Gaza Artist Turns Israeli Air Strike Smoke into Powerful Sketches
As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis through art. Gaza-based Tawfik Gebreel aims to send a message, in the “universal humanitarian language understood by all peoples of the world.” He is using photos of the smoke thrown up by rocket strikes and reworking the images with symbols of hope and unity.
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GAZA CITY : Palestinian medics help evacuate a survivor after an Israeli airstike on his home in Gaza City on July 27, 2014. Hamas belatedly said it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, shortly after Israel announced a resumption of hostilities in Gaza following a day-long pause. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS
"Maybe we’re on Mars because of the magnificent science that can be done there - the gates of the wonder world are opening in our time. Maybe we’re on Mars because we have to be, because there’s a deep nomadic impulse built into us by the evolutionary process, we come after all, from hunter gatherers, and for 99.9% of our tenure on Earth we’ve been wanderers. And, the next place to wander to, is Mars. But whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.”
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GAZA CITY : Palestinians stand watching from a hole in a wall as Civil Defence workers remove the rubble of a building destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City, on July 21, 2014. The UN Security Council called for an “immediate ceasefire” as Israel pressed on with a blistering assault on Gaza on Monday taking the Palestinian death toll above 500. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS