UAE’s Sharjah Bans Fireworks Display on New Year Eve in Solidarity with Gaza

Wed Dec 27 2023
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DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah has decided to prohibit all New Year Eve fireworks displays and celebrations in a demonstration of solidarity and support for the people of Gaza.

The Sharjah Police released a statement prohibiting fireworks celebrations and displays, saying the move was aimed at “expressing genuine solidarity and humanitarian cooperation with the brothers in the Gaza Strip.”

The police authorities in Sharjah are calling on everyone, both institutions and individuals, to cooperate and adhere to the ban. They emphasize that legal actions will be taken against those who violate this directive. The statement underscores the commitment of the Emirate of Sharjah to the deeply ingrained culture and ideology of humanitarian solidarity.

According to Gaza’s health ministry, almost 21,000 individuals have lost their lives in Israeli strikes on the Palestinian territory, with many more feared to be trapped under rubble. The conflict has resulted in the displacement of nearly all of the enclave’s 2.3 million people, many of whom have been forced to leave their homes multiple times.

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