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Young Gaza artist's surrealist paintings transcend borders

The surrealist paintings of Reham Amawi portray what she calls the silence of the world toward the Palestinians' plight.
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GAZA CITY — One of the best-known works of Reham Amawi, a 24-year-old artist from the Gaza Strip, is the portrait of Yasser Mortaja, a cameraman who was killed by Israel in 2018.

Amawi drew the portrait of her friend on a dark canvas while standing at Gaza’s border with Israel — to the east of her hometown Rafah — during the Great Return March on April 8, 2019. 

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