Palestine welcomes Ramadan

Palestinians warm welcome Ramadan and pray it would be peaceful this year.

Palestine welcomes Ramadan

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Palestinian worshipers performed Taraweeh prayers in tents erected in the rubble of mosques destroyed by the Israeli occupation during its 51-day offensive on Gaza.

Taraweeh prayer performed in Gaza City last knight

Palestinians warm welcome Ramadan and pray it would be peaceful this year. Despite everything Gazans look at life hopefully.

Palestinians shop at a market in Gaza City to prepare meals to break their fast. photo by AJe

On top of the Abu Amin Abu Shawish family’s Ramadan breakfast table sat only four bowls of maloukhieh soup, two dishes of white rice, and some lemons and green peppers.

Children share a meal during Ramadan. The 14 members of the Abu Shawish family live in a makeshift house in Gaza City made from cheap, salvaged materials. photo by AJe

The West Bank city of Ramallah lit the biggest lantern in Palestine to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan.

The lantern was set at Yasser Arafat Square in the city center amid drumming and songs praising Prophet Mohammad, with dozens of children carrying traditional Ramadan lanterns.

West Bank cities are being decorated to celebrate the holy month.

Sami Aweida, an engineer in Ramallah, told Anadolu Agency that the length of the lantern is 14 meters and its width is 4 meters.

"It will be at Yasser Arafat Square the entire month and will be an annual tradition,” he added.

A man writes Ramadan on Gaza beach photo by Dr Abu Rayan
Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Haziran 2015, 16:50