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(en) Palestine-Israel, Another week of struggle the media could not ignore.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:05:09 +0300
One of the joint struggles we are involved in is the B.D.S. called for by long long ago by
the Israeli anti authoritarian anti capitalists and adopted during the years by other
Israeli activists and the Palestinian organizations. Last few years it collected momentum
and though Madone did not respect it, she tried to co-opt it. The media gave space to the
turning down of free tickets donated by Madonna to the more radical Israeli activists, and
the state force preventing of two Palestinian activists from Ni'ilin joint struggle to
attend. In addition to the joint demos and activities in the regular locations in the
occupied Palestinian regions and within Israel, comrades were involved in the intensified
struggle for the survival of African refugees victims to Israeli state repression and the
extreme right insitement.
Madonna who refused to abid with the request of B.D.S. activist to boycot Israel, and
start her international round starting in Israel, tried to clean her conscious by inviting
600 peace activists (including the Anarchists Against the Wall - AAtW) for free tickets.
The AAtW refused publicly: "Our Palestinian friends and allies cannot attend the concert
because they are living under policies of apartheid that prohibits their freedom of
movement. We cannot accept this bribe, when our comrades are in administrative detentions,
and in an open prison in Gaza, denied of basic human rights." Solidarity movement too
refused to be bribed by Madonna.
Two Ni'ilin activists who received tickets to the concert were refused passage to the
show, were stopped by apartheid regulations on the Way to Madonna's "Peace Concert":
Saturday June 2 weekly protest:
The Israeli occupation army attacking us, Beit ommar 2/6/2012
While we were trying to reach our land adjacent to Carmi Tsur colony built on the Beit
Omar farmers land, about 40 of heavily armed Israeli occupation army blocked the way in
front of us, attacked the protesters and prevented us from reaching our land. The protest
was in solidarity with the Captive Sarsak and other prisoners who are still on hunger
strike for 78 days in the Israeli occupation jails, Palestinians, more than 20 Scottish
solidarity activists, and Israeli peace activists have joined this protest, its important
to note that the colonists of Carmi Tsure have constructed about 50 more additional
colonial housing units on the Beit Ommar farmers land.
At noon, about dozen Israelis, and dozen internationals joined few dozen people of the
village in the 380th Friday demonstration against the separation fence/wall and occupation.
As it happen often, the Israeli state force bit the stone throwing youth and started
shooting tear gas canisters on us before the first stone was thrown. In addition to
telling them what we think on the wall and occupation activists were busy in fighting the
fires ignited by the rear gas canisters. As the wind was friendly and the soldiers stupid
we evade most of the tear gas.
Haitham Al Khatib video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rQxqFxNgC8
Friday weekly protest, Jun. 1, 2012.
Friday weekly protest, Jun. 1, 2012
In Nabi Saleh, army shoots tear gas directly at protesters . See http://t.co/40yPlEoD
Israel Putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1dd7-qdiO0
June 2nd, 2012 Four Years of Resistance. Ni’lin enters the fifth year of popular struggle
against the segregation wall with a strong will and determination
On the fourth anniversary of what became the start of the popular struggle in Ni’lin over
350 protestors, Palestinians, Israelis and internationals gathered to again march towards
the wall. As the struggle against Israeli segregation politics enters its fifth year the
determination of the struggle remain as strong as ever.
After the Friday prayer protestors gathered in the olive groves to a demonstration named
The March of Loyalty in commemoration to the five martyrs who were brutally murdered by
Israeli military during peaceful protests against the segregation wall. The martyrs were
remembered in the slogans chanted by the demonstration as it proceeded towards the wall
with Palestinian flags raised. The demonstration called for the unity of the Palestinian
political fractions in the struggle against Israeli occupation. Slogans were also
dedicated to the prisoners currently on hunger strike in Israeli prisons, some of which
have refused food for almost 80 days.
When the demonstration reached the segregation wall the soldiers were already preparing
the skunk water truck to flush the demonstration with foul smelling water. Despite this
some of the protestors reached the gate where they burnt car tires to express the sadness
of their people and their defiance against the wall in the black color of the soot.
A speech was delivered by one of the protestors against the Israeli occupation and theft
of land, condemning the recent settler attack on Ni’lin farmers. Last Wednesday settlers
from Hashmonaim (an Israeli colony built on Ni’lin land) started throwing stones at
farmers trying to reach their land on the other side of the wall. The settlers drove them
away with gun fire while cursing at the farmers. During the speech the soldiers continued
to fire tear gas at the protestors to disperse the demonstration. A 14 year old child was
injured and dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation. As so many times before the soldiers
were hiding in the fields around the wall in order to arrest protestors but this time they
Kadum demonstration today was pretty minor.
After many weeks the entrance to the village was closed, today was no obstruction and we
entered without difficulty.
Import to clear that mostly these barriers are not designed for us, but are the army's way
of stopping Shabab and, identified them at the checkpoint.
Two hundred and fifty Palestinians, a handful of international and four Israelis started
walking in the parade toward the forbidden road.
There were some speeches of important guests who arrived today for the demonstration
including the Deputy Mayor of Nablus, and high level Ramallah Municipality personnel - all
The army "welcomed" us with the skunk cannon sprays, then began firing tear gas and stun
grenades. They did not shoot the gas in clusters but one by one... this was probably
because the wind was on our side and blew most of the time straight towards them.
The shabab did as the shabab always do: they ignited tires so the near by colonialist
settlement will experience too what is black smoke. They also did the usual Fight back
with stones. In Kadum the youth are doing their job at the demos faithfully.
After an hour and a half the army start retreating and that was the sign of to declare
Two demonstrators who were wounded by tear gas canisters were treated locally and so were
treated some who suffered from tear gas inhalation.
Court hearing for Ahmed was supposed to be at 28.5. Canceled. When his father came to
visit him at 5.30 he was not allowed to meet him.
Ahmad is incarcerated about three months already and the authorities still trying to find
some accusation to put against him - except of course the fact that his hand was
placed between the teeth of an army attack dog in a February demonstration.
Friday weekly protest, Jun. 1, 2012
South Hebron hills
This week too - coming Saturday, June 2, 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 in intensify
efforts to force them to "willingly" evacuate area C locations.
About 10,000 marched Saturday evening from national theater square to the art Museum
square meeting. It was organized by the opportunist part of the "social justice" activists
who interwoven with the parliamentary party politics. The real out of the parliament
activists absented themselves but did not put a strong objection.
People marched also in Jerusalem, Haifa and few other towns.
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part
in at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
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