A general view shows heavy damage at the historical al-Omari mosque in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, on August 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED ABED
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The Israeli missile tore through the vaulted ceiling and pulverized age-old sandstone.A modern building was added several years ago, but the Omari had been one of Gaza's few remaining historic buildings. Now the mosque stands in ruins.Gaza has relatively little to show for its history.He set up the private museum on Gaza City's seafront in 2008 to showcase the ancient pottery, coins, bronze work and weapons.He added a restaurant and hotel, incorporating historic items into the centre: the pillars on the verandah at the restaurant were originally part of the tracks of the railway running through Gaza.Mohammad al-Wazeer's family has run the baths for nearly 100 years, but they close down when the conflict began.
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