Reference : V-P-IL-E-02491
Date : 27/02/2012
Caption : Kuneitra crossing. Rania and Adnan leave the buffer zone to enter the occupied Golan. They head for their new home in the Ghajar village. Adnan's family is waiting for the couple at the village.
Photographer : s.n.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC/Andrea and Magda
Description : March 2012 IL/OT E-Newsletter

Golan Heights: tears of happiness and sadness for Syrian bride

The wedding day is one of the happiest days in the life of any bride. But for Syrian women who choose to marry a Syrian man from the occupied Golan, the wedding is a mixture of happiness and sadness.

That is the case of Rania Al Miqi. She met the groom, Adnan Al Miqi, two years ago, and is eager to reunite with him in the occupied Golan. At the same time, she is leaving her family and friends behind in Syria without knowing when she will be able to see them again.

The rest of Adnan's family are waiting for the couple at the village as only a handful of relatives were able to cross to the ICRC office in the buffer zone.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour