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In Pictures: Gazans mark Eid ul Adha in rubbles in the midst of Israel’s offensive

It is the second time Palestinians are marking Eid under war, after Eid al-Fitr and Ramadan in March.

Gazans mark Eid ul Adha on Sunday, June 16,  in rubbles amid Israel’s offensive.

Palestinians in Gaza gathered to mark the first day of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha on Sunday in prayers and public gatherings despite the destruction of dozens of mosques throughout Israel’s eight-month-long onslaught.

This is the second time Palestinians are marking Eid under war, after Eid al-Fitr and Ramadan in March.

Israel continued to carry out attacks on the occasion of Eid as well. Israeli military attacks were reported across the territory, including dozens of explosions in western Rafah, following a deadly day for Israel’s military when eight troops were killed in Tal as-Sultan.

Palestinians offered Eidul Azha prayers by the ruins of Al-Rahma mosque in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip on June 16.

Palestinians hold Eidul Azha prayers by the ruins of Al-Rahma mosque in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip on June 16. — Reuters

 

KHAN YUNIS, GAZA – JUNE 16: Palestinians gather to perform Eid al-Adha prayer among the rubble of buildings destroyed by Israeli forces, as the Israeli attacks and blockades continue in Khan Yunis, Gaza on June 16, 2024. (Photo by Ali Jadallah/Anadolu via Getty Images)

Gazans gathered to mark Eid al-Adha on Sunday morning, praying at the Great Omari Mosque in Gaza City.

Muslims in Gaza gathered to mark Eid al-Adha on Sunday morning, praying at the Great Omari Mosque in Gaza City. [Image: Dawoud Abo Alkas/Anadolu via Getty Images]

A Palestinian man visits the grave of a relative killed in the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas at a makeshift cemetery in the eastern al-Tuffah neighbourhood of Gaza City on the first day of Eidul Azha on June 16. — AFP

More than 37 thousand Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by the Israeli forces since 7 October 2023, most of them women and children, and almost 85,200 others injured, according to local health authorities.

United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, posted on social media on Saturday, adding that more than 50,000 children require treatment for acute malnutrition.

 

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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