Photo Exhibition

Palestine to Remember

Photo courtesy of UNRWA

Our photography exhibition, Palestine to Remember, highlights the plight of Palestinian refugees but with a focus on Hebron. Our photos range from archival material from the Nakba (courtesy of UNRWA) to contemporary images of  home demolitions.

Was this their home?

Not everyone is aware that there are more refugees in Palestine every day as  Israel’s policy of demolishing Palestinian homes continues. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) estimates that at least 24,813 houses have been demolished in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza since 1967. In the villages of the South Hebron Hills, Israel regularly demolishes homes and other buildings.

A child sits in the ruins of his demolished home.

Our  exhibition examines the ongoing displacement and creation of Internally Displaced People in the Occupied Territories and the complexity of issues surrounding the Bedouin refugees in the South Hebron Hills.

In 2010 we used the profits of the Festival of Friendship to help build a preschool in Umm Al Kheir, a vulnerable community in the South Hebron Hills, Our exhibition includes heartwarming photos of the kindergarten we helped build and of the children who are learning there.

While  we are careful to keep the focus on Hebron, the exhibition will look at the ongoing displacement and creation of Internally Displaced People in the Occupied Territories and the complexity of issues surrounding the Bedouin refugees in the South Hebron Hills.

Palestinian refugees constitute one of the world’s longest standing refugee situations, with 4.8 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Occupied Palestinian Territories because Israel refuses to comply with international humanitarian law which says everyone has the right to return to their home.

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