I am Wondering…..When This Will Have An End????

Ni'lin Demonstration in solidarity with it's prisoners.

Three years of the non-violent struggle in Ni’lin village against the expansion and annexation wall, the Israeli army still carries out several mid-night break-ins to arrest people who take part in the weekly peaceful demonstrations organised by the Ni’lin popular committee against the annexation wall and settlements.

These invasions are carried out by well-equipped and disguised soldiers.They lack all means of respect and are deliberately horrifying our families. For example, they shot Mr. Ayed Srour in his left eye with a rubber coated bullet in 2008 while they were trying to arrest his late brother Aqil Srour. (Aqil Srour was brutally killed later on in 2009.) At present, Ayed has only one eye and is suffering psychologically after the incident.

These arrests target people who belong to different ages and families. They have also arrested the leaders of the Ni’lin Popular Committee in an attempt to suppress our just struggle and kill the patriotic feelings. Obviously, Israel fears that the Ni’lin is setting an example in the struggle against the unjust occupation. And that this struggle might spread throughout Palestine. Last night (05.01.2011), at 01:30am, around 100 soldiers of the Israeli army invaded our town Ni’lin from the surrounding fields. They succeeded in arresting Mr. Muhamed Hussen Srour (26 years old). This arrest was followed by vandalism in the house of his family and terrifying his younger brothers and sisters. Srour was arrested once before in 05.09.2008 and has gone through indescribable maltreatment back then.

But we want Israel to know that, although the number of detainees exceeded roughly 250 persons, the people’s of Ni’lin will not give up their just struggle, come what may.


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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5 Responses to I am Wondering…..When This Will Have An End????

  1. roshan says:

    Dear Saeed,

    My haert goes out to you – please talk to all your contacts. Let us have a global discussion on what people on the outside can do for Palestine. I realise that this is already happening but lots of actions can be taken. I have no ideas – other than coordinated demonstrations throughout the world. Perhaps protesting the death of the young woman on the last PEACEFUL demonstration to regain what is rightfully yours

  2. kruitvat says:

    The Israeli-American ‘peace process’ is a lie.
    The best for 2011 ! Stay fighting !

  3. I will support him. Is there a petition. Tell me how to do it.


  4. Claire Whitman says:

    Tell me what to do! I will support you-are there petitions to sign? Do you also have a facebook account asking for support? What else can be done? Can letters be written to your government?

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