Tagged: Holidays

Photo Essay: Christmas in Palestine 2018 Photo Essays
IMEU

Photo Essay: Christmas in Palestine 2018

In photos: Palestinians from Bethlehem to Nazareth participate in Christmas celebrations despite Israel's continuous efforts to erase Palestinian traditions and Palestinian Christian lives.

on December 20, 2018
Join the al-Lahham Family for Iftar in Gaza Photo Essays
Mohammed Zaanoun, IMEU

Join the al-Lahham Family for Iftar in Gaza

Ramadan is a sacred time of year for devout Muslims. The holy month began days after the Israeli military killed 62 protesters in Gaza’s Great Return March. Despite the sorrow over the killings, and despite the ongoing suffering Palestinians in Gaza experience due to the Israeli-imposed blockade, four hours daily of electricity, lack of drinking water, and chronic unemployment — families in Gaza still mark Ramadan with devotion, and with dignity.

on June 14, 2018
Orthodox Christian Palestinians Mark Holy Saturday News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Orthodox Christian Palestinians Mark Holy Saturday

Orthodox Christian Palestinians marked Holy Saturday across the occupied Palestinian territory on Saturday, with thousands of pilgrims attending the "Holy Fire" ceremony in East Jerusalem's Old City on the eve of Orthodox Easter. The ceremony, celebrated by Palestinian Christians across the Holy Land, takes place each year on "Holy Saturday," or "Saturday of Light" in Arabic...

on April 30, 2016
Feminist Palestinian Legislator’s Letter From an Israeli Jail on International Women’s Day News Roundup
Allison Deger, Mondoweiss

Feminist Palestinian Legislator’s Letter From an Israeli Jail on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe today, March 8th, and is most commonly associated with advancements for the role of women in the workplace and workers’ rights and protections. In the West Bank, leading feminist and imprisoned Marxist-Leninist politician Khalida Jarrar released a statement from jail to mark International Women’s Day.

on March 8, 2016
Christmas in Bethlehem Is A Palestinian Message of Hope Op-Eds & Analysis
Nabil Shaath, Newsweek

Christmas in Bethlehem Is A Palestinian Message of Hope

One of the most beautiful memories of my childhood in Jaffa is the Christmas ceremonies, and the trees, when the various Christian communities would prepare colorful celebrations and many would make their way to Bethlehem. Just as during the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, all Palestinians would celebrate together.

on December 23, 2015
Turmoil in Holy Land to Overshadow Christmas Celebrations News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Turmoil in Holy Land to Overshadow Christmas Celebrations

The towering Christmas tree on Bethlehem’s Manger Square has officially been lit, but this year’s festivities look set to be dampened by ongoing unrest across the Holy Land. “We cannot forget what is going on, that there are people suffering,” said Father Jamal Khader, the rector of the Latin Patriarchate, which traditionally leads Bethlehem’s Christmas celebrations. “People are losing hope in a future of peace.”

on December 6, 2015
Disgust at Walmart’s Israeli Soldier Costume for Kids News Roundup
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

Disgust at Walmart’s Israeli Soldier Costume for Kids

Walmart, one of the world’s largest retailers, has sparked outrage by selling an “Israeli Soldier Costume for Kids.” The Halloween outfit is particularly distasteful at a time when human rights groups are strongly condemning Israel’s policy of extrajudicially executing Palestinians forced to live under its decades-long military occupation.

on October 27, 2015
Eid in the Rubble News Roundup
Dan Cohen, Mondoweiss

Eid in the Rubble

When Nidal Alareer, a 40-year-old father of five, returned to Shujaiya after Israel’s 51-day war on Gaza, he found all three of his houses destroyed. Though promises of reconstruction have proven to be hollow, his family was able to obtain materials to rebuild their home from the Qatari government. But the labor is back-breaking and until he and his young sons finish reconstruction, his family is scattered about Gaza with no money to rent apartments.

on September 30, 2015
Orthodox Christians mark ‘Holy Fire’ rite in Jerusalem News Roundup
Yahoo! News/AFP

Orthodox Christians mark ‘Holy Fire’ rite in Jerusalem

Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled Jerusalem's ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday for the "Holy Fire" ceremony on the eve of Orthodox Easter. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said tens of thousands of Orthodox Christians flocked to the church and surrounding streets in the annexed east Jerusalem's Old City for the ceremony, held under a heavy police presence.

on April 11, 2015
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