Monday, January 19, 2009

Gaza stencil: Seth Tobocman

Another great stencil sent to me for publication by artist Seth Tobocman- a Raising Yousuf exclusive!


Blogger Unknown said...

Dear Laila!

I was just listening to a radio program here in Montreal(CBC). The people are asked to call and give their opinion about the conflict between Palestine and Israel. I'm so happy, a lot of people spook out against Israel polict system, againt this massacre.

I'm Brazilian and I'm doing my best to translate some of your posts to Portuguese and send to our Internet community Liberte a Palestina (Free Palestine) in Brazil.

Thank you for your great job! Keep doing it!


9:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


I forgot to tell you. I don't know if you know the job of Carlos Latuff a Brazilian artist. He was mentionde in Aljazeera some days ago.

Take a look in his job. He makes cartoons, these cartoons are Copyleft.



9:17 PM  
Blogger Marcos Diarios said...

Congrats Seth & Laila

I am praying for the Palestinians.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Marcel Dubois said...

I had to get some medication for my mom today. She has diarrhea.

Fortunately, I live in France, and this means I was able to fetch the necessary drugs without getting killed by an Israeli plane flying nearby.

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Laila,

I love your blog.
im originally from el beireh ramallah but my husband is from Gaza. he's seen me checking out your blog alot butr never took a note of it until tonight when he noticed your last name was el-haddad. he said you guy are from the same villiage back in '48. are you actually from el-kofakha ?
thats where he is originally from.

anyway, i do appreciate your blog and the awareness it brings to many people that simply do not know much about the palestinian cause.


4:30 AM  
Blogger ChaiTime said...

I just saw pictures on BBC of the destruction in Gaza. How does Israel think it will make them more secure by doing this - I just don't understand that logic. They have increased hatred. People who were not pro-Hamas, now are. Families where brothers and sisters were killed indiscriminately only create more hate. By removing the reasons for people to live, you are only giving them more reasons to die and in doing so are giving Hamas exactly what it wants - a larger base. This was a senseless act of genocide on so many levels. I really do not understand how totally irresponsible the Israeli govt was towards it's own people. Security risks for Israelis have increased many fold. It lost a war in Labanon and now one in Gaza. The sad part is, those kids who were murdered also lost their chance to sing, laugh and grow old - things we take for granted.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Laila said...

Ahlan Fedah-
no actually we are from Gaza propoer, originally from Zeitun neighourhood. My great grandfather was a merchant and used to live in Bal3ah in the modern-day West Bank, but came to Gaza for work way before '48 and settled there, eventually becoming a blacksmith (thus, el-haddad...). We used to be "bal3awi".

6:27 AM  
Blogger steph said...

I am from New Zealand. We have been holding some of the biggest street protests in our history in support of the Palestinian people and against the aggression (and war crimes) of Israel against Gaza. We opposed the Iraq war and took no part in it and we oppose this war too. Salam alei kum.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam layla,

My husband says his history teacher in 5th and 6th grade was mohammed bal3awi . teacher lived in the zaiton at the time and was his soccer coach as well.

el haddad family is originally one of 5 families that migrated to Gaza from a villiage called Kofakha 19km east of Gaza. it is now one of lands Sharon put his hands on and is used as a sheep farm. no relation of the haddad family from el kofakha to the blacksmith profession sort of speak.


6:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Laila

The campaign here wants to use the stencil of Seth Tobocman; is there any restiction on its use and can we make a contribution to him.

from South Africa

10:05 PM  
Blogger fsv said...

Hi Laila,

This is truly a an important blog. I am also a journalist and a mother, but from Puerto Rico. I would like to ask permission to reproduce Seth Tobocman┬┤s stencil in my blog and link it to your blog and other blogs from Palestine. Thank you and thank you for letting us read untold stories. -Firuzeh Shokooh Valle

4:21 PM  
Blogger Laila said...

WIVL, this was Seth's response, you can contact him directly via email:

Thank you for asking about the graphic. I am very honored that you want to use it and are willing to compensate me. I think that it would be right for me to ask you for a little more information about your organization before I agree since the use of the graphic can be seen as an endorsement. Please tell me about your campaign in Soulth Africa.
Thank you, Seth Tobocman

6:52 AM  
Blogger Laila said...

Hello Firuze, I think that is fine.

incidentally, I am coming to speak in San Juan Feb. 9 at the Center for teh Freedom of the Press. maybe we can meet there1


6:57 AM  
Blogger Marcos Diarios said...

Dear Laila,

Have you seen this video:

Palestinian US student loses 2 brothers in Gaza ?


7:04 AM  

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