The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is to seek compensation from Israel for damage to the Gaza War Cemetery incurred during recent shelling. Newsnight's Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban made a personal pilgrimage there to look for the grave of his great uncle who was killed in Gaza during WWI...
...During the recent campaign, the main Gaza War Cemetery suffered extensive damage as Israeli troops and Hamas militants fought nearby.
Now the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is seeking compensation from Israel, the BBC has learned.
The organisation estimates the cost of repairing or replacing the 363 headstones damaged by recent Israeli shelling at £95,000.
Excuse me, who said Israel did all the damage?
And what does Israel do about the rockets that fell in our cemeteries?
Four Qassam rockets were fired at the western Negev on Saturday afternoon from the Gaza Strip. The rockets struck the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council and the town of Sderot. Two exploded in the Sderot cemetery
And by the way, it was reported on February 6:-
The Israeli Defence Force said it had not shelled the cemetery during its 22-day assault on Gaza.
It blamed the explosion of a weapons cache during its attack on a nearby Hamas position...Last year, the commemorative altar on a British war grave was blown up by unknown attackers.