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(en) Palestine-Israel, the joint struggle continue in spite escalation of repression

Date Sat, 07 Mar 2009 16:28:04 +0200

This week there was an escalation in the harassing of Palestinian houses. Mainly in Isawia
(extended Jerusalem) but also in Jafa (extended Tel Aviv). A new village joined the
struggle against the separation fence - Wadi Rasha, and Bait Jaala resumed the struggle.
Friday we were at the usual Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Um Salmuna demonstrations against the
separation fence. Bil'in, 6-3-09, link to video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d08CxaiYIRE
Wadi Rasha (Ras Tira) Invited AAtW delegates for a meeting and following it - on
Wednesday, the first action was taken. http://awalls.org/files/images/Wadi-arRasha_0.jpg
In Um Salmuna the demonstration this Friday was much bigger than the usual ones as
significant contingent of the democratic front (mostly women) joined us.


Quoted from report of Iyad Burnat- Head of Popular Committee in Bil'in:

"Three injured and dozens suffered teargas inhalation during the Bil'in Weekly
Demonstration. Friday March, 6th 2009- The residents of Bil’in gathered today after the
Friday prayer in another protest called by the Popular Committee against the Wall and
Settlement Building. The protest was joined by international activists and the Israeli
Anarchists Against the Wall and Settlements. Protesters carried Palestinian flags and
banners condemning the Israeli policies of building the wall and settlements, especially
the recent plan to build 75 new housing units. Protesters also condemned the recent house
demolitions in Al-Bustan and Ras Khamis in Jerusalem."


"Lately, the works on the separation fence started on the lands of the village Wadi Ras.
The planed route will leave 70% of the olive trees of the village on the other (forbidden
side). Many trees are the last few days as part of the works on the route. Today
(Wednesday) morning village people and Israeli (AAtW) activists succeeded to stop the
bulldozers work for an hour.

Friday we will join them again to block the bulldozers and the destruction".

Another report on the Wednesday action: "At 8:00 this morning, a crowd of 20 Palestinians
together with 15 Israeli and International activists gathered in a village called Ras
atTira, in the Qalqilya district, to protest against the destruction and annexation of
Palestinian land. At the site of the protest, there were three bulldozers destroying the
farm land. Some of the Palestinians and activists peacefully protested against this theft
of land by sitting in front of the bulldozers attempting to stop the destruction.
http://awalls.org/files/images/Wadi-arRasha_0.jpg The protectors were harassed by two
armed settlers who grabbed the protectors and threw them around. One of the settlers
grabbed camera-related equipment from an Israeli activist and threw that down the hill."

Police ignored the complaints lodged by Israeli activists regarding the security guards
who attacked them, and instead detained one of the Israeli activists, who was released
shortly after. Through negotiations between the Palestinian landowners and Israeli army
and police, an agreement was reached whereupon the older olive trees are to be returned to
their owners once uprooted.

The destruction in the area of Wadi arRasha, which began one week ago, will affect five
small villages in the immediate area, on their approximately 1,500 inhabitants.

And another on Friday:
"We have had another bit of success today in Wadi Rasha. There was no work today and it
appears that the reason was the planned demonstration. In the end there were no guards or
soldiers anywhere near the rout of the wall and we spent the time hearing about the
confusing rout of the wall in that area.....

The army plans to uproot trees on Sunday and we were asked to come support the farmers who
will resist this. Please let me know if you can make it."


"The demonstration this Friday was much bigger than the usual ones as significant
contingent of the democratic front (mostly women) joined us. At the beginning we were
about 200 people and no army present. It seems the changes in the time of the
demonstration last Fridays confused them. We started with a bold march towards the route
of the separation fence on the village lands. After few failed trying of soldiers to stop
us, a bigger unit arrived and succeeded to block our way so we stopped on the road. The
soldiers tried to detain few young people but we succeeded to prevent it, and enabled the
ones in danger to retreat to the village.
At one stage the state force stretched a barbed wire spool as a kind of fence.... but, the
women of the village and the contingent of the front started to dismantle it. As the state
force objected to it and harassed them we responded by sitting down for an additional
quarter of an hour for speeches to be carried, before returning to the village.
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