Gaza: A people on the edge

© Khalil Hamra / AP

From October 7 to November 3

A collective exhibition by Doctors without Borders

This exhibition shows different perspectives on the “Great March of Return”, the protest movement which has been punctuating life in Gaza for over a year. The Israeli Army’s bloody repression has resulted in thousands of wounded, thousands of shattered lives. It is an unprecedented crisis further weakening a territory battered by years of war and blockades.
Every year the “March of Return” commemorates the Nakba, the Palestinian exodus of 1948. 2018 was the 70th anniversary of the event, and the demonstrations along the length of the security barrier separating Gaza from Israel were supposed to go on for a month and a half. Although the Israeli Army responded brutally, firing live bullets into the crowd, the demonstrations have continued ever since, making the border look like a front line. Hundreds of demonstrators have been killed and almost 7,000 people are suffering from complex injuries requiring long-term treatment. Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), have been in the Gaza Strip since 2000 and have stepped up their operations in order to provide treatment for many of the wounded. But the needs are huge and the health system is at breaking point. Many victims are left to their fate and at risk of infection or amputation. It is a healthcare bloodbath with a terrible impact on a society already in agony. The Gaza Strip has been blockaded since 2007 when Hamas took control of the territory. There is only a trickle of entries and exits. The economy has collapsed, the rate of unemployment is one of the highest in the world and the population is primarily dependent on humanitarian aid. Power cuts and problems with the supply of drinking water add to the difficulties of a daily life with no prospects for improvement.


Tapisserie de Bayeux Chapelle
Open every day 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2pm to 6 pm.

Exceptionally open Friday October 11th until 7 pm
and Saturday October 12th from 10 am to 6 pm
Free Admission

Photographs:
Heidi Levine / SIPA Press
Jack Guez /AFP
Khalil Hamra / AP
Laurence Geai
Mahmud Hams / AFP
Menahem Kahana / AFP
Mohammed Abed / AFP
Michael Bunel
Said Khatib / AFP

This exhibition was created in association with

October 7 @ 10:00

10:00

– 11:00

(1h)

Tapisserie de Bayeux Chapelle