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(en) Palestine-Israel, The struggle escalate with focus on the hunger strike of administrative prisoners*
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:54:20 +0200
Akraba, Bil'in, East Jerusalem (Beit Safafa, Isawiah, Sheikh Jarah), Jayyus, Ma'asara,
Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Quadoom, South of Hebron Hills, South West (Beit Ummar)
The Israeli settler colonialist efforts to transfer Palestinians - both within the older
1948 borders and in the new 1967 ones intensify. The Bedouins who remained with only 5% of
their pre 1948 lands suffer from the state efforts to take the remaining lands and
transfer them to few locations. The (joint) struggle is focused on Arakib village who was
demolished nearly 50 times the last two years. In the 1967 occupied regions the transfer
efforts are in area "C" - mainly near colonialist settlements in the south and in the
Jordan valley, Areas Israel is planning to annex even when it will be forced to retreat
from most of the 1967 occupation. However, the energies of the popular struggle are around
the issue of partial hunger strike of administrative detainees rearrested after they were
released in accordance of the agreement to release Gilad Shalit.
Ofer concentration camp
Over 1000 Palestinians heeded the call by the popular committees and gathered in protest
in front of Ofer prison near the town of Betunia in support of hunger striking prisoners.
The Friday prayer protest which was organized by the Popular Committees, was titled
“Friday of breaking the silence” in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike,
Samer Isawi, Ayman Sharawneh, Tareq Qa’adan and Jafar Iz Eldin (who have been on a partial
hunger strike over 200 days). Protesters called for their release and the release of all
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Upon the end of the Friday prayer, protesters marched towards the fences of the military
prison and in response the Israeli army started immediately firing barrages of sound
grenades and tear gas canisters at protesters which lead to clashes with the protesters.
The army fired live ammunition; rubber coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters. As a
result, over hundred protesters received medical treatment for injuries from rubber coated
steel bullets or tear-gas grenades and asphyxiation. Thirteen protesters were transferred
to hospital, two injured from live ammunition in their shoulders and the rest from rubber
coated bullets. They are all in stable condition.
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUb6Q9NPS9w
This Friday most Bil'in activists went to demonstrate in Ofer to demand freedom to hunger
striking prisoner Issawi and other prisoners, so the local demonstration was smaller than
usual. The army reminded us that it would skunk and gas us even if no stones are thrown,
but after a few rounds of unprovoked army violence, a few shabab started returning gas
canisters to the soldiers and tried to get them to retreat with stones. A strong wind
allowed the demonstration to continue for quite a while, until the demonstrators decided
to call it a day
8th ANNIVERSARY of the POPULAR STRUGGLE in BIL´IN.
The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) and the Bil´in Popular Committee
are glad to invite you to the 8th Anniversary of the Popular Struggle in Bil´in.
The action will take place on the 1st of March in Bil´in at 12´00.
The meeting point will be the mosque of the village and from there we will walk towards
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee.
And the Bil´in Popular Committee
8th BIL´IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
"The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) is glad to invite you to the
8th Bil´in International Conference for Popular Struggle.
The event will be held on April the 24th, 25th and 26th in Bil'in, Palestine.
More information about contents and program will be sent in the coming weeks.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee."
For further information please contact:
Hebron - Al Khalil
4TH Annual Global Day of Action to Open Shuhada (Apartheid) Street!
"Youth Against Settlements" (WWW.HYAS.PS) invites you to participate in the 4TH annual
Global Day of Action to Open Shuhada (Apartheid) Street!
JOIN US THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd
MASS DEMONSTRATION IN HEBRON CALLING FOR THE REOPENING OF SHUAHDA STREET
MEETING TIME/PLACE: Call numbers below for meeting time and place in your city
TO REGISTER FOR TRANSPORTATION from Jerusalem
For live updates from demonstration on Friday follow @ShuhadaStreet on Twitter (hashtag
This event will be part of week-long activities, please join us for as many as you can:
Friday:22/02/2013 protest toward Shuhada st
Saturday : 23/02/2013 : press conference in TelRumeida
Sunday : 24/02/2013 Presentation about Apartheid System in Hebron
and film screening in somood center
Monday : 25/02/2012 Solidarity visit to families and protest in Shuhada st
Protest against closure of Hebron entrance, Feb. 15, 2013: http://on.fb.me/12KMsXM
Hebron, Feb. 14, 2013: http://on.fb.me/ZdkkzS
Hebron, Feb. 15, 2013: http://on.fb.me/VZ8hQx
Jerusalem - Al Kuds
Jerusalem, Feb. 14, 2013: http://on.fb.me/12F9LCe
Issawiyeh, east Jerusalem, Feb. 15, 2013: http://on.fb.me/12K5Y6O http://on.fb.me/XdHDDJ
Sheikh Jarrah, Feb. 15, 2013: http://on.fb.me/12QZJT9
Beit Safafa, Feb. 14, 2013: http://on.fb.me/UjtZSW
Demonstration in Jayyous, Feb. 15, 2013: http://on.fb.me/W3FkDc
Two protests were held in al Maasara in solidarity with Samer Issawi and all Palestinian
prisoners and hunger strikers.
