CTNews, JERUSALEM – Wearing her winter jacket, Fatma came out of her house to one of the groceries in Jerusalem. She came for her monthly shopping. In her mind, she had memorized the items that she was going to buy. Hurrying to the grocery store, she hoped that it will not be too crowded that Monday (1/27) morning.
Fatma is one of the beneficiaries Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s winter aid program. She is among the murabitun, the Palestinians who live in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa mosque, the safeguards of the Sacred Compound.
This week, the winter temperature in Jerusalem reached 11-13 degrees Celsius during the day. To endure this freezing cold, one needs proper nutrition. Therefore, Fatma was very grateful for the assistance this winter.
The Winter Aid program is one of ACT’s regular programs. The life of the Muslim brothers and sisters living on the land of Shaam has always been the concern of Indonesia's benefactors. This is also proven by the Winter Aid program that was supported by a number of Indonesian benefactors namely Albayan, Sahabat Quran Bangka Belitung, Pemuda Peduli Palestina, Semarak Dwi Windu, SP financial solution, Indonesia Dermawan, and Kitabisa.
Andi Noor Faradiba from the Global Humanity Response (GHR) team - Aksi Cepat Tanggap said that the winter assistance program for the murabitun lasted for three days, from Monday (1/27) to Wednesday (1/29). "There were 140 beneficiary families living in the old city of Jerusalem. They are the safeguards of Al Aqsa Mosque," said Faradiba.