A new message for Jerusalem is coming soon from the city’s graffiti scene.
The graffiti art is a constant reminder of the city that once stood on the precipice of history.
A number of artists have made a special effort to use graffiti as a form of expression.
Some, like Shira Sheik, have gone so far as to spray their own paint onto walls and buildings.
Others, like Zvi Misko, have created a wall mural in a large number of places around the city.
But for the first time, graffiti has become a medium for political activism, one that is not confined to the city walls.
A message posted on the wall of the Israeli-Palestinian street named al-Fahm al-Khalil, located in the old city of Jerusalem, is a perfect example of how a city of historic importance is using graffiti as part of its political and cultural identity.
“I hope this message inspires other artists to make a contribution to the arts,” Sheik told Al Jazeera.
“It reminds us that we are here, that we exist and that our future lies here.
And that we have a right to exist in Jerusalem.””
We’re not here for a moment,” he added.”
We are here for tomorrow.”
In 2014, graffiti artist and graffiti activist Zvi Mako started his graffiti project in the Palestinian city of Ramallah.
He started his project to raise awareness of the recent killing of Palestinian children and women by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.
Mako has been documenting the killing of children and girls for a long time.
He started his own graffiti project to show the brutality and oppression of the occupation, and to show that the graffiti artists who are trying to change the situation are not isolated.
He told AlJazeera he started his work as a way to raise public awareness and a way of sharing his ideas and messages.
“What I do is to write, to show graffiti, and share the graffiti.
It’s to create a dialogue and a conversation,” he said.”
In this context, it’s very important to use my artistic expression in order to show how the occupation is affecting people’s lives.”‘
I’m here for this’A message in the city of al-Bureij in the West BankThe message in al-Maghawarah street, located at the end of the al-Khader street, in the Old City of Jerusalem is a response to the recent violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian civilians in the area.
“A message to the occupiers, and the people who are not in the right, and who don’t know how to live together with the occupier, the occupying state, and all those who have been living together with them,” said Miskow, who has been using the graffiti message for about a year.
“There’s an urgent need for all of us to work together, to be united, and in order for us to survive in the face of the occupiest state.
The message is to say to the occupying state: I’m here, I’m alive, I want to live here.”
A message on the walls of the Palestinian village of al-‘Iba, near Hebron, where the killing happened, is also an attempt to make the Palestinian people aware of the plight of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.
“These messages have been in existence for a very long time,” said Sheik.
“The Palestinian people were constantly facing the occupation from 1967 until 2014.
We are now facing a much different occupation.
We know that we can’t survive under this occupation.
It will only continue to destroy our people.”‘
This is the moment of liberation’The graffiti on the Palestinian wall near the old Jerusalem mosque is one of the most prominent messages posted by Miskaw and other graffiti artists around the world.
“Today is the beginning of liberation, this is the day of liberation.
The wall is here to be a symbol of this liberation,” said Zvi.”
You see these messages in different places.
You can see them all over the world, but this is where we come from.
We’re here for the day we are liberated.””
I want to see people be able to go on their way, and this is not an attack on the city, this isn’t an attack against Jerusalem, this wasn’t an assault against the city,” said Rami Abas.”
This is for the people of Jerusalem.
The city of the Jewish people, the city which has stood here since time immemorial, the place where the prophets came, the country that we live in, the land where the Messiah will come.””
This message has been a constant for a while,” said Abas, who is a graffiti artist.”
People have been making graffiti messages since the beginning.
There’s a reason why we have it: because we need it.
We need the message of freedom.
We want to know how far we