ACTNews, JERUSALEM – Happiness filled the heart of Abu Seif (57), a Palestinian who lives in Al Quds or Jerusalem. Abu Seif and eight members of his family could enjoy meat dishes on Eid this year.
For Palestinians in Jerusalem, beef or lamb is a luxury. Living in colonialism and a collapsing economy, most citizens rarely taste nutritious dishes, including meat.
“I come from a low-income family. I also suffer from a chronic disease, so I cannot provide for my family's daily needs. I received three kilograms of Qurbani meat from Global Qurban-ACT. Thanks for the meat. May Allah repay all your kindness," said Seif, Friday (7/23/2021).
Raa'd Saheen (41) also said the same thing. He has 13 family members and lives in a small rented house. The low-income economy forced him into debt to meet the needs of family life. His family rarely eats meat. Therefore, he was very grateful when he received meat assistance from Global Qurban-ACT.
“I live in the Old City, Jerusalem. My rented house is partially damaged, and I haven't paid the owner for over a year. I owe him ILS 6,000. I received the Qurbani meat from Global Qurban-ACT. Thank you very much. I ask Allah to keep your grants to the less fortunate," said Saheen.
Said Mukaffy from ACT's Global Humanity Response team stated that there were hundreds of other Palestinians who received generous Qurbani in Jerusalem. Qurbani Cows from Indonesian benefactors were slaughtered at a few slaughterhouses in Jerusalem.
“It is not easy to distribute aid in Jerusalem or Al-Quds. Unlike in Gaza, where our humanitarian aid can enter more freely, in Jerusalem the security is strictly enforced by the Israeli armed forces. However, we are trying to reach many Palestinians to receive generous Qurbani. Alhamdulillah, we can offer the Qurbani in Jerusalem. They are very grateful to receive these best quality meats, “said Mukaffiy.