Gaza prepares for Eid al-Adha amid dire conditions
Gaza’s population of over two million is preparing for Eid Al-Adha holiday under difficult conditions.
People in the Gaza Strip will mark this year’s Eid Al-Adha holiday for the fifteenth time under the Israeli blockade. Eid Al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice marks the end of the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.
Preparations in Gaza were marred once again by the land, sea and aerial blockade in addition to the Israeli onslaught last May. People usually shop around during this holy occasion for new clothes for themselves and their loved ones but in this blockaded and impoverished coastal enclave purchasing power is near zero.
For most people in this tiny coastal sliver, Eid Al-Adha this year will only be another sad occasion under the watchful eye of the international community.
For Gazans the occasion of Eid Al-Adha will undoubtedly fall short of being a celebration in full. Some two million Palestinians in Gaza are preparing for Eid al-Adha holiday under difficult conditions. This joyous occasion comes only two months after Tel-Aviv waged a deadly war against the tiny coastal sliver.