Photos: Muslims celebrate Ramadan in Gaza Strip

Photos: Muslims celebrate Ramadan in Gaza Strip
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Photos: Muslims celebrate Ramadan in Gaza Strip

Palestinian Muslims celebrated the beginning of Ramadan Saturday in the Gaza Strip despite the difficulties imposed by Israel’s oppressive military assault.

By Ahmad Hasaballah

Gaza Strip Photographer Ahmad Hasaballah

Ahmad Hasaballah

Palestinian Muslims celebrated the beginning of Ramadan Saturday in the Gaza Strip, which is under a brutal military embargo imposed by the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Israel has occupied Palestine since 1948, including militarily occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip in 1967. To prevent further military losses, Israel withdrew its military occupation forces from the Gaza Strip in 2005 but imposed even more harsh embargo restrictions on the Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip by imposing a tight military border control.

Despite the harsh environment and constant terrorist attacks from Israel, Palestinian Muslims found time to enjoy the celebration of one of Islam’s holiest religious holidays, Ramadan.

Ramadan represents the revelation of the Quran (Koran) to the Prophet Mohammed (Muhammad) and is commemorated by a month of fasting from dawn until dusk.

Food and drinks are served daily, before dawn and after sunset, referred to as Suhoor in the morning and Iftar in the evening.

Here are photos of Palestinian Muslims in the Gaza Strip commemorating the start of Ramadan.

(All Photos copyright Ahmed Hasaballah 2017 All Rights Reserved. Permission to reprint with full attribution to the author/photographer.)

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

 

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

 

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

 

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

 

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

 

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

 

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

 

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

 

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

Palestinian Muslims begin the commemoration of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of Ahmad Hasaballah.

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Ahmad Hasaballah

Ahmad Hasaballah

War Zone Photographer, writer at Freelance
Ahmad Hasaballah is a professional photographer based in the Israeli assaulted Gaza Strip, a war zone targeted by Israeli settlers and Israeli military militias.

Hasaballah's photos are copyright (C) 2017 Ahmad Hasaballah. All Rights Reserved. For information on using his photographs, email him at:
ahmadhasaballah1994@gmail.com

Or, visit his Facebook page at:
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