Sabra and Shatilia massacre, 1982مجزرةصبرا و شاتيلا، ١٩٨٢

Sabra and Shatilia massacre, 1982

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Design: Ibrahim Muhtadi [Al Quds], Gaza
Sketch: Shaymaa Abu-Hasanain [Gaza], Gaza
Embroidery: Khawla Rubi [Yibne], Gaza
Size: 59 x 79 cm

On 16 September 1982, right-wing Lebanese militiamen allied to Israel perpetrated the massacre of an estimated 2,000 Palestinian and Lebanese civilians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in South Beirut.

Those murdered were mostly women, children and elderly, and many of the victims’ bodies were found mutilated and raped. Soon after the killing began, Israeli forces surrounded Sabra and Shatila and provided bulldozers that were used to dispose of the bodies of the victims’ .

Years on, the Sabra and Shatila massacre continues to be commemorated, marking one of the most traumatizing events in modern Palestinian history.

Further viewing

Palestinian History Tapestry exhibition in Stroud from Feb 18—23rd Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

A unique opportunity to view selected pieces from the Palestinian History Tapestry in one of Stroud's premier galleries.

The exhibition will run from the evening of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd, opening from 11am—6pm.

Come and see this beautiful work, experience the Palestinian History Tapestry as never before.