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The future of Libya Shereen Abu Akleh decorated the walls of Jenin with the first artwork in her memory

Libya The Future (Atef Douglas – Al Jazeera Net): With all its violence, serenity and beauty, Sherin Abu Akleh was present, the corpse lying on the ground and the guerrillas in full press uniforms, armor, helmets and masks on his arms tried to rescue him, an artistically dripping camera of blood and other elements. Painting that completes the murder scene and details what happened and exposes the nakedness of the Israeli occupation and its crimes..

There, the Palestinian journalist Shirin Abu Akleh, at the entrance to the West Jenin refugee camp, known as “Shirin Abu Akleh Street,” reveals the creativity of the city’s plastic artists. Palestine has been occupied here.

The four artists, Faris Hamarsha, Heba al-Balsha and Taghrid Abu Shehab, led by the artist Muhammad al-Shalabi, did not wait long after Sherin’s martyrdom, and went where they fell and questioned the silent wall with their artistic paintings. , And they have expanded the place with life, emphasis and presence with the “Media Icon and the Knight of the Palestinian Press”.

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And on the wall that Shirin relied on to protect himself from the bullets of occupation, the artists turned it into a painting and poured water-acrylic paint on it to be alone, and after 4 hours of work, described the history of the first mural. Killing Abu Akila.

Muhammad al-Shalabi, a plastic artist and son of Jenin Shibir, told Al Jazeera Net that Sherin did not leave the camp from his various coverage throughout a quarter of his work and that he was no less than a struggler. A martyr and a prisoner, and his martyrdom was a message that confirmed.

And in “Less Duty,” al-Shalabi added, “they took the initiative to do so, appreciating their efforts for continued coverage, even after Jenin’s death as an artist.”

And an artwork and a drawing of his picture and name, the street and the place and naming the newborn after him, publishing songs for him and providing scholarships as well as organizing conferences and seminars and various events, the Palestinians tried to immortalize the memory. Sherin Abu Akleh..

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As Sherin’s mural, it depicts a number of elements, the most important of which is a vivid portrait of Sherin, displayed above a newspaper, carried by “Handala” (the most prominent figure in the work of the late cartoonist Nazi al-Ali). If he had predicted the assassination of Sherin, as he had earlier predicted the assassination of Al-Ali. Sherin did that and the island, which was and still is the center of attention around the world, says Shalabi..

Shirin’s murder emerged as another reality in the painting, as he fell to the ground and a young man tried to save him, and beside him, his helmet sprouted and a rose of blood gushed out of him as the mural camera rose. When bleeding.

The artwork depicts a young man trying to save Shirin, who was wearing a Kefiyah and a Palestinian flag, although he is known to be the young sheriff of the Jenin camp..

Artist Shalabi says this is not a denial of the young man’s actions, but a confirmation of the Palestinian guerrilla role, wherever and whenever he is a citizen, a doctor or a teacher, “everyone is resisting in their own way.

The presence of a return key and a drawing of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in its ring and another mural of the church had a wonderful symbolic symbol on the mural of Abu Akleh. The camp is a symbol of refuge and disaster, whose 74th anniversary coincides with the assassination of Shirin, who covered the strength and hardships of the camp and survived..

And the painting of reality in the paintings of four artists (a group of plastic art creatives) was completed by writing the phrase “Goodbye Sherin” and drawing wheat ears, as if his death was life..

The aesthetics of the mural lies in its vastness and the variety of its elements and it is a subject that touches everyone who sees it. Fares Hamarshah, one of the authors of the work, said: “The painting is a special thanks to everyone who works for Jenin and her camp.” The first of them is Shirin Abu Akleh.

The work is a lasting immortality of Shirin, her story and her memories in the camp, “It’s a full-fledged mural of color and creativity, and it’s not a picture whose color is faded by the sun or blown into the air.”.

The mural adds a presence to the place after it became a place of worship for Palestinians from different cities and villages who came to see and photograph the crime scene and for themselves, which reminds them of the ugliness and oppression of their occupation..

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Shishu Ihsan Ahmed, who came from the northern city of Nazareth in occupied Palestine in 1948, was among dozens of people who gathered near the site of the massacre and saw pictures of it and searched the place, hoping to find a place for his paper. The plate, on one of which he drew a picture of Shirin’s helmet, and on the other a picture of him and repeatedly wrote the phrase in his hand..

The agency school children at Jenin Camp did the same thing when they came to see the place in droves of dozens of people, some of whom collected roses from the side of the road and scattered them, and others – such as two girls, Sham and Sadin – with scraps of paper. They cut from their notebooks and plotted phrases that reminded them, “You will never leave our memory” and “You will live in our hearts.”

Between the leaves of the tree, the mound of dirt and the remnants of the candle, the released prisoner Rania Diab, looking for some of Shirin’s blood, felt him and said that he would be “stigmatized for possession.”

Rania arrives in the morning with her captive husband, the released Hejem Melhem, specifically to visit the site of Shereen’s murder, who believes she is not just a journalist, “a voice we have lived and brought. Above children and adults.” Diab Al Jazeera calls the net..

Like everyone else, the mural stops captive Rania and begins to think of the dream of a child wearing a white shirt and black pants on the day of Shirin’s martyrdom and she was lying on the ground as a martyr when she woke up. Calling her to get her child ready to go to school until her child’s voice and a message on her phone informing her of the tragedy and shock that she is still feeling..

Like Hazem and Rania, the couple, Ahmed Zaid and his wife, came from the village of Tora, specifically inside the Gadir Green Line, to visit the place and take photos of souvenirs there, and many did..

Even pedestrians stop their vehicles and go down with their phones to take pictures of the place in the most perfect detail, especially the tree whose trunk was eroded by the occupants’ bullets, making it clear that what happened was a target and not what happened. A mistake as a job claim..

In a crack in the wall, artists from the city of Jenin came out with their artistic work, which caught the eye. On the other hand, they are preparing for a memorial that enhances the beauty of the legendary place and its hall..

Al Jazeera Net, 20/5/2022

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