Posted February 08, 2019 04:21:53 I was born in Gaza, the only country in the Middle East, and I have been working with the Israeli army since I was eight years old.
When I was about 10, I joined the IDF, but the first thing that stood out to me was the uniforms.
I remember thinking, This is really different, because I was so used to being a boy and being a soldier.
I wanted to make a piece of art that reflected that.
I was looking for something that was unique.
Then I got my first piece of ceramic paint.
I am a ceramic painter and a member of the Puntes Artisans Union.
I am working on an art project with a military contractor, who wanted me to create a piece to honor the fallen soldiers in the Israeli military.
We were talking and he told me that there was a small shop in the city of Ramallah selling pendants that had the names of the fallen.
I thought, I can make a work of art for a soldier that he will never forget.
So I bought the ceramic paint, which is called a pendant.
I took the pendant and painted it.
Then a military man came up to me and asked me to put the paint on his pendant, and the first day that I put it on his head, it turned into a ceramic pendants.
I think I had never done anything like this before.
I had to paint all over it to make it more recognizable.
And then I was told by the contractor that if I wanted him to pay for the paint, I had to pay the price of the ceramic pied.
It was a bit of a struggle to pay, but it was very rewarding.
The work I have done is very important, because it reflects the way that the Israeli soldiers are portrayed in the media.
I hope that the art will raise awareness of the war and how it affects the lives of the soldiers.
In Gaza, you have to be careful.
We have no security, no electricity, no water, and no communications.
So every day, there are rockets coming from Gaza and every time you see something, you think, This might be something that the IDF is doing.
But the reality is that the people are doing nothing, and there is no security.
When it comes to the Israeli occupation, the reality for the Palestinian people is that they are under occupation.
And the Israeli people are the aggressors.
I can’t think of a better way to honor a soldier than to paint him with his own paint.
In the past, I have created pieces for the Israeli artists.
For the Israeli artist, it is important to show that there is another side of the story.
We are in a very precarious situation.
The Israelis are occupying our land, and they are robbing us of everything.
This is not the story that we want to tell.
I know that I can get the Palestinian community to be involved in this work and be inspired.
I believe that the paint will help to draw the public’s attention to the suffering of the Palestinian population.
I have a very unique perspective.
I don’t have any connections to the Israelis.
I have only been to the West Bank a few times, but I think that I have learned about the situation.
I see the reality that is going on there and the Palestinian situation.
I think that the work is a way to get the world to understand the reality of what the Israelis are doing.
The people of Gaza are suffering, and we are the ones who are suffering.
It is our duty to paint this work to make them aware of the situation, because there are some people who are doing everything to stop this occupation.
When I paint a piece like this, I hope people will understand that they have a part to play.
I want them to know that it is a message that I am trying to share.
I also hope that it will be a way for the world, the people of the West, to start paying attention to what is going down in the occupied territories.
I will keep making pendants until the war ends, and it is my hope that people will start painting their own pieces to honor soldiers.
I hope that this work will have a strong influence on people’s thinking about the conflict and the situation in the region.
I would like to thank the Punta Séraldón Art Studio for helping me with this project.
They provided the money for the project, and for my work.
The work is an opportunity to celebrate the sacrifices made by the Israeli forces and to bring attention to their abuses.
The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial stance.