TIPH Invited Hebronites for Iftar

To strengthen the relations with the local population TIPH continued the tradition of arranging Iftar for people in Hebron. This year over 400 guests attended. —I am very pleased that so many wanted to come, says Hallstein Laupsa, TIPH Community Relations Officer and coordinator for the Iftar.

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To strengthen the relations with the local population TIPH continued the tradition of arranging Iftar for people in Hebron. This year over 400 guests attended.

—I am very pleased that so many wanted to come, says Hallstein Laupsa, TIPH Community Relations Officer and coordinator for the Iftar.

The guests arrived a few minutes before sunset and the Head of Mission, Einar Johnsen, 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 were seated at the many tables.

Among the invited guests were; the Governor of Hebron; Mr. Kamil Hmeid, the Minister of Local Government; Dr. Khaled Qawasmeh, and Commanders from the Palestinian Security Forces, clan leaders and representatives from our partner organizations.

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.

!3 Aug 2011

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