In memoriam Ismail Shammout: Colors of Palestine 2015 • Calendar offer

Colors of Palestine 2015          Calendar offer

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Scottish Friends of Palestine have now received stocks of Resistance Art’s calendars from Canada. Retailing direct from Canada at $20 + postage, we sell them at a discount with prices outlined below. All profits in support of the BDS campaign.

This calendar has been produced in the memory of Gazan artist

Ismail Shammout (1930-2006)

The famous Palestinian artist was born on 2 March 1930 in the town of Lydda in Palestine. Born in Al Lydd, Ismail Shammout had the good fortune as a youth to study with Dahoud Zalatimo. Amazingly, aged just sixteen, Shammout persuaded his reluctant father that he could earn a living making art. Even more amazingly, in 1947, just one year before the Naqba of 1948, his father provided him with materials and studio space.

The Naqba of 1948 saw Shammout and hundreds of thousands of his fellow Palestinians forced out of their homes and towns by Jews intent on creating the state of Israel. Surrounded by armed Zionist gangs accompanied by sharpshooters on rooftops, the Palestinians were forced at gunpoint to leave their homes and herded into town squares. On a long march eastwards into the wilderness, they were molested by armed Zionist thugs who robbed them their valuables and of what little water or food some of them were carrying. Many died on the painful march, which lasted three to five days. Shammout and his family ended up in Khan Younes refugee camp in the Gaza strip. Here he painted the suffering of women and children, and the agonisingly long queues for food and water.

His dramatic experience influenced his entire career. It was at Khan Younes refugee camp that Shammout organized his first exhibition in 1950. His hopes and dreams to return  to his beloved Palestine one day, to have a state of their own, tied him to the Palestinian struggle for their just cause. Through his paintings, this significant Palestinian artist expressed the emotions, fears, sufferings, hopes and dreams shared by his people.

Ismail Shammout died on 3 July 2006, aged 76, following heart surgery.
His paintings are considered among the most valuable art works in the Arabian world.




Purchase details (all prices include packaging and postage within the UK):
1 calendar ~ £11
2 calendars ~ £20.50
3 calendars ~ £30
4 calendars ~ £40
Please contact Scottish Friends of Palestine for prices and conditions for 5 or more calendars: info@ scottish-friends-of-palestine. org • 0141 637 80 46
If the calendar is to be a presentScottish Friends of Palestine are happy to send it to a forwarding address, to be supplied by e-mail to info@ scottish-friends-of-palestine. org



Payment details
By cheque (made out to Scottish Friends of Palestine) to Hugh Humphries, SFoP, 31 Tinto Road, Glasgow G43 2AL • Please clearly state your name and address


By BACS payment to Scottish Friends of Palestine, 80 11 80,  0061 4718
Please clearly state your name and address and/or send by e mail to to info@ scottish-friends-of-palestine. org

If the calendar is to be a gift, Scottish Friends of Palestine are happy to send it to a forwarding address, to be supplied by e-mail to info@ scottish-friends-of-palestine. org


Thank you, in the name of Justice and Peace! 

For Scottish Friends of Palestine, Hugh Humphries, Secretary
info@ scottish-friends-of-palestine. org • 0141 637 80 46



About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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