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Art re-emerges in Gaza

As life struggles to return to normal, artists there express the pain and suffering Gaza experienced in the war.
Palestinian boys look at statues that are made of fiberglass and covered with clay by Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah, which are depictions for the Palestinians who fled their houses from Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, in the east of Gaza City October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) - RTR4AXXF
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The latest Israeli war has energized the Gaza art world, and artists there are expressing their suffering with aesthetics and creativity through live shows and comedy acts.

Visual artist Eyad Sabbah has breathed life into the areas destroyed by the occupation in the Shajaiya neighborhood, in the east of Gaza. To capture scenes of suffering and destruction there, he carved statues that reflect the pain of the inhabitants during the war, as well as their displacement. His work is displayed on a small piece of land surrounded by ruined buildings on every side, including Wafa Rehabilitation Hospital, which was reduced to dust.

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