Shrouded in Grief, There is No Eid Celebration in Palestine

The never-ending attacks from Israel left dozens of Palestinian martyred. Currently, Palestine is in deep sorrow. There is no cheerfulness and warmth of the Eid celebration that they feel this year.

The sadness of a Palestinian child after his brother is killed in an Israeli attack. (REUTERS / Mohammed Salem)
The sadness of a Palestinian child after his brother is killed in an Israeli attack. (REUTERS / Mohammed Salem)

ACTNews, GAZA – The number of Palestinian martyrs continues to increase as the missiles launched by the Israeli Zionists increased in settlements in Gaza. In its report, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said the number of Palestinian martyrs had reached 65, including 16 children and five women. At least 365 Palestinian Muslims were injured, including 86 children and 39 women.

Many victims of this Israeli Zionist attack bring deep sorrow to the Palestinian people. Those who should feel the joy of Eid ul-Fitr and the warmth of gathering with relatives are forced to celebrate Eid with tension and worry. Bomb explosions can hit them anytime and anywhere.

As reported by the Anadolu Agency page, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Monday (5/10/2021) cancelled celebration for Eid ul-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, to mourn the martyrs of Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip.

According to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, Abbas limited Eid to religious rites and ordered that flags be flown at half-mast in remembrance of the Palestinians who were martyred.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stressed on Wednesday (5/12/2021) that "Jerusalem is a red line” and there would be “no peace, no security and no stability” without the liberation of the entire city from Israeli occupation.  

"We continue to act and work to stop the barbaric aggression on our people in Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank," he said. 

In his speech, Abbas also had a message for Israel: "We will not leave our country. End your occupation of our country today, not tomorrow." 

The ferocity of Israel, not only comes from its forces but also the civilians themselves. Aljazeera reported the violence received by Palestinians or those who provide support for Palestine in Israel continues today. In Bat Yam, a Tel Aviv suburb, a group of black-clad Israelis smashed the windows of an Arab-owned ice cream shop and Israeli ultranationalists could be seen chanting, “Death to Arabs!” on live television.

Saudi Arabia is known to be one of the countries that strongly condemns Israel's actions against the Palestinians. The king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, also emphasized that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia stands with the Palestinian people until they regain their legal rights.

The massive Israeli attack began to be intensified when they attacked the congregation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday (5/7/2021). They fired rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas at the Palestinian worshippers inside the mosque praying during the last days of the holy month of Ramadan. Hundreds of Palestinians in Al-Aqsa were injured as a result of this attack. []