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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04156
Date : 27/09/2022
Caption : Gaza. Artwork of the Palestinian artist Halima Al-Kahlout, entitled "Pending", as part of the "Fenced Off" exhibition.
Photographer : Palm Media
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article:
"Gaza's Youth: Suspended Lives, Fading Opportunities

Pending - Halima Al-Kahlout:
This artwork aims to convey the idea that medical prescriptions and treatment are two parallel lines that never meet.

The interplay between art and home-life has always caught my attention. This artwork was inspired by the broom in an attempt to present a path inspired by real life, as broom bristles have always been a temporary means of removing dust and quickly wear out and are replaced. This element is identical to the medical prescription, as it is only a temporary means to satisfy a patient and make them feel that they are holding a weapon and a solution to their illness in their hands. A medical prescription is just a piece of paper that brings optimism to the patient. The real tragedy, however, is when they discover that medical treatment is not available.

Fenced Off - Contemporary visual arts exhibition:
The art displayed in this exhibition is the work of twelve young artists from the Gaza Strip who were defined by the closure of the past 15 years. Inspired by this isolation, the artists were stimulated to create art using non-traditional means to embody their reality over the past 15 years.
What you will see is an attempt to answer questions posed by an entire generation longing for freedom, love, dignity, and much more, every day."

ICRC website, article 27-09-2022:
" Gaza’s Youth: Suspended Lives, Fading Opportunities

Gaza – A new online survey conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) found that 9 out of 10 young people from Gaza who took the survey believe their lives are abnormal.

Two thirds of the respondents said they are dependent on their families for income, whilst 40% reported having no hope of finding a job opportunity in the next 15 years.

Gaza’s Youth: Suspended Lives, Fading Opportunities –Survey Key Findings

Original material : slide
Resolution : 6720x4480
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour