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Graffiti artist in Syria’s Idlib shows support for Gaza

Aziz al-Asmar uses conflict-scarred cityscape as empty canvas for pro-Palestine art

Graffiti artist in Syria’s Idlib shows support for Gaza Syrian graffiti artist Aziz al Asmar, 35, draws a graffiti on a wall of a damaged building to show his support for Palestinians regarding Israeli aggression against civilians on Gaza in Binnish district of Idlib, Syria on May 22, 2018.

By Esref Musa and Burak Karacaoglu

IDLIB, Syria

A Syrian graffiti artist is showing his solidarity with the people of the blockaded Gaza Strip by spray-painting pro-Gaza slogans and images on the ruins of opposition-held Idlib. 

Aziz al-Asmar, 35, from Idlib’s Binnish district, spray-paints his art on structures that have been damaged -- or completely leveled -- by regime bombardments.

“The cruelty and massacres that the Palestinians have endured for the last 70 years are like what the Syrians have suffered over the past seven years,” al-Asmar told Anadolu Agency. 

Since Mar. 30, more than 110 Palestinian protesters have been martyred near the Gaza-Israel security fence -- and thousands more injured -- by Israeli army gunfire.

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