Woman in rubble, Gaza assault 2008—9امرأة بين الركام، العدوان على غزة ٢٠٠٨-٢٠٠٩

Woman in rubble, Gaza assault 2008—9

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Source: Drawing by Peter Rhoades
Embroidery: Basma Al-Natoor [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon
Size: 59 x 88 cm

On 27 December 2008, Israel launched a 22-day military assault on Gaza, killing more than 1400 Palestinians and rendering homeless thousands who had left their homes before these were destroyed.

This new pattern of Palestinian suffering continues decades after the trauma of the Nakba in 1948.

The embroidery is based on a drawing by Peter Rhoades, an Oxford-based artist, and illustrates a women sitting on the pile of rubble that was once her home.

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