Forceful fajr

Backed by Hamas, prayer patrols in Gaza Strip use loudspeakers for the dawn call to worship

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.

Volunteers for the Grand Fajr Campaign, a group of religious activists that is affiliated with the Hamas movement, walk with loudspeakers calling people to wake up for the dawn prayer in Gaza City.

In recent weeks, Gaza residents have been jolted awake in the dead of night to a raucous mixture of Quranic phrases, Islamic supplications and prayers delivered by loudspeakers to their doorsteps.

Palestinians attend the dawn prayer in a Gaza City mosque. In recent weeks, Gaza residents have been jolted awake in the early-morning hours to a mixt...

The Grand Fahr Campaign consists of volunteers carrying loudspeakers to wake people for dawn prayer in Gaza City. The campaign is the work of fervent ...

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