Posted on 02/05/2022 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The fundraising efforts to rebuild Gaza's bookstore have been wildly successful.

The Guardian reports that the Samir Mansour Bookshop should reopen this month as a combination library and bookstore, quite close to where it stood until it was bombed in May 2021.

A global campaign brought in $250,000 to help rebuild it and 150,000 books.

Owner Samir Mansour spent a considerable amount of his own money to bring it back as well.

“I did not expect all this support," he told the Guardian. "But it was something beyond imagination and something more than wonderful.”

The Israeli military previously said that the store was not its target, but that Hamas also used space within the store's building.

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