Visiting my father in jail

Yesterday, finally my mother could visit my father in jail. She woke up at 5 o’clock in the morning and left the house together with my two little brothers who were allowed to join her to visit our father.

About two weeks ago, my father has been transferred to the Alnaquab jail, which is in the desert. Hence it is terribly hot there during the day and cold at night time. My fathers health is not good and he suffers a lot from the heat. He knows that it makes aprt of his punishment. Still, he is full of hope and in high spirits. He is so happy about our effort to collect the fine and very much hopes that we will succeed, thus he will get out of jail as soon as possible. Despite the hardship, he remains steadfast and wants to give hope and strength to all of us: we shall stay strong and not an inch despite the crimes and injustices of occupation.

He is very grateful for those who are supporting him and sends greetings to all of you. He wants to send a message to all and tell about how life as a political prisoner in an Israeli jail.

My brothers where able to actually reach my father (usually the visitors are allowed only to see the inmate through a window and speak to him him). This time, my father was allowed to actually hug them and kiss them. They were all so happy and my father didn’t want to stop caressing them.

They came back at 11 o’clock in the evening. My mother was very exhausted because it was a long and tiresome trip. Still, she was very happy that we were able to come up with the 300 Shekel (which is a lot for us right now), and visit my father.

I am so happy that Israel didn’t succeed in breaking my father. I want to find every possible way to raise the money and make sure that he as well as Hassan and Zaydoon will be released soon. I know, I can’t disappoint my father.

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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One Response to Visiting my father in jail

  1. Pingback: International Solidarity Movement Germany » Blog Archive » Neues über Ibrahim Amireh, Aktivist aus Nil’in, und seine Familie

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