The prisoner, and the physical and psychological torture he practiced against him, did not suffer from his smile with which he greeted all passers-by in front of his house while awaiting the arrival of Al-Jazeera Net to talk about the atmosphere of the first Ramadan, which he spent for free after spending 19 years in Israeli jails.
In the town of Sur Baher, the houses wore their Ramadan costume, but in the house of released prisoner Malik Bakirat, the joy seemed doubled, as his mother hardly believed that she saw her eldest son sitting in front of her to eat. breakfast, and every now and then urges him to eat and taste this item. Read also At the moment they are released… this is how the occupation kills the joy of Palestinian prisoners Israel creates “electronic trials” for prisoners in “the presence of” Corona A new racist decision… Israel refuses the Corona vaccine to prisoners
Malik, who was sitting next to his father, shifts his gaze among those sitting at the breakfast table, joking with them at other times and discussing the details of food in prisons at other times .
Malik Bakirat was born in 1979 in Jerusalem and raised there, in 2001 he was arrested and sentenced to 19 years in prison, during which he moved between several prisons before being released on the last day of 2020. of the Negev Desert. jail.
Ramadan is exceptional this year
The current month of Ramadan is considered exceptional across the board, as Malik reunited with his extended family at the breakfast table, led by his daughter Lina, who was born while her father was spending the first few months of his reign, to be free. and find her about to graduate.
Malik spoke at length about how prisoners in prisons prepare for the month of Ramadan, saying, “We are preparing as much as possible and the most important of what we are attending is sorting two committees for food, l ‘one to prepare breakfast and the other. for dawn, and the third cultural committee is responsible for organizing special competitions and Ramadan evenings interspersed with conversations. “On the biography of the Messenger, blessings and peace be upon him, and the events that occurred in Islamic history during Ramadan.
Malik laughed for a long time, then said, “As for the responsibility of singing, the adhaan and the imamate, for 19 years I stumbled upon me, and the young people in prison loved nothing but my voice.
Regarding the difference between this year’s breakfast and previous years, Malik said, “Throughout my imprisonment, I always told prisoners, even when I eat delicious food that we have. prepared, it tastes like prison, and now I say, no matter how simple the food I eat, it tastes like freedom. “
Recalling his recollections of Ramadan in the prisons, Malik said harsh conditions had passed for the prisoners during that month, and he recalls Ramadan 18 years ago when he was suddenly transferred with a group of prisoners in the first days of Ramadan from Hadarim prison. in the north of the country to Beersheba prison in the south, with an arbitrary procedure. Publicity
“We were taken to an old deserted section full of cockroaches and fleas. We were 10 prisoners who brought us a plate of soup, two loaves of bread and a bowl of rice for all of us, and we stayed that way for a week. “
During our conversation with him, released Jerusalem prisoner Ahmed Sorour arrived from the town of Jabal Al-Mukaber, who had recently married Malik’s daughter Lina, and we noticed the extent of anguish in their heart, wishing that their captive comrades would taste the joy of freedom and that soon they would be reunited with their families in the month of Ramadan in particular.
Ahmed Sorour (27) was arrested in 2014 and sentenced to 7 years in prison, to be released at the beginning of February, and on the atmosphere of Ramadan, which he spent for the first time this year outside of bars, he mentionned:
“4 days ago I had breakfast with my family for the first time, and I was surprised that they say they used to pray to me for relief before taking the little one. lunch every year, so who are they going to invite this year? ” My mother immediately responded and said: Ahmed Rawah and left thousands of prisoners behind. At the dawn of their freedom. “
And about the dish he requested to decorate the breakfast table on the first day, he laughed and said: “The people of Jabal al-Mukaber are famous for their mansaf, and I asked for it on first day of Ramadan. ”
Lina sits down to listen to the speech from the editors who will accompany her to the breakfast table this year and years to come, then she heads out to the kitchen to help her grandmother, Umm Malik, prepare the breakfast, and there she said: Ramadan 1442 is the first Ramadan that I live calmly and happy, my father is next to me and his seat is no longer empty at the table, and Ahmed He has been released and God m ‘gathered with him after accompanying my father to prison, and it gives me exceptional comfort.
Umm Malik Bakirat, although signs of fatigue were evident on her face, she is actively traveling and putting the finishing touches on her table, which says Malik is the most beautiful thing on her this year.
The era of prison visits is over
“This is the first Ramadan in which I will not visit prisons after being my destination for two decades, and despite the exhaustion of the visit, I saw my comfort in visiting my son. I am very happy and grateful because God extended my life to see your money again among us, and I hope that the eyes of all mothers will recognize the vision of their captive children with and between them. “.
The smile did not leave his face during our stay in the house of his released son. She paused for a moment and then said, “Malik’s voice is distinctive. Allah”.
His father, Sheikh Najeh, described his son’s release as a victory, and said their life changed the moment Malik stepped out of prison, and he urged the families of the prisoners to be patient. , which inevitably transforms adversity.
When we entered this quiet house, the father’s throat was ringing with the memories others sang behind him before breakfast, and when we left Malik used to lead his father and siblings to prayer Maghreb, while his mother occasionally watched him inspecting her, to realize the saying that mothers believe they regard their children as children, regardless of their age.