Middle East Eid offers no respite for war-weary Palestinians in Gaza

Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. is usually marked joyously. This year the only thing that seemed to elicit cheer in Gaza was rockets fired at Israel.


AP/Eyad Baba

Eid Al Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, is normally a time of celebration in Gaza. Families crowd the streets, shopping for new clothes, buying sweets for their children, and going to restaurants. Relatives visit one another, and call friends to deliver holiday greetings.