Israel cries and prepares for war

Israel cries and prepares for war

Kfar Aza, Israel

As I enter this community adjacent to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army has removed most of the bodies. I am part of a unit of the Zaka relief organization, whose job is to recover the missing parts of the bodies of the dead so that they can be healed and given them a proper Jewish burial.

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