Ramadan begins

Thursday, October 06, 2005 | 
Ramadan, the Moslem holy month of fasting, is underway in the Middle East. It's a happier than usual Ramadan in Gaza, three weeks after the last Israeli soldiers pulled out. "Ramadan is a celebration this year," a Gazan told Israel Television. "It's the first Ramadan without the Israeli occupation in 38 years." But in the past, Islamic terrorists have stepped up suicide attacks during Ramadan, so Israeli security forces are on high alert. The situation is especially sensitive because Ramadan coincides this year with the Jewish high holidays, when crowds are on the streets and in vacation spots.

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