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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C
# last respects
Human remains disturbed as missile strike hits Gaza cemetery
Palestinians had to re-bury human remains that were found by the graves.

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PALESTINIANS HAD TO re-bury human remains that were disturbed when an Israeli missile strike hit a cemetery in Gaza City.

Mideast Israel Palestinians Eid AP / Press Association Images Palestinian Seham Zoghmot, 60, cleans the graves of her sister and brother who died of natural causes before the ongoing war, but whose tombstones were damaged by an Israeli strike AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

The cemetery, which is in the north of the Gaza Strip, had a crater in it after the strike.

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Today marks the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which itself marks the end of Ramadan. Families traditionally visit cemeteries on this day.

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