Three dedicated women in the West Bank are hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest straw tray ever constructed in history. The project, which the women have been working on for over two years, was begun by Rose Hamad, a resident of a small village near the city of Ramallah. The straw tray is already the largest such tray in Palestine, and its construction continues.
The women hope to have their work sold and displayed in the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority. The proceeds from the project will be donated to Palestinian prisoners in Israel and their families.
This undertaking comes right before a possible historic vote on the Statehood of Palestine, which could be on the agenda of the United Nation’s General Assembly as soon as this September. Israel has been actively lobbying against such a vote occurring.
Ultimately, the Women’s straw tray project demonstrates a pervasive desire within Palestinian civil society to raise awareness for its prisoners.