Rap in Gaza and the West Bank

We did a few posts on the recent war in Gaza with hopes of exposing the horrors of yet another unjust war. What we do not often see are the effects of such violence on real people. The St Petersburg Times in Florida just put together this short video on what they report is an emerging rap scene in Gaza and the West Bank based around protest and change. The rappers appear to be young, but all of them have been touched by the war in some way, and this comes through in their lyrics. Beyond wanting to share and express the anger and pain derived through such experience, the young men also express a desire to move beyond such violence and make powerful calls for change.

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