This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Palestinian artist transforms Israeli shrapnel and bullets into memorabilia03:41

Palestinian artist transforms Israeli shrapnel and bullets into memorabilia

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza
June 6, 2018 at 05:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Palestinian artist Majdi Abu Taqqeyeh started using shrapnel, empty tear gas canisters and even bullets extracted from the bodies of his injured compatriots to create detailed figurines and miniature art installations in central Gaza, footage from Tuesday shows.On any given day, Majdi Abu Taqqeyeh can be found scouring the border between Gaza and Israel, as well as local hospitals, collecting remnants from clashes and demonstrations.This idea of commemoration came to Abu Taqqeyeh after his own brother was injured. The 19-year-old was 700 metres away from the border fence on the first day of the Great March of Return and was shot with live ammunition in both legs by the Israeli Defence Force.Abu Taqqeyeh took a bullet extracted from his brother's leg by a doctor and sculpted it into a miniature Canaanite soldier, thus beginning his artwork.

Palestinian artist transforms Israeli shrapnel and bullets into memorabilia03:41
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Palestinian artist Majdi Abu Taqqeyeh started using shrapnel, empty tear gas canisters and even bullets extracted from the bodies of his injured compatriots to create detailed figurines and miniature art installations in central Gaza, footage from Tuesday shows.On any given day, Majdi Abu Taqqeyeh can be found scouring the border between Gaza and Israel, as well as local hospitals, collecting remnants from clashes and demonstrations.This idea of commemoration came to Abu Taqqeyeh after his own brother was injured. The 19-year-old was 700 metres away from the border fence on the first day of the Great March of Return and was shot with live ammunition in both legs by the Israeli Defence Force.Abu Taqqeyeh took a bullet extracted from his brother's leg by a doctor and sculpted it into a miniature Canaanite soldier, thus beginning his artwork.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
02:05
USA: Protesters arrested in Louisville amid Breonna Taylor marchUSA: Protesters arrested in Louisville amid Breonna Taylor march
September 24, 2020 at 04:45 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:40
Belarus: Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term in unannounced ceremonyBelarus: Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term in unannounced ceremony
September 23, 2020 at 11:16 GMT -00:00
01:50
France: Police mobilised as Eiffel Tower cordoned off amid 'bomb' alertFrance: Police mobilised as Eiffel Tower cordoned off amid 'bomb' alert
September 23, 2020 at 11:38 GMT -00:00
02:34
USA: Bobcat Fire grows past 110K acres, still widely uncontainedUSA: Bobcat Fire grows past 110K acres, still widely uncontained
September 23, 2020 at 17:56 GMT -00:00
03:59
Meet the parkour icon, King Spider, driving New York up the wallMeet the parkour icon, King Spider, driving New York up the wall
September 23, 2020 at 17:23 GMT -00:00
01:43
USA: BLM protesters rally in Louisville as officers in Breonna Taylor case avoid homicide chargesUSA: BLM protesters rally in Louisville as officers in Breonna Taylor case avoid homicide charges
September 23, 2020 at 23:47 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:19
USA: Trump refuses to commit to peaceful power transfer if he loses November electionUSA: Trump refuses to commit to peaceful power transfer if he loses November election
September 24, 2020 at 01:37 GMT -00:00
05:00
Idle tour buses turned into giant maze in TokyoIdle tour buses turned into giant maze in Tokyo
September 19, 2020 at 17:48 GMT -00:00
01:53
Canada: Teddy hits Nova Scotia as post-tropical stormCanada: Teddy hits Nova Scotia as post-tropical storm
September 23, 2020 at 22:57 GMT -00:00
02:34
Colombia: Police and protesters battle in Bogota as anti-brutality demos continueColombia: Police and protesters battle in Bogota as anti-brutality demos continue
September 22, 2020 at 15:24 GMT -00:00
07:29
Lebanon: Returned Lebanese migrants recount attempted boat crossing horrorLebanon: Returned Lebanese migrants recount attempted boat crossing horror
September 23, 2020 at 14:43 GMT -00:00
03:28
Yemen: Economy, humanitarian crisis worsen amid collapsing currency ratesYemen: Economy, humanitarian crisis worsen amid collapsing currency rates
September 23, 2020 at 10:00 GMT -00:00
03:35
Syria: Damascus drivers queue at petrol stations as US sanctions cause fuel shortagesSyria: Damascus drivers queue at petrol stations as US sanctions cause fuel shortages
September 22, 2020 at 23:42 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:12
UN: 'There is no blood in the sand' - Trump touts more upcoming peace deals in the Middle EastUN: 'There is no blood in the sand' - Trump touts more upcoming peace deals in the Middle East
September 22, 2020 at 15:45 GMT -00:00
02:45
Bulgaria: Thousands demand PM to resign at Independence Day protestBulgaria: Thousands demand PM to resign at Independence Day protest
September 23, 2020 at 01:44 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:00
Russia: Investigators detain messianic cult leaders in Siberia Russia: Investigators detain messianic cult leaders in Siberia
September 22, 2020 at 09:51 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:44
UN: Macron says world should not be dominated by US-China rivalry UN: Macron says world should not be dominated by US-China rivalry
September 22, 2020 at 23:17 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:23
‘Lukashenko retired today’ - Tikhanovskaya on unannounced inauguration of Belarus president‘Lukashenko retired today’ - Tikhanovskaya on unannounced inauguration of Belarus president
September 23, 2020 at 13:15 GMT -00:00
02:00
Belarus: Riot police use water cannons against protesters during rally in MinskBelarus: Riot police use water cannons against protesters during rally in Minsk
September 23, 2020 at 18:11 GMT -00:00
04:32
State-of-the-art cleaning robots make spotless debut at London stationState-of-the-art cleaning robots make spotless debut at London station
September 24, 2020 at 03:21 GMT -00:00
01:59
Germany: Lukashenko inauguration has 'no democratic legitimacy' - govt. spox.Germany: Lukashenko inauguration has 'no democratic legitimacy' - govt. spox.
September 23, 2020 at 13:39 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:26
Belarus: Military pledges allegiance to Lukashenko following inaugurationBelarus: Military pledges allegiance to Lukashenko following inauguration
September 23, 2020 at 18:25 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:52
Russian bombers take to Belarus skies during joint drillsRussian bombers take to Belarus skies during joint drills
September 24, 2020 at 00:48 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:10
UN: Ukraine's Zelenskiy offers to create Kiev-based international office to combat disinformation and propagandaUN: Ukraine's Zelenskiy offers to create Kiev-based international office to combat disinformation and propaganda
September 24, 2020 at 00:36 GMT -00:00
03:06
USA: Thousands march in NYC amid nationwide Breonna Taylor protestsUSA: Thousands march in NYC amid nationwide Breonna Taylor protests
September 24, 2020 at 06:52 GMT -00:00
01:59
Germany: Berlin 'relieved' as Navalny discharged from acute inpatient care - SeibertGermany: Berlin 'relieved' as Navalny discharged from acute inpatient care - Seibert
September 23, 2020 at 11:02 GMT -00:00
03:12
USA: Protesters scuffle with feds over border wall construction near Arizona springsUSA: Protesters scuffle with feds over border wall construction near Arizona springs
September 23, 2020 at 07:38 GMT -00:00
02:43
CORRECTION - Colombia: Clashes erupt between protesters and police in MedellinCORRECTION - Colombia: Clashes erupt between protesters and police in Medellin
September 22, 2020 at 14:23 GMT -00:00
View all videos