Osama Nazzal in his study disturbed by Israeli soldiers
The regional representative of CRNI in Palestine, Mohammed Saba’aneh reports an Israeli military attack on the home of a fellow cartoonist Osama Nazzal.
Saba’aneh says he received a call from Nazzal after soldiers raided his home, ransacked his studio and confiscated some of his drawings on Monday 27 March. At least 15 of his works were taken.
Detail of the door, forced by the soldiers. Photo: Osama Nazzal
More than 30 soldiers surrounded his studio, which is located in his parents’ house, and interrogated his family to ask about him. Osama Nazzal lives in the city of Ramallah, but his studio is in the village of Kafr Ni’ma.
Nazzal, who is grateful for the outpouring of support, recounts the event:
“The Israeli army attacked my house yesterday at 3am, destroyed my studio, the place where I paint, surrounded my family, kept them locked in a room, interrogated them and took my artwork. I was not there.
The author has documented the outcome of the raid.
As a curiosity, the soldiers tore down everything I had hanging on the wall and left only a cut-out. For Nazzal it has a meaning.
“They removed and threw away all the pictures on the wall and confiscated some of them, leaving only this clipping from a news item from the 1990s about the prosecution of a cartoonist.
A clear message.