Saeed has no more internet access – a brief message from N.

This is N. posting, not Saeed.

After not being able to get in touch with Saeed for the past couple of days, I was finally able to reach him on his cell phone. Saeed himself is unable to post. Here is why: so far, he has had two options to get online. The local internet cafe and his uncle’s computer & internet access.

Last week, the internet cafe owner got married to an American woman. Initially, he closed the internet cafe only for the festivities of his marriage. Now, it turns out that he leaves Ni’lin and that the place is closed down for good.

Thus, Saeed’s uncle let him use his computer. Saeed was happy – until the computer broke down. His uncle is upset. And Saeed is disconnected from the world.

So now, two things are desperately needed: a computer. And a way, to get the computer to Saeed. From there, we’ll look into the internet connection. (It looks like there is an option available that runs around 150 Euros/year.

Any leads are very much appreciated! In case you have a suggestion and you’d like to get in touch, please contact me via the “send a message”-option on my facebook account (currently disabled, sorry!). Thanks to all for your support so far!

N.

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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