The Jenin Horse: The Last Defying Act

December 02, 2023

Last October, the whole world watched in disbelief as Israeli forces dismantled and dragged a 16-foot-tall sculpture across the streets of Jenin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The monument, Al-Hissan ("The Horse" in Arabic) commonly known as The Jenin Horse, was built in 2003 out of the wreckage of an ambulance and other vehicles during the Israeli invasion. The statue was a collaboration between German artist, Thomas Kilpper, and 12 Palestinian youth.

In a video that circulated on social media, the structure was seen with its head dangling and touching the ground in what seemed to be an attempt to slow down the backhoe carrying the rest of its body as if in an act of resistance. 

As of today, the Israeli occupying forces have resumed its attacks on Gaza and the West Bank after a 7-day long truce. At least 14,000 Palestinians have been killed, mostly women and children, since Israel's bombardment on October 7 alone. Get live updates here


Featured image: Twitter / @lilearthquakess

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