East Jerusalem residents thronged the streets on the first day of Ramadan on Thursday. Several passersby stopped to talk about the day's atmosphere in light of the opening of the US embassy in the western part of the city. «This year, Ramadan in Jerusalem is not like past years. The month of Ramadan was preceded by Israeli massacres in Gaza, a waterfall of blood on the ground», one man said... Еще. Another added that the Old City is in «mourning with the people of the Gaza Strip.» «On the first day of Ramadan, occupation authorities have been interfering more and more in these moments. They are carrying out campaigns to remove roaming vendors and making new restrictions», a Jerusalem resident stated. On Monday, US celebrated the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.