Places of Sorrow

by Gabriele Stabile

“When I arrived in Israel in March 2010 to cover what at the time was thought to be the third Intifada, I had an idea in mind: to travel from the west bank to Gaza, to continue the work I had suspended the year before and face my memories and my experience of the aftermath of operation Cast Lead.
What I found during my trip was a sad and fatigued display of guerrilla, a story of revolt and repression, of theft of land and reprisal that had been played over and over again for many years. The heroes of my revolution are tired, their revolt is just but deaf, as it falls on deaf ears. This book took the shape of a script, because when I was there it all seemed like a screenplay that everyone – from Hamas to IDF – had learnt by heart. What I mean is that we erased the ability of dreaming of a different un-violent outcome of this impossibly intricate situation for both Israeli and Palestinians. And when it is no longer possible to imagine peace, or rights, or a home, or freedom, or mutual understanding, when there are no more ideas, one simply goes by the script.”

Staple bound
6.2 x 8.7 in / 15,5 x 20,5 cm
20 pages
Digital print
Edition of 50
Printed in Italy, 2010

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