Al Aqaba Village, Palestine

Al Aqaba is a small West Bank village located in the Jordan Valley. The village is at a watershed moment under the constant threat of being demolished.

In 2015, Lily Yeh designed the mural entitled, Once Upon A Time, There Was The Land of Palestine, honoring the people’s deep emotion of trauma and loss. Rob Shetterly painted the figures of two children, a boy and a girl, at the suggestion of Haj Sami Sadiq, the Mayor of Al Aqaba, as the symbol of their future.

Barefoot Artists in Al Aqaba, Palestine, 2015

Earlier this year, Barefoot Artists visited Al-Aqaba, a tiny village under the constant threat of being demolished. During the visit, Lily Yeh designed the mural entitled, Once Upon A Time, There Was The Land of Palestine, honoring the people’s deep emotion of trauma... read more

Barefoot Artists in Al Aqaba, Palestine, 2014

On April 30th 2014, the Barefoot Artists team visited Al Aqaba, a small West Bank village located in the Jordan Valley. The village is at a watershed moment. Palestine is divided into three sections: Section A, B, and C, where A is under Palestinian security and... read more

Barefoot Artists in Al Aqaba, Palestine, 2011

Visiting Palestine for the first time in 2011, I travelled to the West End to work at the Balata Refugee Camp. It was built adjacent to the city of Nablus, where the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) sponsors a school for 1,200 girls, from kindergarten to high school. There,... read more

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