Gazans skip out on Valentine’s Day celebrations, frowned upon by many

Enterprise was slower than normal at present and flower retailers in Gaza on Tuesday as Valentine’s Day is taken into account un-Islamic by most of the 2.3 million Palestinians residing within the strip. 

Wasim Abdu, who owns the Safeer El-Hub (Ambassador of Love) flower store in Gaza Metropolis, stated sporadic clashes with Israel and the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria had forged a shadow over celebrations.

“The folks of Gaza love life and freedom and prefer to have a good time all events, however the turnout is not as anticipated or desired,” he instructed Reuters.

Unable to ship their blooms overseas as a consequence of export restrictions, farmers stated land within the strip devoted to cultivating flowers had been slashed from 1,250 acres to only 4, with 1000’s of staff laid off.

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