Sunday, January 15, 2012

"Wall Museum" tells the stories of Palestinian women in Occupied Bethlehem

Dear friends,
as many of you will be aware, many Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists refusing to be intimidated by Israel's apartheid wall have used it as "canvas" for liberation, spraying it with slogans and painting images and art work on it highlighting the Palestinian struggle for human rights, justice and self-determination.   Sumoud Story House, based in Bethlehem has now launched an inspiring resistance project utilising the apartheid wall once again as a canvas to tell the stories of Palestinian women. 

Please find below a report which appeared in Maan News, along with photos of this amazing project.

In solidarity, Kim

New 'wall museum' tells women's stories
Published Saturday 24/12/2011 (updated) 03/01/2012 : Maan News
A "wall museum" displays stories told by Palestinian women, on Israel's separation barrier in Bethlehem (MaanImages/Jenny Baboun)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A unique museum has been set up on the path of Israel's wall, which snakes through the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

An initiative of the Sumud Story House, it is designed to communicate Palestinian women’s stories about the "truth of Palestinian life which the wall tries to hide and kill," a statement said.

Each panel contains a story that was either written or chosen by Palestinian women’s groups who convene at the Sumud Story House.

During Christmas, 25 posters are being attached to the wall on the northern side of Rachel’s Tomb. Through individual sponsorship, the museum will gradually expand.

The Sumud Story House is part of the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem.

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