What is it like to celebrate Ramadan in Gaza?
A fire ball rises as the Israeli air force carries out a raid over Gaza City on November 17, 2012 (AFP)
Gaza residents spend the holy month fighting for survival
For the 1.8 million people living in Gaza, long Ramadan days – from before dawn until the late bedtime traditional during the fasting month – will continue to be defined by limited exposure to the open air.
Source: The Guardian
Egyptian synagogue hosts interfaith Iftar
With escalating conflict on the Rafah border between Israel and Gaza and rising sectarianism across the Middle East, the Cairo Synagogue hosted an iftar that brought together Muslims, Jews and other communities.
Source: Egyptian Streets
Spending Ramadan in Malaysia
And then June 28th happened. When I took my usual Sunday stroll to town, I saw the mini-markets, the banks, the bakery, and the cafes all closed. Gone were the glass panels displaying row after row of nasi campur, mie goreng, sambal, and dahl.
As Israel pounds Gaza with airstrikes, peace group in Jerusalem unites young Israelis and Palestinians
Last night, Kids4Peace Jerusalem protested against the violence. We left our families, we left our bomb shelters, our neighborhoods, our villages, to come together as a community. Yes, many of us were terrified. Some community members and even staff sent messages of love and support but were too afraid to join.
Source: Kids 4 Peace
Has corporate American hijacked Ramadan?
I feel we are inadvertently following the model of Christmas and turning the month into a “season” that is a time for socializing, indulgence and consumerism above all else.
Source: The Dish