More than 60 activists were involved with the Anarchists Against the Wall initiative at
the Friday demonstrations (in addition to the week day on going struggles. Friday
demonstration were as usual in Bil’in and Ni’ilin (west of Ramalla), Ma’asara (south of
Bethlehem), and Sheikh Jarrah (occupied east Jerusalem). —- BIL’IN —- Over 20 Israelis
and about 20 internationals joined the local villagers in the weekly demonstration against
the Israeli stranglehold of Bil’in and the Palestinian people. The procession marched on
chanting merrily, waving a bunch of new Palestinian flags and sporting banners protesting
European and corporate support of the occupation. The wind, however, was unilaterally
pro-Israeli, and made it difficult for demonstrators to hold their stance against the
clouds of gas slowly flowing down the path in endless abundance courtesy of Israeli and
American tax payer’s money. The shabab was very restrained and refused to use force in
order to disperse the soldiers from the gate area. It was only at the very end of the
demonstration that they used their free and eco-friendly means for dispersing armed
oppression.Bil’in 27-11-09 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3oPCxzsB0sMA’ASARA
Invitation to the demo: “there’s a car going to ma’asara demo and from there to seih jarah
In Ma’asara some 50 Palestinian, Israeli and international demonstrators marched on Friday
in protest against the Apartheid Wall. Soldiers and Border Policemen waited for the march
just outside the village, laying razor wire on the road in a location closer to the
village that the usual. Demonstrators aliened themselves opposite the occupation forces,
and within three minutes police charged and grabbed one of the village youth, arresting
him with no reason at all.
The demonstration proceeded, and speeches were carried in Arabic, English and Hebrew. The
joint Palestinian-Israeli drumming band played to the rhythm of the slogans chanted, and
some of the village children challenged the soldiers by pulling at the razor wire.
Meanwhile, some of the Israeli activists presented the soldiers with a map of the West
Bank and the Wall and with a specially drawn map of the area of the demonstration so that
they know how far away they (and the fence) are from Israel’s border.
After half an hour a deal was struck with the police that the demonstration will retreat
ten meters, and the detainee be released. Surprisingly enough, the police did not keep
their end of the deal. The demonstration went on for another hour, with people drumming,
playing football and proceeding with geography lessons to the soldiers. Eventually the
detained youth was made to sign a promise not to return to the demonstrations for two
weeks and was then released. Back with the crowd, he told his friends how he had been
beaten inside the police car once out of sight.
Protester Shot With Live Bullet During Demonstration Against the Wall in Ni’ilin
This Friday in Ni’ilin, some 150 Palestinian, International, and Israeli protesters,
gathered in a demonstration against the annexation of the village’s land and the wall
surrounding it. The protesters marched toward the gate in the wall (through which soldiers
enter when raiding the village), and urged the soldiers on the other side to refuse to
serve, reminding them that they are standing on a stolen land. In response, the soldiers
shot tear gas at the protesters, as well as 0.22 live bullets (two-two), hitting one
protester in the hip. The protester required immediate medical attention and was later
transferred to a hospital. http://awalls.org/files/images/Niilin1.jpg
Retreating from the scores of tear gas and live bullets shot at them, the protesters moved
towards an uncostructed area of the wall. A group of soldiers, escorted with three jeeps,
crossed the gate and started advancing in the fields while shooting tear gas. Two
soldiers, hiding in the many olive trees that surround Niilin, tried to hunt and aim at
the protesters. Once the soldiers retreated back behind the wall, a group of the village
youths followed them back and confronted them there.
In early November the Al-Kurd family was evicted from a section of their house. On Tuesday
1.12 the settlers moved into it. When settlers lived in the other Al-Kurd family house in
the neighborhood, they terrorized the family for months, until they obtained ownership
over the entire house. This led to the eviction of the family a year ago. This will be
the fifth house taken over by settlers in Karm Al Ja’ouni.
Weekly Protest March from the Mashbir plaza to Sheikh Jarrah
Join a march from West to East Jerusalem in protest of the injustice committed against the
Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem. The march will end in Sheikh Jarrah with a
protest against the settler enterprise in the neighborhood.
The march will start at the Mashbir plaza on Friday 4.12 at 13:30
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The situation in Sheikh Jarrah is very explosive right now. The last three days were
filled with violent outbreaks, confrontations with the settlers and the police, and the
tent of the Gawi family was demolished once more. Yesterday the Al-Kurd family lost the
appeal they submitted requesting the settlers to be removed from the new section of their
house. Earlier today (Thursday) morning, police and secret service forces entered the
neighborhood and arrested three Palestinians. Two of them were not found at home and were
summoned to the police. There are large police forces in the neighborhood at the moment.
International presence is insufficient, and there is a lack of cameras.
We need greater presence in the neighborhood in the next few days.
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Occupation of Al-Kurd home, 1st December, Sheikh Jarrah