It’s a sad Eid in Gaza

Last Updated on June 16, 2024 8:49 am

There is no Eid this year. only war There is no money, no work, the house is also on the ground. I have nothing more,’ said Al-Batash, a resident of southern Gaza, with a dejected sigh. Not just the air, but the same image in every room in Gaza. Every house in the besieged area is now in mourning.

Some have lost their loved ones, some have lost their lifelong support. Someone is wounded again, sunk into deep depression. Altogether, the second holy Eid al-Adha of the year, Gaza is in a state of depression. Anadolu Agency.

Although Eid is a time of joy and celebration, for the children and residents of Gaza, this Eid is another name for grief and pain. Because there is no clean drinking water, not enough food and shelter. The occupying Israeli forces are dropping bombs every moment.

At least 1 million displaced people are trapped in southern Gaza without access to clean water or sanitation, said Carl Schau, deputy executive director of the UN World Food Programme. The level of devastation there is depressing. Palestinians have been fighting for an independent state against Israeli aggression and killing for ages. But this time the aggression has exceeded all levels of the past. Crossed all the lines of torture and genocide. Gazans have passed the holy Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr amid the long eight-month ongoing war. Now Eid-ul-Azha is knocking at the door. But Israel is increasing the intensity of attacks day by day. Stopped relief supplies. The Palestinians are busy trying to save their lives from starvation.

Aljazeera reports that in a video shared on social media, a Gazan child can be heard saying – ‘There is nothing left to celebrate Eid in Gaza.’ , but not months. We have already passed the holy month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr and we could not celebrate them.’

The child added, ‘Now Eid-ul-Azha is almost here and we have nothing. No money to buy animals for sacrifice or new clothes. We have nothing but killing and destruction. Eid came in the middle of grief and pain.

Osama Abboud, owner of a clothing store in Ramallah, said sales were down more than 70% compared to last year and demand was low despite discounts. He said, ‘This is the second Eid under the shadow of war. We have no joy left. Due to war, destruction, bereavement and worsening economic situation, very few people are doing Eid shopping and buying new clothes.’

At least 37,296 people have been killed and 85,197 injured in Israeli military strikes in Gaza since October 7, the Gaza Health Ministry said on Saturday. Among them, 30 Palestinians were killed and 95 injured in the last 24 hours.

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