DMI Driving appointments are a familiar occurrence on the streets of the West Bank.
But the appointment is not easy.
For a first-time driver, a long-distance driver is not a common occurrence, and there are no guarantees that the appointment will go smoothly.
But that has been the case for the last several years for one driver.
“Every single day, I’m driving,” said Ibrahim Abu Saad.
“I’m not a doctor, I can’t make appointments, I have no driver’s license.
I don’t even have a car.
I have to drive to work.
And that is how I live my life.”
A year ago, Abu Saat made his first appointment for an appointment at the El Masr Hospital, in Ramallah.
“They told me that I had to come to the hospital on the third day of the month,” Abu Saaad recalled.
“But I didn’t know this was the day.”
In the beginning, Abu-Saad had no expectations for the appointment.
He had a friend who works at the hospital, and he planned to meet him to discuss the appointment before going home.
“When I arrived, there were only two people at the front desk,” he said.
“The first person was the manager.
And the second person was a nurse.
They took my appointment.”
On the third appointment, the nurse announced that the doctor who had booked the appointment had been arrested.
“She said that they have taken the doctor away,” Abu-Saan said.
The manager called the police, and the man was taken to the police station and interrogated.
“We didn’t hear anything,” Abu Saan said, adding that the interrogation continued.
“When they asked me what I thought about the man who was being arrested, I said, ‘He is a soldier, he is a doctor.
He has a license.
He should be able to go,'” he said, explaining that the police officer asked him, “Where are the IDs?
Who is the driver?”
Abu Saad said he asked the officer, “Why are you doing this to me?”
Abu- Saaada added, “I was very scared, but I asked the nurse to calm down and let me talk with the police.”
The police officer explained that the man had committed a criminal offense and that the person who had been booked would be released on bail.
“He didn’t answer me.
I said to the officer: ‘I don’t understand, what is your problem?’
The officer said, I don’t know what you are talking about.
The police left, and I was not allowed to see the man again.””
After that, the next day, the man I was with was arrested.
He told me: ‘If you don’t come to court, I will arrest you,'” Abu-saad recalled, adding, “The officer didn’t believe me.
So, I was in a situation where I couldn’t talk to the man.”
When Abu- Saan arrived at the court to meet with the man, he was arrested and taken to jail.
“After that I was interrogated for hours,” he recalled.
He said that the officer questioned him about the number of cars he drove, as well as the car registration number.
“What I have been told is that I am an Israeli citizen, and we are trying to find out if this man was a soldier or a doctor,” he continued.
Abu-Saat was in court for the next three days, and each day he asked questions that the judge would not answer.
“Every day, he would be asked questions.
I told him that I would tell him the truth and ask him questions.
Then, I would say, ‘You are a doctor and I am the driver of a car,'” he explained.
Abou-Saah said that he was not happy with the interrogations.
“It’s not the first time I have had this kind of interrogation.
It’s a daily thing,” he explained, adding: “If the person has been arrested, he shouldn’t be driving a car.”
Abu Saaad and his friends are not the only ones to have had problems with the courts.
A few years ago, two young men were detained and interrogated about their involvement in the demonstrations in the West, and in the case of Abu Sa’at, he described the interrogation process in his book.
“At first, I wanted to protest in the street,” Abu Sha’aban said.
But when he went to the court, he asked, “How long are they going to interrogate me?”
“They kept me there for three days,” he replied.
“So, I decided to go to the Supreme Court to see if there was a legal way to end this.
And there was.”
In this case, the Supreme Council for Civil Rights in the Occupied Territories (SCCOT) said that Abu Saaan’s detention violated the Fourth Amendment to the U.S.