Colorful lanterns and Ramadan decorations fill Jerusalem’s streets as Palestinians welcome a holy month that is looser than COVID-19 restrictions.
During Ramadan, the atmosphere in Jerusalem’s Old City is much more pleasant than last year when prayers were restricted at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holy place of Muslims. Peralatan Rumah Tangga
Although Jerusalem is still devoid of foreign tourists, far more people are strolling the Old City, where shops report busier business.
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“Because of the corona virus, the situation is bad for traders and the public. Now with the corona virus vaccination, the situation is improving,” said one of the buyers, Mohammad Abu Sbeih. Perlengkapan Rumah Tangga
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Israel has included Palestinians in East Jerusalem in its rapid vaccine rollout.
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Israel annexed the eastern part of the city of Jerusalem after seizing it along with the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war.
But it is unclear whether Palestinians from the West Bank can come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan, as in previous years. House Furniture Solution
An Israeli military official said no decision had yet been made on vacation permits.
This situation may be complicated by the rate at which the Palestinian Authority is conducting vaccinations much slower than in Israel.
International urges Israel to ensure Palestinians are vaccinated.
In the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority has said it will allow more shops to open at night and to pray tarawih at mosques, except for Friday prayers.
But the Palestinian Authority imposed a nighttime COVID curfew for the movement of citizens between cities, villages and refugee camps. Property New
The Palestinian Authority also prohibits restaurants from holding iftar together.
Stores selling sweet pastries open their doors to customers, but shops can only make deliveries.
In Gaza, buyers are filling the market despite the recent tripling of daily infections.
This has forced Gaza’s health authorities to close schools, impose curfews and prohibit large gatherings.
“This year, we are selling goods from Egypt and China, and the number of visitors is huge,” said shop owner Hatem El-Helo as the loudspeaker echoed with Egyptian songs celebrating Ramadan.
“People want to bring joy to their homes,” said the shop owner.