Palestine (Joe Sacco) Setting & Symbolism

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Ansar III

Ansar III is a symbol for injustice and global indifference. Palestine's most brutal prison, Ansar III is a rite of passage for Palestinian men, who are often thrown into the jail with no evidence. The conditions are cramped and squalid with little sanitation, a clear violation of human rights. Sacco uses Ansar III to show the world's indifference to what goes in the prison, as well as using the prison to represent the tragic reality of the Palestinian male experience.

Ramallah

Ramallah is a Palestinian city in the central West Bank. In Sacco's graphic novel, it works as a microcosm for the non-stop Israel-Palestine conflict. Sacco journeys into Ramallah one day but gets spooked and flees when there is an explosion. The lack of exposure on the news about the incident causes Sacco to reflect how commonplace such violence is in Ramallah.

Jabalia

The Jabalia refugee...

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