ان الشوق للأموات أكثر ألمًا مما خُيل لي وكأن قطعةً من جسدي أُخذت مني دون محضِ ارادتي .. كأنها سُلبت مني بالقوه ! لا استطيع استرجاعها ولا يزال مكانها يؤلم ! رباه انك العون فَ اعني وامسك على قلبي وارحمني يارحمن
"Bedouin musicians by their tent", 1911. Location unknown.
Wide shot and then detail of portions of the image. I think my favorite is the young couple with their little baby. Their lives are so full of promise and new beginnings. What became of them? Did they laugh? Did they cry? Did they love each other to the end? Are their grandchildren still alive? How many generations have passed? How many are alive today because this man and this woman brought a child into the world?
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.