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David Rovics a long time supporter of Palestine, performs in Nablus

Play his song 'Jenin'

Time in Palestine

Gazan artist Maha al-Daya

June 19, 2012 

‘I paint what I feel. I have nothing to do with politics’

Despite the privations of the past five years – and, in some cases, the disapproval of Hamas – Gaza’s musicians and artists have continued to produce impressive works, often related to the conditions in which they live.

Here, painter Maha al-Daya discusses the effect of the blockade on her work.

There are colourful seascapes, vibrant depictions of the beach and fishing boats, and an olive tree growing into the ground rather than towards the sky

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