Video: Palestinian artist turns ruins of Gaza homes into colourful, hopeful murals

Ahram Online , Saturday 27 Jan 2024

An artist from Gaza is turning the rubble of Palestinian homes destroyed by Israeli airstrikes into colourful murals, sending a message of resilience and hope amid a difficult reality.



Amal Abu Al-Sabah, 26, is among hundreds of thousands who were forcibly displaced from central Gaza to Rafah in the south of the strip.

As Amal left her home, she made sure to carry her brushes with her.

She drew her colourful mural on the ruins of a home destroyed in an Israeli airstrike that killed 10 of its residents.

In the colourful mural, titled Gaza 2024, Amal documented the numbers of those killed and injured in Israeli attacks.

She drew people salvaging others from the rubble to point toward hope for a better future

The colours of the Palestinian flag - green, red, white, and black - permeate the imagery.

"We will remain on our land and we will never leave," Amal told Al Jazeera.

"As artists, we send a message that we will keep going and we will not lose our passion."


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