Several Iranian writers who usually write about children's stories, have condemned the recent killing of defenseless people, especially children in Gaza, in a statement released on Wednesday.
Parts of the statement reads as follows:
"We are writers!
Our hearts, like many people around the world, are full of pain and restlessness when we see the suffering of Palestinian children. Perhaps we do not have a gun to defend frightened Palestinian children, nor do we have a scalpel to treat the wounded children. However, we have arms to embrace a trembling child and tell them the story of a trembling sparrow left alone in a storm. Let us also end the story by saying that the day after the storm, when the sun shines on the plains and hills, the sparrow flies with joy and security.
Perhaps we can't give Palestinian children a safe home in the real world, but at least we can create an imaginary world for them where there is no blood or death.
The statement has been signed by numerous famous writers so far, including Mohammadreza Sarshar, Hossein Kachuyan, Majid Safataj, and etc.
Also, after the tragic martyrdom of several Palestinian artists in the military attacks of the Zionist regime, the director of the art office expressed his condolences to their families. Since the beginning of Israel's recent attacks on Gaza, several Palestinian artists have lost their lives, including writer Hiba Abu Nada, painter Heba Zagout, photographer and journalist Hisham Al-Nawajeh, painter Doniana Al-Imoor, comedian Ali Abdullah Hassan al-Nasman, and cultural activists Mohamed Abu Matar and Ibrahim Lafi.