Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle persists
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Wednesday December 07, 2011 19:11 by Ilan S. - AAtW, ainfos, Matzpen ilan at shalif dot com Tel Aviv
Throughout the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine from time to time there have been waves of onslaught and, in between, periods of persistent pressure for expanding the areas colonized and transferring Palestinians from their lands... and persistent resistance (Tsumud) by the Palestinians. The last few weeks have been an in-between wave period of persistent pressure by Israel and persistent resistance (Tsumud) by the Palestinians. The joint struggle of the activists of the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative with the grassroots Palestinian activists over the last 8 years is part of the persistent resistance. The main focuses of resistance are still Araqeeb and the Bedouins (in Israel mainly), Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Ma'sara, Nabi Salih, Ni'lin, occupied East Jerusalem (Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah), Kafr Qaddum, South Hebron hills, Walaja.
We are planning to hold a larger demonstration in Bil'in this Friday because of the demolition of the "Bil'in Outpost" last Monday.
The building that the army demolishes was built long before the old route of the Wall was demolished, in order to highlight the illegal construction (even according to Israeli law) that was taking place in the settlement at that time.
Now, the land the the Outpost was standing on until last Monday is no longer between the Wall and the settlement as it was supposedly given back to us after the rerouting, but as the demolition proves - Israel still views it as its own and we are not allowed to use it as we wish.
Please come and support us this Friday in demanding that we are allowed to use our land, and in the continued demand to dismantle the Wall and the settlements.
Rani Abdel Fatah http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2803842018342&se...58013
Chen Misgav http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150494343946...01802
Silwan: The struggle is lately around few houses whose residents were issued eviction order. "We are still missing people for a few shifts - Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Thursday Morning and Thursday Evening."
Sheikh Jarrah: The struggle include the Friday weekly demonstrations. Since the mildly radical Solidarity deserted the Friday afternoon demos, the numbers shrink to less than hundred... but more local Palestinians participate. This week we came after the Bil'in demo to enforce the comrades in Sheikh Jarrah.
Dec. 2, 2011:
Weekly demonstration, Dec. 2, 2011:
Dozens participated in this week's demonstration in Nabi Saleh against the theft of its lands and spring by the Halamish Israeli settlement and the Israeli occupation that sustains it. Nabi Saleh residents, other Palestinians, and international and Israeli supporters marched peacefully from the center of the village.
This time the procession headed directly towards the hilltop overlooking Nabi Saleh's spring. The approaching protesters caused settlers who were there to run back to Halamish, but the procession was stopped by Israeli soldiers. At this point Israeli forces also raided the village and besieged the protesters, taking over rooftops and shooting tear gas canisters directly at people: unarmed or peaceful demonstrators and residents of the village. However, some people managed to evade the army and place rocks on its way out. Clashes between soldiers and stone throwers erupted, and after a while, the army managed to take control of the main junction. By then it rushed outside the village. Protesters then burned tires and placed rocks on the main road to prevent the army from raiding the village again. During the raid two Palestinian journalists were arrested and taken by the Israeli army: Majd Mohammed from AP and Mohammed Razi from the Palestinian Television. Clashes then erupted beyond the burning tires line. Soldiers advanced on foot and shoot volleys of tear gas canisters by a cannon installed on a jeep. At this phase Israeli forces also used extensively their “scream” machine, which produces a deafening alarm sound.
Haim Schwarczenberg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2806029349192....14101
Video - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=228644653873395
Israel Putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINP2lSu2vE
Weekly demonstration, Dec. 2, 2011:
Hassan Daboos http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.32078767126487...80298
Demonstration Dec. 2, 2011:
South Hebron hills
This week we will accompany Palestinians farmers and shepherds to their lands in several locations in South Hebron hills. Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the area by both settlers and the army continues.
29-11-11 Demo at Halamish in Jaffa - the municipal agency for dwellings for the needy
Israel Putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fROOFZJMoA
Saturday evening, about two hundred activists of the Social Justice struggle converged at the main government offices building in Tel Aviv for a noisy demo. The police tried the imported "kettle" tactic on us and for more than an hour prevented us from leaving the area. After we were let go, some marched to the headquarters of the ruling party and had a confrontation with the police there.
This Friday the 2nd of December we will join the residents at 12:00 at the first Mosque in the village. It's still to be confirmed but there might be a meeting for activists and members of the village on Friday after the demo. To participate then please let me know by email by Thursday night. Thank you. If there is rain before or on the day please wear suitable clothing.
Don’t say we did not know #288
On Thursday, 24th November, 2011, IDF forces arrived in the Palestinian village Umm Fuqra, situated in the South Hebron Hills region, and demolished a mosque, a home, a reception room for guests (madafe) and a rabbit shed. They attacked a young girl with pepper spray. They arrested her and her friend and injured her mother.
On Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011, Civil Administration supervisors arrived in the Palestinian village Sussya, situated in the same area, and handed out orders for the cessation of construction work of a school, a cistern, and toilets. The next day IDF forces arrived and demolished two tents in the village, which were used as living quarters.
On Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011, government representatives arrived, escorted by police, and demolished, yet again, the Bedouin village El’Araqib in the Negev .
Questions & queries: amosg-A-shefayim.org.il
See Previous reports about the joint struggles of the Anarchists Against the Wall at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com