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“Wall Museum”

December 22, 2011

During this Christmas season, a so-called “Wall Museum” of posters will be created on the Wall near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, Palestine. An initiative of the Sumud Story House/ AEI, it is designed to communicate real-life Palestinian women’s stories. The stories of suffering and oppression as well as 'sumud' (steadfastness or resilience), inner strength and cultural identity are chosen to bring out the truth of Palestinian life, which the Wall tries to hide and kill.  They are written or chosen by Palestinian women’s groups who convene at the Sumud Story House.

 

The project is made possible through sponsorship of individual posters. Visitors of Bethlehem are invited to visit the museum. During the Christmas season, 92 posters (1 by 2 meters) will be attached to the Wall on the northern side of Rachel’s Tomb. Through individual sponsorship, the “museum” will gradually expand.

The Sumud Story House is part of the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem, affiliated to Pax Christi.

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AEI’s website (www.aeicenter.org) will show an overview of all posters.

For more information, please contact the Sumud Story House along the Hebron Road (between restaurant Karawan and Tabash souvenir shop):  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " data-mce-href="mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 02-2746595 (Rania Murra) or 02-2776573 / 0522-789156 (Toine van Teeffelen).