Palestinians in the Gaza Strip yesterday began their Eid ul Fitr celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting.
Thousands turned out to pray in open fields. The largest prayer congregation was led by Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh who expressed his government's satisfaction with recent political developments. Mr Haniyeh said he was especially encouraged by the gradual collapse of the Israeli blockade of Gaza as a result of the Arab uprisings. He said Palestinians are delighted that their Arab brothers have gotten rid of the region's tyrants and that the masses are now turning their attention to Palestine.
Haniyeh stressed that his government would fully cooperate with their Egyptian counterpart to protect Egypt's national security and the Sinai region in particular, thus embodying the enduring brotherhood between the two peoples.
MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad