Linda Adams – Gaza 2021 (2021)


Artist Statement: On 10 May 2021, the long running Israeli-Palestinian conflict erupted following a series of protests against the threatened evictions of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem. When the ceasefire came into effect 11 days later, 242 Palestinians had been killed and an estimated 74,000 were displaced. Ten Israeli citizens were killed, including two children, with thousands forced into shelters. (May 2021) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. As Linda shaped scenes of destruction, she pondered, “after the way the Israelis suffered in the concentration camps I hoped they would create a place safe from persecution”.