The Writing on the Walls: The Graffiti of the Intifada

  title={The Writing on the Walls: The Graffiti of the Intifada},
  author={Julie Peteet},
  journal={Cultural Anthropology},
  • Julie Peteet
  • Published 1 May 1996
  • History
  • Cultural Anthropology
One of the most striking features of the cultural landscape of the occupied West Bank at the height of the intifada, in the late 1980s and early in 1990, was the writing on the walls.' The eye was immediately drawn to the hastily inscribed, but on occasion rather painstakingly painted, graffiti splashed on nearly every stone wall in the area. Usually, each graffito carried the signature of a Palestinian political faction, either its full name or its acronym. Large blotches of black or white… 

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