April 14, 2015

Gaza Strip Destruction Kit consists of two D9 wooden bulldozer replicas, Ralph Lauren (™) paint, cardboard, concrete.

GLOSSES. Excerpt:

From Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism (2010) by Stephen Graham

“The main damage to the physical infrastructure of Palestinian cities, roads, water systems and electricity grids was done using massive, sixty-tonne D9 armoured bulldozers. As Mark Zeitoun remarked in August 2002, the behemoth D9s were retrofitted with ‘special blades and buckets optimized for concrete demolition and a powerful asphalt-ripper in the rear. The resultant power house machinery... is the tool of choice for destroying electrical grids, digging up buried water and sewerage services, taking out shop fronts and demolishing cars’.” (p. 285)


From “Winds of War in Gaza” (2015) by Nicholas Kristof published in The New York Times:

“Lacking other toys, boys like Rabah sometimes play with the remains of Israeli rockets that destroyed their homes.”