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Look At This Super Colorful Neighborhood In The Middle Of The Gaza Strip

As part of the rebuilding process, one man is trying to make his neighborhood a more vibrant place.

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Last year's war between Israel and Hamas killed an estimated 2,205 Palestinians and 71 Israelis. Reconstruction is only just getting underway of the estimated 18,000 housing units in Gaza that were destroyed or severely damaged during the 50-day conflict.

In a video from the Institute for Middle East Understanding, an American non-profit that aims "to increase the public's understanding" of Palestinians, Saedi explains just how his vision for an environment filled with beauty came to spread:

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Hayes Brown is a world news editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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