Salted fish "Fasikh"has a special status in Palestine, being a popular breakfast for many of its residents on the morning of Eid Al-Fitr, because they see benefits in it in terms of increasing drinking water and compensating for the lack of fluids in Ramadan.
Salted fish is one of the most popular dishes on the tables of Palestinian families on the morning of Eid Al-Fitr day, and it had been traditionally eaten since ancient times. It is accompanied by a sliced and fried tomato dish with peppers and onions.
Jihad , 55, from Jabalia refugee camp said : “My family used to eat salted fish on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, and if we do not have it, we do not feel the real atmosphere of Eid, I love it also my children lve it too, my wife prepare it after Eid prayer.”
Some Palestinian families prepare salted fish in their homes before ten days of Eid, because they don’t trust salted fish which sold in the market.
Maqlouba is a popular dish for the majority of Palestinian families during Ramadan, while they have fish and salted food during Eid.