Fisherman and gunboatsصياد غزة و السفن المدفعية

Fisherman and gunboats

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Design: Adham Jaber [Hirbiya], Gaza
Embroidery: Shireen Fouad Atallah [Gaza] Germany
Size: 59 x 109 cm

The Mediterranean Sea has, for centuries, yielded its fruits to Gaza fishermen, and fish has been a mainstay of the Gazan diet. Israeli gunships hinder Palestinians fishing off the Gaza coast.

This has severely affected both the work of the fishermen and food security for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Thirty thousand people are currently dependent on Gaza’s fishing industry. 

Israeli naval forces have harassed Palestinian fishing boats that have dared to venture too far from the Gaza coast.  Israeli gunboats have made hundreds of attacks on  Palestinian fishing boats, forcing them back to shore or detaining those on board and in some cases sinking the boats.

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.