Jewish-Arab Clashes Turned Jaffa's Flea Market Into a Ghost Town

Recent violence in the streets has driven Israelis away from Jaffa's Flea Market area, the only mixed neighborhood in the city. 'It is the most extreme situation we’ve ever had'

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An empty road in the Jaffa Flea Market.
An empty road in the Jaffa Flea Market.Credit: Eyal Toueg
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'When we returned, Jewish and Arab regulars who come in for coffee embraced each other,' says Shira Petel, far left, co-owner of Shaffa Bar.Credit: Eyal Toueg
The empty streets of the market during the latest Gaza war.Credit: Moti Milrod
What remains of the charm in the once-bustling flea market seems mostly to be collectors’ junk spread out on dusty sheets.Credit: Eyal Toueg
Visitors to the main square of the Jaffa Flea Market.Credit: Eyal Toueg


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