Sumud (Steadfastness)صمود

Sumud (Steadfastness)

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Embroidery: Samar Alhallaq [Majdal], Gaza

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails use hunger strikes to protest against prolonged administrative detention without trial.

This embroidery, based on an image by an unnamed illustrator, was disseminated widely among activists on social networks in an expression of solidarity with the mass hunger strike.

The image endeavoured to raise awareness of the suffering of Palestinian women prisoners and their steadfast determination to attain their rights. The Arabic lettering reads ‘Samedoun’ (‘We are steadfast’).  The Hebrew lettering reads ‘Shabas’, the Israeli Prison Service.


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.