Gaza’s Main Public Library Destroyed, Thousands of Books Lost


Gaza City’s main public library was found to be one of the numerous civilian buildings destroyed by the Israeli forces during the war on Gaza, according to a statement released by the Municipality of Gaza on Monday, 27 November. This discovery was made during the humanitarian truce. Photographs of the library’s remnants, which was in regular use by members of the community, including schoolchildren, prior to the Hamas-led attack on Israel on October 7, have been released by the Municipality of Gaza. The Israeli army is alleged to have destroyed thousands of books and historical documents on purpose by Gaza’s municipal authorities. “The bombing caused the burning and destruction of thousands of books, titles and documents documenting the city’s history and development, in addition to destroying the language courses hall in the library and other facilities belonging to the library,” the Municipality of Gaza wrote on Twitter. Concerning the deliberate targeting of these facilities protected by international humanitarian law, the Municipality of Gaza have also demanded that the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) “intervene and protect cultural centres.” The statement added that the war on Gaza demolished…

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