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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

Palestinian Ahmed Jadallah, center, 75, prepares a body for burial at the morgue of Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday. Over the past three decades, Jadallah has dressed hundreds of 'martyrs,' or those killed in conflict with Israel. He said his volunteer work fulfills an Islamic commandment and that he hopes it will earn him a place in paradise.