Second Intifada initiated, 2000

Second Intifada initiated, 2000

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Source: Article on Al-Jazeera
Embroidery: Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon
Size: 59 x 80 cm

(currently being stitched)

On Saturday 30 September 2000, the murder of 12-year-old Muhammad Al-Durrah by Israeli forces as he took shelter with his father was captured on camera and sent shockwaves across the world.

The video showed father and son crouching behind a concrete pillar as they try to escape Israeli forces who had opened fire. Al-Durrah’s father could be seen signalling to try and get the soldiers to stop firing.  The result was a burst of Israeli gunfire to put a premature end to Muhammad’s life.

The footage became iconic, representing the oppression endured by the Palestinians, and the indifference of the Israeli occupation forces.

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