Come Back Safely

Mohamed Badarne  |  Visual Arts  |  2012  |  Palestine
Every day since 1948, labor workers are injured or killed on the job in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 80% of them are Palestinian Arabs. Hamadah Aladdin, Nidal Shawish, Firas Harkoush… these are just some of the names of my friends who died while working under harsh circumstances. I dedicate this project to them. To date, 63 laborers and construction-site workers have been killed; most of them were young Arab men, most of them were negligent towards their own lives, their own futures, and their entitlement to basic rights in relationship to their employers.