Ramallah: Demonstration to preserve the traditional Palestinian dress

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Palestinian youth on Saturday launched an initiative to preserve the traditional Palestinian dress, in response to constant Israeli attempts to steal and falsify it.

The initiative, which took place in Ramallah and Al-Bireh cities, included traditional dancing and singing to reinforce the Palestinian identity, and calls on this date, 25 July, to be the Palestinian Traditional dress day.

The two initiators, Lana Hijazi from Jerusalem and Mayy Al-Layli from Gaza, said that the idea came after an Israeli model was wearing the Palestinian dress, claiming it was an Israeli heritage.

Hijazi, coordinator of the project said that the event was supposed to take place in different areas in Palestine including Bethlehem, Hebron, Jerusalem, Nablus, Nazareth and Gaza, since it was a form of resistance against the ongoing Israeli occupation, and a part of the Palestinian identity.