Foreign Policy magazine Middle East editor David Kenner visiting the British WW1 cemetery in Gaza and shares this photograph on Twitter.
Visited the British WWI cemetery in Gaza today. Thousands of graves – including five Jews. Love this inscription. pic.twitter.com/cuWUchbitP
— DavidKenner (@DavidKenner) August 10, 2014
The inscription reads: “In the mighty march of progress, he sought to do his best.”
The grave of Second Lieutenant W. G. A. Joseph of the Northamptonshire regiment is one of five graves belonging to Jewish soldiers which Kenner spotted.
Kenner is among journalists from around the world who swarmed on Gaza to cover a major Israeli offensive called Protective Edge against the 40-kilometer-long coastal strip, which started on July 8.
Dr Ashraf Al Qedra, spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry of Health, announced on his Facebook page the overall toll as of yesterday, the 34th day of fighting, as follows:
حصيلة العدوان الصهيوني الغاشم المستمر على غزة لليوم الرابع والثلاثين هي 1911 شهيد وحوالي 9861 جريح .
The toll of the aggressive Zionist attack, continuing on Gaza for the 34th day, is 1,911 martyrs and 9,861 injured