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The Writing is on the Wall: A ‘canvas’ of symbols calling for long-due peace

Tue 01 Dec 2020    
| 2 min read

The wall built along the Occupied Palestinian Territory now teems with colour as numerous artists and human rights activists have echoed vivid, fragmented, and sometimes heartfelt, sentiments for peace and stability in the region.

The striking imagery that stand out on this ‘canvas’ speaks of solidarity, hope and compassion in an exhibition put on by the United Nations titled ‘The Writing is on the Wall: Annexation Past and Present​.’

While most speak for themselves, some have deeper meanings including the depiction of Lady Liberty weeping over Handala, a symbol for the Palestine refugees; and an image honouring Razan Al-Najjar, a Palestinian medic killed by an Israeli sniper as she was tending to the wounded during the 2018 Great March of Return in Gaza.

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