GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — For Hanaa Hamash, art is about expressing herself and giving a voice to the suffering of Palestinian women. The exhibition Dec. 20-22 in Gaza City, titled “13 Million,” symbolizing the number of Palestinians around the world, focused on the strength of Palestinian women who live in harsh conditions under occupation.
Hamash, 27, told Al-Monitor, “I wanted to convey two messages. First, I wanted to send a message of love to all Palestinians who find themselves dispersed in different countries around the world as a result of the Palestinian Nakba in 1948, and to emphasize that the Palestinian people are still united, despite the distances. Second, I wanted to embody the historical role of women in serving their people and their struggle against the Israeli occupation."