Handala means bitterness. It’s the name of a desert plant growing in Palestine. It was also the name of a cartoon figure–a boy who never shows his face, created by famous Palestinian cartoonist Naji al-Ali.
Naji al- Ali was assassinated in 1987 while living in London. This means 2007 will be the 20th anniversary of his death.
A cartoon exhibition featuring the works of world wide cartoonists will commemorate Naji al-Ali and 60 years of Israeli occupation.
This exhibition will be accompanied by painting action with international and Palestinian cartoonists on the Wall. Workshops in schools with schoolchildren and college students in Ramallah, Abu Dis, Jenin, Nablus, Al Khalil, Tulkarem, Bil’in etc.