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Gaza graffiti combines conflict, despair and hope for Palestinians

Graffiti artists in the Gaza Strip are painting murals across the besieged enclave after the latest Israeli war to send a different kind of message to the world.
Palestinian artist Bilal Khaled draws on an unexploded device in Gaza City on May 20, 2021.

“After a quick visit that lasted for 90 days, during which I lived the most beautiful moments with family and friends and went through a bitter war on Gaza, my body left this warm city. But my soul remained there with the hope that I will return to it soon.”

With these words, Palestinian artist and photojournalist Bilal Khaled began talking to Al-Monitor.

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