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Triptych: Becoming A Refugee in 1948 (PART 2)

After fleeing from the Haifa atrocities in April 1948, Abed Abdi and his family arriving on boat to Beirut Lebanon, headed to Karanteena refugee camp. (accompanied by his mother, brother, and 3 sisters)


below: the Triptych: Becoming A Refugee in 1948 (PART s 1,2 and 3)



below:  (PART 3)


Techniqueacrylic on canvas
Size 129 x 153 cm
Year2018, completed in 2021

Becoming A Refugee in 1948

Part 2

 created on the 70th anniversary of the expulsion of Palestinians from Haifa.

see also: part 1 of this painting

Historical background of the painting:

“During the 1948 Palestine War, around 85% (720,000 people) of the Palestinian Arab population of what became Israel fled or were expelled from their homes, to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and to the countries of Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.[15][16]

They, and their descendants, who are also entitled to registration, are assisted by UNWRA in 59 registered camps, 10 of which were established in the aftermath of the Six-Day War in 1967 to cope with new Palestinian refugees.[17]”


source: Wikipedia