I confided to moenetteistumblin that I was having trouble coming up with creative motivation, and she suggested that it might help to draw myself defeating a physical manifestation of my art block in single combat.
I guess what I’m saying is that it’s hard to draw while dual-wielding giant pencils.
Jenin Jenin (Mohammed Bakri - 2002)
During Operation Defensive Shield in April 2002, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) invaded a Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin. The Israeli military refused to allow journalists and human rights organizations into the camp for “safety reasons” during the fighting, leading to a rapid cycle of rumors that a massacre had occurred. Jenin remained sealed for days after the invasion. Stories of civilians being buried alive in their homes as they were demolished, and of smoldering buildings covering crushed bodies, spread throughout the Arab world. Various casualty figures circulated, according to official Israeli figures, later some human rights organizations accused Israel of war crimes, but cleared on alleged ‘massacre’, 9% of the camp was leveled and over 50 people were killed, a senior Palestinian official accused Israel of massacring more than 500 people in the camp. UN fact-finding mission was not allowed by Israeli to enter Jenin.
Something is telling me that Kite is going to die..