‘Anarchists’ block entrance to IAF base in protest of Gaza strikes – We who resist are everywhere!

Twenty-one members of the “Anarchists Against the Wall” group were arrested Friday morning after they blocked the entrance to the Sde Dov Israel Air Force base in North Tel Aviv.

The protestors, wearing white masks and covered in fake blood, laid on the street and played dead.

They said they were arrested after they left the road and were on the sidewalk.

Ayala, one of the protestors, said that the protest was meant to “show IAF pilots the results of their actions in Gaza. From thousands of feet in the air, a pilot who aims and presses a button can ignore, forget, or be unable to fathom that at that moment he killed innocent people. We came here to remind them of this.”

Also on Friday, clashes broke out between police and Israeli Arabs rock-throwers protesting the IAF raids in Gaza. In Tiberias on Thursday, some 15 youths burned tires and a Palestinian flag, in support of the operation in Gaza.

7 Responses

  1. omment by donkylmore – 03 Jan 2009 – 17:40 [USER NOT REGISTERED]
    There are a number of strategic reasons Omert choose this time to escalate the w ar against Gaza.
    1.
    there is the open wound of searing wrath which he wants to appease by way of inf licting degradation and humiliation on the gazans ; it is of course the longed f or and lusted after revenge for his own armies humiliation- ” defeat” or “non S ucess ” during the last Israeli invasion – 2006.
    2.
    He is conscious of the interregnum period between US presidential handover.- he knows Bush is not just a lame , but a dead duck, but more worryingly he is consc ious that Obama has made no unequivocal condemnation of Israel.- did he even mak e any statement?

    3.
    Omert is conscious that the Sect of State in waiting , Hillary Clinton has equal ly had to considerably ameliorate her position because of her once adopting a po sition along side Arafat supporters.

    4.Attorney General Menachem Mazuz has advised Prime Minister Ehud Olmert he pl ans to recommend he be indicted in connection with the Rishon Tours double billi ng affair, pending a hearing.
    Omert is acutely aware that any ambiguity or obfuscation which the war will brin g about is favorable to his unwieldy political position,

    In addition to all of this he knows that if his war effort is seen as less succe ssful or as much a failure as 2006 , a greater hawk lies perched ready for even more brutal action- Ben. Netenahu.
    Meanwhile Egypt sits on the fence ; afraid of an arab backlash for failing to of fer some succor to the plight of the Gazans.

    Meanwhile the world sits on its collective hands.
    At lasts Sarkosi is now intervening , subtle ( Oxymoronic?) on behalf of the EU.

    But it is the massive cash injection the Isrealis received from her rich patron , the USA . which sustains its might and supremacy in the area.
    Unless and until the separation wall is torn down , the right of return is acced ed to, power lines and border crossings opened , and a final fair and equable re distribution of land is instituted , there can be no hope of peace.
    The UK and the US and French would have to be deemed partisan in the participati on of any such body of arbitration.
    Their collective legacies are too fraught.
    So the ICHR- ??
    Alas it has no mandate to enforce any of its deliberations .

  2. Now. the Israeli ground invasion has begun, jusy 1 hour ago.. the mission is defined as being one to greatly restrict restrict / curtail the rocket launches in Gaza.
    there seems to be a 3 prong attack
    air – sea and ground,
    there is neither power nor medical assistance inside Gaza.
    the representatives from Gaza are imploring the civilized world to assist. Yet the world watches on,
    There is no consideration whatever for the civilian population.
    Aerilal bombardment continues as I watch.
    The Israeli army speak of an infiltration for as long as it takes .
    Sarkosi goes to Israel on Monday.
    The UN are silent in their condemnation of this asymmetrical war.
    The US are silent , yet the war plan was approved by the kitchen cabinet last night.

    The Israelis seem to want engage in a street war fare , where the civilian population will suffer even more.
    The imbalance of casualties now rate at about 100 /1
    And despite the appeals from Gaza remain ignored.
    This is operation Grapes of Wrath on a massive scale.
    And the world powers look on.

  3. If yoy want to put is down to the chicken and egg anology perhaps it might go thus
    the Palestinians wil argue that because their land is occupied and their borders are blockaded- denying them food , energy and essentail medicines . their only was out was to launch the rocket attacks
    The Israelis will simply argue that their populations are endangered and have been for months.
    Who broke the cease fire , the Hamas , a splinter group of Hammas, the Isrealis or a more sinister plot by a 3rd party to facillitate either the Israeli or rhe Hamas / Palestinian cause.
    I use the terms Palestinian and Hamm co terminously not out od any desire to confuse but to simplify; there could vbe a diddactic argument to differentiate between Hammas and Palestinan .But I dont wish to engage there. There should be a clear differentiation between Palestinian and Israeli terrorists . there are ssome on both sides.
    The clearest distinction should be made bewteeen Palestinian and Isreali civilians who have no appetite but rather a revulsion for war.
    But in the Israeli case , at least if they feel under siege , they caan flee, they have access to medical assistence, and they have food.Contrast this with the Palestinian trapped within Gaza who is denien all 3 of these freedomsand privalages.
    This should lead to an indication as to who are the victims of this conflict- those blessed with these freedoms or the dammed denied them.

