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BEIRUT

Sursock Museum

OUMAYA ALIEH SOUBRA

LE PLEIN ET LE VIDE

OUMAYA ALIEH SOUBRAOmbre et Lumière [Shadow and Light]c. 1982. Oil on paper, 50.2 × 70.3 cm. 

Photo by Gökcan Demirkazık for ArtAsiaPacific

Historical accounts commonly pinpoint two incidents that unfolded on April 13, 1975, as the beginning of the Lebanese civil war. That day, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) guerillas attacked a Maronite church in Beirut’s ‘Ayn al-Rummaneh neighborhood. A few hours later, Christian gunmen retaliated by ambushing a bus heading for the Tall al-Za’tar Palestinian refugee…

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