People of Gaza’s Jabalia Grateful for Waqf Well

The waqf well provides water not only for the congregants of Ahbab Al-Rahman Mosque, but also for the community as a whole. They use the water also for gardening.

Children use water from the Waqf Well near Ahbab Alrahman Mosque, Jabalia, Gaza. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA - The Jabalia government gave permission to Global Wakaf-ACT to build a waqf well in northern area of ​​Gaza. In December 2020, thanks to the donors that supported the initiative through, a new source of water for the Jabalia community was inaugurated.

Said Mukaffiy of Global Humanity Response - Aksi Cepat Tanggap reported that the Jabalia Government recommended the area near Ahbab Alrahman Mosque to be the location of the waqf well. "We contacted the municipal government of Jabalia to get a permit. The Government of Jabalia told us to build the waqf well near Ahbab Alrahman Mosque because the area experienced water shortages," reported Said.

Most of the locals depend on agriculture to make a living. They grow vegetable and fruit, such as olives. The youths help their parents farm because many of them are unemployed.

"With the 83-meter-deep Waqf Well built in front of this mosque, the locals can use the water for daily needs, worship, and watering their plants," added Said. Through this Waqf Well, Global Wakaf-ACT also endeavors to improve the health and hygiene in water-scarce environments.

Abdullah Aljamal (68), one of the local residents who lives in Camp Jabalia said that he and 11 other family members also felt the benefits of the Waqf Well. "I live with my children and grandchildren in the Ahbab Al Rahman neighborhood. I thank all Indonesian people who have financed this well," said Abdullah. []