Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Gaza Strip : Israel's Guernica*


Guernica is a painting by Pablo Picasso, showing the bombing of Guernica, Spain, by twenty-eight German bombers, on April 26, 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The attack killed between 250 and 1,600 people, and many more were injured. The Spanish rulers commissioned Pablo Picasso to create a large mural for the Spanish display at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937) Paris International Exposition in the 1937 World's Fair in Paris.

Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering war inflicts upon individuals, and in particular, innocent civilians. This monumental work has eclipsed the bounds of a single time and place, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of peace. On completion Guernica was displayed around the world in a brief tour, becoming famous and widely acclaimed. Within fifteen days of the attack, Pablo Picasso began painting this mural. This tour brought the Spanish civil war to the world's attention.

Sameh A. Habeeb, A Photojournalist, Humanitarian & Peace Activist in Gaza Strip writes:

Day 10 of Israeli War on Gaza

Death toll = 600
Injured = 2800

Download this file to read more about Israeli war crimes on Gaza.


Anonymous,  Jan 18, 2009, 2:19:00 AM  

It is a sad thing what happen in Gaza. Wish the war there will be over soon enough.

siegex Jan 18, 2009, 6:03:00 PM  

Amen. Thank you Lunaticg.

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