Palestinians enjoy the Eid al Adha despite devastation caused by Israel

Palestinians enjoy the Eid al Adha despite devastation caused by Israel
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Palestinians enjoy the Eid al Adha despite devastation caused by Israel

By Mohammed Asad

Palestinians maintained their everyday lives even in the aftermath of the 51-day Israeli military war that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians and including more than 500 children fatalities.

These photographs show how Palestinians are determined to continue their lives and traditions despite the damage caused by Israel’s invasion and military assaults.

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Above) A Palestinian woman prays on the grave of a relative in a cemetery on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha or or the feast of sacrifice, in Gaza city  Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command.

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Above) Palestinian children play on a swing near the rubble of houses that were destroyed during the seven-week Israeli offensive, in the Shejaia neighborhood east of Gaza City on the second day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha. The religious festival, celebrated by a total of about 1.5 billion Muslims around the world in remembrance of Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to God, marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Above) Palestinian butchers cut the meat of a cow after slaughtered on the first day of Eid al-Adha or or the feast of sacrifice, in Gaza city ,. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command.

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Above) Displaced Palestinian children play on the first day of Eid al-Adha, or the feast of sacrifice, at a UN School where they took refuge during the heavy fighting in Gaza city Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command.

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(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Copyright (c) 2014 Mohammed Asad. Photo may be reproduced but only with attribution to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.)

(Above) A Palestinian  walks on a street near the rubble of houses that were destroyed during the seven-week Israeli offensive, in the Shejaia (Shuja’iyya, Arabic: الشجاعية‎ also Shijaiyeh, Shujayya, Shuja’ia, Shuja’iya and Sajaiyeh) neighborhood east of Gaza City , on the second day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha. The religious festival, celebrated by a total of about 1.5 billion Muslims around the world in remembrance of Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to God, marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

(Mohammed Asad is a Palestinian photojournalist and recognized war correspondent based in the Gaza Strip.)

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