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Apr 08, 2022
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Report About Ramadan In Gaza: The Atmosphere Here Is Special, There Is Nothing Like It Anywhere Else In The World

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Source: Online Platforms - "Gaza Now on Twitter"

On April 8, 2022, the Gaza Now Twitter account posted a report about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Gaza. The presenter, Mohamed Aborjela, said that Ramadan is even more special in Gaza than it is in other parts of the Muslim world, and he spoke about different foods commonly eaten by Gazans at iftar meals, including qatayef, carob juice, and maqluba. He said: "You find yourself eating a different Palestinian dish every day."

Mohamed Aborjela: "Everything is changing - us, the times, and the circumstances. Things are different in every country. But Ramadan in Gaza never changes. Ramadan is not only a month of fasting, but a month with a very special atmosphere, regardless of the circumstances - the streets are decorated, and we go to the market every day, in order to prepare the iftar meal.

"One of the most special features of Ramadan is the sweets. When talking about sweets, we must mention qatayef. Qatayef has become something that we eat every day [during Ramadan]. In Gaza, you see little things that are insignificant on regular days, but they are very important during Ramadan - like carob juice, for example.

"Picture yourself buying ice-cold carob juice just before the iftar meal, when you are thirsty. The maqluba has been served. One of our firmly established customs during Ramadan is eating Palestinian dishes. In addition, people invite each other for meals - family and friends. You find yourself eating a different Palestinian dish every day.

"Ramadan has a special atmosphere everywhere in the world, but in Gaza - regardless of the circumstances - it is special in a way that you cannot see anywhere else in the world, due to its beautiful spirit, its modest people, and the diversity of its customs and dishes."

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