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Eid al-Adha, or the “Festival of Sacrifice,” is celebrated by Muslims all over the world to mark the end of the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The four-day holiday seeks to honor Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice of his son Ishmael as a duty to God.
According to UNRWA, the UN agency responsible for providing services to Palestinian refugees who were displaced following the 1948 establishment of Israel, more than two million Palestinian refugees are registered with the agency in Jordan, while many Palestinian families are split between the West Bank and Jordan.
Palestinians in the West Bank are only permitted to fly abroad using the airport in Amman, causing the Allenby Bridge crossing to become congested with people attempting to visit family in Jordan and to travel abroad during holidays.