Author Dowlatabadi denounces Gaza massacre

January 3, 2009

TEHRAN -- Iranian veteran writer Mahmud Dowlatabadi expressed his sympathy with Gaza people during a drama reading session at the Iranian Artists Forum on Thursday.

Invited to the session of drama reading of Mohsen Yalfani’s “In an Iranian Family,” Dowlatabadi expressed his solidarity with oppressed people of Gaza.
“I announced that my name is beside the name of other literati who signed petitions against the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip,” he mentioned.
Artists and literati are people loving people who are against the inhuman crimes committed in the world like the Israeli crimes in Gaza, he added.
On December 29, Iranian cinematic figures signed a petition against the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and announced their support and sympathy for the oppressed people of Gaza. Tehran cinema halls and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art dedicated their entire ticket sales on Wednesday for the benefit of the people of Gaza.