Palestinians break their fast on the first day of Ramadan in the al-Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City. Click here for other photos.
The human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation BDS South Africa wishes all Muslim friends, comrades and the Muslim community a warm Eid Mubarak.We pray that noble and religious efforts through the holy month of Ramadan are accepted. For Muslims, Eid (marking the end of Ramadan) is a time of celebrating God’s favours, renewing one’s faith and spending time with family and friends.
While enjoying the simple pleasures of socialising with family and friends over food and drink, we also remember the plight of Muslim sisters, brothers and comrades the world over who are unable to experience the joys of Eid.
There are, for example, imperial USA-led wars ravaging parts of the Middle East, there are terrorist organisations like ISIS and Boko Haram causing the suffering of thousands. There are the Rohingya Muslims who continue to face discrimination and marginalisation, the Saharawi people living under Moroccan occupation and many others all across the globe who don’t get to celebrate Eid and other religious days.
Palestinian Muslims, together with their fellow Palestinian Christians, live under a brutal Israeli Apartheid regime and have limited or no access to their Holy Sites.(Click Here) Yet, even under these conditions and in spite of (not due to) Israel’s policies, they find ways to celebrate in much the same way that Black South Africans ensured that, notwithstanding and in spite of the brutal apartheid regime, we found ways to observe and mark our religious, cultural and other significant days.
May all Muslims members, supporters, comrades and the larger Muslim community celebrate a joyful and reflective Eid with their loved ones.
And remember #BoycottWoolworths this Eid until they end their Israeli relations!
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