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CWGC Deir al-Balah Cemetery

CWGC cemetery caught in Gaza conflict

06 August 2014

During the ongoing conflict in Gaza, the CWGC cemetery, in the centre of Gaza City, has received some limited damage. We can confirm that fortunately, none of our colleagues have been injured in the fighting.

Safety is of paramount importance to the Commission and we have advised all of the teams to stay at home until the security situation has improved to a sufficient level. Once this has occurred, our teams will assess the damage that has been done and start a programme of repair.   We are grateful to all those staff in country and across the Area, for doing their best to maintain this cemetery superbly and under very challenging conditions.