Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

The eyes of Ahed

Malak Mattar | 04-02-2018

 

Original art by Malak Mattar

 

This painting is my tribute to Ahed Tamimi, but it is dedicated to the more than 6,000 Palestinians (including 350 minors) who have been violently separated from their families and friends by the occupation forces and confined to Israeli prisons. This painting is in solidarity with every Palestinian trapped in prison, whose stories are told through the eyes of Ahed. It is never a crime to defend your home; it is never a crime to stand up for what is right. Ahed has become the world’s most powerful symbol of human rights for everyone—a slap in defiance of the monstrous system.

Posted: February 4, 2018

Mentor: Pam Bailey


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