Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Unveils Artistic and Humanitarian Installation

IN BETWEEN WARS AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO PALESTINIAN DAILY LIFEIt has been nearly 70 years since the UN recommended the partition of Palestine and more than 20 years since the Oslo agreement Yet Palestinians are still living under suffocating Israeli occ
Aurelie BaumelMSF
Room 5. No Man’s Land. Once you have been through security checks and separation wall, you must walk along an 800 metre-long caged corridor, until you reach the Palestinian checkpoint and enter Gaza
IN BETWEEN WARS AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO PALESTINIAN DAILY LIFEIt has been nearly 70 years since the UN recommended the partition of Palestine and more than 20 years since the Oslo agreement Yet Palestinians are still living under suffocating Israeli occ
Aurelie BaumelMSF
Room 6. Gaza in Ruins. 18,000 homes destroyed or severely damaged, 16-18 hours of electricity cuts a day in some areas; no drinking water, 39% of Gaza’s population living under the poverty line; and 67% of youth unemployment. Two years after the last airstrikes, Gaza has hardly recovered from repeated military attacks
IN BETWEEN WARS AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO PALESTINIAN DAILY LIFEIt has been nearly 70 years since the UN recommended the partition of Palestine and more than 20 years since the Oslo agreement Yet Palestinians are still living under suffocating Israeli occ
Aurelie BaumelMSF
Room 3. A Living Room. The living room is where visitors and guests are made welcome. It is a comfortable and warm, welcoming space. This is we here we have coffee while watching TV. This is where we sleep sometimes too.This is also where we pay tribute to the deceased and the disappeared
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'In Between Wars' explored the confines and dynamics of daily Palestinian life

Under the patronage of the United Nation’s Messenger of Peace, HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein and HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) presented In Between Wars, an installation that provided a lens into the human cost of the ongoing Israeli occupation.

Spanning an area of over 60 square metres, the installation aimed to give viewers a historical perspective on the current occupation in modern day Palestine. By walking them through the corridors and rooms of the Palestinian people, viewers were able to virtually experience the life and suffering of those subjected to the raids, blockades, demolition and harassment imposed by the Israeli occupation. Using real-life footage, photographs, recordings and testimonies illustrated the harsh reality of Palestine’s state of affairs, the exhibition underlined a difficult reality of deprival and hardship.

In addition to the exhibition, there was a panel discussion on the life of Palestinian youths under occupation, which provided attendees with the opportunity to meet and speak with individuals who have a sound understanding of the medical and humanitarian situation in Palestine.

In Between Wars showcased from November 17 until November 28 at the Jam Jar Dubai in Alserkal Avenue.

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IN BETWEEN WARS AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO PALESTINIAN DAILY LIFEIt has been nearly 70 years since the UN recommended the partition of Palestine and more than 20 years since the Oslo agreement Yet Palestinians are still living under suffocating Israeli occ
IN BETWEEN WARS AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO PALESTINIAN DAILY LIFEIt has been nearly 70 years since the UN recommended the partition of Palestine and more than 20 years since the Oslo agreement Yet Palestinians are still living under suffocating Israeli occ
IN BETWEEN WARS AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO PALESTINIAN DAILY LIFEIt has been nearly 70 years since the UN recommended the partition of Palestine and more than 20 years since the Oslo agreement Yet Palestinians are still living under suffocating Israeli occ
IN BETWEEN WARS AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO PALESTINIAN DAILY LIFEIt has been nearly 70 years since the UN recommended the partition of Palestine and more than 20 years since the Oslo agreement Yet Palestinians are still living under suffocating Israeli occ
Aurelie BaumelMSF
Room 5. No Man’s Land. Once you have been through security checks and separation wall, you must walk along an 800 metre-long caged corridor, until you reach the Palestinian checkpoint and enter Gaza
IN BETWEEN WARS AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO PALESTINIAN DAILY LIFEIt has been nearly 70 years since the UN recommended the partition of Palestine and more than 20 years since the Oslo agreement Yet Palestinians are still living under suffocating Israeli occ
Aurelie BaumelMSF
Room 6. Gaza in Ruins. 18,000 homes destroyed or severely damaged, 16-18 hours of electricity cuts a day in some areas; no drinking water, 39% of Gaza’s population living under the poverty line; and 67% of youth unemployment. Two years after the last airstrikes, Gaza has hardly recovered from repeated military attacks
IN BETWEEN WARS AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO PALESTINIAN DAILY LIFEIt has been nearly 70 years since the UN recommended the partition of Palestine and more than 20 years since the Oslo agreement Yet Palestinians are still living under suffocating Israeli occ
Aurelie BaumelMSF
Room 3. A Living Room. The living room is where visitors and guests are made welcome. It is a comfortable and warm, welcoming space. This is we here we have coffee while watching TV. This is where we sleep sometimes too.This is also where we pay tribute to the deceased and the disappeared