Disappearing Palestineاضمحلال فلسطين

Disappearing Palestine

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Embroidery: Almaza Al-Helou [Al A'abasiyeh] Ramallah
Size: 59 x 34 cm

Since occupying the West Bank and Gaza in 1967, Israel has unilaterally declared tens of thousands of hectares of so-called ‘State Land’ for Israeli settlements.

In 2005, Israel closed its settlements in Gaza but has maintained its occupation there, controlling airspace, and access by land and sea. Israeli settlements, checkpoints, military zones, the separation wall and other access restrictions have turned the West Bank into a series of disconnected cantons.

Over 520,000 Israeli Jews live in illegal settlements, flouting the provisions of the 4th Geneva Convention and international law. Successive Israeli governments have used economic incentives to encourage families and businesses to move to the illegal settlements.

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.