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شاب يخترق الصمت لينقل فلسطين نحو الصدارة

كم من صورة تحكي في طياتها حكايات عجزت عنها آلاف الالسنة ، تضع الناظر لها في صورة الحدث دون أن يكون هناك حاجة لكتابة الكلمات ولا حتى لنثر الحروف ، لم يكن يدرك أحمد مصلح ابن الخامسة والعشرين ربيعا من قرية نعلين والحاصل على درجة البكالوريس في تكنولوجيا المعلومات ، أن تلك الكاميرا الصغيرة التي قدمت له هدية من إحدى صديقاته ، هي التي ستكتشف إبدعا يحمله في طياته ، إبداعا يدعم قضيته بصورة ملفته للإنظار ، ولتكون نقطة تحول في حياته لتغير الكثير وتنقل فلسطين إلى الصدارة في كثير من الأحداث ، وتجعل من صوره إبداعا وفنا يبحث عنه الكثير وجمالا وقفت قلوب وألسنة الكثيرين عنده دون تعليق.

بعد مرور عام من بداية أحمد مصلح هواية التصوير والتي أصبح من المحترفين والمتمكنين منها ، أطلق عليه الكثير من المعجبين بتصويره لقب ” عين على فلسطين ” ، فلقد اختار هذا الشب أن ينقل للعالم أجمع كل ما يقع تحت عدستة من صور لفلسطين ، فتنوعت أعمالة ، فقد نقل صورة الكفاح والنضال الشعبي في قريته ضد جدار الفصل العنصري بكل تفاصليها ومعانتها ، وإنتقل بعدسته نحو إظهار جمال الأراضي الفلسطينة من بين الربيع و أشجار الزيتون وزهور شقائق النعمان ، وحلق إلى سمائها التي نقشت صوره في أعين الكثير من المشاهدين والمتابعين له ولأعمالة حتى وصل عدد الزوار لمدونته في عام واحد أكثر من 19,000 زائر ، ولم يقتصر على ذلك فقط بل أظهر هذا الشاب التي عاش طفولته مغتربا ، أظهر تاريخ فلسطين من آثار ومباني قديمة ولباس فلسطيني ودبكات شعبية  في أجمل الصور الفنية ليزيد تعلق الغرب بأرض فلسطين وبكل ما فيها لينضم الكثير نحو الجنود المقاتلين في صف القضية الفلسطينة.

لقد حقق أحمد الكثير من التقدم فبعد الكاميرا الرقمية البسطية أخذ يستعير كاميرات أكثر إحترافا من أصدقائه ومؤسسات يعرفها ، وبدأت صورته تزداد جمالا وقوة ، فصورة الشاب الذي يعتلي شجرة الزيتون ويمسك بعلم فلسطيني ضخم بيد واحدة ، إنتشرت حول العالم والكل يبحث عن مصورها ، ويقول أحمد : لغتي الإنجليزية التي أتحدثها بطلاق ساعدتني على التواصل الدائم مع العالم  فهناك الكثير من الرسائل التي تصلني في تأكيد على دعم الجميع لمسيرتي ورسائل أخرى تطلب العديد من الصور لإستخدامها حول العالم في دعم القضية وفعلا كل ذالك يزيد سعادتي.

وحين أرى الصور التي ألتقطها في مقالات مختلفة أو مطبوعة ومستخدمة لدعم قضيتي يدفعني هذا نحو تقديم المزيد ، ففي إحدى المسابقات في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية حصلت على المرتبة الثانية من بين مائة صورة وكانت هذه إحدى الأمور التي أفرحتني كثيرا ، الجديد بالذكر أن أحمد وحتى الآن لم يتملك كاميراته الخاصة ، ويتمنى الحصول على معداته الخاصة كي ينقل صورة أفضل تخدم قضيته، ويضيف الشاب صاحب الإبتسامة الدائمة ، لم أتوقف فقط على التصوير بل قمت بكتابة التقارير الإخبارية ، وقدمت برنامج إخباري على راديو على شبكة الانترنت عن قريتي باللغة الإنجليزية والعربية.

