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If they were able to celebrate Eid...

Mashari Althaydi

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How was Eid for the people of the Palestinian refugee camp Al-Yarmouk in Damascus? How did the residents of towns in Idlib, north of Syria, and on its borders celebrate? What gifts did people in As-Suwayda and the proud Jabal al-Arab exchange during Adha?

How did the people of Hodeidah, Al-Bayda, Mocha, Bayt al-Faqih, Al Luhayyah, Al-Malaheez and Sanaa celebrate Eid?

What about the residents of Sirte, Al Bayda', Darnah and the oil crescent in Libya? How did they spend Eid?

To what image did the people of Basra, Samawah, Nasiriyah, Najaf and Baghdad rejoice for the occasion of Eid al-Adha?

These are areas, cities, towns and camps from some of our countries in this part of the world, areas which have become addicted to misery and to drinking up hardships, drop by drop until their veins dried out and all signs of life withered and the leaves of joy shattered.

These are areas, cities, towns and camps from some of our countries in this part of the world, areas which have become addicted to misery and to drinking up hardships

Mashari Althaydi

In Syria, the image of disharmony is more flagrant and clearer between a Turk, an Iranian, a Russian and an American, and from Bashar’s camp or his rivals or those who waver between either.

In Yemen and Libya, you can say the situation is close to that. It’s as if being in harmony, allying and getting acquainted with the reality of war and the non-state while losing security, the domination of the law and criminalization of the militant reality and logic became the only reality that seems endless and that everyone must adapt with, or rather constitutionalize and legitimize life through it and based on it!

Who and what is the victim in this miserable scene?

May every year find you in good health. May God save the people and those exhausted from the areas we mentioned here.

This article is also available in Arabic.

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Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy

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