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In photos: Allenby crossing crowded on second day of Eid al-Adha

Sept. 13, 2016 7:30 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 13, 2016 10:03 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- On Tuesday, the second day of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, the Allenby Bridge between the occupied West Bank and Jordan was crowded with travelers leaving Palestine to the Jordanian side of the crossing.

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.

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