Parental protection, 2000تضحية الوالدين

Parental protection, 2000

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Source: Photograph of graffiti on Al-Jazeera article (see below)
Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim al Ahmed [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon
Size: 59 x 70

On Saturday 30 September 2000, the second day of the Second Intifada, 12-year-old Muhammad Al-Durrah was shot dead at the Netzarim Junction, south of Gaza, as he took shelter with his father, Jamal. The image of a father trying to protect his son was captured on camera and sent shockwaves across the world. Muhammad’s father could be seen signalling in an attempt to stop the firing. The result was a burst of gunfire that put a premature end to Muhammad’s life and wounded his father.

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