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Gaza mechanic turns heads in handmade classic car

Palestinian auto mechanic Munir Shindi has finished his masterpiece: a replica of the 1927 Mercedes Gazelle built from scratch in his workshop in Gaza City.
Palestinian Munir Shindi, 36, drives a replica of a 1927 Mercedes Gazelle that he built from scratch, on a street in Gaza City June 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem  - RTX2H5BK
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The spirit of challenge and love of classic cars pushed Palestinian Munir Shindi, who lives in the neighborhood of al-Tuffah, east of Gaza City, to spend a year and a half in his small workshop manufacturing a replica of the 1927 Mercedes Gazelle.

Shindi, who now works as an auto mechanic in his own workshop, only completed middle school. He arrived in the Gaza Strip from the United Arab Emirates a year and seven months ago after spending 13 years there working in a mechanic shop in Abu Dhabi, where he became a specialist in repairing classic cars.

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