Iraqi artists show support for Palestinians

Iraqi artists are supporting Palestinians with paintbrushes

as tensions flare between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza and Jerusalem

Location: Basra

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PLASTIC ART PROFESSOR, DR. HUSSEIN AL-NAJJAR, SAYING: "Our workshop is a message of solidarity with our Palestinian brothers due to the misery they are living through as well as the pressure and military operations they are facing while they are unarmed. Our work is a message to the world to highlight that the humanitarian cause is one and that the Palestinian cause is our cause."

The artists plan to use their paintings to raise awareness

reaching an international audience through social media

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