Israel punish us in the beginning of the olive harvest and prevent us in ni’lin from reaching our lands inside the apartheid wall.

since more than two years specially since the wall building started in our town ni’lin israel didn’t give anyone any permit to reach the lands inside the wall to farm it and harvest the olive today in the first day of october and in the tenth anniversary of alaqsa intifada the people of ni’lin village made a peaceful demonstration organized by ni’lin popular committee against the apartheid wall and settlements. After the praying under the olive trees which the israeli military consider it as a close military zone.the people of ni’lin with many internationals activests and israeli activests run toward the concrete wall which built on our lands and stole it Chanting slogans against the wall and the punishment of ni’lin people,and chanting slogans in solidrity with the palestinians political prisoners in jeneral and ni’lin’s political prisoners in special the coordinator of ni’lin popular committee mr.ibrahim amireh and mr.hassan mousa and zaydoon srour.

Since the demonstrators reached the gate of the concrete wall they started screaming and asking the israeli soldiers to open the gate because we wants to go to our lands to farm it,and also because it’s the time for the olive harvest,and you didn’t allow us to reach our lands since more than two years.all this to punish us but we will not stope our protest until we tear down this illegal wall and reach our lands again.

Then the demonstrators went to the other part of the wall to rais the palestinian flag on the fence and started telling the soldiers to look at the picture of the little boy ahmed mousa who been killed by the israeli soldiers in one demonstration against the wall in 29.07.2008 without any reasons.they shot him in his head at that time with a live bullet.

While the demonstrators were talking to the israeli military and telling them to stope their crimes and to start with anew life with real peace and to end their crimes against us in ni’lin,no one shot any bullet because they were planing to catch us and arrest us.But the people of ni’lin discovered the plan of the israeli occupation forces and they could leave and be in the safe side without any loseing or injuring.

After that the soldiers opened the gate and started running toward the demonstrators to catch them and arrest them and they started shooting tear gas bomb at the demonstrators then one person from the village suffered from the tear gas inhalation .The soldiers continue running toward the village until they reached it.

The demonstration continued until 1:30 pm without any one getting shot or arrest.


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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