Netanyahu Sends Eid Al-Adha Greeting to Muslims

The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his best wishes to the Muslim and Druze citizens of Israel for the Eid al-Adha festival that began Sunday night.

“On the occasion of the Festival of the Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, I am happy to offer my best wishes to our Muslim and Druze citizens with wishes for a happy festival,” Netanyahu said in a statement released to the media. He offered the traditional festive greeting, “May you be well every year.”

“This festival praises the values which the Jewish religion also values, fear of God, family values and helping others. This is another example of the many things which unite us in our shared life in the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said. “I wish you and all your families a great and happy festival.”

Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of the patriarch Abraham, or Ibrahim in the Muslim tradition, to sacrifice his son and God’s intervention that stopped the slaughter.

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