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Non-Violent Resistance

Non-violent resistance is the best way because the Israelis, moved by remorse, react to it with compassion (see below). Even when they use crowd control means to make sure the protesters stay non-violent, they use ecology-minded organic products, like skunk water.
It is only because of  non-violent resistance that Israel has already decided to move back to the 1948 borders.

One protester critically wounded, dozens treated for tear gas in five anti-Wall protests Friday

Saturday August 11, 2012 06:16by Ghassan Bannoura and Staff – IMEMC News

Despite the hot weather and fasting for the holy month of Ramadan, hundreds of people came out for the weekly non-violent demonstrations against the Wall in five different villages on Friday. Anti-wall protests were organized in the village of Kufer Kadum, in the northern West Bank in addition to Bil’in, Nil’in and Nabi Saleh in the central West Bank. The southern West Bank village of Al Ma’ssara also organized a protest against the wall this week as well.

Children in al-Masara confront soldier (archive image from May 2012 by Ryan Rodrick Beiler)
Children in al-Masara confront soldier (archive image from May 2012 by Ryan Rodrick Beiler)
Two civilians were injured on Friday in Kufer Kadum when Israeli troops fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at the villagers and their international supporters.Soldiers stopped the Kufer Kadum protesters at the entrance of the village then fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at them. One young man was critically injured in the head by a tear gas bomb and another man was injured in his leg by rubber-coated steel bullet. Many others were treated for tear gas inhalation.In the central West Bank, troops also used tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets against Bil’in, Nil’in and Nabi Saleh and their international and Israeli supporters. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation at all three locations.

In Bil’in village, the weekly march organized by the Popular Committee against the Wall and settlements in Bil’in began from the center of the village towards the area adjacent to the apartheid wall. The march included participation of residents from Bil’in, Israeli and foreigner peace activists. Participants raised Palestinian flags and they chanted slogans calling for the demolition of the apartheid wall , liberation of Palestinian political prisoners and ending the occupation.

Upon the arrival of participants to Abo laimon area, the Israeli soldiers situated behind the concrete wall started shooting tear gas, rubber bullets, and skunk water mixed with chemicals towards demonstrators which led to dozens of cases of asphyxiation, all of which were treated on the field

Elsewhere on Friday, in southern West Bank, Al Ma’sara villagers also held their weekly anti wall protest. Israeli forces station there forced people back into the village using rifle-buts and batons. No injuries were reported.

9 Responses to Non-Violent Resistance

  1. Ariadna Theokopoulos August 12, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    This was supposed to be a comment to Daniel’s post, not a post on its own — can you move it there, Jon, please?

  2. Daniel Mabsout August 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    i feel that there is no such thing as non violent resistance unles there is such a thing as non violent agression because the resistance has to be able to stand up to the agression. Otherwise the Resistance -if not able to stand up to the aggression in any one way will not be a Resistance but a reluctance an impotent internal rejection

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos August 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

      So you may agree with me that these non-violent demonstrations are acts of disrespect for Israel, which irritates the IDF.
      If someone tries to kill you and in response you hold up a sign that says Peace and Love, you are dissing the aggressor by not acknowledging his act.
      The Palestiniens needs to show the Israelis a lot more respect.

      • Daniel Mabsout August 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

        it is disrespect not only to the IDF but an act of great violence to humanity

  3. Daniel Mabsout August 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Resistance is a seed planted in the field pervaded by the world order . it is like the child Jesus who had to be born in secret from the authorities. it is stupid to think one can cheat the authorities and the rulers of the world by the apparel of nonviolence . The world order does not care about violence but it cares about any threat to its rule

  4. Daniel Mabsout August 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    Movements have been confiscated by the world order, they have become false flag movements; societies , minds and facilities have been all infiltrated .That is why it was very important for Hizbullah to keep secret its web of communication that the Hariri group had threatened to expose .

    What is important is to have presence and strength on the ground and to develop means of independence and non-infiltration and self defense . The world establishment not only does not understand the language of human rights or of non-violence but has also infiltrated it , there is one language it understands and they should be addressed in that language.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos August 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm #


  5. Alex August 12, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    “Whats taken by force, by force can be regained” Gamal Abdulnasser

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos August 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      ar rais al gumhuryia al arabia al mustaheda
      bad transliteration, isn’t it?