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After war with Israel, a grieving Gaza marks Eid Al-Adha holiday

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – For Palestinians who lost loved ones in the fighting between Gaza militants and Israel two months ago, there is little cause for celebration during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha. Known as the Feast of Sacrifice, it commemorates for the faithful the prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show his dedication to God. The holiday, coinciding with Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, begins on Tuesday, and Muslims traditionally mark the occasion by slaughtering sheep or cows and exchanging gifts. For this year’s four-day festi…

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