Arabia Weather - The moon lit up the nights of occupied Palestine, but this time it was not in the sky. Rather, near the residents and on the ground, as the Association of Pioneers of Culture and Arts and the Popular Committee in Aida Camp organized a ceremony to light the giant artwork “Moon Museum” by international artist Luke Jerram, in the outdoor theater of return adjacent to the apartheid wall in Aida Camp.
“Museum of the Moon” is the name of the artwork by the international British artist Luke Jerram. It has toured several regions around the world. It is 7 meters in diameter and includes pictures from NASA of the surface of the moon.
Jerram has toured internationally for more than 25 years, and pointed out that displaying the work in Aida camp is a message of solidarity with the Palestinian people, expressing his hope that this artistic work will highlight the continued injustice practiced by the Israeli occupation in Palestine.
“The Moon Sculpture highlights the brutality of the concrete walls that surround and restrict Palestinians.”
Over the course of days, the moon will soon be present in the camp on Earth and not in the sky and behind the wall, and the moon comes here to console those suffering from pain and suffering and give them hope to return.
British artist Luke Jerram, who stands in solidarity with the Palestinians, expressed his shock at the horror of the criminal scenes and torture that the Palestinian people suffer as a result of the Israeli policies of oppression, which prompted him to reject the occupying entity’s offers to display the moon in the museums of the occupying state.
Jerram said, “The moon carries great meanings in Arab cultures. It is considered a symbol of love and beauty, and has been used for centuries as a source of light to navigate the desert at night. The Islamic calendar is determined by the phases of the moon, and Muslims around the world use it to determine the timing of important religious observations such as the month of Ramadan. Ramadan and Hajj.
He added, "The moon sculpture enables us to highlight the ugliness, brutality, and injustice of the concrete walls that besiege and restrict the Palestinians," stressing: "No one on the face of the earth should live under such a siege."
Walid Al-Khatib, Vice President of the Administrative Board of Al-Rowad Society for Culture and Arts, said: “For the first time ever, the people of Aida Camp and the surrounding areas will be able to see the entire moon without being blocked by the apartheid wall of separation and expansion, the smoke of poisonous gas bombs, the shadows of rubber tires and live bullets.” "And not hearing the screams of the injured. For the first time ever, the moon will be near and not in the sky behind the wall. For the first time ever, the moon is here to console those in torment and give them hope for freedom and return."
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