Next to a small cart, the 14-year-old boy, Aibak al-Toukhi, from the city of al-Bireh, sells Ramadan juices, hoping to earn some money, to help his large family provide for their needs during the holy month of Ramadan, in which requirements increase day by day. Al-Toukhi offers carob syrup, tamarind and lemon, and makes sure that it is cold and iced, and from time to time he sprinkles water on it using a container prepared for this purpose, indicating that he grew up with his family selling these juices, which are among the most prominent customs and traditions of the holy month, as fasting people are keen to He drank it at the time of breaking the fast, pointing out that he has been keen since the first day of the month of Ramadan to sell these refreshments, as it is a Ramadan ritual, in addition to the fact that it has great benefits, he says. As soon as the month of fasting begins in Palestine, many of the professions associated with it rise with it, and many consider them a source of livelihood for them, by which they face widespread unemployment, high rates of poverty and the high cost of living, and circumvent the siege and practices imposed by the brutal occupation, and stand out in the forefront of these professions along with Juices, pickles that the fasting people rush to decorate their breakfast tables with, and garnishes, which are almost empty of a street in Palestinian cities. In the Gaza Strip, as a result of the unjust siege on this small geographical area for more than 15 years, the Palestinians find what they want in the Ramadan professions, as the stalls for juices, appetizers and sweets take over large areas of the roadside. An ideal opportunity. Nahed Atiyani (37), who is unemployed, finds, during the month of Ramadan, his ideal opportunity to work in the sale of qataif, which he masters in making, indicating that he is benefiting from the advent of the holy month, through this profession that he inherited from his father, and he reaps some of it. Money to support his family of five. Atiyani explains to"the East" Qataif, for those who are fasting, is considered the master of Ramadan sweets, so everyone buys it. As he says: "In addition to being a Ramadan tradition inherited from parents and grandparents, it is easy to prepare and inexpensive, and no one can resist its pleasant smell if he passes by it."From the point of view of the citizen, Yusri Shaheen, the prices of Ramadan juices and appetizers are reasonable and within the reach of the rich and the poor, and therefore the rush for them is great, even in light of the difficult economic conditions prevailing among the Palestinians. Ramadan heritage Vendors spread out on carts and kiosks, in various squares, streets and alleys of Palestinian cities, and their voices resound throughout to promote their products, which are predominantly popular. A Palestinian table at breakfast is almost devoid of pickles and appetizers of all kinds, or juices and pickles, as it is one of the most important customs of the holy month. .
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