Today, we found out that can’t visit my father – after waiting 2 months for a permit

I’m so tired and desperate today. My mother was supposed to visit my father tomorrow and now we have just learned that my father was transferred from Ofer prison to Al Naqab. It takes at least two months for any of us, to get a permit to go to the jail and visit my father. Now, we have a permit for my mother and my little sisters to go visit our father in Ofer prison. But since my father has been transferred, the permit is useless. Thus, my mother will have to wait another 2 months for a permit to go and visit him in the Al Naqab prison.

Al Naqab is known to be one of the worst jails, it is situated in the desert and the prisoners are held in tents and in the open air. That means that during the summer time, the heat burns their bodies and in the winter time, they freeze. We can’t help but feel that this is yet another attempt to punish us and to break our resistance.

The night before yesterday we endured yet another raid from the Israeli military. They detonated sound bombs and terrorized the whole village. And since there are no Internationals or Media people left in Ni’lin, their crimes go undocumented. And today the devastating news about my father. I feel hopeless.


About Saeed Amireh

My name is Saeed Ibrahim Amireh, I am 18 years old and I have been born and raised in Ni'lin, in the Westbank. During the summertime, I love to sleep on the rooftop of our house. When I see the beautiful stars, I dream to travel to far away places and meet people from all over the world. I can see the Mediterranean Sea from our roof. Often, I imagine what it is like to be at the beach and see the sun go down. I have never been to the sea because Israel does not allow us to go there. One week before the final exams in 12th grade, Israeli soldiers raided our house in the middle of the night, locked the whole family but me in a room, beat me, destroyed my room and arrested me. I was in jail for 4 months. They kept me in a small cell in complete darkness, with mice and cockroaches everywhere. They beat, threatened, and interrogated me constantly. To this date I know nothing about why they even arrested me, other than to punish my father for his non-violent activity in the "Popoular Committee Against The Wall". I've always dreamt to study and become a communication engineer. But since my father is in jail, me and my older brother have to work and take care of our mother and our small siblings. I miss my father so much, I would give anything for him to be free. But I am not even allowed to go and visit him in jail. Only my mother is allowed; she could go visit him for the first time after he was imprisoned for 4 months. Like all the villagers of Ni'lin, I wish I could taste the flavour of freedom just once.
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4 Responses to Today, we found out that can’t visit my father – after waiting 2 months for a permit

  1. Patricia Herrera says:

    Dear Saeed,
    Even in the darkest night there is always hope. Never forget God is always with you no matter what. I am so sorry to read of the injustices that have been done and are being done to you and your family. It is very bad that the Zionist do these horrible things to innocent people. However, I feel your father would want you to be happy despite all the obstacles. Think of the happy times you’ve shared and remember things will get brighter. Time changes all.

    • Saeed Amireh says:

      Dear patricia,thank you so much for these nice words which is full of hope and power.
      yes to be honour with you,now i feel soo tired but i am so happy because i made alot of people know whats going on here to my father and my family and my people in Ni’lin village .
      i could manage to have a voice to share and show you what is this occupation doing to us here.this is a big crimes.
      time changes my friend yes

      god bless you

  2. roshan hill says:

    Saeed – can you get your friend to translate the donation page – I cannot get it in English – don’t know whether this is another attempt at silencing us – but I think I can get more of my friends to donate also.
    I am posting your details to Amnesty also to see whether they will continue to be silent:-(

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