We’re excited to share with you this article from the Jerusalem Quarterly about a community mural project in Silwan, East Jerusalem. MECA partners ArtForces and Madaa Creative Center have worked together on many beautiful murals and art projects in Silwan since 2011.

This latest project, with support from MECA, is an art installation in the Silwan neighborhood of Israeli occupied East Jerusalem. The installation features large images of eyes — belonging to philosophers, activists, and artists — that dare to look back at the occupying forces and bear witness to the colonial violence that is wielded against the Palestinian people. “I Witness Silwan” looks the ‘colonial gaze’ in the eye, asking: Who has the power to look and why? Whose sight counts?

I Witness Silwan by Middle East Children’s Alliance on Scribd