ACTNews, GAZA – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) recently received a visit from one of its partners in Palestine, Hasan Abu Khalil, who visited ACT’s headquarters in South Jakarta on Friday (1/7/2021). He conveyed a message from the people of Palestine that they are still struggling after the military aggression that took place in May 2021. He also mentioned that the assistance donated by the people of Indonesia through ACT was a significant form of encouragement to the people of Gaza.
Today, eight months since the aggression, many Gazans are still homeless after their houses were flattened by airstrikes. Many public facilities like schools and hospitals have not also been functioning properly. With the Gazan authorities still struggling to rebuild their land, many public services have not been running as they should. The students whose schools were destroyed, for instance, are forced to study in different schools, often located too far away from their houses.
Hasan Abu Khalil, ACT's partner in Palestine. (ACTNews/Rizki Febianto)
"Many victims of the Israeli aggression have not received sufficient assistance until now. The Israeli blockade makes implementation of humanitarian assistance not optimal," said Abu Khalil.
The conditions are also as grave in Jerusalem with attacks on Palestinians often carried out by Israeli forces. The Israeli military often storms the Al-Aqsa compound and detains Palestinians for no clear reason.
Abu Khalil invites the international community and people who are concerned about the issue of Palestine to collaborate with the International Humanitarian Committee for Palestine Liberation (KKIPP) based in Indonesia.
"This is done to build effective cooperation, media collaboration, call collaboration, material collaboration, moral collaboration, and collaboration in all strategic aspects in supporting the Palestinian people to achieve the main goal, namely the Palestinian independence," he explained.
He hoped that all people in the world can come to the land of Palestine, a beautiful land, a good land with milestones of the history of many world religions.