Outdoor Nakba map: Art protest for Nakba Day 2005
15/05/2005

Fill in the Square: Commemorating 57 Years Since the Palestinian Nakba

"The market square is empty," wrote Nomi Shemer in a song that expressed one of the enduring myths of Zionism – that the State of Israel was founded on a land without a people. But the land was not empty. Until 1948 close to a million Palestinians lived here in about 700 cities and villages. In the area that is now Tel Aviv there were six Palestinian villages, one of which, Summeil, is less than a kilometer from Tel Aviv city square [where we have gathered today].

During the Nakba most people who lived on this land became refugees and hundreds of villages were destroyed. The State of Israel was founded on their remains. Today, 57 years following the Nakba, we ask to place a stone – to remember, to protest, and to rebuild a more just society for all the residents and refugees of this land. In Tel Aviv city square we are returning the destroyed villages to the map of the land.


Instructions:

1. Choose a village card. On every card there are a number of details about the village, including its map coordinates.

2. Position the card on the map according to the coordinates that appear on the top left corner of the card. The three digits on the left designate longitude (East-West) and the three digits on the right designate latitude (North-South).

3. Lay a stone on the card to keep it in place once you position it. You can choose a painted stone from the pile, or decorate your own stone and/or sign your name on it.

4. You may also add a village by filling in a blank card available for this purpose.

Thank you for your participation!

Zochrot ["Remembering"]


From the event flyer:

"The market square is empty," wrote Nomi Shemer in a song that expressed one of the enduring myths of Zionism – that the State of Israel was founded on a land without a people. But the land was not empty. Until 1948 close to a million Palestinians lived here in about 700 cities and villages. In the area that is now Tel Aviv there were six Palestinian villages, one of which, Summeil, is less than a kilometer from Tel Aviv city square [where we have gathered today]. During the Nakba most people who lived on this land became refugees and hundreds of villages were destroyed. The State of Israel was founded on their remains. Today, 57 years following the Nakba, we ask to place a stone – to remember, to protest, and to rebuild a more just society for all the residents and refugees of this land. In Tel Aviv city square we are returning the destroyed villages to the map of the land. On every card there are a number of details about the village, including its map coordinates. according to the coordinates that appear on the top left corner of the card. The three digits on the left designate longitude (East-West) and the three digits on the right designate latitude (North-South). to keep it in place once you position it. You can choose a painted stone from the pile, or decorate your own stone and/or sign your name on it. by filling in a blank card available for this purpose. Thank you for your participation! Zochrot ["Remembering"]



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