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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 857, July 14 2017: Celebrations in Gaza : the end of the Ramadan

Publication date : 2017-07-14

GAZA (Ma‘an) 23 June — Thousands of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip participated in a march held for “al-Quds day,” or Jerusalem day, celebrated on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to oppose Zionism and the state of Israel. The annual event was first created by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express support for the Palestinian struggle and its opposition to Zionism, and has since been commemorated by the Palestinian people. Participants in Gaza City held Palestinian flags, the flags of their respective political factions, and signs calling for the protection of Jerusalem, amid Israel’s continued escalations in the territory aiming to solidify its Judaization and annexation of occupied East Jerusalem, a move never recognized by the international community.


Celebrations in Gaza : the end of the Ramadan

GAZA (Ma‘an) 23 June — Thousands of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip participated in a march held for “al-Quds day,” or Jerusalem day, celebrated on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to oppose Zionism and the state of Israel. The annual event was first created by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express support for the Palestinian struggle and its opposition to Zionism, and has since been commemorated by the Palestinian people.

Participants in Gaza City held Palestinian flags, the flags of their respective political factions, and signs calling for the protection of Jerusalem, amid Israel’s continued escalations in the territory aiming to solidify its Judaization and annexation of occupied East Jerusalem, a move never recognized by the international community. Head of the Jerusalem committee in the legislative council Ahmad Abu Halabiya said that there would be “no security as long as the Israeli occupation continued in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque,” and stressed the Palestinian people’s “right to resist Israel’s colonization until liberation is achieved.”

Abu Halabiya also called upon all Palestinian factions to support the “al-Quds (Jerusalem) intifada,” — a phrase used by Palestinians for the wave of unrest that first erupted across the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in Oct. 2015 — and urged UNESCO to adopt more resolutions that confirm Palestinians’ rights in Jerusalem….

MEMO 23 June by Mohammed Asad — Palestinians in Gaza have been setting up clothes lines along the streets to hang items for those in need to take ahead of the Muslim celebration of Eid which starts Sunday, 25 June, and runs t(..). Both old and new items of clothing have been placed on display along the “Wall of Blessings” to encourage the most vulnerable in society to help themselves. Gaza resident Ahmed Sbeiti believes this is a wonderful idea as there are many people in Gaza who require both Eid clothes, toys and other items and this “Wall of Blessings” encourages people to give and those in need to take. The wall has been decorated with slogans to encourage people to be giving and others to take whatever they need without hesitation. Phrases including “Don’t be shy”, “Come and get dresses” and “We all give and take”.

Adapted from Http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=777776 Https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170623-gaza-builds-wall-of-blessings-for-eid/

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