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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04162
Date : 27/09/2022
Caption : Gaza. Work by Palestinian artist Shereen Abdelkarim, entitled "Through the eye of a needle", as part of the exhibition "Fenced Off".
Photographer : Palm Media
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article:
"Gaza's Youth: Suspended Lives, Fading Opportunities

Through the eye of a needle - Shereen Abdelkarim:
'Through the eye of a needle' is a project that gives a voice to those whose voices have been blocked out. It offers a different perspective to some of our inherited social experiences. It addresses the people who have become void of life and are now left with the only option of leaving life behind.

It does so through a series of real-life dialogues based on the life of people facing a bitter reality daily. While the artworks will not, in turn, address these issues fundamentally, they can help shed light on these experiences in the public space through non-traditional artistic mediums, such as digital art.

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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