كل ذالك كان له ثمنه ، فلقد تعرض أحمد في مسيرته القصيرة لأصابتين الأولى برصاصة مطاط في يده اليمنى حين كان ينقل صور دخول قوات الإحتلال لقريتة ، والإصابة الثانية كانت بإحدى قنابل الغاز في ركبتة اليمنى في إحدى المسيرات ، ورغم مرور أشهر على هذه الإصاباين إلا أنه ما زال يعاني من أثراها وألمها المتواصل.

، ويقول أحمد في معرض هذا : كل منا في هذا الوطن يناضل بطريقته وأنا أخترت أن أستخدم أخطر الأسلحة وهي الكاميرا التي شوه الإحتلال صورتنا وضلل الحقيقة في الغرب ، تلك الصورة الرائعه لشعبنا الفلسطيني لذلك بمعدات البسيطة قررت أن أقف وأوجه ، فلم تتوقف الأمور على الإصابة الجسدية ، فلقد تم إغلاق حسابي في شبكة التواصل الإجتماعي الفيس بوك مرتين ، حين وصل عدد ألبومات الصور التي رفعتها للمشاهدين 96 ألبوما وأكثر من 4000 صديق ، إلا أنني لم أكل ولن أمل وسأواصل المسيرة نحو تحقيق حلمي بأن أصبح مصورا كبير وشخصية معروفة حول العالم لكي أحارب لوطني وأرضي بالصورة التي تنقل الحقيقة ولن يستطيعوا أسكاتي فشعبنا شعب جبار له الحق في العيش كبقية الشعوب ولأطفالنا الحق في أن يعيشوا ويكبرو كبقية أطفال العالم، رسالتي هي رسالة كل من لا يستطيع أن يرفع صوته ، رسالة الجرحى والأسرى وأمهات الشهداء التي وعدت دماء أبنائهن أن أكمل المسير.

English:

A young man breaks the silence to transcend Palestine to the top

A photo can express and carry many stories which so many tongues were disabled to say. It puts its beholder in the situation where would be no need to write a word to express the situation. Ahmad Mesleh _ the twenty- five year old from Ni’lin who has a BA degree in IT_ never expected that his small, tiny and disqualified camera which was given to him as a gift from one of his girlfriends would reveal his creativity. This kind of creativity supports his Palestinian issue in a striking way. It was the turning point of his life which changed him a lot, and which transcended Palestine to the top in many occasions. This tiny camera made of his pictures a real art which so many people are looking for, which captured their hearts and tongues.

A year later after Ahmad started practicing his hobby; he became a professional   in photography. Therefore, Ahmad’s fans called him “Eye on Palestine”. This young man decided to reflect whatever goes before his camera to reflect the Palestinian life. His works varied between reflecting the struggle in his town against the apartheid wall in details and the beauty of the Palestinian nature such as picturing the spring, Olive trees and the Anemone. He flied in its sky where his photos were carved in his fans’ eyes, in which the number of his Blog visitors reached 19.000 visitors per year. This was not the only thing he had done, Ahmad   who lived as an expatriate during his childhood, reflected the Palestinian history through its old buildings, the Palestinian custom and the Dabke ” Folkloric   dancing” in a very beautiful professional pictures in order to draw a contact between the world and Palestine, and to increase the number of the supporters who support the fighters of the Palestinian issue.

Ahmad achieved a progress after depending on his simple digital camera and later on the borrowed professional cameras from his friends and other institutions he had a contact with. As a result, his picture was getting better and more powerful, for example, the photo of the young man on the olive tree who is holding a huge Palestinian flag with one hand has spread in the world which all people are looking for the one who captured that photo. Ahmad says: “My fluent English language helped me a lot to keep in touch with the world, for example, I received so many messages that support my work, and many other messages asking for my photos t be used to support the Palestinian issue all over the entire world, and that makes me happy”.

