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Jaffa - يافا : محل الافغاني للتذكارات والفضيّات بين عامي 1934 ويومنا هذا. لجأ أصحابه اثر نكبة فلسطين عام 1948 الى الأردن ، وازدهرت تجارتهم المميزة هناك. واعتقد جازماً انهم يتمنون العودة الى الحانوت البداية.
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Jaffa - يافا : محل الافغاني للتذكارات والفضيّات بين عامي 1934 ويومنا هذا. لجأ أصحابه اثر نكبة فلسطين عام 1948 الى الأردن ، وازدهرت تجارتهم المميزة هناك. واعتقد جازماً انهم يتمنون العودة الى الحانوت البداية.

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Posted by عرب لطفي on February 20, 2014 #153828

المناضلة أسماء الأفغاني هي ابنة و حفيدة اصحاب المحل
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Al-Afghani venture is a family story of creativity, devotion and affinity to the oriental souvenirs, gifts and handcrafts of the Holy Land. We are the first family to deal with the perspective of oriental gifts in Jaffa (1870), in Salt (1948) and in Amman (1952).
The story of Al Afghani began 83 years ago in the Palestinian port of Jaffa, where three brothers - Mohammed, Ahmad and Mahmoud Al Afghani - started their business selling antique souvenirs on handcarts, according to Ahmad’s son and one of the store’s current owners, Fouad Al Afghani.

“During the 1920s, Jaffa hosted many tourists since many ships from different countries came to the port,” he said.

“They turned to this craft because foreigners had no idea about oriental antiques. These souvenirs, which represented the heritage of Palestine, became popular among tourists, who would buy them whenever they came to the port.”

After a while, as demand soared among tourists, the Afghani brothers’ business boomed, and they set up their first shop in their hometown.

“They did a good job there and became popular among tourists,” 62-year-old Fouad told The Jordan Times.

According to Afghani, Palestine’s volatile history during the 1930s and 1940s endangered the existence of the shop, which was burned down in 1937 and again in 1943 during periods of instability.

During the 1948-1949 war, when many Palestinians were forced to leave their homes, the Afghani family moved to Bethlehem, where they stayed for a year before relocating to Salt.
The Afghani brothers moved their business to Amman in the 1950s