Ni’lin weekly demonstration 03.09.2010

2 demonstrators (international activists) got arrested 6 demonstrators suffered from tear gas inhalations very badly. The medical team had to take care of them.

photo courtesy of HamoudH Amireh

 Dozens others suffered from the tear gas inhalations in the fourth demonstration in Ramadan and the people of Ni’lin village continue their struggle despite of Ramadan and the very hot weather.Like every week, the demonstration started with a prayer under the olive trees.

photo courtesy of HamoudH Amireh

 7 International and 8 Israeli activists joined our demonstration. As every friday, the protesters marched towards the Apartheid wall which is being built on our land. We are very upset because we cannot farm on our land, some of which was set on fire by the Israeli soldiers 3 weeks ago. The demonstrators carried pictures which showed the shameful crimes the Israeli soldiers committed against our prisoners.

photo courtesy of HamoudH Amireh

When the protesters reached the wall, the Israeli military started shooting tear gas canisters into the crowd. 6 demonstrators suffered so badly from the inhalation that the medical team had to take care of them. Again, the soldiers tried to catch and arrest as many demonstrators, as they always do. This time they succeeded in arresting 2 International activists, one man and one woman. The soldiers beat the woman heavily, even when she fell down and told them that her leg hurt very much they continued to beat her.

photo courtesy of HamoudH Amireh

It was very strange and also scary, when the soldiers spread into the orchards and surrounded us; we all felt like in a trap. The demonstration was finished at 2pm. After a long time of interrogation, the arrested activists were released .

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 Ni’lin weekly demonstration 03.09.2010

  1. antonella says:

    Tanta crudeltà!!! non capisco come si possa essere così brutali eppure la storia dovrebbe imparare e far capire che l’ odio, l’ egoismo , la prepotenza non servono a nulla!!!!

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