13-year-old Gaza artist shot by Israeli soldiers while “calling for our basic right to live a decent life”

“Living below career and siege, imposed since I used to be born, impressed me and affected my artwork.”

Wafa Aludaini

Gaza, Palestine – Majd al-Madhoun, a tender, 13-year previous Palestinian artist, used to be shot for the second one time via an Israeli soldier whilst protesting peacefully within the Nice March of Go back protest close to the fence which separates Gaza from Israel. Majd’s first shot used to be in his leg. The second one used to be a rubber bullet in his head. Majd has been hospitalized, however that didn’t prevent him from doing what he likes to do probably the most. “I posed no risk to Israeli forces,” Majd mentioned. “I used to be simplest status, taking a look at our occupied hometown and imaging that I used to be portray the timber over there.”

“I’m going to each the protests each Friday and Monday and take part with my friends and family, calling for our fundamental proper to reside a good lifestyles,” Majd added.

Majd is well known amongst his colleagues and family members for his inspiring artwork. He has participated in different native exhibitions within the Gaza Strip. “My want is shuttle the world over and take part in global exhibitions,” he mentioned.

The younger artist painted an image of Razan Al-Najjar, the enduring Palestinian medic shot lifeless via Israeli gunfire whilst treating the injured within the Nice Go back March. He additionally painted a number of footage of Palestinian leaders and martyrs.

His grandfather came upon his skill when he used to be simplest 5 years previous. “Living below career and siege, imposed since I used to be born, impressed me and affected my artwork,” Majd mentioned. 

Since March 30, Palestinians have protested peacefully, each Friday, on the separation fence east and north of the Gaza Strip to wreck the blockade Israel has imposed on Gaza since 2006, and phone for his or her proper to go back to their occupied hometown.

The additionally protest the naval blockade via demonstrating close to the maritime fence each Monday.

In step with Ministry of Well being spokesperson Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, round 219 Palestinians were killed and over 20,000 injured with reside ammunition.

Majd isn’t the one kid shot all through the Nice Go back March. Many others had their legs amputated. 12-year-previous Abdur Rahman Nofal is an instance. He misplaced his leg when an Israeli sniper shot him with a reside bullet. It’s been 9 months, and Palestinians insist on proceeding their non violent marches till the Israeli blockade is lifted and the folks of Gaza can reside like the remainder of the arena.

Wafa Aludaini, a Gaza-based activist and journalist, is the executive of the 16th October Workforce.

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