‘Art is the way I feel free’: the artists working under siege in Gaza
news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 05:00
Using recycled materials and even metal left behind by Israeli rockets, artists continue to endure in the tiny coastal enclave
Grey rubble dust has settled on almost everything around a destroyed house in Deir al-Balah, a town in the centre of the occupied Gaza Strip, but on some shrapnel-pocked walls, the paint is still fresh and vibrant.
Graffiti artists have used the building as a canvas after Israel’s five-day Operation Shield and Arrow in May, a surprise offensive that left 33 Palestinians and two people in Israel dead. On one wall, a child waving a Palestinian flag is depicted with wings, standing amid the clouds. In a destroyed bedroom, a young girl brushing her hair has been painted behind a ruined dressing table, her face peering out from where the mirror used to be.Continue reading...