TIPH Celebrates Iftar

Friends and partners of TIPH gathered for a traditional Iftar at the TIPH base, held in a Ramadan tent put up for the occasion. TIPH has a longstanding tradition to arrange an Iftar at the TIPH headquarter in order to show respect and appreciation towards the Hebronites during the month of Ramadan and this year 400 persons were invited.

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Friends and partners of TIPH gathered for a traditional Iftar at the TIPH base, held in a Ramadan tent put up for the occasion.

TIPH has a longstanding tradition to arrange an Iftar at the TIPH headquarter in order to show respect and appreciation towards the Hebronites during the month of Ramadan and this year 400 persons were invited.

— We are very pleased to see so many Hebronites at our premises, says Jonas Christensen, TIPH Community Relations Officer and coordinator for the Iftar.

The guests arrived a few minutes before sunset and the Head of Mission, Oddvar Midtkandal, wished everyone welcome and said he was pleased that so many wanted to share the Iftar with TIPH. After greeting the Ramadan – Ramadan Karim – everyone was seated at the many tables.

Among the invited guests were local politicians, clan leaders and representatives from partner organisations.

The guests were served Mansaf, which is traditionally cooked meat with rice, together with salad, soup, sweets, coffee and soft drinks.

Iftar is best described as the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during Ramadan. It is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together, immediately after the sunset.

26 July 2012

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