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Artist works to preserve Christian heritage in Gaza

GAZA:¬†Only about 1,200 Christians remain in Gaza but artist Naser Jeldha is doing what he can to preserve its Christian heritage through art. In his studio in the heart of old Gaza, not far from a 5th century Orthodox church, Jeldha spends his days carving religious figurines, chiseling low-relief carvings of Biblical scenes and painting portraits of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the saints. "My message is about my religion," said the gray-bearded 57-year-old, a member of the Greek Orthodox community. "I want to make it…