Reference : V-P-IL-E-01502
Date : 25/09/2008
Country/Region : ISRAEL; GOLAN; SYRIA
Caption : Young woman from occupied Golan on her wedding day with her cousin living in Syria.
Photographer : MEISSNER, Ursula
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The groom Rabia is the bride's first cousin. She has known him since she was 15, when the two families first met in Jordan. Nine months ago they met again in Amman, Jordan and decided that they wanted to get married.

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