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VIDEO: Palestinian Muslims pray at al-Aqsa Mosque during Eid

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam
Muslims pray towards Mecca in the al-Aqsa compound (Faiz Abu Rmeleh/MEE)

Millions of Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha, the holiday marking the end of the annual hajj to the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca. Beginning Thursday, the Feast of Sacrifice lasts three to four days, and it is a public holiday in many Muslim countries.

During Eid al-Adha, Muslims with the financial means to do so can sacrifice an animal such as a sheep, goat or cow. They are supposed to eat one-third of the meat, share one-third with friends or neighbours and donate one-third to the needy. They also buy new clothes, exchange gifts and visit family, friends and neighbours.

Palestinian Muslims had something extra to celebrate with the re-opening of al-Aqsa mosque.