Tag Archive for Eid al-Adha

Hundreds of Gaza pilgrims entered Jerusalem for 1st time since 2007

Israel eases travel restrictions for Muslim pilgrims as part Jerusalem’s new policy following the IDF’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’.


Some 500 residents of the Gaza Strip traveled Sunday to pray at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque, the first time residents of the Hamas-controlled territory have been allowed to the holy city since 2007.

Gaza pilgrims

Palestinian pilgrims crossing the Beit Hanoun checkpoint on their way to the Erez border crossing and then to Jerusalem, during the holiday of Eid al-Adha, Oct. 5, 2014. – Photo: AP

The three-day Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice, known as Id al-Adha, commenced Friday evening.

Israel issued the permits to Gazans aged 60 and over as part of a policy to ease restrictions on Gaza residents following the end of its 50-day war with Hamas.

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After delays & frustration, Israeli Arabs crossed into Egypt over weekend



Eilat police called to the Sinai border crossing and restore order after physical altercations ensued, due to the heat & slow movement of the line.




After a harrowing day during which long lines threatened to prevent them from reaching Egypt in time for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, thousands of Israeli Arabs reached the Sinai Peninsula on Friday after officials and lawmakers demanded that the Taba border crossing operate beyond normal working hours in order to facilitate their crossing.

Taba crossing

An Egyptian soldier stands near the Egyptian national flag and the Israeli flag at the Taba crossing between Egypt and Israel.

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