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In pictures: Palestinian who restores vintage cars as a hobby

Munir Shindiy, 40-year-old dreams of travelling outside the strip to show off his cars but knows it is nearly impossible.

In pictures: Palestinian who restores vintage cars as a hobby

Munir al-Shindi could not get parts for his classic cars in the blockaded Gaza Strip, so he decided to fashion his own solution.

In pictures: Palestinian who restores vintage cars as a hobby

He worked in car renovation in the United Arab Emirates for 12 years and has got used to improvising.

In pictures: Palestinian who restores vintage cars as a hobby

The 40-year-old is known in the Palestinian enclave for his obsession with old-fashioned cars, fixing them up in his workshop northeast of Gaza City.

In pictures: Palestinian who restores vintage cars as a hobby

Parts for such models are hard enough to find in the countries where they were originally built, but in Gaza, cut off by an Israeli blockade, they are near impossible to obtain.

In pictures: Palestinian who restores vintage cars as a hobby

Shindi dreams of travelling outside the strip to show off his cars but knows it is nearly impossible.