    It seems that the Hamas strategy is to bring the fight to the streets of Gazaa. When they do this , they wwill have succeeded .
    The Israeli ressolve to minimisw the rocket attacks will not be advanced by a street battle. In these circumstances the Hamas will have won the moral / psychological war.
    The world press other than those owned by Murdoch will have afforded the victory to Hamas.
    But Murdocisation is a not inconsiderable battle in itself.
    Journalists such as John Pillager have been warning about this for years ; he attributed the success of Murdocisation to the dumbing down of journalism.

    So where can you get an unbiased commentary on the war .
    I would suggest BBC world service or the International Herald Tribune.

  4. If you want to put it down to the chicken and egg anology perhaps it might go thus;
    the Palestinians wil argue that because their land is occupied and their borders are blockaded- denying them food , energy and essentail medicines . their only way out was to launch the rocket attacks
    The Israelis will simply argue that their populations are endangered and have been for months.

    Who broke the cease fire ? Hamas , a splinter group of Hammas, the Isrealis, a splinter group of the Israeli army , or a more sinister plot by a 3rd party to facillitate either the Israelis or Hamas / Palestinian cause.
    I use the terms Palestinian and Hamas co- terminously not out od any desire to confuse but to simplify; there could vbe a diddactic argument to differentiate between Hammas and Palestinan ;But I dont wish to engage there. There should be a clear differentiation however between Palestinian and Israeli terrorists . there are some on both sides. THere are of course the non beligerant and non aggressive populations on both sides.
    The clearest distinction should be made bewteeen Palestinian and Isreali civilians who have no appetite but rather a revulsion for war.
    But in the Israeli case , at least if they feel they are under siege , they caan flee. They have access to medical assistence, and they have food
    Contrast this with the Palestinian trapped within Gaza who is denied all 3 of these freedoms and privalages.
    This should lead to an indication as to who are the victims of this conflict- those blessed with these freedoms or the dammed denied them.
    Is there peoportionality there . And when we hear Perez or Omert saying they have no quarrel with the Palestinians per se , you can only assume that the Isreali are consious of their losing traction with the world press. I shall return to this in a moment.

    It seems that the Hamas strategy is to bring the fight to the streets of Gazaa. When they do this , they will have succeeded .
    The Israeli ressolve to minimise the rocket attacks will not be advanced by a street battle. In these circumstances the Hamas will have won the moral / psychological war.But they will have done so at the cost of many many Palestinian lives .

    The world press other than those owned by Murdoch will have afforded the victory to Hamas.
    But Murdocisation is a not inconsiderable battle in itself.It is a ubiquittous unrelenting propoganda machine owned by Rupert Murdoch.
    Journalists such as John Pillager have been warning about this for years ; he attributed the success of Murdocisation to the dumbing down of journalism, and blames this denoement with the attantion deficit disorder of the young , who want immediate stacato answers to feed their ineffable self belief .
    It is as easy to delude such an audience as it is easy for Islamis findamentalist Immams to inculcate in the impoverished Arab mind on sandy hillsides in the Holy Land .
    This is facilitated by coupling the news with soccer results on the one hand and food and sustenance on the other.
    So forget the soccer results and the religious schools rolling dusty hilsides .

    So where can you get an unbiased commentary on the war .
    I would suggest BBC world service or the International Herald Tribune.

  5. Maybe you missed my point or perhaps I did not make it sufficiently.
    I did ask Who gave Israel to the Israelis.?
    It was the British and the US with the collusion of the French , after WW2. It was given by those who did not own it, It was given in a gesture of appeasement for the Holocaust.
    It was given from a sense of guilt , again by those who had no right to offer it.
    Now it is as it is. It cant go back to pre 1948.
    I have served on 6 missions as a doctor with UNIFIL, I have seen the brutality which Israel is capable of as I did the savagery which Hisbulla have wrought.
    The conflict has to be confronted now in a 2 state format. Coupled with this the Wall has to come down, the borders opened and remain so unmolested, the right to return has to be acknowleged .
    Who oversees the efficacy of this operation post cease fire ? UNIFIL was a failure , but at least this would not have happened . Each day I was there I witnessed the incursions of the Israel into Lebanon. But UNIFIL were frankly too embarrassed to admit just how powerless they were to even curtail these incursions.Many of them ended up on ticker tape on the floor in New York and Geneva.
    In a paralell manner , the Palestinians have to ingratiate themselves with their Arab brothers in Lebanon ,Jordan , Syria , Egypt etc .
    And most importantly they have to unify Fatah and Hamas and establish once again what a Palestinian Nation means , how it is defined . what are its aspirations as a society.
    There is a more subtle way that the Palestinians could deconstruct Israeli society. Join it. Get a vote . by 2020 the Arab population will outnumber the Israelis.
    Is it too delicate to ask if you are a Gazan , A member of Hamas, A Palestinian, other Arab – or a conglomeration of some or all of above ?
    If you consider it imprudent to reply I quite understand.

  6. That was a frankly great article!

  7. This surely makes perfect sense!!!

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