In letter to his mother… Mahmoud Arida: I tried so hard to come and hug you

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The leader of the Gilboa prison break, Mahmoud Arida, sent a letter to his mother through his lawyer, Raslan Mahajneh, on Friday.

The letter read as follows:

“I’d like to extend my greetings to you, mom, and tell you that I tried very hard to come and hug you before you leave this world, but I couldn’t.

You are in my heart and head. The good news is that I have eaten figs from many places across our homeland. I also ate prickly pears, pomegranates, sumac, and wild thyme. I even ate guava for the first time in 25 years. I had a jar of honey as a gift for you. Extend my greetings to my dead sisters Basima, Ruba, Khitam, and Saeda, and to my brothers as well, as I miss them a lot.

I smelled freedom and we saw that the world has changed. I climbed the mountains of Palestine for long hours and we walked across broad plains. I saw how the plain of Arraba, my hometown, is a small part of Bisan and Nazareth.

My greetings to all family members and friends. My greetings to my niece, Sinat, who I wore her socks all across the mountains. My greetings to Abdullah, Hadeel, Yousef, the wife of Raddad, and all family, to Sarah, Rahaf, Ghada, Muhammad, and everyone. A special greeting to Huda. I miss her so much and I will send the whole story to her.”

Mahmoud Arida (46 years old) spent over 28 years of his life in Israeli jails, 25 of which are continuous. He is serving a life sentence.

Arida has led a successful prison break 15 days ago. However, he was arrested along with three prisoners in an Israeli routine search in occupied Nazareth.

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