Our day will come

Every evening, I sit in the fields and watch the sun go down. I see the sun go down and disappear into the sea. I can only catch a glimpse of the sea; it’s difficult for us to see it, since it’s far away and we’re not allowed to reach the sea or even go near it. But even when I’m only able to see a tiny bit of it, it makes me calm and makes me feel at peace. It also gives me hope because as the sun raises again the next day, we will get back our freedom, one day.

I remember what my father told us about Jaffa, which is where our family originally came from, before the catastrophe happened in 1948. He always told us to be assured because one day we will be able to return home. And that we shall never lose hope because we are right and they are wrong, and the wrong doesn’t stay forever. There will be an end to the darkness and than the light will come back. Looking at the sunset and the sea makes me feel my father’s presence very strong; I can feel that what he says is right.

Today, when we sit on the roof of our house, all we have are memories of my father; the way he lived and the funny things he always used to say. My father loves joy and jokes and he is always trying to make everybody happy and smile and optimistic in life. We are brave and we will not lose hope because my father wants us to. He taught us to face all difficulties and not escape them, and always stay confident. Because in life, nothing is impossible.

This is what I believe, too. We will achieve our aim  and my father will be with us again. I know that he would tell me not to despair and therefore I’m full of hope that we will manage to pay the fines to get my father and Hassan Mousa and Zaydoon Srour out of jail, so that they can come back and be all with their families again and rest and get back their strength.


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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9 Responses to Our day will come

  1. Darlene says:

    I love your writing, Saeed. I can see what you describe through your words. I can almost see that field where you sit to watch the sunset, and I feel the sadness along with you too. Big hug to you and your family.

    • Saeed Amireh says:

      Dear Darlene, thanyou so much for your big heart which makes you touch the emotions of people. the filed which i sit on it always is under threat by the israeli military,so after they steal it there will be no more calm places to sit on it.i feel that field is always trying to tell me somethings,and sometimes i feel it sharing me with my feelings. i love my land,and we will defend on it,and we are ready to lose our life to get it back. because our lands are suffering from the concrete wall too. thank you so much my friend 🙂 for your standing by us and our right case,which is the true case and i am confident that we will win and be free again

  2. Martina Lauer says:

    Thank you for helping us understand what you and your family live through. The horrors of a “military occupation” become real when I read about your father in your descritpions of life in the West Bank.

    • Saeed Amireh says:

      Dear Martina Lauer, its my duty to show the world as much as i can about the real situoation here in palestine in jeneral and in nilin village specialy and also my family too. and thank you so much for knowing about us because then you will know whats going in reality.and i promise to update all of you about everything happenes here,then you will see how is the israeli military crimes here against us. the west bank now like abig jail,its surrounded with the wall

  3. Saeed Amireh says:

    Thank you a lot dear friends!

  4. lyndarenham says:

    Thinking of you always

    • Saeed Amireh says:

      thank you so much lynda,you are so nice.i wish if i can any other way to show you how much i am happy to see all the world is started knowing about the real situoation here else than just thanking you all. please accept my regards my friend 🙂

  5. Jeanne McSherry says:

    Hello Saeed, my heart and my spirit goes out to you and to your father and your family that your rights, your land, your freedom, your dignity and your peace will be rightfully returned to you and that your beloved dad will be safely back home with you as soon as possible. I will do whatever I can to make my voice heard along with every person who believes in truth and justice in this world and these voices fighting for justice are increasing day by day as people wake up and see what is really happening to innocent people. Bless you, Jeanne

  6. Saeed Amireh says:

    Dear jeanne,
    i would love to thank you so so much and yes i hoe and pray for that day always.
    thank you for your help and for everything my friend 🙂
    please accept my regards from my heart.
    your friend
    saeed 🙂

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