Death & Mourning in Al Bureij refugee camp

Photos by Skip Schiel & Teeksa Photography—

While in the area south of Gaza City we heard shooting, Awni rightly concluded this was from a funeral. He’d heard Israelis had recently invaded Al Bureij refugee camp, some Palestinians killed, and guessed the funeral was in El Bureij. We reached the camp moments later to join a huge throng of men of all ages—women don’t attend these events unless immediate family in which case as either they with the family lead the parade to the cemetery or ride in cars to join the mourners for the burial—and eventually Awni dropped me off with Adham to join the marchers.