German town cancels Palestinian children’s drawings exhibit for political content and jihad

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A Palestinian exhibition portraying life in Gaza was canceled by authorities in the German town of Heidelberg over “crossing a political red line.”

The exhibition, held under the guise of a pro-Palestinian group, “Palästina-/Nahost-Initiative” was canceled shortly before it was due to start on August 10, RNZ newspaper reports.

Entitled “Experiences, Fears and Dreams – Children in Palestine,” the event was supposed to host drawings from two rehabilitation centers in Gaza and Ramallah.

On August 8 the organizers wanted to check the drawings place at the local citizen center, hosting the exhibit. “One of our activists placed the pictures in the Citizen Office Center on August 5, and wanted to check the things the following Monday. But everything was already taken down,” Agnes Bennhold from “Palästina-/Nahost-Initiative” told RNZ.

“The exhibition included statements regarding the Middle East conflict, which the city is not sharing. Since the city is committed to neutrality…

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