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Palestinians start to return to their pre-war life

Fri, 29.08.2014 13:59



KYIV/Ukraine in Arabic/ The familiar rituals of waking up early to go shopping, preparing for Friday prayers or heading to lunch with relatives all changed during Israel's military offensive, with public spaces, shopping centers, and even mosques, marked by death.

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are slowly returning to their normal routines as residents mark the first Friday without fighting for 51 days.

"Our lives are back again today, after we almost forgot days and dates. Even the Friday rituals that were missing from every house in Gaza are back again," local journalist Muhammad Farawneh told.

"What really hurts is that thousands do not even have homes to return to, they will have to stay in a shelter hoping that one day they can go back to a house," he added.

Local activist Saber al-Zanin told Ma'an that worshipers are trying to access what is left of severally damaged mosques to pray.

"Unlike last Friday, today I would not hesitate to head to a mosque to pray as today no one is killed or injured," he said.

"The only common thing between today and last Friday is that Israeli drones are still flying in our skies," he said. "Psychologically, we still listen to the radio for news."

Another journalist, Ahmad Tuman, said that "despite the end of the war and the ceasefire, the psychological effects are still here. We still fear war, the tension and stress is still here but slowly decreasing."

maannews.net

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