The Jenin Horse “Al Hisan” Card

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By invitation from the Goetha Institute, Ramallah, the Berlin artist Thomas Kilpper worked for several weeks with the Palestinian young people in Jenin. Together they built a 5 metre tall horse out of scrap metal from crushed houses and vehicles.

The piece of white metal on the side of the horse saying “Red Crescent Society” came from an ambulance in which a Palestinian doctor was killed after it was hit by Israeli occupation weapons. “The Horse” now stands proudly where there was great destruction. Previously it was towed through the streets of Jenin and almost 200 km through the West Bank.

Why a horse? Because to the Palestinians it represents endurance, pride and freedom of movement.