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Centuries old Omari Mosque in Jabaliya in Gaza destroyed in Israel-Gaza conflict

Centuries old Omari Mosque in Jabaliya in Gaza was in news recently due to its destruction in ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.

Aug 29, 2014 18:26 IST
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Omari Mosque in Jabaliya, Gaza: Destroyed in Israel-Gaza conflict

Centuries old Omari Mosque in Jabaliya in Gaza was in news recently due to its destruction in ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict. The mosque is the part of rich cultural heritage of Gaza and was built in seventh century AD.

The fighting caused both indirect and indirect damage to Gaza's cultural heritage since it broke out on 8 July 2014. Indirect damage indicated that now it is impossible for students, scholars, foreigners and visitors to enter in the damage cultural heritage.

Still some old monuments of Gaza have escaped the Israel-Gaza conflict. This include among others Church of Saint Porphyrius in Darraj neighborhood and the Hamam al-Samara, the only remaining Turkish bath in Gaza which has served the residents of Darraj for more than 1000 years, now it is a tourist attraction.

The baths has been run by Mohamed al-Wazeer's family from last 100 years, but they were forced to shut place when the conflict began in July 2014.

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