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It is no surprise that the Separation Wall casts a long shadow; 750km of 8-metre high concrete slabs, fences and razor wire that snake their way through the West Bank. A symbol of division and a daily reminder of rights denied which has sparked a creativity that cannot be ignored — a running commentary of life under Occupation.
Manned by Israelis as young as 18 serving National Service, these watch towers punctuate the Wall.
The Wall dominates every aspect of life in the West Bank and Gaza with its physical presence.
The Wall is a living piece of art, constantly changing — a running commentary of politics and art.
Humour and creativity are natural responses to oppression and the Wall is no exception... it provides a canvas for expression.
The Palestinian struggle has often been compared with that of Apartheid South Africa. Here the Xhosa word ‘Ubuntu’ meaning “I am because you are”, is merged with Intifada — or “shaking off” in Arabic. Our struggle is your struggle.
Sometimes the artwork survives! Revisiting an Amos original, created for an earlier Christmas film.
To commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration, street artist Banksy hosted a tea party at his Walled Off Hotel.
Banksy revealed his latest work to adorn the Wall... not personally — he got someone dressed as the Queen to pull the cord.
The Wall stretches out across the occupied West Bank. This door caught my eye — on a hill top over-looking the Gilo settlement. There is no handle and no access to the other side.
The northern perimeter of the Wall at the border with the Gaza Strip, Netev Ha’Ashara, Israel.
We work alongside grass-roots partners in Palestine, South Africa, Nicaragua, Burundi, India and Tanzania.
Reaching children on the streets, addressing their trauma, working with them and their families to reintegrate them into their homes, to realise their rights and recover their future.
Working with local and international peace activists, and partnering with grass-roots projects, to call for a just peace, reconciliation and full equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis.
Addressing the impact of climate change and the causes of extreme poverty, building sustainable rural communities and empowering them to realise their rights.
Bringing people together to meet our partners from around the world, visiting the communities they work in and seeing their projects in action — building solidarity and lasting friendships.
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