ACTNews, JERUSALEM – During the month of Ramadan, thousands regularly flock to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to do a number of activities such as praying and breaking their fast together.
They often spend the time just before dusk to gather and make their wishes and supplications for a better Ramadan without occupation and aggression.
They sat in columns, facing each other on the mosque’s courtyard. In front of them are food packages distributed by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) local volunteers for the worshippers in Al-Aqsa mosque, the safeguards of Al-Aqsa (murabitin) and local Jerusalemites, and the pilgrims who visit.
Andi Noor Faradiba of Global Humanity Response (GHR) – ACT stated that the iftar packages were prepared by the cooks in the Indonesian Public Kitchen in Jerusalem. The iftar package contains potatoes, chicken, yogurt, bread, dates, water, fruit juice, vegetables and fruits.
“Alhamdulillah, together with the local volunteers in Jerusalem, we have distributed iftar packages to 1,000 recipients. Hopefully, what the people of Indonesia have given will be able to heal the sadness of the Palestinians and bring a better Ramadan to them,” said Faradiba.
Through the Al-Aqsa Mass Iftar Program, ACT invites more people of Indonesia to work together to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Jerusalem. This effort is done in the form of 100,000 iftar packages distribution for the Palestinians in Jerusalem.
Not only in Jerusalem, ACT also distributes foodstuff packages from the Indonesia Humanitarian Center (IHC) in Gaza throughout Ramadan. This aid distribution aims at poor families, orphans, elderlies, and families with disabled patriarchs.