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Maqloubah, a tasty Palestinian food and a 'symbol of Israel downfall'

Yusef Jalali
Press TV, Tehran


Iran has hosted an Iftar dinner in support of Palestine amid a rise in Israel's violence against Palestinian worshippers at the al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan. 

Maqloubah is a Palestinian upside-down rice, usually cooked with chicken or lamb. Now the Iranian and Lebanese women have taken part in a group cooking of Maqloubah as a solidarity gesture with Palestinian women, amid the escalation of the Israeli violence against Palestinian worshippers at al-Aqsa mosque.
They say Maqloubah is not just a delicious food, but a symbol of the downfall of Israel.

Since the start of the month of Ramadan, Israeli forces have been assaulting Muslim worshippers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, injuring scores of people. The escalation in tensions has drawn worldwide condemnation, with protesters calling on the UN to take action to end the regime's crackdown against Palestinians.

This humanitarian move is one of tens of solidarity gestures staged in Iran and worldwide in support of Palestinians. The event also comes ahead of the international Quds Day, a global pro Palestine rally that takes place every year on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan.

Chefs say aside from symbolizing the victory of al-Quds against occupation, this event seeks to raise awareness of the Palestinians suffering and call on other nations to jump on the wagon and voice their support for Palestine's resistance.

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