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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04159
Date : 27/09/2022
Country/Region : GAZA; OCCUPIED TERRITORIES; ISRAEL
Caption : Gaza. Palestinian artist Mohammed Jahlash poses in front of his work entitled "Like sardines in a can", as part of the "Fenced Off" exhibition.
Photographer : Palm Media
Keyword : PORTRAIT; EXHIBITION; ARTS
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article:
"Gaza's Youth: Suspended Lives, Fading Opportunities

Like sardines in a can - Mohammed Jahlash:
I chose the sardine can because it is similar to the situation of the Gaza Strip in terms of confinement, closure and the many barriers surrounding it. Its airspace is blocked out, its maritime space is restricted, and it is forbidden to move to and out of it without a permit, which is already difficult to obtain even for medical purposes.

The sardines are packed tightly inside the can in analogy to the densely populated Gaza Strip.

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

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

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