Gaza: Major Damage to Arts Center and Children’s Facilities from Latest Israeli Airstrike

The Israeli airstrikes on the occupied Gaza Strip over last weekend caused significant damage to a well-known cultural center and an educational facility for children with disabilities.

According to The National, Gaza’s Arts and Crafts Village was severely damaged when one Israeli strike hit an unfinished building right next to the village.

Jomma Alzaem, who owns an antique brass shop in the Village, told The National:

Nihad Shaqlih, director of the village, said it was completely damaged by the Israeli strikes.

Meanwhile, a partner organization of US NGO Humanity & Inclusion (HI), also saw their work severely disrupted as a result of damage caused by the indirect impact of airstrikes close-by.

According to HI, the premises � in a building adapted to welcome children with disabilities � provides education and play facilities for children, and sustained indirect but widespread damage as a result of nearby airstrikes.

HI noted that many rooms are now unsafe and unusable and several disability-friendly facilities have been destroyed.

Source: Palestine Chronicle