinians called for hoisting the national flag, as a symbol of steadfastness and resistance to the ongoing Israeli occupation. In addition, Palestinians expressed their rage over the killing of the Dawabsheh family of Duma – Sa’d, baby Ali and Riham, who passed away earlier this week – and call on the Israeli authorities to arrest the arsonists. In Nabi Saleh, which has endured increased violence in the past few weeks, locals and solidarity activists confronted the Israeli army waving the Palestinian flag. The IDF responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, as well as several attempts to nab protesters and arrest them. Soldiers tried to ambush protesters, but failed to arrest them. Instead, they raided the village and hurled sun grenades and tear gas canister at houses and olive trees, causing a small fire. No major injuries reported.
David Reeb https://youtu.be/_f0hlv9Gcqk
David Reeb https://youtu.be/EwGfevqX-s0
11-9-15 "4 Young Palestinians wounded by zio pigs in Kufr Qaddum, west of Qalqilya, during clashes today
Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets as well as sponge bullets, tear gas, stun grenades, and skunk water to disperse protesters.
And Israeli criminals injured Yusif Shtewei , 24 years old with a sponge bullet to the head. He is in moderate condition ..... "
18-9-15 Many injured in today's kufr Qaddum demo. The pics don't show the snipers I'm afraid
Don’t say we didn’t know #466
On Friday, 28th August, 2015, during the weekly demonstration of the Palestinian village Qadum, where villagers protest land confiscations and closure of the road to their village, IDF soldiers sprayed water on an electricity transformer which transfers electricity to the village. As a result, the villagers had to replace the transformer.
On Friday, 4th September, 2015, IDF soldiers damaged the transformer, yet again, during the weekly demonstration against land confiscations. Yet again the villagers had to replace the transformer. In both cases, the entire village was without power for some hours.
On Tuesday, 1st September, 2015 at 11:30 p.m., a settler from Qedumim damaged an electricity pole which conducts electricity through the settlement, causing an electricity outage in the Palestinian village Qadum for 13 hours.
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On Thursday, 3rd September, 2015, government representatives, escorted by the police, demolished a home near Tel Sheva, a Bedouin township in the Negev. In Wadi Ghawawin, near Road 31, they demolished another home.
* 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