First of all, thank you again to everyone who has joined this project! I deeply appreciate it. But we need more! Please reach out to family and friends and your contacts and followers, anyone you think would love to help.
Today I start working on one purple page. As you can see, what I have is deep bluish-purple, light purple and a medium purple. All is good. And this time, it's all pure wool.
Please remember, you can join in with whatever yarns you have available - if not pure wool, then I can use the pages/blankets in another way to support Gaza. If you have wool or are happy to buy some, that's amazing and we can eventually use the pages as blankets.
Don't forget to share, tell everyone you know, see if you can make a second page in March, update the status of your work in the excel sheet here.
Today I finished
1. Beige page representing 200 Palestinian women aged 56 to 74 killed by Israeli military forces in Gaza from 6 to 27 October 2023. These women also witnessed the Naksa, which means the "setback", on June 5, following the 1967 war, 250,000 Palestinians either fled or were expelled by Israel from the West Bank.
2. Brown partial page representing 46 Palestinian men ager 75+ killed by Israeli military forces in Gaza from 6 to 27 October 2023. These women also witnessed the Naksa (see above) and the Nakba, which means “catastrophe” in Arabic, refers to the mass displacement and dispossession of Palestinians during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and approximately 15000 Palestinians were killed.
Now working on journal cover.
To date, 27,000 people have lost their lives in this war on Gaza, including at least 10,000 children.
Knitters and crocheters from around the world are joining me in creating pages for this art installation.
If you're interested in contributing, have a look at the video at the top of this page and read through the FAQs. You can comment here or send me an email email@example.com.
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Currently (as of 1 Feb 2024) I have divided the journal into chapters:
Book One: 33 pages with the detailed ages and names of approx. 7000 people who have been killed from 7 Oct to 26 Oct 2024.
Book Two: 92 pages, these will represent two age groups 0 - 17 as children and 18 and above as adults. Regrettably I don't have names as of this moment.
Book Three: at the moment an unknown number of pages which will include or be art from Palestinians living in Gaza. I might print their art on large pieces of canvas - if I can.
Front and back covers: one pages each to represent the ongoing destruction.
Mis queridos colaboradores del Journal 4 Gaza,
¡Primero que nada, gracias! Ésta es una contribución que podemos hacer para mostrar al mundo la difícil situación de los palestinos y crear una fuerte representación visual de la magnitud de este genocidio.
Comencemos con el Jounral 4 Gaza con las primeras 30 páginas, porque estas 30 páginas representan aproximadamente 6700 personas cuyos nombres pude obtener del Ministerio de Salud palestino.
Esto es lo que debemos lograr antes del 1 de marzo de 2024:
5 páginas en rosa, que representan aprox. 1001 niñas de 1 a 14 años – color ROSA
2 páginas en naranja, que representan aprox. 494 mujeres jóvenes de 15 a 24 años – color NARANJA
5 páginas en rojo, que representan aprox. 1070 mujeres de 25 a 55 años – color ROJO
1 página en color beige, que representa aprox. 230 mujeres de 56 a 74 años – color BEIGE
5 páginas en azul claro, que representan aprox. 1143 niños de 1 a 14 años – color AZUL CLARO
3 páginas en azul oscuro, que representan aprox. 734 jóvenes de 15 a 24 años – color AZUL OSCURO
7 páginas en color violeta, que representan aprox. 1562 hombres de 25 a 55 años – color PÚRPURA
1 página en negro, que representa aprox. 291 hombres de 56 a 74 años – color NEGRO
Puedes utilizar cualquier tono del color indicado, pero reserva unos 100 cm del hilo que utilices. Se le pedirá que envíe esto con la página para que pueda usarlo en la tabla de códigos de colores que se agregará al proyecto.
Utilice este enlace para confirmar su participación y poner su nombre junto a la selección de color de su página para garantizar que hagamos el mejor uso del tiempo y el esfuerzo.
Si tiene más preguntas, consulte las preguntas frecuentes aquí. Si su pregunta no encuentra respuesta en las preguntas frecuentes, envíeme un correo electrónico para poder agregarla.
My dearest contributors to Journal 4 Gaza,
First of all THANK YOU! This is a one contribution we can make to bring to the world the plight of Palestinians, and to create a strong visual representation of the size of this genocide.
Let us start with the Jounral 4 Gaza with the first 30 pages, because these 30 pages represent approximately 6700 people whose names I waws able to source from the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Here’s what we need to accomplish by the 1st March 2024:
You can use any tone of the indicated colour, but please set aside about 100cm of the yarn you use. You will be asked to send this with the page so I may use it in the color code chart which will be added to the project.
Use this link to confirm your participation and to put your name next to your page colour selection to ensure we make best use of time and effort.
If you have more questions, please see the FAQs here. If your question is not answered in the FAQs, please email me so I can add it.
Dear Crocheters and Knitters,
I wanted to share with you an update on this project. Here's a quick overview:
Painfully, as I'm launching the initial phases of project, the death tool continues to rise.
I have spread the word and reached out to family, friends and connections via email, WhatsApp, on Facebook, Instagram, The Dots, and face to face. I'm grateful for all the people who have expressed their intention in participating and being part of this project - although painful, I hope it will create more awareness and draw attention to what's happening right now. And for 107 days so far.
I've had to make a few decisions concerning the numbers, the age groups, the gender, the language, and other details in order to better represent the magnitude of this genocide.
Please watch this space as I share with you the developments of this project.
Please share the video above as widely as you can and comment below if you're interested in supporting it in any way. You can also share the document below which has the details as the projects stands right now.
Thank you to everyone who has already reached out.