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The old city of Hebron, an illustration originally published in Mondoweiss.
Ancient stone ally near the Ibrahimi mosque in the Old city of Hebron. The stones belong to the scene, the woman belongs to the scene the mouse belongs to the scene but the plastic surveillance technology just doesn’t fit. If this is the Holyland, just a few steps from the Ibrahimi mosque/tomb of the Patriarchs, what is holy about harassment and surveillance?
I visited the West Bank in September 2017 and created these illustrations as part of a travelog for Mondoweiss.
The last time I had been there was 2008. Now, everything seemed heavier, particularly in Hebron where I spent most of my time. The air was heavy, the mood was heavy, and the gravity of occupation seemed responsible for the drooping faces. Merely existing there is exhausting.
Much of the media coverage misses the details because it’s not interesting enough or attention grabbing enough to rope people in. In these illustrations I focused on the details of military occupation that get overlooked.