Moslems throughout the world are celebrating the feast of Id Al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
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Background: Moslems throughout the world are celebrating the feast of Id Al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. In Lebanon, Palestinian leaders and refugees as well as Lebanese Moslems took part in the celebrations.
SYNOPSIS: For the month of Ramadan all Moslems, including these Palestinian refugees, are bound by faith to abstain from for, drink and sex from dawn to dusk. Some make up for daytime fasting by night-time feasting but for most, the three day festival of Id Al-Fitr is a release from restraint.
Security in the Beirut camps is not relaxed for the feast.
The chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat, marked the end of Ramadan on Monday (11 August) by visiting the Martyr's Graveyard in Beirut. Along with other Palestinian leaders he laid a wreath on a tomb after a parade by a commando guard of honour.
Mr. Arafat later prayed at a nearby mosque. It is widely felt that this year's Ramadan has been more strictly observed following the world-wide Islamic revival.
Lebanon's outgoing Prime Minister Selim Al Hoss and other Lebanese Moslems attended a Beirut mosque for feast prayers. He heard religious leader Mufti Hassan Khaled deliver a sermon attacking Israel's attitude to Jerusalem.
In Beirut, where Christians and Moslems live alongside each other, some Christians have also been observing the abstinence of Ramadan in company with their Moslem neighbours.