The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, on Friday, the removal of the art exhibition hosted by the State of Palestine and Palestinian Human Rights Organization Al-Haq from the hallways of the World Forum, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported.
Late on the evening of December 04, 2019, the art exhibition hosted by the State of Palestine and Palestinian Human Rights Organization Al-Haq, was maliciously removed and hidden from the hallways of the World Forum, without authorization.
The exhibit was held on the occasion of the 18th session of the Assembly of the States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemns in the strongest terms this hateful act. We view it as a desperate attempt to silence the voices of Palestinian victims, which were so powerfully reflected in the exhibition,” the Ministry said in a statement.
The exhibition featured artwork by internationally-renowned Palestinian cartoonist, Mohammad Sabaaneh on the impact of the criminal policies and practices of the Israeli occupation on the victims in Palestine.
The Ministry concluded, “We have been formally informed that the Court is currently conducting an investigation into this grave incident. We expect this investigation to be thorough and transparent and that strong measures will be taken following its conclusion.”
Photo: Mohammad Sabaaneh – Middle East Monitor
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam