Eid al-Fitr 2021 amid coronavirus and conflict

MUSLIMS around the world marked a sombre Eid al-Fit ramid rising hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, in the second celebration in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

The three-day festival, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweets.

But casting a pall on the festival, already subdued due to the raging pandemic, was deadly violence between Israel and Palestinians, with fears growing it could spiral into full-blown conflict. – May 15, 2021.

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