Palestinian rapper's emotional music video: 'From Gaza To Aleppo: The Same Wound'
A screenshot from the video. (Facebook/McGaza)
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One Palestinian rapper has produced an emotional music video to call attention to suffering in Aleppo and in his native Gaza.
“Aleppo. The same wound, red. I want the entire universe red,” the song begins, showing footage of destroyed buildings in the Al Shijaeya neighborhood near Gaza City.
“Today there’s no joy. Today red will take over,” Ghunaim croons in Arabic. “A human inside of me is calling. Who’s with me, sympathizing?”
Watch the video here:
Aleppo has seen a sharp rise in violence recently. About 250 people have been killed in the city in the past ten days alone, BBC reported. Five days ago, a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo was hit by an airstrike, killing at least 16 people and destroying the crucial facility, which was supported by the international community.
The Syrian government is likely responsible for the strike. Meanwhile, aid shortages in Aleppo have worsened the already dire situation.
The UN said recently that one Syrian is being killed about every 25 minutes.
When asked what inspired him to make the video, Ghunaim told Al Bawaba: “Because I saw the same situation [in Aleppo as in Gaza]: Arabs silent.”
The Gaza Strip (pop. 1.8 million) has been under siege by Israel since 2007. In the summer of 2014, the territory was badly damaged during a seven-week war between Israel and Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza. Israeli airstrikes destroyed entire neighborhoods of the coastal enclave. Over 2,200 Palestinians, many of whom were civilians, were killed in the violence.
The video was produced by Watania Media Agency.