Exhibition opens in Gaza to commemorate lives of family members

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An exhibition has opened in the Gaza Strip to commemorate the lives of 22 Palestinian family members killed during Israel’s last year bombings on the enclave.

The exhibition called “I am 22 and I lost 22 people” showed nine paintings made by Zainab al-Qolaq, a fine artist and survivor of the strikes that claimed the lives of her family members. The paintings, with depictions of ruined homes, ambulances, corpses and skeletons, have been created to show the visitors her trauma from the military attacks.

The display was organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor in cooperation with the UN Women Palestine. Zainab told A24 News Agency that the display aims to spotlight her family story, calling for respecting and protecting human rights from any violations.

Researcher at the Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, Anas Al-Jerjawi, hailed Zainab as a strong victim who conveyed her message through paintings adding war stirs painful memories for a long time.

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