Gaza mural of young martyr – caption: your sun never sets.
Blood ran in the gutters of Gaza that day and formed red puddles along the rutted roads. But it was the work of butchers, not bombs.
That year, 2004, Eid Al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice, fell in early February—so the blood from the shops and slaughterhouses mingled with what was left of the winter rainwater. Residents relaxed and rejoiced as they sat down to celebrate. A day of relative calm was a relief. The second intifada, or uprising against Israel, was in its fourth year.