Reference : V-P-IL-E-01498
Date : 25/09/2008
Country/Region : ISRAEL; GOLAN; SYRIA
Caption : Guests at the wedding between a woman from occupied Golan and a man living in Syria.
Photographer : MEISSNER, Ursula
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : A woman from the groom's family is running towards the demilitarized zone. She has not seen her relatives for many years and she is already crying even before she reaches her loved ones.

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 : black and white