Tagged: Ramadan

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
How Are Palestinians Celebrating Ramadan? In Gaza, It Is As If It ‘Has Not Yet Come’ News Roundup
Tom O'Connor, Newsweek

How Are Palestinians Celebrating Ramadan? In Gaza, It Is As If It ‘Has Not Yet Come’

Palestinians in Gaza are celebrating one of the holiest occasions in Islam just days after they suffered through their bloodiest day in years amid more than six weeks of ongoing protests against Israel and the U.S.

on May 21, 2018
Ramadan 2016: Israel ‘Cuts Off Water Supply to West Bank’ During Muslim Holy Month News Roundup
Peter Yeung, The Independent

Ramadan 2016: Israel ‘Cuts Off Water Supply to West Bank’ During Muslim Holy Month

Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities have claimed. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting, at a time when temperatures can exceed 35C.

on June 15, 2016
Gaza’s Ramadan Drummers News Roundup
Asmaa al-Ghoul, Al-Monitor

Gaza’s Ramadan Drummers

Children wait on their balconies for the musaharati​, the man who roams the roads, beating drums to wake up the neighborhood to have the predawn suhoor meal and get ready to fast until sunset. Both children and adults watch for the musaharati, as people stay up all night long during Ramadan. When he appears, he is greeted with cheers and some even go out on the street to offer him gifts.

on July 9, 2015
Israel Restricts the Entry of Palestinians to Jerusalem News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Restricts the Entry of Palestinians to Jerusalem

Israeli authorities set new restrictions Tuesday on Palestinians allowed to enter Jerusalem during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan after attacks targeting Israeli military and settlers. The new restrictions now require a permit for women aged between 16 and 30 to enter Jerusalem on Fridays. The same applies for men aged 30-50, while those under the age of 12 and over 50 can enter without a permit.

on July 1, 2015
For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting News Roundup
Emily Harris, NPR

For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

Um Ahmed Ahmed almost ignored Eid this year. The Muslim holiday, which began Monday, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.

on July 29, 2014
Darkness Falls on Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Mohammed Omer, The New York Times

Darkness Falls on Gaza

Ramadan, when night descends, is usually a joyous time. Friends and family gather to break their fast at the iftar meal. Not this year. Nights are the worst. That is when the bombing escalates. Nowhere is safe. Not a mosque. Not a church. Not a school, or even a hospital. All are potential targets.

on July 22, 2014
In Gaza, Airstrikes and Economic Stress Make for an Anxious Ramadan News Roundup
Steven Erlanger, The New York Times

In Gaza, Airstrikes and Economic Stress Make for an Anxious Ramadan

War during Ramadan has a particular tension. It is not just the normal anxiety of airstrikes in a crowded city, no matter how carefully Israel tries to target them. But the holy month of Ramadan falls this year in a particularly hot and humid Gaza July, and observant Muslims are fasting, not even drinking water, until sunset and iftar, the evening meal.

on July 11, 2014
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