Ahmad continues: “when I see the photos that I have taken in many different articles to support my Palestinian issue, this promotes me to keep the good work and to provide more. For example, in one of the competitions in the United States of America, I got the second prize among a hundred participated photos, and this was one of the events that made me happy. Moreover, what worth to be mentioned is that Ahmad does not own his own camera until now, and he wishes to have his own stuff to transfer the best pictures which can support his Palestinian issue.  Ahmad who keeps the smile on his lips adds:” The photographing was not the only thing that I have done, I have written so many news reports. And I presented a news program on the radio on the internet about my village in both the Arabic and English languages.

As a result, Ahmad was injured twice during his short period of working in these fields; the first injury was a rubber bullet in his right hand while he was covering the moves of the Israeli forces into his village. And the other injury was in his right knee with one of the gas bombs during one of the peaceful demonstrations. Even that these two injuries were a long time ago, he still suffering of the side effects of these injuries.

Ahmad continues: ” Each one of us in this country has his own way to struggle against the Israeli occupation, and I chose to use the most dangerous weapons which is my camera, which the Israeli occupation has ruined our own picture in front of the whole world. Therefore, I decided to use this simple equipment to reflect the real picture of the Palestinians. The physical injuries were not the only thing that came as a result from my work, because my face book accounts were closed when my number of photo albums reached 96 albums and more than 4000 friends. But I didn’t stop my work, and I will keep the will to make my dream come true to be a very professional photographer, and a well known person around the world, to defend my country in the suitable way that shows the reality.

In addition, they will not make me silent, because our Palestinian people who are very strong, have the right to live like other people, and our children have the same right of the world children to live a decent life. My message is the message of everyone who can’t raise his voice, the message of the injured Palestinians, the prisoners and the mothers of the martyrs whom I promised to continue my work.

Spanish

. Un giovane palestinese rompe il silenzio per portare la Palestina al centro dell’attenzione.Una fotografia può esprimere e portare all’attenzione molte storie che non si possono raccontare a voce. Porta gli osservatori all’interno della situazione e non servono parole per raccontare la storia.Ahmad Mesleh –  un 25enne di Nilin laureato in informatica –  non si aspettava che la sua piccola, modesta macchina fotografica che gli è stata regalata da una sua amica avrebbe rivelato la sua creatività.

Questo tipo di creatività sostiene la questione palestinese in un modo impressionante. E’ stato il punto di svolta che ha lo ha cambiato molto, e che ha portato la Palestina al centro dell’attenzione in molte occasioni. Questa minuscola macchina fotografica ha fatto delle sue foto una vera arte che molte persone stavano cercando, che ha catturato i loro cuori e le loro lingue.Un anno dopo che Ahmad ha iniziato a praticare la sua passione è diventato un fotografo professionista.Quindi gli ammiratori di Ahmad lo hanno definito ““Eye on Palestine”, cioè “L’occhio sulla Palestina”  Il ragazzo ha deciso di riprendere qualsiasi cosa appaia alla sua macchina fotografica per raccontare la vita in Palestina. Il suo lavoro è cambiato da quando ha ripreso nei dettagli la lotta nella sua città contro il muro dell’apartheid e la bellezza della natura palestinese  come quando ha fotografato la sua terra in primavera, gli alberi di olivo e i fiori di anemone. E’ volato nel suo cielo dove le sue foto sono scolpite negli occhi dei suoi ammiratori, le visite al suo blog attualmente hanno raggiunto le 19.000 all’anno.

Questa non è stata l’unica cosa che ha fattoAhmad, che ha vissuto l’infanzia da espatriato in Arabia Saudita, riprende la storia della Palestina fotografando le sue antiche costruzioni, la tradizione palestinese e la Dabke, la danza folklorica palestinese in fotografie davvero belle e professionali per creare un collegamento fra il mondo e la Palestina e aumentare il numero dei sostenitori dei combattenti per la questione palestinese.Ahmad ha fatto un salto di qualità quando dalla sua semplice macchina fotografica digitale è passato al farsi prestare macchine fotografiche professionali dagli amici e da organizzazioni non governative con cui era in contatto. Di conseguenza, le sue foto sono diventate qualitativamente migliori e più interessanti, per esempio la foto di un giovane uomo su un olivo che sostiene una bandiera palestinese enorme con una mano è diventata così nota nel mondo che tutti hanno voluto sapere chi fosse il fotografo. Ahmad ha detto: “La mia ottima conoscenza dell’inglese mi ha aiutato a tenermi in contatto con il mondo, per esempio.

