In Love on May 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

No one on Earth have a right to shut down an artists festival.An artist is voice of people.These one who are afraid of artists are living in the dark.Interesting,I wonder what would people in Auschwitz or Dahau said if they knew what would happened 60 years later in their own country??How come they do not see the Palestinians like there’s brothers?Let there be a piece on Earth and let it begins with me.

& Arablit

Last night, the final event for the 2012 Palestine Festival of Literature was shut down. According to a PalFest press release:

The 5th Palestine Festival of Literature (2012), taking place in Gaza for the first time, was shut down by the police on Wednesday evening. Three hours later, the Chief of Police visited the participants to officially apologize, stating it was an “individual error”

The closing event, in Dar al Basha, a historical house in Gaza City, was ordered to close down by police forces. Though the festival organisers had co-ordinated extensively with the Ministry of Culture the police cited “lack of a license” as the reason.

The participants and audience members all left the venue together, and boarded the festival bus and returned to the hotel, where the event was continued in the café.

Three hours later, the Chief of Police, his deputy and a colonel in the Interior…

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