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On one of the main holidays of the Islamic calendar, movement in Palestine will be banned

18.05.2020 143 просмотров

During Eid al-Fitr, only bakeries and pharmacies will be open.

On Eid al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr among the Turkic peoples), the Palestinian authorities will be forced to close traffic in their territories due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was stated by Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh, reports the news agency WAFA.

All shops in Palestinian cities will be open until the evening Friday, May 22 Then for three days, until May 25 inclusive, any movement in cities, villages and refugee camps will be prohibited. All public and private facilities will also be closed on these days. More than 33,000 Palestinian workers will return home for the holidays. Bakeries and pharmacies will continue to operate.

After that, the Palestinian prime minister pointed out, the authorities are going to assess the possibilities of returning to normal life in Palestine, recommendations will be passed on to President Mahmoud Abbas.

Traditionally, this holiday following the holy month of Ramadan, the Palestinians cook treats, visit relatives and friends, go out into nature, walk with their whole families. 

Similar measures will be taken during Eid al-Fitr in Iraq, where a round-the-clock curfew has been introduced from 22 to 29 May. Ramadan in most Arab countries will end on May 24, after which the Middle East celebrates Eid al-Fitr for three days.

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