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PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, GAZA, PALESTINE – 2018/07/17: A general view of the arts and handcraft village that was damaged by the Israeli air strikes in Gaza City.
Jomma Alzaem was still looking frantically for his rare antiques amid the rubble in Gaza’s Arts and Crafts Village on Wednesday, four days after it was severely damaged during Israeli air strikes.
Israel said the strikes across Gaza were against Hamas, the group that rules the isolated Palestinian territory. One strike hit an unfinished building right next to the village, where Mr Jomma owned a brass shop.
“I believe that Israel wanted to target the village, not the building. They targeted Palestinian heritage, a heritage that they don’t own,” Mr Jomma, 67, told The National.
“I spent years collecting the brass. I had items about 100 years old. My shop was considered as a tourist attraction, and now all of the brass and relics are under rubble.”
UN reports a 12 percent increase in the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Jerusalem over the first half of 2018.
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