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Israel destroys dress rental gallery in Gaza's Nuseirat refugee camp

MEMO's Mohammed Asad speaks to the owner of a business destroyed by Israeli forces as they withdrew from Gaza's Nuseirat refugee camp.

April 21, 2024 at 11:58 am

‘The [Israeli] occupation purposefully aims to target businesses and commercial activity,’ the owner of a bridal and evening dress rental gallery destroyed by Israeli air strikes told MEMO. ‘They just want the Gaza Strip entirely crippled.’

Nuseirat-based business owner Mohammed Azar said his gallery was struck ‘at the last minute’ before Israeli forces withdrew from the refugee camp following a week-long raid. Scores of Palestinian civilians were killed or injured during the assault, which left a trail of widespread destruction throughout the camp.

‘You just don’t expect that they’ll bomb the entire tower,’ Azar added. ‘We’re literally all civilians here.’

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