CRNI’s regional representative in Palestine Mohammed Saba’aneh reports of an Israeli military raid on the home of fellow cartoonist Osama Nazzal.
Saba’aneh says he received a call from Nazzal after soldiers broke in to his home, ransacked his studio and confiscated cartoons. More than 30 soldiers are said to have surrounded his work space at his father’s home and questioned his family about him. Osama lives in Ramallah city but his studio is in the village of Kafr Ni’ma to the west.
Nazzal is quoted as follows:
“The Israeli military attacked my house yesterday morning at 3 am, they destroyed my workshop, my painting area, they surrounded my family and held them in a room and they took my art works, Yaser Arafat photo, work by Naji al-Ali and Baha Boukhari. I wasn’t there, thanks everyone for asking about me throught Facebook or email or phone.”
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Nazzal was one of several cartoonists subjected to online harassment by the European Institute Against Incitement last year.