Source of image: Transcend Media Service
Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim al Ahmed [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon
Since June 2002, Israel has separated Palestinians from their lands and relatives by constructing a wall that stretches for more than 700 kilometers, annexing Palestinian land in the West Bank. On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice ruled that construction of the wall was “contrary to international law” because it involves the destruction and confiscation of Palestinian property and imposes severe restrictions on Palestinian movement. Israel claims that the separation wall is necessary for its security. Palestinians use the wall as an artist’s canvas.
Era: Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)