After the brutally murdering of the 10 years old Ahmed Mousa by Israeli occupation forces during a peaceful demonstration against the building of the apartheid wall on ni’lin land in 29.07.2008, the Israeli soldiers thought that we will get scared and stop from protesting peacefully against the theft of our land.During the funeral of Ahmed, My friend yousef Amireh told me: I wish if I could do something to prevent what happened to Ahmed from happening. Ahmed Mousa was a neighbor of Yousef Amireh.

Villegers of Ni'lin carrying the body of Ahmed Moussa during his funeral in the West Bank village of Nilin near Ramallah July 30, 2008. photo by:Fadi Arouri

After we made the holly funeral of Ahmed Mousa, We made another demonstration in the same day condemning what they did to Ahmed and against the apartheid wall on our land in the same time.

During the protest, A military jeep pulled up next to a yard where my friend Yousef Amireh ((who was only 17 years old)) was standing. Suddenly, From the bullet proof window of the jeep, a barrel of a gun was extended through the firing loophole and shot my friend Yousef Amireh with two rubber coated steel bullet from too close range in his head and penetrating his skull, then he fall down on the ground and started bleeding. Then he was sent to the hospital in Ramallah.

Yousef Amireh in the hospital during his fight for surrvival and his father is looking sadly at him

Upon arrival to the Ramallah hospital, Yousef Amireh was diagnosed by the doctors as brain dead and that his death was a matter of hours. He died after four days in a bed died in the hospital after he was fighting so hard to survive. We made his funeral in 04.08.2008.

Me(with the yellow T-Shirt) During the funeral of my friend yousef

Palestinian mourners carry the body of Yussef Ameira during his funeral in the West Bank village of Nilin, near Ramallah, Monday Aug. 4, 2008. photo by: Nasser Ishtayeh

Today 04.08.2011, we witness the third painful anniversary of the killing of my friend Yousef Amireh. Our Demonstration today was dedicated to yousef and in memory of him.

Ni'lin village Comemorates the third anniversary of the killing of Yousef Amireh/05.08.2011. Photo by: Ni'lin Sons

Yousef Amireh was not only from my family, but he was also one of my best friends and we were in the same grade in the scool, setting next to each others in the same chairs. We were playing with eachothers, laughing with each others and crying with eachothers.

Sometimes he was getting angry with me and other time I was getting angry with him but we were very close friends. When ever I remember him I feel so much pain and sadness.
I miss you so much my friend, and I just want to tell you that I am so sorry because the world is still turning a blind eye on what the Israeli occupation merciless killers did to you, but despite that you will never be forgotten. You are in my heart,in my thoughts and in all the hearts of the people of your town Ni’lin and your blood will never go in vain.

The village of Ni’lin is still mounting courageous with a strong will and determination to free its land despite the brutally suppression by the Israeli occupation forces and despite the so much bleeding we will never give up.

Free Free Ni’lin……Free Free Palestine.


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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  1. Sharon Fritsch says:

    This account is incredibly sad. Chico Peace and Justice Center has been working to collect signatures for a petition to remove California State employees retirement funds from companies that profit from the occupation of Palestine.

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  3. Michelle says:

    thinking and remembering along side you
    G-d be in your hearts too… Family HUGS… and G-ds love shared
    in the silence we remember also the Mothers and Fathers, Sisters, Brothers and all extended Family and Friends. amen.

    thankyou for your sharing Saeed

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  5. Yasemin says:

    Saeed meeting you here in Mainz, Germany was so great. You gave us hope and we once again realized that the only chance we have is to resist! You are so young and you have already seen so many things…your words are full wisdom my friend! We will keep on fighting with you side by side…Shall Allah be with you in any time, protect you and lead you on the right way and give you strenght to continue.We send our love to your whole town and especially all the children there …big hug from all of us….yasemin & tarik and the whole university crew

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