13-year-old Gaza Artist Shot by Israeli Soldiers While “Calling for Our Basic Right to Live a Decent Life”

“Living under occupation and siege, imposed since I was born, inspired me and affected my paintings.”

Majd al-Madhoun, a young, 13-year old Palestinian artist, was shot for the second time by an Israeli soldier while protesting peacefully in the Great March of Return protest near the fence which separates Gaza from IsraelMajd’s first shot was in his leg. The second was a rubber bullet in his head. Majd has been hospitalized, but that didn’t stop him from doing what he loves to do the most.

“I posed no threat to Israeli forces,” Majd said. “I was only standing, looking at our occupied homeland and imagining that I was painting the trees over there.”

“I go to every the protests every Friday and Monday and participate with my family and friends, calling for our basic right to live a decent life,” Majd added.

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Ahmed Shameya@AhmedShameya

Majd al-Madhoun, a Palestinian young boy has a drawing talent, was injured several times by IOF in the but yesterday he was shot by a rubber bullet critically in the head.
He needs ur prayers 💔

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Majd is well-known among his colleagues and relatives for his inspiring art. He has participated in several local exhibitions inside the Gaza Strip.

“My wish is travel across the world and participate in international exhibitions,” he said.

The young artist painted a picture of Razan Al-Najjar, the iconic Palestinian medic shot dead by Israeli gunfire while treating the injured in the Great Return March. He also painted several pictures of Palestinian leaders and martyrs.

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His grandfather discovered his talent when he was only five years old.

“Living under occupation and siege, imposed since I was born, inspired me and affected my paintings,” Majd said. 

Since March 30, Palestinians have protested peacefully, every Friday, at the separation fence east and north of the Gaza Strip to break the blockade Israel has imposed on Gaza since 2006, and call for their right to return to their occupied homeland.

The also protest the naval blockade by demonstrating near the maritime fence every Monday.

Mohammed Abdul Hay 🇵🇸@iM0hay

child Majd al-Madhoun [ @majd_madhoun ] insists on continuing his hobby of painting despite the fact he was injured by Israeli occupation forces in the head during the protests in .

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According to Ministry of Health spokesperson Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, around 219 Palestinians have been killed and over 20,000 injured with live ammunition.

Majd is not the only child shot during the Great Return March. Many others had their legs amputated. 12-year-old Abdur Rahman Nofal is an example. He lost his leg when an Israeli sniper shot him with a live bullet. It’s been nine months, and Palestinians insist on continuing their peaceful marches until the Israeli blockade is lifted and the people of Gaza can live like the rest of the world.


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Wafa Aludaini, a Gaza-based activist and journalist, is the manager of the 16th October Group.

Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian during scuffles following an attempt by European diplomats to deliver goods to locals in the West Bank herding community of Khirbet al-Makhul, in the Jordan Valley September 20, 2013. Israeli soldiers manhandled European diplomats on Friday and seized a truck full of tents and emergency aid they had been trying to deliver to Palestinians whose homes were demolished earlier this week. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ORG XMIT: JER05

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One Reply to “13-year-old Gaza Artist Shot by Israeli Soldiers While “Calling for Our Basic Right to Live a Decent Life””

  1. Where is the UN? Sitting on their fucking fat useless asses! What a fucking disgrace to the world, the UN are an absolute piece of shit! Garbage! They are going to charge me with hate speech? Fuck them, I will stand up straight in the court and SHOUT OUT the abominations this organization has turned away from, fucking scum!

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