The large war cemeteries of northern France and Belgium are brought to mind by the orderly rows of white gravestones, manicured grass, and floral borders.
The Gaza Strip serves as the ultimate resting place for soldiers who died in the two World Wars. It creates an uncommon green zone in the overpopulated area that has been severely damaged by the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.There have been numerous instances of fierce, fatal, and devastating fighting between armed Palestinian organizations and Israel since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007.Three missile strikes have been directed at the cemetery. Almost 300 headstones had to be replaced after being broken on one occasion. Whenever there is a significant flare-up and the team is unable to work, the turf and flowers need to be replanted.