The Great March of Return, 2018-   [59 x 81 cm]

Source of image: Inspired from video, (see link below)
Design: Ibrahim Al Muhtadi [Al Quds], Gaza, Palestine
Embroidery: Karema Nassar [Barbara], Gaza, Palestine


The Great March of Return, a series of protests at points near the fence between Gaza and Israel, began on 30 March 2018. The protests were initiated by Palestinian activists independently from Palestinian political factions. The protesters demand that Palestinian refugees and their descendants be allowed to return to the land from which they were displaced in 1948. Many non-violent protesters, including children, medics and journalists, were killed and maimed by Israeli snipers using live ammunition, creating life-long disabilities.  The theft of militarily occupied Palestinian land for the use of Jewish Israeli settlers is still ongoing and continuous despite being in violation of international law.

Era: Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

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