Reference : V-P-IL-E-01494
Date : 25/09/2008
Country/Region : SYRIA; GOLAN; ISRAEL
Caption : The bride from occupied Golan, is preparing to join her fiance living in Syria.
Photographer : MEISSNER, Ursula
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : At the crossing. the ICRC acts as a neutral intermediary between the Israeli and the Syrian authorities. With the help of the ICRC, the bride and her closest relatives can cross into the demilitarized zone to hold a one hour ceremony with the groom and his family.

24-04-2008 Operational update for Occupied Golan.

The ICRC helps with the practical arrangements for weddings between Syrian Arab residents of the occupied Golan and their fiancé(e)s living in Syria proper. This includes obtaining security clearance for named wedding guests. The wedding ceremonies – which also present a rare occasion for separated family members to meet up, if only for an hour – take place under ICRC auspices in the demilitarized zone at Kuneitra crossing point. The ICRC has been providing this service for more than 20 years.
Resolution : 2600x1740
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour