The conflict between Israel and Palestine is responsible for countless civilian deaths on both sides. No wonder, then, that many Palestinian and Israeli artists feel the need to discuss the ongoing conflict and showcase its disastrous consequences through art. These Palestinian artists draw symbolic, inspiring and thought-provoking images that they see in smoke rising from rocket strike sites. Their work forms an online protest against the conflict.

This is a perfect example of how, in moments of terror and grief, artists can become ambassadors of peace and story-tellers from a civilian perspective – on either side of a conflict as politically charged as this one.

(h/t: lustik, inhabitat)

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Image credit: Tawfik Gebreel

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Image credit: Bushra Shanan

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Image credit: Belal Khaled

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Image credit: Tawfik Gebreel

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Image credit: Bushra Shanan

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Image credit: Belal Khaled

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Image credit: Tawfik Gebreel

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Image credit: Belal Khaled

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Image credit: Belal Khaled

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Image credit: Tawfik Gebreel

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Image credit: Belal Khaled