The Illustrators Behind Palestine’s Viral Graphics

Activism as art

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Social media’s power to drive global movements is undeniable. Last year, the Black Lives Matter movement—and subsequently its hashtag– sparked protests across the globe, a push for accountability and a sense of justice served (albeit mild, as we’re all still waiting for a total  dismantling of systemic racism in the US and beyond).

If you’ve spent any time online in the past week, you’ve definitely witnessed a similar movement taking shape this year, this time for Palestine. People around the world are using their platforms to bring attention to the recent events in the nation, from the forced expulsion of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah to the devastating attacks on Gaza.

Despite social media companies’ attempts to shadow ban Palestine-related content, users continue to share and reshare posts, making sure the momentum never stops. Alongside on-the-scene footage and educational guides, a number of illustrations and graphics have gone viral, as a form of activism and showcasing solidarity. Your feed is probably full of them.  

To celebrate the artists behind them, we’ve rounded up our favourites.

Nourie Flayhan

 

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Azra Aydoğan

 

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Shirien Creates

 

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Warsheh

 

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Rama Duwaji

Haneen Nazzal

 

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Mona Chalabi

 

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