After the brutally murdering of the 10 years old Ahmed Mousa by Israeli occupation forces during a peaceful demonstration against the building of the apartheid wall on ni’lin land in 29.07.2008, the Israeli soldiers thought that we will get scared and stop from protesting peacefully against the theft of our land.During the funeral of Ahmed, My friend yousef Amireh told me: I wish if I could do something to prevent what happened to Ahmed from happening. Ahmed Mousa was a neighbor of Yousef Amireh.
After we made the holly funeral of Ahmed Mousa, We made another demonstration in the same day condemning what they did to Ahmed and against the apartheid wall on our land in the same time.
During the protest, A military jeep pulled up next to a yard where my friend Yousef Amireh ((who was only 17 years old)) was standing. Suddenly, From the bullet proof window of the jeep, a barrel of a gun was extended through the firing loophole and shot my friend Yousef Amireh with two rubber coated steel bullet from too close range in his head and penetrating his skull, then he fall down on the ground and started bleeding. Then he was sent to the hospital in Ramallah.
Upon arrival to the Ramallah hospital, Yousef Amireh was diagnosed by the doctors as brain dead and that his death was a matter of hours. He died after four days in a bed died in the hospital after he was fighting so hard to survive. We made his funeral in 04.08.2008.
Today 04.08.2011, we witness the third painful anniversary of the killing of my friend Yousef Amireh. Our Demonstration today was dedicated to yousef and in memory of him.
Yousef Amireh was not only from my family, but he was also one of my best friends and we were in the same grade in the scool, setting next to each others in the same chairs. We were playing with eachothers, laughing with each others and crying with eachothers.
Sometimes he was getting angry with me and other time I was getting angry with him but we were very close friends. When ever I remember him I feel so much pain and sadness.
I miss you so much my friend, and I just want to tell you that I am so sorry because the world is still turning a blind eye on what the Israeli occupation merciless killers did to you, but despite that you will never be forgotten. You are in my heart,in my thoughts and in all the hearts of the people of your town Ni’lin and your blood will never go in vain.
The village of Ni’lin is still mounting courageous with a strong will and determination to free its land despite the brutally suppression by the Israeli occupation forces and despite the so much bleeding we will never give up.
Free Free Ni’lin……Free Free Palestine.