During our spring 2015 visit, the community requested another, larger mural on the main wall of the square. In response, Rob and the team created this spirited figure, covered partially in a kaffiyeh (symbol of unity), rising from the old city proudly holding the national flag that represents the land and people of Palestine. It immediately became an iconic image and spread like wild fire on social media.

It reminds us of the words of Mahmud Darwish, the pre-eminent Palestinian poet:

And they searched his chest

But could only find his heart

And they searched his heart

And could only find his people.

(Left) Robert Shetterly standing in front of the mural, (Right) Our program coordinator Majdi Shella, our team, and volunteers Ayat and Ghadeer

(Left) Robert Shetterly standing in front of the mural, (Right) Our program coordinator Majdi Shella, our team, and volunteers Ayat and Ghadeer

 

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Learn more on our Nablus, Palestine project page.

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