ACTNews, GAZA-JERUSALEM – More than two thousand Qurbani animals equivalent to goats from Global Qurban-ACT have been slaughtered in Gaza, Palestine. The slaughtering process was carried out twice; on Eid al-Adha, and the first day of Tashreeq. No less than 50 tons of the best quality meat was distributed in this Qurbani implementation.
The qurbani sacrifice was performed in five governorates in Gaza: Rafah, Khan Younis, Gaza City, Middle Area, and North Gaza. Thousands of families in those regions benefited from the qurbani meat delivered directly to their houses.
Each family received two kilograms of Qurbani meat. Happiness was shown on their faces when they received Qurbani meat from Indonesian benefactors.
In addition to Gaza, on Thursday (7/22/2021), Qurbani animals had also been slaughtered in several slaughterhouses in Al-Quds, Jerusalem. “Insha Allah, the Qurbani meat can strengthen the struggle of Palestinians in Gaza and Al-Quds. These past few months, their sufferings are getting more severe due to Israeli’s major aggression on Palestine,” explained Firdaus Guritno from ACT’s Global Humanity Response.
Living under the blockade has made it difficult for the Palestinians in Gaza to meet their food needs. Many essential facilities were destroyed after the Israeli attack last May including industrial factories and agricultural lands that are a source of living for the locals. Unemployment and poverty rates have soared. With these economic limitations, meat becomes an unaffordable luxury for the people of Gaza.
“Alhamdulillah, there were many Indonesian Qurbani donors who chose Palestine as their Qurbani distribution target. Thanks to them, many Palestinians who can’t afford meat can enjoy it for free,” concluded Firdaus.