Painfull trip to home..!! -Palestine
Zajel youth exchange-Palestine
05 May 2004 08:31 GMT
I will never forget the day that we were forced to pass through the sewage water pall without our shoes. The soldiers were laughing at us and cursing. It was as if they were watching a comedy movie on t.v.
Mais Eleyyan/22 years old
I am a student at An-Naja University majoring in pharmacy. I live with my grandparents in the city of Tulkarim, because my parents live in Saudi Arabia. I came to study here in my homeland, because as a Palestinian I don’t have the right to have higher education at the Saudi Arabian Universities.
I have been living with my grand parents for the last four years, so my grand parents have come to depend on me to take care of them and help them around the house. I used to leave to my home every day to get to school, but now the situation in Palestine has gotten worse. I have to rent a flat in the city of Nablus, because it is very difficult to get in and out of the city. Last summer vacation I wanted to visit my parents in Saudi Arabia. I went to the Borders in the City of Jerico where the Israeli checkpoints did not allow us to pass. The soldiers told us we had to go back or we would be killed, which pushed us to walk in between the trees and climb the mountains on the dangerous roads until we reached another checkpoint. They ordered us to stay inside the car and not to leave it at all, so we waited from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. We were not allowed to make any call with our mobiles. There was a women with little child who was crying. She opened the car door and let her kid leave to get some fresh air, but the Israeli soldier came quickly and put his gun to her head. He was shouting, "who allowed you to open the door?" She explained to him the conditions inside the car where they were waiting. The region we were in is known, as a low level of land, which means it, is very hot during most of the year. The soldier replied, "give me your kid and I will kill him in such an atmosphere". I began to regret that I wanted to visit my family in Saudi Arabia. At last they allowed us to pass, but they had stolen the pleasure of the visit.
I will never forget the day that we were forced to pass through the sewage water pall without our shoes. The guys were forced to go back to Tulkarem City, so only girls were present. The soldiers were laughing at us and cursing. It was as if they were watching a comedy movie on t.v. They were very pleased with themselves when my friend fell down into the sewage water. I wanted to help her to stand up, but the soldiers raised their guns in front of my head and shouted, "go away or you will be dead body here." They continued their laughs.