The first one, a direct action, took place at around 11am, before the midday prayer.
Thirty activists reached the entrance of the nearby Efrat illegal settlement - the second
biggest settlement in the West Bank, in the Etzion area. At the beginning, faced by just
two security guards, the demonstrators managed to enter through the main gate, raising a
Palestinian flag and sticking posters of Samer Issawi. A few minutes later, dozens of
Israeli policemen and border police agents arrived at the scene, joined, according to a
demonstrator, by members of the Israeli army special forces. As the army and border police
were blocking the road, they started throwing sound bombs and tear gas canisters at
demonstrators. Only when the Israeli army and border police were there, settlers, who had
been staring at the scene, began to act violently against protesters.
Five demonstrators were injured, including one Palestinian, one international activist and
The action lasted for twenty minutes till the demonstrators headed back towards al Ma’sara
and Jorat Al Shama, followed by almost 200 soldiers and policemen.
The second action started around 12.30am. Demonstrators held the usual Friday's protest at
the junction of the main road. When they arrived, Israeli soldiers had already blocked the
road and were ready to shoot tear gas. Then, the number of marchers was reduced to 15
people, who made a sit-in lasting around one hour.
Today's unarmed demonstration in Nabi Saleh marched in support of Palestinian hunger
strikers, including Samer Issawi, Jafar Ezzedine, Tareq Qa’adan and Yousef Shaaban Yassi.
As usual, the demonstration was violently attacked by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).
During today's demonstration, the IOF opened fire with rubber bullets, tear gas, sound
grenades ans skunk An 18 year old women, Rawan Tamimi, was injured when an IOF sound
grenade hit her in the head and exploded. She was evacuated to hospital in Ramallah and
remains in hospital over night. IOF also injured at least 3 others with rubber bullets and
many others suffered from tear gas inhalation. IOF once again sprayed skunk inside the
village and at houses - in once instance the IOF used a stun grenade to break the windows
of the house of belonging to Bassem and Nariman Tamimi and skunk was sprayed inside the house.
Fadi Arouri http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-iXr5Nunys
David Reeb http://youtu.be/_Ku1BFgx6xw
Several protesters were injured from tear gas canisters and gas inhalation in today's
(Friday) demonstration in Kufr Qaddum. Approximately 150 Palestinian, joined by a handful
of Israeli and international activists, participated in today’s weekly demonstration in
At around 12 am, after midday prayers, protesters marched from the center of the village
up the main road leading to Qedumim settlement. Clashes between Palestinian youth and
Israeli soldiers had already erupted when the Israeli military began bulldozing pre-made
barricades. The clashes continued as Palestinian resisted by throwing stones and the
Israeli army shot tear gas canisters directly at people. The demonstration lasted for over
two hours during which protesters went back and forward along the main road.
One journalist was hit with a tear gas canister on his foot and collapsed; he was carried
away and treated by the ambulance crew. An elderly woman from the village had to be
stretchered away from her house as a result of overexposure to tear gas. At least three
protesters, Odeh Abd Alfattah (20), Rani Ali (30) and Mohammad Salih (25) were also
reported to be hit by tear gas canisters, without any of them resulting in serious injury.
Yesterday we covered nine events at the West Bank, East Jerusalem and South Tel Aviv. To
see our selection from this Friday, visit our flicker @
Tel Aviv - Jaffa
Demonstration in support of Samer Al-'Issawi.
Samer al-Issawi is a Palestinian political prisoner from 'Issawiyeh (1967 occupied east
Jerusalem), who has been on a partial hunger strike in Israel's prison for more then 200
days. Although released in a prisoner-swap deal in October 2011, Israel re-arrested Samer
claiming he violated the terms of his release by leaving Jerusalem even though the place
of his arrest was Hizmeh, which is within the Jerusalem municipal boundaries. Samer has
been hunger striking since July 29, 2012, and according to recent reports his health has
been fast deteriorating, putting his life in danger. Joining solidarity demonstrations in
Palestine and all over the world, a group of Jaffa-based activists began a daily vigil in
solidarity with Samer 'Issawi and all political prisoners at clock tower square, a famed
local landmark. Protesters, both Palestinian and Jews, attended the second vigil, calling
for the release of 'Issawi and all political prisoners, as well as putting an end to
administrative detention as an illegal punitive measure by the state.
Jaffa, Feb. 11, 2013: http://on.fb.me/WF9C2K
Jaffa, Feb. 12, 2013: http://on.fb.me/VSTM0D
Jaffa, Feb. 13, 2013: http://on.fb.me/XAdgqz
Jaffa, Feb. 14, 2013: http://on.fb.me/VXjKjF
* Please Distribute Widely: APRIL AGAINST THE WALL: Call for Solidarity Benefits for
Anarchists Against the Wall *
* http://www.facebook.com/events/401468346610841/ *
* http://www.awalls.org/april_against_the_wall *
* From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part
in at the blog
See also: http://awalls.org http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
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