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Video: Eid al-Adha in Gaza

The festival comes with the evidence of the recent Israeli bombardment still visible in the landscape - and in memories
Eid al-Adha marks the end of the Hajj and is the second holiest day in the Muslim calender (MEE)

Though the violence of the most recent war in Gaza is still fresh in the memory, the Muslims of the Strip celebrate the festival of Eid al-Adha, the second holiest day in the Muslim calender, as they have done for centuries.

Animals are slaughtered and the meat spread around and fed to the poor.

Some were allowed to visit the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, usually prohibited to Gazans.

With more than 2,000 people dead after Israel's bombardment and many mosques destroyed, Eid in Gaza was always going to be solemn and celebrations bittersweet as Noor Harazeen found.