There is something very disturbing about this photo. In the west, funerals and burials are formal, antiseptic ceremonies that insulate the mourners from death. These Palestinians use their hands and concrete blocks to bury this family killed by an Israeli shell.
Palestinians bury four children and their mother after Israeli fire hit their house in the northern Gaza Strip April 28, 2008. The Israeli military said an aircraft and a tank unit fired at groups of gunmen that tried to approach troops in the town but no houses were targeted.