Sabra (Palestine)

Translation / Interpretation / Caption Text

Artist's Statement: 

"My print is named after the Sabra Palestinian refugee camp where upwards of 1,000 innocent civilians were massacred in the worst atrocity committed during Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon. My artwork is dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives in that dreadful bloodletting. Some have referred to the figure in my print as a 'terrorist', but since my work contains no text or slogans and the figure is completely unarmed, that is quite a remarkable observation. How can a simple portrait of an Arab wearing a kaffiyah - the traditional garment that has been worn for more than a thousand years - be so construed?"