Ho ricevuto così tanti messaggi che sostengono quello che ho fatto e molti altri messaggi che chiedono di poter usare le mie foto per sostenere la causa palestinese da tutto il mondo… questo mi ha reso felice”. Ahmad continua: “Quando vedo  le foto che ho fatto  in molti articoli che sostengono la causa palestinese, questo mi spinge a continuare a fare un buon lavoro e dedicarmici maggiormente. Per esempio, in un concorso degli Stati Uniti d’America una mia foto ha ottenuto il secondo premio fra centinaia di altre foto, e questo mi ha reso felice. Inoltre, vale la pena di dire che Ahmad non ha ancora una sua propria macchina fotografica e vorrebbe avere una sua attrezzatura per sviluppare le foto migliori che supportano la causa palestinese. Ahmad, che mantiene il sorriso sulle labbra, aggiunge: “Fotografare non è l’unica cosa che ho fatto, ho anche scritto così tanti articoli… ed ho presentato un notiziario giornalistico alla radio in internet sul mio paese Nilin sia in arabo che in inglese. Durante la sua attività di testimone della situazione, Ahmad è stato ferito due volte durante il breve tempo in cui ha lavorato in questi campi, la prima ferita, alla mano destra, è stata causata da un proiettile di gomma mentre stava facendo il reporter durante l’entrata delle forze israeliane nel suo villaggio.

La seconda ferita, al ginocchio destro, è stata causata da un fumogeno durante una manifestazione pacifica. Nonostante queste ferite le abbia subito parecchio tempo fa, ne soffre ancora le conseguenze.Ahmad dice: “Ognuno di noi in questo paese ha il suo modo di lottare contro l’occupazione israeliana e io ho scelto di utilizzare l’arma più pericolosa, la mia macchina fotografica, mostrando le foto che testimoniano le conseguenze dell’occupazione israeliana in tutto il mondo. Tuttavia, ho deciso di usare questa semplice attrezzatura per riprendere la realtà dei palestinesi. Le ferite fisiche non sono l’unica conseguenza subita a causa del mio lavoro, i miei account facebook sono stati chiusi quando ho caricato 96 album di fotografie e avevo 4000 amici. Ma non intendo fermarmi e proseguirò nell’intento di rendere il mio desiderio realtà: diventare un fotografo davvero professionista e una persona conosciuta intorno al mondo, per difendere il mio paese con un mezzo di comunicazione che mostri la realtà dei fatti.Inoltre, non mi faranno tacere, perchè il popolo palestinese è davvero forte, ha diritto di vivere come gli altri ed i nostri bambini hanno gli stessi diritti degli altri bambini del mondo di vivere una vita dignitosa. Il mio messaggio è il messaggio di tutto quelli che non hanno voce, il messaggio dei palestinesi feriti, degli arrestati e delle madri degli assassinati a cui ho promesso di continuare nel mio lavoro.

  1. You amaze me brother! And we are going to work to get a wide following here in the United States. Pictures touch people in a way that words can never do. My first “clue”, when I finally got one, came through photos of Palestinian mothers and children and old men. Who can look at them and not see their own mom, child or grandfather? Walls fall between people when we share our common humanity through our pictures. Politics takes a back seat when you see a child or an old man crying for what they have lost. They are then the same as us.

  2. Mashallah.. May Allah bless you and give you all the support for the amazing work you do.. Allah m7ayee falasteen w ahla; i7na el falastenyeh mendal samdeen b2zen Allah!

  3. Hi, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this post. It was helpful.

    Keep on posting!

  4. the last language in italian. Love your blog!amazing pics! thank you

  5. the last language is italian🙂 love your blog and i love your pics, thanks for your amazing job

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