Muslim IDF soldiers stand guard even during the long hours of the Ramadan fasts, after which the army helps them celebrate their holy month.

Muslims worldwide fast each day of the holy month of Ramadan, from dawn till sunset.

The Muslim calendar, like the Jewish one, is lunar, but it does not share the Jewish calendar’s leap years, which keep the Jewish months in the same seasons from year to year. Ramadan, therefore, falls in different seasons and this year it came out in June, making for particularly long fast days.

Nonetheless, Muslim soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces stand guard during the long hours of the fasts, as do their Jewish comrades on Jewish fast days, such as Yom Kippur.

See what awaits the IDF Muslim warriors at the end of each fast day.

This is how the holiest time in the Islamic year is celebrated in the IDF

Posted by Israel Defense Forces on Saturday, June 24, 2017