Thursday, 13 September 2007

The architecture of oppression

The infrastructure of oppresssion across the West Bank is not just a physical set of barriers and constraints. It's also a psychological strategy, designed to demoralise and break the Palestinian people emotionally and spiritually. Here are some images of that daily trauma and the enduring spirit of the people, as captured by GPHRC members during our recent visit.*



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* GPHRC visit to the West Bank, July-August 2007.
Thanks to the campaign members for these images.
More photos of our visit, here.

See also: 10 days in the West Bank.

John

2 comments:

sharon said...

Olive Co-operative are running an Architecture, History and Culture Tour of Palestine and Israel from 11th - 18th October 2008.

The tour group will explore the way in which architecture is being used and abused in the conflict, with the construction of hill-top settlements, the demolition of Palestinian homes and the annexation of important religious and architectural sites behind the Wall.

For further information and an itinerary, please see http://www.olivecoop.com/tours/architecture08.html

sharon said...

Olive Co-operative are running an Architecture, History and Culture Tour of Palestine and Israel from 11th - 18th October 2008.

The tour group will explore the way in which architecture is being used and abused in the conflict, with the construction of hill-top settlements, the demolition of Palestinian homes and the annexation of important religious and architectural sites behind the Wall.

For further information and an itinerary, please see http://www.olivecoop.com/tours/architecture08.html