Days Of Palestine – Jerusalem
Israeli police prevented this morning the Ramadan musaharati, the person who wakes people up before dawn to eat in order to start the day-long fast, from doing his traditional job and threatened to arrest him, according to witnesses.
They said that police stopped the musaharati Areen Zaaneen in Wadi al-Joz neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem and ordered him to stop doing what he has been doing for years during the fast month of Ramadan.
Zaaneen was told that he would be arrested and fined if he is found again walking the Jerusalem streets before dawn.
The musaharati is one of the oldest Ramadan traditions. It is the name given to the person who walks and beats a drum in residential areas to wake up people before dawn to eat their sohoor meal before they begin their fast.