A government-subsidized museum in Paris has opened a photography exhibition of Palestinian suicide bombers, remembering them as freedom fighters, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Friday.
The exhibition, “Death” by Ahlam Shibli, opened on May 28 at the Jeu de Paume museum of contemporary art.
The museum’s website describes the people pictured as “those who lost their lives fighting against the occupation,” and the exhibition as being about “the efforts of Palestinian society to preserve their presence,” the JTA reported.
According to CRIF, an umbrella body of French Jewish organizations, the people commemorated in the photos are “mostly from the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigadesb and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine,” the JTA reported.
All three have been deemed terrorist groups by the European Union.
In a letter Wednesday to France’s culture and communications minister, Aurelie Filipetti, CRIF President Roger Cukierman said that it was “particularly lamentable and unacceptable that such a display should justify terrorism from the heart of Paris,” the JTA reported.
“Death” is scheduled to run at the Jeu de Paume until Sept. 1.