A billboard has been erected in Gaza to thank UAE leaders for their funding of a mass Palestinian beach wedding.
Photographs of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces; and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, have been displayed on a billboard which reads “Thank you UAE, Gaza is on a date for celebration”.
Earlier this month, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation pledged funds for the massive wedding, which will see 400 couples tying the knot on April 4 on a Gaza beach.
Those chosen come from families that are underprivileged, suffered war casualties and whose homes were destroyed in the recent Isreali war.
The wedding was organised under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour.
The organising committee said that each groom will receive US$4,000 in send-off money.
“The celebration will see surprises and programmes that will make the Gazans happy because Gaza deserves more happiness, freedom and peace,” the committee said.
Source: The National